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Beat the cough and cold season this year with a care kit for your family, or build a care kit for a friend who’s feeling under the weather.
The Family Takes a Road Trip
Every year, my family takes a trip to the Tennessee mountains in November.
We load our minivan with coats and scarves and Christmas tunes, and head out for a few days of family fun.
Over the years, I’ve become pretty efficient in the packing department. And after a few grumbles from Hubby and not enough leg room for the kids and the dog–yes, Millie goes too :)– I’ve mastered our packing list to only the bare essentials and travel-friendly items that I know we’ll need along the way.
Our cough & cold kit is one of those items I never leave behind. I’m a mom–it’s my job to bring along the medicine cabinet.
But with two boys and a few days hiking around in much colder temperatures, I want to be sure I have the basics covered, so that I’m not searching for cold remedies and cough drops in some off-the-road gas station, where I may or may not find what I’m needing and am sure that if I do find it, I’ll pay much more than regular price.
Create a Cough & Cold Kit
Here’s what I like to include in our family’s care kit to cover the basics:
–Cough Drops/ Throat Lozenges
–Box of Tissue
Just throw the items in a bag or shoebox and you’re set. Or, to cheer up a friend who’s under the weather, package the cough & cold care items in a fancier box, include a Get Well note, and maybe a can of chicken soup.
The common cold or a hacking cough can make you miserable. So when you’re fighting the symptoms, even hopping in the car for a quick visit to your local pharmacy can feel like a chore. Creating a care kit now, will save you the trouble later. And by planning ahead during a sale or when coupons are offered, you’ll save a little extra money, too.
Cough & Cold Products + Savings
This year, it was easy to grab what I needed for our cough & cold kit. I just stopped by Walgreens and shopped from Pfizer’s in-store display.
Um, did I mention extra savings?
During November at Walgreens, shoppers can save up to $10 on participating Pfizer products for #HealthySavings that are found in the in-store coupon booklet.
You can also go paperless and find the coupons online: Clip to Card at Walgreens
After loading a few coupons to my Walgreens rewards card, I saved $9.67 on my cough & cold kit items, too!
I’m sure the guy at the checkout thought I was much too happy about my cold card purchase, but when I read how much I saved–the guy handed me another coupon!
Who else loves a coupon surprise?
What about you?
How will help your family stay healthy and beat the cold and cough season this year?
Share your ideas with us!
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Crystal Green says
After dealing with ALL three kids being sick this past week (and still are sick), I plan on taking them to get their shots including their flu shot asap. I also keep our house stocked with flu and cold medicine for them. Plus I make darn certain they are dressed for the weather.
Andrea Kruse says
What a fun yearly trip. I can understand why you would like to be prepared. I always tend to pick up more colds and coughs while traveling. Love the kit you created. #client
Mitzi Smith says
thanks, Andrea! I can’t believe it’s already time for our next one–the boys are counting down–can’t wait!