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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Have you heard of Costco's cash plan for Dexcom? (program has ended)

So everyone is talking about Costco's new program to buy Dexcom supplies for cash price. (Update: the program has ended)


Everyone is talking about it. So I have heard you pay a yearly fee and the supplies are cheaper than going through insurance.

I am hearing a receiver is only $36 and a transmitter is only $28

I am hearing different prices for sensors.

Sharing with permission from the original poster off facebook:

There have been so many questions and a lot of confusion about the Dexcom G6 transmitters and receiver being sold very cheaply at Costco that I am putting the info in this one post.

The prices at Costco are for self-pay, so don't even mention insurance.  And if your insurance co-pay gives these to you for less, it's not worth your time.

I paid $41.66 for 2 transmitters at Costco, VS $475 directly from Dexcom.  I was quoted $36 for a receiver VS $365 that I paid directly to Dexcom.  There seems to be small variations in price from store to store.

The discount is ONLY on G6 transmitters & receivers, although they give modest discounts on other parts as well.  I was quoted $277 for a box of 3 sensors.

Costco does not "carry" Dexcom.  However, every store can order it.  Many of the pharmacy techs don't know what it is so you need to give them a part number (NDC number) so they can look it up (shown below in green).  If you have a tech who refuses, call again and speak to someone different.  Or ask for a manager.

To get the discounted price, you need to join Costco (membership is $60) AND join Costco's pharmacy program (free).  You will need a prescription as well.

When you order the transmitters, ask for the CMPP price, otherwise you will pay full price.  If the tech is confused, give her/him the NDC number below for the part you want.

Costco is getting a rebate from Dexcom and passing the savings on to their members.  This is all I know about the program.

NDC numbers to order parts:


This was just shared in a group as well.  It appears as though if you have pharmacy benefits for Dexcom you cannot take advantage of these huge savings but it says there are other discounts available then. 



16 comments:

  1. Looks like a good deal for cash purchasers. I will point some folks in TUDiabetes to your blog.

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    1. I was told from Costco that it does not have the same discount with Dexcom any more this year. I was quoted $145 transmitter and 285 receivers.

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  2. Mom from Plano, TX here. Thank you for your blog! I tried this at my local Costco and they gave me a price of almost $300 for the transmitter. I told them I have a prescription and that I just wanted to pay cash/no insurance and if they could run it through their discounted price. She said she could only give me the discounted price if I was rejected by my insurance company. But, even the discounted price was high. So weird how this works at some stores and not others. I've read similar stories from others. Oh well, it was worth a try.

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    1. I am not exactly sure how or why it doesnt always work. I have yet to attempt this route myself. If you are in the Dexcom G5/G6 group on Facebook maybe ask some of them if they got any flack over insured/not insured issue. Maybe ask for the Pharmacy Manager and explain that everyone is getting this accomplished?

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    2. I just talked to 2 different people at the Costco pharmacy and they told me the same thing. If you have insurance that has any pharmacy benefits at all then they have to run it though your insurance first. So if you're going to try this route- don't tell them that you have insurance.

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    3. same here- so if you're going to try this- don't mention that you have insurance when they ask.

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  3. Going to renew Costco and pick up a spare G6 transmitter love the Blog keep up the fight

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  4. Is this program available in Canada at Costco as well?
    Julie from Vancouver, B.C. Canada

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  5. Is this program available in Canada at Costco as well?
    Julie from Vancouver, B.C. Canada

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    1. I read in the facebook support groups that it is not available in Canada.

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  6. How about a discount on the Freestyle 14 day sensor

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    1. Freestyle Libre 14 day sensor - bulk discount
      6 sensors (3 months) = $120
      at CVS pharmacy
      (the pharmacist was willing to search, and then applied the discount)
      Insurance would not cover

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  7. is there a clearer picture of the above codes /NDC numbers

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  8. I just followed all the steps and called Costco and was given a price of $145.

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