This is a bit book review and a bit of a tip. If you aren’t a book reader don’t just skip this post. You might be glad you read on as I am sharing an awesome tip from the book at the end of the post!!
I just finished up listening to Clark Howard’s Living Large in Lean Times: 250+ Ways to Buy Smarter, Spend Smarter, and Save Money by Clark Howard. Every so often I like to shake things up and read something completely different and this was my “different from my normal” book.
The book was filled with tips and suggestions for saving money. I can’t say it was an earth shaking book but I did learn a few things….this one is my favorite.
One of the tips in the book was to find coupons for your medications. Well I take Crestor and it’s an expensive drug. Even with our insurance I pay $120 for the 3 month prescription. YUCK.
One of the suggestions in the book was to type the name of your prescription medication along with the word coupon into a internet search. For me I typed “Crestor Coupon” into a google search and WOW-there was a coupon. Ya-hoo!!
Well Hubby went to the pharmacy with my coupon while I was home painting. I was skeptical. It sounded too good to be true….would they accept the coupon? When he got home he had my meds and boy oh boy was I happy. As I said before with our insurance my meds cost $120….with the coupon, we paid $54 instead for same 3 month subscription. Ya-hoo!!!!
I also take the hormone replacement Premarin. Lucky me-there was a coupon for that too. I haven’t needed to refill the subscription so I am not sure what the savings on that will be.
There are other tips in the book that I’ll likely be trying…for now, this one is my favorite tip. At some point I think I will investigate a few of the other tips in the book but for now, just the savings of my own subscription make the book worth my time.
If you want a quick over view of most of the tips and don’t want to take time listening and/or reading the book you can check out this link.
Amazon readers say 4.5 stars. I’m not rating it. If you like these types of books, it’s a good one….if you don’t, you don’t.