How I use Optum Perks for discounts on my prescriptions

This post is sponsored by Optum Perks and all opinions are my own.

Although I have insurance, it doesn't always give me the best deal. I tried Optum Perks and found better discounts on some of my meds. #ad #optumperks

As someone who needs to refill prescriptions every month, I appreciate being able to save as much as I can on them.

I have insurance, but I’ve learned it doesn’t always offer the best deal. I was excited to partner with Optum Perks to find out how I could save some money on my prescriptions.

I take meds for mental health (depression and anxiety) and hormones for menopause.

Some of these are more affordable than others. I actually found out that with Optum Perks I could save a lot on one of my prescriptions and that made me very happy.

Best of all, it doesn’t matter whether you use insurance or not.

Although I have insurance, it doesn't always give me the best deal. I tried Optum Perks and found better discounts on some of my meds. #ad #optumperks


Here is how Optum Perks works:

You go on the Optum Perks website and search the database of discounted drug prices to find the medication you need.

There is no membership involved, no fees to be paid and no personal information to be handed over to get started.

When you find your FDA-approved medication on the site, you will get a list of prices and providers where you can get your prescription filled.

Although I have insurance, it doesn't always give me the best deal. I tried Optum Perks and found better discounts on some of my meds. #ad #optumperks

You can save up to 80% on your prescriptions. There are over 64,000 pharmacies nationwide that participate in Optum Perks, including but not limited to; Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aide and Kroger.

Whether or not you have insurance, you can still get this savings.

Just keep in mind that if you use Optum Perks you will not be able to combine it with insurance or put the expense towards your deductible.

Optum Perks is actually perfect for prescriptions that are not covered by your insurance, or those medications in which using your deductible would be more expensive.

Although I have insurance, it doesn't always give me the best deal. I tried Optum Perks and found better discounts on some of my meds. #ad #optumperks

Click on the price and pharmacy of your choice from the list, and then claim your coupon. I chose to have it text-messaged to my smartphone and downloaded it there.

Once the coupon is on your phone, then you can redeem it at the pharmacy you chose, either in the drive-through or walking in.

I chose to wear a mask and walk inside to get my medication.

Although I have insurance, it doesn't always give me the best deal. I tried Optum Perks and found better discounts on some of my meds. #ad #optumperks


I personally saved around 70 percent on one of my prescriptions, which I didn’t even know I could do!

At a time when I’m focused on cutting back on unnecessary expenses, just in case, this truly comes in handy.


Summary of Optum Perks:

  • You can save up to 80% on your prescriptions*
  • There are no memberships
  • There are also no fees
  • It involves three easy steps: Search, Find, & Save
  • There are over 64,000pharmacies nationwide, including but not limited to; Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aide and Kroger, participating

*Prices are subject to change

Although I have insurance, it doesn't always give me the best deal. I tried Optum Perks and found better discounts on some of my meds. #ad #optumperks

I hope you will also benefit from Optum Perks and share this forward to anyone who may benefit from saving money!

Although I have insurance, it doesn't always give me the best deal. I tried Optum Perks and found better discounts on some of my meds. #ad #optumperks
Lorraine C. Ladish

Bilingual and bicultural Latina editor, writer, speaker, influencer, yoga teacher (RYT500) wife and mom. Founder of Viva Fifty! Published author of 18 books. Her most recent book Your Best Age was released by HarperCollins in September of 2017.

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