I’m in the US and pay cash for Dexcom G6, and found the subscription to be WAY overpriced. Of course, they cost a lot more in the US anyway, more than $450 Canadian dollars a month just for the sensors. I think the subscription was like $350USD/month. I’m not sure if you have the same shopping opportunities I have, though.
I’ve found the best cash price by buying supplies at Sam’s Club, with the second tier ($100 annually, but we would buy this membership anyway for free shipping of discount bulk goods, so I don’t consider it a pharmacy expense) Plus membership. The Plus membership comes with BIG pharmacy savings. I pay $284 for 3 sensors and $125 per transmitter (1 every 3 months).
I do restart my sensors. I can reliably get 25-30 days per sensor. Technically, my monthly cost should be about $136US. In reality, though, it’s a little bit less. I’ve had some early sensor fails that I had Dexcom replace, but still essentially got the few days if did work for free. I’ve also had two transmitters replacements free of charge for malfunctioning early… equaling about 3 months of transmitter use I didn’t have to pay for.
Do you have Sam’s Club? If not, do you have similar “memberships only” buying clubs? You may want to shop around for various pharmacy discount options before you consider the membership.
A lot of the big grocery stores and pharmacies are offering prescription savings clubs now. You pay a small fee up front to participate, like $50US, and then get a discount on your scripts. Most have a comparison tool on their website where you can lookup what dex supplies will cost with that particular membership.
Of course, my savings depend highly on the extended restarts. If you can’t stressfully do several restarts, then the subscription plan starts looking better.