With prescription prices increasing all the time (even in spite of the pandemic), it’s no surprise that many savvy consumers are using companies like GoodRx and Care Card to lower their medication costs. But if you own a pet, you may be wondering: can you use your Care Card for pets?
Fortunately for pet owners, the answer is yes — and it’s relatively easy to do. In this post, we will discuss some of the key benefits of the program and share how you can use Care Card for pets.
What is Care Card?
Carecard is a free service that allows Americans to save money on their prescription medications. When you sign up, you will be sent a membership card that entitles you to discounts at pharmacies across the United States.
According to the company, a Carecard can save you up to 85% off the retail price of prescriptions. Sometimes, you won’t find any discounts on the medication you’re looking to fill. But in other cases, Carecard could save you a bit of money. It won’t provide any benefits other than prescription discounts, but it’s a pretty good deal for a no-cost membership.
Carecard isn’t a form of insurance or intended to replace a health insurance plan. You can use it with or without insurance as an extra way to check for discounts on all FDA-approved prescriptions. In some cases, Carecard is even cheaper than your insurance copay would be.
Where can you use Care Card?
According to Carecard, you can use it at more than 35,000 pharmacies across the country. It’s accepted at the major American pharmacy and grocery chains, including CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Kroger, Duane Reade, and Rite Aid.
There are two ways to use your Carecard. Either bring your physical discount card to your pharmacist or have them scan your mobile app. Don’t forget to take it with you each time you fill a prescription.
Can you use the card for pets?
Yes. Since the card isn’t tied to any of your personal information, you can use Carecard for pets or other family members. Considering that it doesn’t cost anything to join, it’s worth browsing Carecard for coupons before you fill your pet’s next prescription.
Whether your pup needs a refill of his allergy medication or your cat needs a round of antibiotics, using Carecard for pets might help you save a bit of cash every once in a while.
Pet insurance is another option for getting discounts on your pet’s medications. Some policies will cover certain prescriptions, but you should check with your pet insurance company to confirm whether or not they’re covered.
It’s no secret that pet ownership is expensive — especially when your furry friend gets sick. Using Carecard for pets is a small way that you can conserve money while still giving your precious pet everything they need to be happy and healthy. You can learn more about the program by visiting their website.
For more resources on pet care, check out the PetPonder blog.