Flu shots can be costly — especially for an entire family — unless you know where to look for bargains. With flu season just around the corner, here are some tips. Ask your employer. Check with your insurance company. Under the federal Affordable Care Act, all insurance plans that were created after March 23, 2010, are required to provide some types of preventive care, including immunizations, for free. Talk to your doctor. If you have Medicare Part B, your flu shot should be free. If you have private insurance, you may be able to get a flu shot either free or for the price of a copay. Look for free or low-cost flu clinics or events. Try a drugstore or supermarket. Here are the current deals: CVS: $31.99. You’ll also get a 20% off shopping pass while supplies last. Walgreens: $31.99. Costco: $14.99. Rite-Aid: $31.99. You’ll also get 25 wellness+ points. For more details, read the full story on this topic at our sister site, Living on the Cheap.