Guide to Using GoodRx at Walgreens

The Walgreens Pharmacy works with GoodRx, and they also gladly accept GoodRx coupons.

GoodRx is a free-to-use service tracking the latest prices and promotions of prescription drugs in the US to help users find the lowest possible prices. They also offer special GoodRx coupons and discounts to help you save even more. Learn more about GoodRx on their website here.

goodrx walgreens

Do All Walgreens Stores Accept GoodRx?

Yes. As far as we can tell, all Walgreens Pharmacy locations accept GoodRx coupons. However, Walgreens does not accept GoodRx Gold memberships, and they sometimes do not honor all GoodRx discounts on controlled substances.

How Does GoodRx Work At Walgreens?

To take advantage of GoodRx through the Walgreens Pharmacy, simply search for deals, discounts, and coupons through or the GoodRx app before you head to Walgreens for your prescriptions.

That way, you can compare prices and offers between the Walgreens Pharmacy and other competing pharmacies to make sure you’re getting the lowest price possible. If you find the medication you need available at Walgreens, you can simply visit the Walgreens Pharmacy with your digital Rx coupon to receive your discount on your prescription.

Another way to use GoodRx is to sign up for a GoodRx Gold membership. GoodRx Gold offers even more discounts and offers than the free service, and it also includes discounts on healthcare services, including annual checkups for as little as $19 per visit. Unfortunately, GoodRx Gold is not accepted at Walgreens.

Can You Use Insurance With GoodRx At Walgreens?

According to most credible sources, GoodRx coupons cannot be combined with conventional health insurance.

However, if you have health insurance but would rather use your GoodRx coupon to purchase your prescriptions, you can absolutely do so. The purchase simply won’t be billed to your insurance company.

Can You Use GoodRx At Walgreens Without A Prescription?

Unfortunately, GoodRx coupons do not work unless you have a prescription for that specific medication. Even if you are purchasing an over-the-counter medication with a GoodRx discount, you will still need a prescription for the medication in order to receive the discount.

Does Walgreens Accept GoodRx For Controlled Substances?

In most cases, Walgreens should accept GoodRx coupons even for controlled substances such as opioids, stimulants, etc. However, GoodRx does not force any of its partner pharmacies to sell controlled substances at a discount, so it is up to the personal discretion of the pharmacist whether or not to do so.

If you were denied a GoodRx discount on your controlled substance prescription at Walgreens, you will need to discuss this with the pharmacist directly, as GoodRx unfortunately has no control over these decisions.

How To Use GoodRx At Walgreens

To use GoodRx at Walgreens, you will need to go through or the GoodRx app. We will go over instructions for both methods below.

Keep in mind that you will need to either have your prescription in hand when you go to the Walgreens Pharmacy, or you will need to have your healthcare provider send your prescription ahead of time to Walgreens. If you intend to shop around for the lowest prices through GoodRx, you will want to make sure to have a hard copy of your prescription in your possession so that you have the option of going to whichever pharmacy is cheapest.


  • Visit
  • Type in the name of the medication you need and click “find the lowest prices”
  • Walgreens should come up as one of the local pharmacies offering competitive prices. For example, I searched for Adderall, and this is what came up…

If another pharmacy is offering a lower price than Walgreens, you will see that pharmacy displayed in the “3” position, as seen above. As you can see, in this case, GoodRx is offering an 80% discount on Adderall prescriptions for shoppers who choose the Walgreens Pharmacy.

  • To take advantage of your discount, simply show this digital coupon card to the pharmacist when you go to pay for your prescription.

Here is what GoodRx has to say about using this coupon…

Through The GoodRx App

If you would prefer to use the GoodRx mobile app, click here to download it onto your smartphone. The app is available through Google Play and the Apple App Store.

Once you have the app downloaded, simply open it up and type in the name of the medication you need into the bar that says “search for a drug or condition.”

After GoodRx has confirmed which medication you’re looking for, you will see a button appear that says “Find the lowest price.” Tap that button.

Next, you will see a screen appear that lists all of the nearby pharmacies offering GoodRx discounts on this drug. If Walgreens Pharmacy is offering the cheapest price, you will see it appear at the top of the list with the prescription price listed in green. If you have location services turned on inside the app, you will also be able to see how far away the nearest Walgreens Pharmacy is from your location.

To use the Walgreens coupon, simply click on the listing and the app will display your coupon. When you visit the Walgreens Pharmacy, show this coupon to the pharmacist when you’re ready to pay.


Does Walgreens match GoodRx prices?

Yes. As long as you aren’t trying to use a GoodRx Gold membership, the Walgreens Pharmacy almost always honors GoodRx coupon offers.

Does Walgreens accept GoodRx for Adderall?

Yes. In most cases, Walgreens accepts GoodRx for controlled substances such as Adderall. However, there may be some cases when certain pharmacists may deny your request for a discount on a controlled substance, which is within their right to do.

Does Walgreens take GoodRx for flu shots?

Yes. According to GoodRx, Walgreens accepts flu shot discounts offered via GoodRx coupons.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.