Having medication on hand is going to help you to save on those late night runs to the twenty four hour Shoppers Drug Mart. Stocking up on kids Tylenol for free or checking out the clearance rack for free medicine can help to cut the costs of medication.
Buying Gatorade on sale (like this week where the six packs are on sale at No Frills) and having them in the house for sick days can save you on the cost of individually purchased bottles that are upwards of three dollars.
Use coupons for Kleenex to reduce the price – and stock up on when it’s on sale. Stocking up means that you aren’t going to have to rush out when you aren’t feeling great and the kids haven’t been sleeping.
Keep the pantry stocked with foods that are going to be easy on the stomach when the germs make their way to your house. Keeping crackers and other snacks in the pantry, and soup, frozen in the freezer is going to make it simple to get those comfort foods and help to reduce the amount you spend on take out.
Do you usually do the cooking? In one weekend when I was sick in bed last year, Jamie and Olivia spent upwards of two hundred dollars on take-out. Two hundred dollars – a few convenience foods could have saved this take out bill.