A while ago I did a cost analysis of several ways to treat low blood sugars. And I gave the tip at Halloween to pull out the pure sugar candies from the treat bag to set aside for lows.
I popped into my local Walgreens the day after Halloween and was disappointed that the candy aisle was pretty bare. But a full week after Halloween, Target still had several rows of Halloween stuff for 70-90% off.
I scored two bags each of fun size Skittles and Jelly Beans. The Skittles were $0.80 and the Jelly Beans were $1.49.
That’s 114 low blood sugar treatments for 4 cents each. Oh yeah!
(The reality is that we have not been using candy lately. She goes through spurts where she wants the same thing again and again. Right now it’s GlucoLift and QuickSticks…and of course apple juice at night. But not fruit punch, it has to be apple!)
Q and I were at Walgreens the other day and she was flipping through their monthly rebate flier as we waited to check out. She noticed that they have QuickSticks on rebate this month. They are on sale for $5.99 with a rebate of $5.99. After rebate they are FREE! If you have been wanting to try them or already like them, the rebate is in Walgreens November 2012 Rebate Form.
The limit is one rebate per customer, but it says that Rhode Island residents can get two.
I have so many low cost low blood sugar treatments at the ready I feel like I should rent a bouncy house and invite every single T1 kiddo I know over to jump to their hearts’ content. I’ll just throw boxes jelly beans at them every now and then. Just kidding!
(Disclosure: GlucoLift and QuickSticks advertise on D-Mom Blog, but they did not ask me to write about this.)
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