• Caregivers, Have you found any shops online that are helpful in saving money with the items you need?

    Asked by FreeBird on Tuesday, July 17, 2012

    Caregivers, Have you found any shops online that are helpful in saving money with the items you need?

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      What items do you need?

      over 4 years ago
    • FreeBird's Avatar

      anything that you have bought in general, related to the cancer, if you do the shopping. Any money saving tips? It doesn't really have to be online. I recently found that I can buy Miralax through someone with a Sam's Club membership for $25 for a 60-day supply, compared to $22 for a 30-day supply at the local pharmacy.

      over 4 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Sorry I can't be of much help. I haven't really bought much related to cancer. A couple of books I got at a 1/2 price book store. A wig from a local retailer. Couple of knit caps from the grocery store. Any OTC meds I needed during chemo were just short term as needed so I just got those in whatever the smallest container they had at the grocery store so it wasn't worth the time and gas to comparison shop. You might be able to buy stuff like that at Amazon or iherb or drugstore.com but unless you spent enough to get free shipping, I don't think it would be any cheaper after paying shipping.

      over 4 years ago
    • zippymaus' Avatar

      Amazon.com has been my go to. I got my mother a transport chair in preparation for days when she isn't feeling up to walking very far. It's definitely a distance from where I drop her off at the radiology center to the door. I looked into renting one and it would have been four times what Amazon charged. Also, I've heard Walgreen's has a good store brand version of Ensure and for much less. Costco has good deals on Ensure too. I buy a substitute for Glucerna at Target since my mother is diabetic and it's much cheaper. Hope that helps a bit.

      over 4 years ago
    • eccrine100's Avatar

      since the cancer is common I assume the insurance coverage takes care of that expense, but if not google "pharmacy assistance".

      My cancer is rare, not covered by standard treatments so the insurance does not pay for the expensive drugs. I use state discount card that saves me a few thousand dollars each month. There are many of these discount programs so I'm sure you can find one if needed, just look around bit.

      Best of luck!

      over 4 years ago

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