Free $10 Publix gift card w/ flu shot

I was at Publix yesterday and saw an advertisement that caught my eye: get a free $10 Publix gift card when you get your flu shot at Publix. Perhaps this is something that varies with state law, but I’ve never seen a similar offer in my home area. My local Walgreen’s was advertising the fact that there is a $0 copay with most insurances — which turned out to be true with mine (unfortunately, perhaps, as I’d have been happy to have taken $10 in groceries instead).

Quick Thoughts

I’m no medical professional and I don’t think I’ve ever gotten the flu (knock on wood), but with a baby at home I’m not willing to take any chances. I hate needles, but I got my shot this year and lived to tell the tale. I just wish I’d have gotten ten bucks in groceries to do it.

The sign indicates that restrictions apply, but I didn’t see what those restrictions were. If you’re already passing by Publix, it wouldn’t hurt to look for a sign near the pharmacy – at least not any more than a needle in the arm.

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Bud Florida
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Bud Florida

This is available in Florida. Easy process, done in 5 minutes. I have Medicare.
I asked and promotion runs through the “flu season”. Last year they had same deal but ended in October.

Ken
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Ken

I love it. I’ve been telling the GF for the past two months that I’m not getting a flu shot ’til someone pays me for it. I donno what the economics are here, but pharmacies are clearly making money on flu shots – clearly making more than $10 in fact. Just like with online services, *I* am the product here, and I intend to get paid! :-0

Justin
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Justin

I did this last week in Atlanta, GA. They will want to see your insurance card for billing purposes. You fill out a form, get your shot, and they give you a $10 gift card. Easy!

Mickey
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Mickey

Safeway grocery in Oregon City, OR gives a 10% coupon for a future visit. Good for about 90 days. Shot is free of course.

Alben
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Alben

Target / CVS pharmacy will give you a $5 off of $25 coupon if you get the flu shot from them.

I would be curious what pharmacies are getting from the drug companies for per flu shot, as every pharmacy is heavily promoting the flu shot.

Ben
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Ben

Let’s churn this and get a flu shot from every Publix & CVS in town!!!

Alan
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Alan

Your first shot will be covered by your insurance company, you’d pay $20-$25 for each subsequent shot. If my math is correct you’re losing money to get those gift cards 😉

Robert
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Robert

Even with the giftcard the shot will be $0 since most insurance companies will gladly pay for preventative things like a flu shot.

5150d
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5150d

Thrifty/Rite-Aid give a free ice cream cone with each flu shot. I get one per week!

Ricecakes
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Ricecakes

Husband and I got flu a shot @ Publixs in Alabama. Each got a $10 card and no out of pocket cost w/ my insurance card.
Try to match up with monthly special of buy $50 groceries and get $50 gas card for &40.
Use gift cards to pay part of bill, cc for remainder. If buy shell and have IHG cc can also get 6 cents off shell gas when u pump.
Don’t forget bogo items too.

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