Colleen Broomall | 

Now's the Time to Stock Up on Motion Sickness Medicine: Here's Why

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Whether your family is going on a road trip or you’ve got plans to ride rollercoasters at a theme park, you don’t want motion sickness to ruin your summer plans. But I’m happy to report that there’s big savings available on Bonine products right now at Walmart. If you use the Ibotta app, you can get 50% off Bonine Chewable Tablets. In fact, an 8-ct package of Bonine Raspberry Chewable Tablets is marked down to just $1.49.

Summer is actually a great time to stock up on motion sickness medicine because it’s secretly when all the deals pop up. Everyone is traveling, camping, or taking a long road trip, so you’ll find the best discounts at this time. And whether you’ve got summer travel plans or not, you should definitely try and stock up while prices are so low, especially if you’ve got anyone in your family who’s a gamer. They say that 30% of all motion sickness incidents are related to gaming — and that doesn’t just include VR.

But before I get into the details of how I’m saving, text WALMART to 57299 and be the first to know about the best Walmart deals.


1. You can save 50% on Bonine products when you use the Ibotta app to buy them at Walmart.

person holding packageg of bonine meclizine and phone with screenshot of ibotta deals in walmart

You’ll get 50% off Bonine Chewable Tablets by saving the offers on the Ibotta app before adding them to your Walmart cart. This deal is being offered on 16-ct packages of Bonine Maximum Strength Chewable Peppermint Tablets, and on 8 or 12-ct packages of Bonine Raspberry Chewable Tablets.

The Ibotta offer brings your final price down to $1.49 for the 8-ct package, $2.48 for the 12-ct, and $2.97 for the 16-ct MAX package. If you’ve purchased Bonine before, be aware that they’ve recently unveiled new packaging, pictured here. (Also note that there’s a limit of 5 items per receipt).


2. Bonine costs 63% less than Dramamine.

person holding person holding bonine meclizine near dramamine for comparison in walmart store

Compared to buying Dramamine products at Walmart, there’s a big price difference at the moment. At $1.49, the 8-ct package of Bonine Raspberry Chewable Tablets costs 63% less than an 8-ct package of Dramamine Motion Sickness Relief tablets, which will run you $3.97. Next, a 12-ct package of Dramamine tablets costs $4.32 at Walmart, while the 12-ct package of Bonine is on sale right now for $2.48, saving you 43%.

Finally, an 18-ct package of Dramamine costs $6.98, which is about $0.39 a tablet. But the 16-ct package of Bonine Maximum Strength Chewable Peppermint Tablets is marked down to $2.97, so you’ll only pay $0.19 per tablet.


3. One Bonine tablet works for 24 hours, saving me time and money.

detail of bonine meclizine showing up to 24 hour relief

Most motion sickness tablets only work for 4 – 6 hours, so you have to take them multiple times throughout the day. The fact that Bonine tablets work for up to 24 hours makes life easier and saves me money, too. I can take one in the morning and not worry about it for the rest of the day. This also means that an 8-ct package of Bonine will last me for over a week, instead of just a few days.

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4. Bonine won’t make you drowsy like Dramamine.

bonine meclizine back label

My biggest concern about over-the-counter motion sickness meds is that they make me sleepy. During a camping trip last summer, I got motion sickness during a boat ride on the lake. So I took Dramamine, only to fall asleep for four hours afterwards. That’s because its main ingredient is Dimenhydrinate and the #1 side effect is drowsiness. Bonine is formulated with a different ingredient called Meclizine HCL, and while it may cause drowsiness, the effect is much less pronounced. Obviously, I don’t want to spend a lot on a vacation just to sleep through it.


5. Bonine tablets are chewable and the packaging is compact, so they’re great for on-the-go.

bonine meclizine max strength in walmart shopping cart

There have been so many times when I’ve needed to take a pill while traveling, but I didn’t have anything to help me swallow it. In fact, I was recently on a Spirit Airlines flight and had to buy a $4 water just to take my medication. That’s why I love that Bonine tablets are chewable. Plus, they don’t come in a bulky bottle, so they’re easy to pack and keep on hand while I’m traveling; I never have to worry about fitting them into my purse.


6. All Bonine products are HSA/FSA approved.

person holding wallet and hsa debit card with bonine meclizine products in walmart shopping cart

If you have an HSA (Health Savings Account) or FSA (Flexible Spending Account), these Bonine products are HSA eligible expenses. Since you won’t have to pay for tax or shipping, your savings can add up in a big way at the end of the year.

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Pay $2.97, submit for $1.48 Ibotta credit
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Price Summary
Pay $4.96, submit for $2.48 Ibotta credit
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