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Sweating the Small Stuff

April 29th, 2015 at 06:40 pm

Well, maybe not that small. But I did spend about 35 minutes yesterday researching the price of children's Claritin at Target, Walgreens, CVS, Costco, and a couple other spots. DD has bad allergies and while we're trying local honey for her, right now she's a Claritin freak. The price varies widely; it's almost $1 a pill at Walgreen's when it's not on sale, but almost always cheaper at Target. After more math than I've done in a while, I found it at Costco for about 49cents/tablet, and very slightly cheaper at Target. But for that cheaper price, I had to use a Cartwheel coupon, a printable coupon, and my RedCard. That to save 30 cents over Costco. I think I need to think bigger.

In the meantime, I've sold, decluttered, and donated bags of stuff. Tomorrow has errands--and finally, some financial planning.

5 Responses to “Sweating the Small Stuff”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Which kind does she take...generic or name brand? I see generic Claritin( Loratadine) for $12.99 shipped with Amazon Prime, 10mg 365 tablets!

  2. starfishy Says:

    would you please explain "local honey" for your daughter's allergies? i've been working with a naturopath to tackle my allergies. i just took the second of two homoepathic remedies, the first didn't work. if that doesn't work, we're going to resort to claridin for awhile. i've never taken any allergy medicine, so i'm curious if honey is used for allergies? thanks!

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Starfishy--Other people can probably explain local honey better than I can, but honey sourced from bees in your area is supposed to help with pollen allergies. It works like a vaccine, giving small doses of similar pollen to help your body get used to it. And CCF, the child won't take a pill--no matter how I try to hide it, no matter how many times I've practiced with her, so we're stuck with chewables. Ugh.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    I struggle with trying to get a good price on Allegra so I feel your pain.

  5. starfishy Says:

    interesting - i have never heard of using local honey for allergies. Thanks for the info!

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