Here’s The Trick To Saving Tons On Your Toiletries
Real question: When did the drugstore get so freaking expensive?! Even when we snag our favorite items on sale, we walk out that door seriously broke and confused. A can of hairspray, a tube of toothpaste and bottle of allergy meds can leave us eating EasyMac for dinner for the rest of the week.
Luckily, there is a budget-friendly solution to this shopping problem: Ditch your local pharmacy for the wonderful world of Amazon. Even if you aren’t ready to invest in an Amazon Prime membership (hellooo, free two-day shipping!), the deals you can snag on all of your basic toiletries are out of this world.
Amazon loves selling things in higher quantities at lower prices. That means you can grab five toothbrushes instead of two, opt for that twin pack of face wash and load up on all the tampons without spending more than you typically do down the street.
Even if bulk isn’t the name of your game, Amazon still has your back. Its prices generally fall a couple of dollars below what you’ll see listed at the drugstore, leaving plenty of financial room for any shipping costs (depending on what you’re buying and where it’s coming from). There’s even an Amazon app you can use in stores to scan the barcodes of the items you want so you can quickly compare prices. We bet that nine times out of 10, Amazon will win the budget battle and you’ll add your must-buys to that virtual shopping cart.
If you decide to go the Prime route, you only have to wait two days for all of your goodies to arrive (and get free shipping on your purchases). So if you can do a little bit of advanced planning with your shopping list (rather than waiting to use the last ounce of shampoo before thinking of stocking up again), you’ll be good to go.
Sorry, CVS, but what can we say? The wallet wants what it wants.