Recommended Vitamins without Busting the Bank at Walgreens

March 4th, 2014 | Posted by Erica House in Life

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There are two things I pride myself on being; healthy and frugal. Many of my friends and students try to argue with me that they are often incompatible choices, but I love proving them wrong! By doing my food prep on the weekends I can make sure to always have healthy meals on hand, and I end up saving a ton of money. Part of my healthy lifestyle entails taking recommended vitamins and supplements to help me perform and feel my best. As a vegetarian endurance athlete with an autoimmune disorder it’s even more important that I ‘cover all my bases’ nutritionally speaking.

When I signed up to do this post I did some research to make sure Walgreens brand supplements were legit. I read quite a few independent ratings and reviews and they all seemed very positive. The price savings between Walgreens brand and name brand is substantial! Before I went in I signed up for their Balance Rewards program online. Through the program you can earn points on purchases made in store and through tracking how many miles you walk/run! That’s so awesome. At 10,000 points you can turn them in for a $10 store credit. I am so doing this #MarathonTrainingFTW


There has been a lot of buzz lately on whether or not multivitamins are beneficial to the average diet. In my experience most people don’t eat a balanced diet and could benefit from taking a multi. Even though I eat pretty healthy I still get stuck in ‘food ruts’ and tend to eat the same foods over and over again. It’s for this reason that I like to take a multivitamin.


I also picked up some Iron which I’ve been taking daily for years and some Vitamin C which I swear will stop a cold dead in it’s tracks!

I always love a company who helps to promote health and wellness! Beginning February 1, 2011 through December 31, 2014, 1¢ from the purchase of every Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness product, up to $3 million annually, will support bringing preventative wellness services to local communities through the Walgreens Way to Well Commitment®.


P.S. For the month of March, #WellAtWalgreens products are buy one get one 50% off!

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11 Responses

  • Carla says:

    I really love my walgreens too.
    I had the opportunity to participate in their way to well tour last year here in oakland and ADORE them for giving away free health care in my community.

  • Carrie says:

    I love a store that makes a good and inexpensive product. I’m not a huge vitamin person, but I can easily get behind a good product. Nice review and information.

    • Erica House says:

      Thanks! I’d much prefer to get my vitamins from food sources but I know my diet is just lacking in certain areas so I’m glad I can find affordable, quality ways to supplement!

  • Salem is such a little stud muffin. <3

  • I love WallGreens – Seriously. I get EXCITED when I walk into the store. I know I am going to walk out with FAR MORE than I originally anticipated buying. LOL! That being said, I have actually NEVER bought vitamins from them! Weird to think about actually, because I am sure their prices are LEGIT – and now that they are 50% off this month, I really have to get looking! :)

  • Owen's Mom says:

    I agree with the other comments. I also love to eat a rainbow of colors and a variety of seasonal foods… but sometimes I still need a little something. Loved your post and journey. #client.

  • Tara says:

    Can u talk about ice baths sometime? I’ve never really heard much about them but they seem to help u. How long? How much of your body do u ice? Etc. thanks !!!

    • Erica House says:

      I put a 10 pound bag of ice into the tub when it’s filled with cold water high enough to cover my legs completely. I’ll wear a sweater so I stay somewhat warm and sit in there for 10 minutes. It really does help speed up recovery time fro me!