This post has been sponsored by Dollar General. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I have this magical way of being super prepared in some areas and completely unprepared in others. As much as I plan, it never fails that someone in the house will get sick. I’ll go look in the medicine cabinet only to find no Tylenol or any other cold medicine. Well, sometimes there is medicine there but it is expired, or the dosing cup is missing, or there is only a drop left.
This year, as cold and flu season is upon us, I figured it would be smart for me to get ahead of the madness by cleaning out our medicine cabinet and shopping ahead of time for cold and flu essentials.
I needed to start with a clean slate, so I cleaned out all of the expired and empty bottles and boxes to make way for the new medicine. I separated the medicines from the vitamins to hopefully keep things more organized. I decided since I’m stocking up,I needed to find the best prices for everything I needed. I went to Dollar General and Walgreens to do a price comparison. I noticed a great cost difference.I even used my savings to purchase a few things for myself.
When purchasing multiple medicines, it can get costly—especially at popular neighborhood drug stores. The beauty of planning ahead is I was able to really look at where I would get more value for my money. I was happy to use some of the savings to purchase a few beauty items for myself. While waiting for Addison to finish dance one afternoon, I ventured into Dollar General to pick up a few items.
If you didn’t know, Dollar General carries the same name-brand cold and flu items as Walgreens and other retailers with the same quality at a portion of the cost. And, you can save even more by downloading the Dollar General app using digital coupons, it’s so easy! Don’t skip on the home decor and storage options at Dollar General either! I ventured out of my favorite home-focused aisles into the medicine aisle to pick-up some Tylenol, BC Powder for my husband, Nyquil, and a pack of Halls.
For basic comparison, the price of a box of BC Powder and a bag of Halls differed by $4.63—with Dollar General being the most cost efficient. I was blown away!
- Hall Cough Drops Walgreens: $5.49 Dollar General: $3.65
- BC Headache Powder Walgreens: $8.79 Dollar General: $6.50
- Tylenol Walgreens: $5.99 Dollar General: $4.00
- NyQuil Walgreens: $11.99 Dollar General: $8.50
As you can see there was quite a price difference between Walgreens and Dollar General. I saved a total of $9.61.
Check out the before and after shots of my medicine cabinet below! The first photo is the before, and the second photo is the after, when I shopped at Dollar General to get ahead of the upcoming cold and flu season!
Don’t wait until it’s too late; start thinking ahead and stock your medicine cabinet for cold and flu season. Shop at Dollar General, and save even more by downloading the Dollar General app with digital coupons!