The Reckitt Benckiser Group was formed in 1999, the result of a merger between two companies that were themselves decades old. With a history going back as far as 1823, the Reckitt Benckiser Group continues to thrive, growing not only in the household cleaning market, but in the pharmaceutical industry as well. Brands such as Lysol, Finish, Airwick and Vanish have long been a part of the group’s offerings.
In 2008, the Reckitt Benckiser Group acquired Adams Respiratory Therapeutics, who had, in 2002 developed the popular expectorant, Mucinex. This acquisition gave the Reckitt Benckiser Group an entrance into the over-the-counter medication market here in the United States.
Mucinex is the only 12 hour, extended-release guaifenesin tablet to gain approval from the Food and Drug Administration. Mucinex is an expectorant, allowing sufferers to ease congestion and control coughing. This product will loosen and thin mucus, allowing it to be expelled more easily through productive coughing.
It is available in a number of varieties, including several options for children, to treat a range of symptoms related to the common cold.
Maximum Strength Mucinex-D must be purchased from the pharmacy counter due to the inclusion of pseudoephedrine. It contains the strongest amount of the expectorant and is used to relieve sinus congestion and sinus pressure. A sinus spray, useful for clearing sinus congestion, is also available under the Mucinex label.
Coupons for Mucinex seem to be available more seasonally. During the traditional cold and flu seasons, expect to find manufacturer’s coupons in the newspaper inserts from Smart Source. These coupons vary in value ranging from one dollar to several dollars off. Catalina coupons have been available for Mucinex in certain areas of the country. Store-specific coupons from retailers such as Walgreens and Rite-Aid have also been frequently issued.
In most cases these coupons can be combined, or stacked, with a manufacturer’s coupon for additional savings. Paper coupons for Mucinex have been found in a few magazines. The most notable magazine for containing high value coupons within it is All You. Another place to look for coupons is near the pharmacy counter of the local retailers, inside local medical clinics and in the doctor’s office. Special booklets, with coupons inside, are often displayed by the pharmaceutical representatives and are free to the public.
Currently, there are no digital coupons available for Mucinex. There are printable coupons available from websites such as coupons.com during various parts during the year. Many of these printable coupons have a print limit that once reached will no longer allow users to access these coupons. Mucinex.com has also offered printable coupons, though none are currently active.
Watching for Sales
Mucinex products are included in many sales, including buy one get one free offers. Shopper reward programs, such as Walgreen’s Register Rewards and CVS’s Extra Care Bucks, often have Mucinex as part of their program’s promotions. Combining these promotions with coupons can result in deep discounts on Mucinex products, sometimes reducing the price to nothing at all.
For example, CVS in the month of April 2011 offered $5 .00 in Extra Care Bucks, when you purchased $20.00 of selected products. Mucinex was a product included at a reduced price of $10.00 per 20 count package. Using two $2.00 manufacturer’s coupons when purchasing 2 packages of Mucinex would bring the total out-of-pocket price down to $16.00, plus receiving a $5.00 Extra Reward for the next in-store purchase.
This would make the cost of each package $5.50, well over half of the normal shelf price at most CVS locations of $13.29. Walgreens and Rite-Aid offered similar deals within just a few weeks of each other. When watching for sales, and actively searching for coupons, Mucinex can be purchased at a significantly lower price than that found listed on the store shelf.