Test Strips

By PAcheryl Latest Reply 2010-08-08 18:46:33 -0500
Started 2010-08-06 15:56:16 -0500

I use the ACCU-CHEK Aviva, we have health care insurance but don't have a prescription plan… Anyone know of a good website for getting discount strips… I'm down to testing only twice a day because of the out of pocket costs… I've been getting them at Walmart here in Pennsylvania but they are still expensive…

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Meeshe 2010-08-08 18:46:33 -0500 Report

II have health insurance as well but it doesnt cover my strips for the intire month so I decided to try ebay… and I find it amazing. I use bayer breeze 2 and and able to get my strips a a small fraction of the retail cost… check it out!

MAYS 2010-08-06 21:31:40 -0500 Report
vgarrison 2010-08-06 20:44:48 -0500 Report

WOW I had no idea that Relion had so many different types of metes. I have always told myself that I have to go with the name brand because they look better and therefore I will use them more often…wow I just sounded extremely shollow…LOL


RAYT721 2010-08-06 18:09:37 -0500 Report

There are a number of shopping assistants that can help you. If you check my previous discussions called "Money Matters," I have mentioned various sites to get discount codes, shopping assistants (aka robots), rebate sites, etc. Check out sites like mysimon.com, bottomdollar.com, shopping.com, froogle.com and use the keyword "accu-chek" or "Aviva" or "test strips" in the search boxes. You'll be able to easily compare pricing. Don't discount the thought of shopping on Ebay and other online sites. See if generic strips (Walgreens, CVS, etc) make the same testing strips that can be used in your machine. A penny saved (a hundred times) is a dollar earned.

RAYT721 2010-08-06 18:12:01 -0500 Report

And contact the manufacturer for any promotions, coupon codes, rebates, coupons, etc. that they can hook you up with. Ask your doctor for any referrals on money saving medical tips. I bought test strips on sale for less than my regular ones and got a free meter (CVS deal about a month ago). I have no loyalty when the costs are coming out of my pocket. Another tip: If you employer offers a flexible savings account, sign up for it. It gives you tax free money for co-pays, prescriptions, otc products (not vitamins though) that give you an automatic 25-30% tax advantage.

Harlen 2010-08-06 17:18:49 -0500 Report

If ypou swich to the walmart meeter and test strips and they are low cost and work well too
Best wishes

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