How to Save Money On: Vitamins

By Jessica Reinhart

It's hardly new news that taking a daily dose of vitamins is considered part of a healthy lifestyle. Vitamin supplements play a vital role in boosting our immune systems and protecting against disease. In fact, a Harvard research study found that people who get enough vitamins could actually be able to prevent common chronic illnesses including cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis. But let's face it – like anything else, vitamins are an added expense to our already skyrocketing monthly budgets.

Luckily there are loads of coupons out there that offer significant savings, if you know where to look. Here on RedPlum you can always find great coupon codes and online deals here in the Healthy Living Section in our Wellness Wishlist, to the left of the article. And in the Grocery & Drug section you'll find printable coupons for vitamins, as well. Some brands and retailers also offer great savings to customers who sign up for their e-mail lists or just visit their Web site. We've done some of the legwork for you, scouting out popular brands and vitamin retailers with savings to offer.

Nature Made. Your savings can add up quickly when you sign up for Rite Aid's Wellness Rewards program. You'll receive $1 Nature Made and $2 Nature Made Herbs product coupons, as well as additional high value coupons when you purchase Nature Made products and a 10 percent off Rite Aid Vitamin Club card that you can print from your computer.

Nature's Bounty. The vitamin and supplement retailer offers customers an exclusive coupon when they sign up for their Healthy Rewards membership. You'll get a coupon right away, then earn points for future purchases. Perfect if you're someone who buys a bottle every couple months.

GNC. A popular store found in many malls across the country, GNC offers a wide range of nutritional supplements that meet all your vitamin needs. If you're a regular shopper you may benefit from paying a one-time fee of $15 toward a GNC Gold Card, which entitles the user to earn 20 percent off on the day you join and on the first seven days of each month for an entire year.

The Vitamin Shoppe. Earn valuable rewards from $5 to $540 when you shop with the Vitamin Shoppe Healthy Awards Club. There is no cost to join and you'll be enrolled in the club automatically when you make your first purchase. Each dollar spent is worth one point, redeemable toward a single purchase from The Vitamin Shoppe (100 points qualifies for an award).

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