Deal Diva: Saving on flu shots

Deal Diva: Saving on flu shots

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Drug stores and pharmacies are advertising the flu shots are available. There are several incentives being offered for getting the flu shot, but before you buy, you may be able to get the shot for free.

First, check with your employer. 

Many companies will offer flu shots to their employees and their family members for free. More companies are finding the benefits of promoting healthy and well living employees in the workplace. Check with your human resources coordinator to find out if this option is available.

Visit your doctor's office. 

Many health insurance plans cover what's called preventative care. The flu shot falls under that list of health care services.

Wholesale clubs. 

Costco Wholesale offer the flu vaccine shot for $14.99. Customers do not have to be a member to purchase at the Costco pharmacy. However, Sam's Club, you do. The flu shot is available for $15.00.

Walmart offers the shot for $27.88, and Walgreens has it available for $31.99.

If you check out CVS, the price for the flu shot is $39.99, but there is a 20 percent off couple to use in the store. Also for Target/CVS Pharmacies customers can receive a $5.00 Target gift card, when they get a flu shot. This applies only to CVS pharmacies inside the Target stores.

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