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When I lived back home, I never had allergies. Never.
Then, I moved to Arizona. At first, no allergies. Then slowly, I began to develop minor allergies. Rumor has it that many people moved to Arizona because allergies were non-existent to less severe, but then everyone started developing new allergies to the allergens in the desert air.
I was okay with my minor allergies, but since having baby #3, my allergies have gone from minor to horrible!
I’m not sure if it’s the changes that come with pregnancy and birth or if I have been
cursed blessed with allergies all of a sudden, but they are not enjoyable! In addition, I don’t do well with allergy medication. Most medications either make me sleepy or make me hyper – neither are a good situation when your a mother.
With the opportunity to try Allegra for my newfound allergies, I was hesitant to give it a try (although hubby was thrilled at the idea. Apparently he has experience with Allegra D and was pleased with his results.)
The home page provided a variety of options – “Save” for coupons, “Children’s Allergy” information, “Pollen Text Alerts”, “Beauty” tips for allergy season, and “Adult Allergy” information.
From the home page, I visited the “Pollen Text Alerts”.
I had never paid much attention to pollen alerts previously because, well, I never suffered from allergies before.
I plugged in my zip code and got the pollen count for the day. On this particular day, the pollen level was between medium and medium high and the predominant pollen in the air was olive, mulberry and grass.
In addition to that day’s pollen levels, the website also provided me the next three days worth of pollen levels.
I also signed up to receive pollen alert text messages to be sent directly to my phone so that I don’t have to log onto a computer every day to see if the pollen levels will be high or not. Now, text messages conveniently alert me to the day’s pollen levels.
I liked that there were “myths and facts” in the lower left hand corner of the website that provided interesting information.
Saving with CVS and Allegra
After checking out all the pollen level information, I headed back to the home page (navigation on the website is beyond super easy) and clicked the “save” tab to find out the deals CVS was having on Allegra.
The exclusive sale price at CVS with the Extra Care card is $6 off Allegra 45 count and $9.99 for Allegra Children’s tablets or liquid through 5/31. In addition, you can download and print coupons off of the website for $4 off adult Allegra and $2 off children’s Allegra that can be used anytime during the year. You can also sign up for emails with additional savings, allergy tips, product news, and bonus offers from Allegra partners (this is an opt-in option when you register to print the coupons). (Feel free to check out my Google + album for more detailed pictures and a walk through of the website to get the coupons.)
Be sure to like Allegra on Facebook to keep an eye out for more deals and tips!
I used my newly acquired Extra Care card to purchase the 45 count Allegra to attack my allergies.
I am happy to report that this morning after taking Buggy to school, I came home with some pretty bad allergy symptoms. I had the runny nose and the sneezing. Have you ever tried feeding and trying to get a 10 week old baby to nap while sneezing? It doesn’t work well.
I popped one of my Allegra and within less than 45 minutes, my symptoms had cleared (I say 45 minutes because I was feeding said 10 week old again and noticed the symptoms had vanished) and I am not drowsy at all! I am very pleased with how well it worked and knowing that I can take an Allegra and not have to worry about becoming sleepy or hyper while caring for the kids.
If you would like to learn more about beating allergies and getting the chance to win one of 5 $100 CVS gift cards, join our Twitter Party on May 14th from 1:00 to 2:00 PM EST. Be sure to RSVP! (And be sure to follow Allegra on Twitter!)