Shipt and drug store partners CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Bartell Drugs and more are here to save the day with personalized shopping and delivery of most over-the-counter medications in as soon as an hour.
The holiday season is a special time for many, whether gathering around the tree with family to exchange gifts or coming together for dinner with friends in town. In fact, this year, a recent Shipt survey through a Momentive Audience Panel revealed that over 50 percent of Americans plan to spend more time with family and friends for the holidays than in past years. And after two years of quarantining, masking and taking extra precautions due to the pandemic, the world is reopening and many are loosening up on those precautions.
"This year’s flu season is off to a rough start," Dr. Sandra Fryhofer, board chair of the American Medical Association, said at a CDC press briefing. "Flu is here. It started early, and with Covid and RSV also circulating, it’s a perfect storm for a terrible holiday season."
From the sniffles to fevers and coughs, being sick during the holidays is less than ideal and it’s worse than ever this year with a number of states on high alert due to higher than anticipated flu and RSV cases. But with Shipt’s convenient app, coupled with our drug store partners, like CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid and Bartell Drugs, relief is on the way in as soon as an hour. According to our data, cold and flu medicine sales have jumped almost 25 percent in the last month, as more and more customers rely on Shipt for a highly personalized shopping and delivery experience from the comfort of their home. In the past week, top-selling categories from our drug store partners are Cold and Flu, followed closely by Cough & Chest, Cough Drops, Vapors & Rubs and Sore Throat, with Procter & Gamble and Reckitt ranking in as top-selling brands.
In addition to an array of products to order from our retail partners via Shipt to ease your suffering, here are a few extra tips to ensure our customers stay healthy for the holidays:
STOCK UP ON VITAMIN C: When placing your order on the Shipt app, add a bottle of sugar-free orange juice and some Emergen-C supplements to pump up your immune system.*
HYDRATE!: Add a 12-pack of Essentia Purified Drinking Water to stay hydrated throughout the holidays. Your body will thank you.
GET PLENTY OF SLEEP: Order a sleep mask to ensure you’re getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep to keep up with the hustle and bustle of the season.
MAKE TIME FOR SELF CARE: Take a night off from social activities and add a face mask, bubble bath or therapeutic salt soaks to your basket and indulge in some down time.
WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN: Germs are everywhere and we know there will be a lot of hugging, food-sharing, hand-shaking and gathering opportunities throughout the holiday season. Stock up on Purell hand sanitizer to stay clean on the go.
To ensure Shipt customers are able to enjoy all the festivities that come with the holidays, new Shipt customers can get free delivery off an order of $10 or more with the promo code GETSHIPT, now through the end of the year. For more information, please visit shipt.com.
*NIH Vitamin C Fact Sheet: In addition, vitamin C improves the absorption of iron from plant-based foods and helps the immune system work properly to protect the body from disease.