Save Money while Reducing Fall Allergens


{Ahhhhhhcchoooooo!} If you hang around me in the Autumn months you hear a lot of that. My seasonal allergies seem to peak in the Fall. Most people think springtime is the peak for allergens. But, nearly 3/4 of springtime allergy sufferers also suffer from ragweed pollen allergies which peak August – October.  In addition to pollen, mold and dust mites are also contenders for the worst irritants as the weather turns cooler. Therefore, if you think your school age child has a never-ending cold after being back in the classroom, you might want to investigate possible allergies.

In the meantime, there are some very simple cost-saving things you can do to help remove allergens and lessen symptoms this Fall.

  • Dust more often with a damp washcloth to collect (not spread around) dirt and dust. Save money by using rags or washcloths that can be washed and re-used.
  • Use a Hepa filter vacuum to clean floors and carpets. Buy your vacuum bags in bulk and price shop on to save money.
  • Keep doors and windows closed. And adjust your thermostat one or two degrees cooler to save on heating costs.
  • Make your own natural cleaners using products already found in your home:
    • Baking soda and natural dish soap is a great tub, tile and toilet cleaner.
    • Two parts water to one part white distilled vinegar is an excellent window and glass cleaner.
  • Change your air filters at least once every three months and use a 1000 MPR or higher filter.


When it comes to filters, do not cheap out on your home’s air filters.

The Filtrete® Micro Allergen Reduction Filter attracts and captures microscopic particles like smoke and smog and large allergens like mold spores and pollen from the air passing through the filter. Outperforms fiberglass, washable and non-electrostatic pleated 1″ filters.

  • Outperforms fiberglass, washable and non-electrostatic pleated 1″ filters
  • Carries a 1000/1085 Microparticle Performance Rating (MPR)
  • Attracts and captures microscopic particles like smoke, smog and large allergens like mold spores and pollen from the air passing through the filter
  • Lasts up to 3 months
  • Price $10.97
  • Where to buy: Lowe’s, Target, Walmart or your local hardware store. Find a location near you by visiting:

Filters are an investment in a healthy home and the extended life of your HVAC system. If you want to save some money, Filtrete is offering several rebates for you to chose from:

Get a rebate of $6 when purchasing 2 filter with an MPR rating of 1000 or greater.

Get a rebate of $3 when you purchase 1 filter with an MPR rating of 1000 or greater.

AND, did you know that if purchase 4 or more filters at Lowe’s, you get the contractor discount price? More ways to save! Finally, if that’s not reason enough to buy Filtrete brand filters, how about saving on heating and cooling costs. Changing your filters regularly will also keep your heating and cooling system running more efficiently.



filtrete_brand_ambassadorDisclosure: This is a sponsored post for Filtrete. I have the honor of being an ambassador for them and will be sharing more information from 3M Filtrete in future posts. I was given key messages to share, but all the words and thoughts are my own.  I have been compensated for my time and for this post. I continue to work with certain companies like Filtrete that I believe in, because of their quality and because I feel they have helpful messages for my readers. I will always disclose to you if you are reading a sponsored post.



  1. FYI the link to the Filtrete rebate for the purchase of 4 expired in March 2013. Is there an updated rebate?

    • Cynthia, my apologies. I bookmarked that rebate earlier in the year ;-(. Anyway, I’m editing the post and just checked and the other two are still good. Thanks for letting me know!

  2. Thanks for the rebates Brittany.

  3. Perfect timing!! I was just looking at some to order online and couldn’t figure out which to buy. We have been getting the cheapo blue ones and I knew I needed to do better. And with a rebate–score!

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