If your medical insurance carrier is Kaiser Permanente, you probably go to the pharmacy to get your medication. I don’t usually call the previous day. I just go there and ask for a refill. They usually have it ready in 10 to 15 minutes. Not a big deal one would say.
But the fact is I waste a lot of time, energy and money doing that. Here are the details. It takes between 10 to 15 minutes to get to the pharmacy depending on where I am when I decide to go (or which pharmacy I decide to visit). Then it takes about 10 to 15 minutes to get the prescription refilled. Standing in queue twice – once to order and once to pick up could be anywhere between 1 minute to 5 minutes in all. Then another 10 to 15 minutes to drive back. So I spend at least a half hour in all to get a 3 month supply of the medication that is currently running low.
So obviously ordering a refill online saves you plenty of time. That’s just one reason to order online. The best reason is the next one…
Today, I was getting my three-month supply of a medicine. My co-pay was $28.90. Out of curiosity I asked the cashier how much more I would pay if I were to get it online and delivered by mail. I was figuring they would charge me for the cost of mailing it. I even thought, they might not charge me for the mail.
Surprise, surprise! The same 3 month supply would cost me $20 all-inclusive if I get it delivered! In retrospect, of course, it makes very good sense. They spend a lot of money manning and maintaining brick and mortar pharmacies. But with online delivery they can easily cut out those costs.
So in summary, if you buy online and get it delivered by mail
- It saves you time
- It save you money
- And it makes you happy