You know those annoying flyers that come in the mail and clutter up your kitchen counter? To some, that are a weeks worth of savings, but to others they are just a nuance cluttering up the kitchen island.
The reason that so many flyers are discarded as trash and clutter is because couponing can be overwhelming. But, it doesn’t have to be. In fact, learning to coupon can actually help you with more than just saving on food and home accessories. They can actually help you save money on your medical costs.
There are thousands of savings out there manufactured to help reduce the cost of medications to keep you healthy. On everything from health food, vitamins, and supplements, to pharmaceuticals, there are deals just waiting to be snapped up by you because you are a discerning shopper.
Here are a few ways in which you can use coupons and sales to improve your overall health.
Save on Health Food
One of the most challenging things to do in this world, at least for many, is to maintain a healthy, balanced diet. It’s so much easier to pick up frozen dinners or grab fast food than it is to cook a decent meal with quality ingredients. It’s cheaper too. Unless you’re a smart shopper! There are sites galore out there for the savvy shopper full of printable coupons and deals for healthy food stores.
You could also take a stroll down to your local farmers market. Farmers markets tend to be full of fresh produce and homemade yummies, and they often offer deals on bulk purchases.
It’s no secret that eating healthy has become difficult due to the expense, but it’s still possible to do on a budget. Just be sure to keep an eye out for any sales or deals offered by your local health food stores.
Join a Coupon Group or Rewards Program
Joining a rewards program or a coupon group is one of the best ways to use coupons to better your health. CVS and RiteAid both offer free programs that provide excellent rewards. There are also savings groups all over the internet that offer savings of up to 80% with things like CVS coupons on Symbicort for a low membership monthly fee.
Such programs can be advantageous for those who have a hard time affording prescription medications due to lack of insurance coverage. Be careful though, as some of these coupons aren’t allowed to be used in conjunction with programs like Medicare. It’s important to know the laws of your state regarding prescription medication and copay coupons. You don’t want to end up on the wrong side of the law.
Join a Gym
Not only is joining a gym a great way to stay in shape, but it’s also a great way to stay up to date on sales from local vitamin and supplement shops. Gyms also usually offer promotional memberships and other rewards programs of their own and have communities that encourage healthy lifestyle choices.
There’s usually even a cork board with lists of healthy family activities and sales at places like your local GNC store. In this way, gym memberships can very quickly pay for themselves. What are you waiting for?
While staying healthy physically is extremely important so is staying mentally fit. Coupons can help you do this in a few ways in addition to those listed above. If you’re stressing out about how you’re going to afford to eat or pay for your prescription medications, then coupons can be a lifesaver.
Stress can make it difficult to sleep at night or get anything meaningful done at all. When alleviated, you’ll feel like a new individual. So if you think that it’s the end of the line, keep your head up and look out for deals and coupons that can help you through a tough time.
Couponing can be a rewarding experience that is good for the whole family. As a consumer, you have to be constantly vigilant when looking for new ways to save. Yes, it’s difficult to be healthy these days with fast and processed food being so cheap and readily available, but there are ways to do it.
Don’t allow yourself to be sucked into the unhealthy consumerist lifestyle that beckons daily. Indeed, don’t forgo your medication because you believe it to be too expensive. This is your health we’re talking about.
You want to be here for your kids and grandkids to enjoy so don’t give up without a fight.