It’s Cold + Flu Season: Here’s How to Save $ When You’re Sick!

It’s Cold + Flu Season: Here’s How to Save $ When You’re Sick!

While the beginning of the year is an exciting time for a fresh start, colds and the flu make for unwelcome visitors this time of year. In fact, adults suffer an average of two to three colds per year, and anywhere from 5 to 20 percent of the U.S. population will catch the flu each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All that sneezing isn’t just a drag: it can hit you hard financially, as well! In fact, if you are prescribed a medication to treat the flu, such as Tamiflu, a prescription for Tamiflu can often cost over $100.

But there is help available to lower the cost of flu medicine. RetailMeNot RxSaver is a website and free app that compares prescription prices at nearby pharmacies, offering you coupons that can save up to 80 percent off the cost. Note that savings may vary, but Rx Saver makes it easier for you to take control of your health and avoid overpaying on medications.

If you need to stock up on your OTC cold supplies, there’s savings support for those, as well! Whether it’s tissues, over the counter cold medicines or even your favorite restaurants for takeout meals on the couch: the RetailMeNot Mobile App, now backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal, makes it easy to save with thousands of deals at your favorite stores and restaurants. It notifies you of nearby offers while you’re out shopping. You redeem right from your phone: all you need to do is show your phone at checkout and you’ll never miss a deal while shopping in-store again!

*Photos courtesy of RetailMeNot RXSaver

Cynthia Tait

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