With summer over and fall having arrived, flu season is beginning. One of the best ways to keep this illness at bay is to get a flu shot.
And if staying healthy is not enough motivation to roll up your sleeve, how about a freebie or discount?
Several retail chains offer rewards for people who get flu shots at their locations. Incentives are currently being offered by the retailers listed below.
Typically, flu shots are free with most insurance plans. So, if you have insurance, you likely can claim a flu-fighting reward when you get your shot from these chains without spending a dime. But make sure to confirm that with your insurer first.
For more ways to avoid the flu, check out “5 Ways to Beat the Flu on the Cheap.”
Schedule your flu shot at a Kroger grocery store, and you will get $5 off your next purchase. In order to get the reward, you must present your Shopper’s Card at the pharmacy. The offer is good through Nov. 5 but is not available in Alabama, Arkansas or Oregon.
The list of stores belonging to the Kroger family is long and can be found at the company website.
2. CVS Pharmacy
Enjoy shopping at CVS? Get a flu shot at a CVS Pharmacy location, and you’ll get a coupon good for $5 off a $20 purchase at CVS or Longs Drugs, which is also owned by CVS.
This deal is available until Dec. 31, while supplies last.
The offer is not available in some states, including:
- Any location in Arkansas, New Jersey and New York
- MinuteClinic locations in Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island
In addition, the coupon cannot be issued or redeemed at CVS Pharmacy at Target or CVS Pharmacy at Schnucks locations. You must have an ExtraCare card to receive savings.
Find a CVS near you.
Get your flu shot at Walgreens, and the retailer will give you $10 in Walgreens Cash rewards. This can be used toward a future in-store purchase of $1 or more. Only one coupon can be used per transaction, and no cash back will be given.
The offer is good through Sept. 30 for every vaccination you receive, but it is not available in Arkansas, New Jersey or New York.
Find a Walgreens near you.
Schedule your flu shot at Safeway, and you can get 10% off a store purchase of up to $200.
The offer is not available in Arkansas, Oregon, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey or New York. It is also not available to those covered by a state or federal health care program.
Find a Safeway store near you.
Albertsons is another grocery chain offering 10% off a store purchase of up to $200 when you get a flu shot at a store.
The offer is not available in Arkansas, Oregon, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey or New York. Those covered by a state or federal health care plan are excluded here as well.
Find an Albertsons near you.
Get your flu shot at Winn-Dixie, and you will receive a $10 coupon. You can get an additional $10 coupon if you get any other vaccine on the same day.
You must have a rewards account to get the coupons. No expiration date is mentioned.
Find a Winn-Dixie near you.