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Like many of you, my days lately have been filled with running around getting ready for school to start. But I’m not yet ready to let go of summer, and my family is currently in the middle of taking one last trip before it is all over! (Since I’m on the road, the Tuesday Travel Tip is coming to you a little early this week.)
Getting ready for a family trip with two little ones takes a lot of time. One of the ways I make it easier is by always making sure I have the toiletries and medicines that I always take on trips on hand long before packing crunch time. When I spot a deal on those items in the store, I stock up and save them in my medicine cabinet for the next trip. There is nothing more stressful than having to make a midnight run to the drug store on the night before a trip because I’m missing some crucial item. Don’t put yourself in that position!
With a trip on the horizon and a medicine cabinet at home that I just purged to get rid of expired items, I knew it was stock up time. I recently headed to Walgreens to buy some medicines that my family regularly uses and takes with us in our travels. Walgreens has a current offer that I know my points-loving readers will appreciate: spend $30 on select Pfizer products and get 10,000 Balance Rewards points. You knew I collected frequent flyer miles and points but did you also know I’m all about store loyalty points too? Those 10,000 Balance Rewards points can be redeemed for at least $10 in savings on a future purchase, so it doesn’t make sense to leave those on the table.
What first aid essentials did I grab? I always travel with both children’s and adult pain reliever in my airplane diaper bag, so I replenished our stock of Children’s Advil that had recently been decimated by kid illness. I also stocked up on Chapstick (important for battling dry recirculated airplane air), Centrum Women’s vitamins, and Children’s Robitussin. The 10,000 point Balance Rewards bonus is good on quite a few products family travelers might need for a travel first-aid kit, including Advil, ThermaCare, Children’s Advil, Dimetapp, Robitussin, Emergen-C 30ct, Centrum, Caltrate, Chapstick, and Nexium 24HR.