If you regularly fill a Freestyle strips prescription, let me strongly advocate Abbott's "Freestyle Promise" program. At no cost to you, they send you a discount card (kind of like a grocery store membership card) that will knock a percentage of your copay off when you present it to your pharmacist. I got my card from my CDE and activated it cautiously, assuming I'd have to pledge my allegiance to them or fork over a membership fee. But it was free, painless, and it's already saved me $100.

I use a nauseatingly high number of strips per month and even with my copay, a strip refill runs me $72.40. I used the card once in August at my local Walgreens and just used it last week for my September refill - both times knocked $50 off the total price. I got my 400 strips (my one month supply - ugh) for $22.40. I'll admit that my pharmacist was a little unsure how to use it, but we got it figured out.

If you are not already a part of this program, in my opinion, you have nothing to lose by giving it a try. I enrolled over the phone and they sent me a form I had to mail back. Then I started using my little card my educator had given me. You don't have to pay full price for your strips Rx. And so far, I can't find any hidden agenda other than they've won me as their customer.

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thanks for the quick info!

To be honest it sounds like you are not living in Australia like myself.
As I got a box of 100 test strips for just $2.40 AU
I do not know what "copay "is but I believe the term RX refers to Scripts.
getting strips on the script is dear down here.
That's why I joined the NDSS (National Diabeties Servies Scheme).
By Showing the Chemist my Medicare card, NDSS card and my Pension card ALL 3 together get me the dicounted price over the counter.
As I am not Insulin dependant I DO NOT get my lancets for free
As insulin dependant people also get Insulin etc for free.

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