Last month I wrote a blog post on whether or not the shaving razors you get from the Dollar Shave Club were worth it. I wrote based on the experience of seeing the program highlighted on 6ABC and then signing up my husband. And as I said in the post and still believe today, so far, so good.
I feel vindicated having written what I did. Why? Because I just read a roundup from ShopSmart magazine on cheap ways to get shaving razors. And one of the tips included the Dollar Shave Club.
Here is what ShopSmart magazine had to say:
Shopping online was key to saving big in ShopSmart’s price scan of hair-removal products. Here are some more ways shoppers can score deals on razors and replacements cartridges:
Shop warehouse clubs for replacement blades. At Costco and Sam’s Club, ShopSmart found Gillette cartridges for as much as 125 percent less than at drugstores and for 70 percent less than at mass retailers. Plus, cartridges came with a razor.
Sign up for an automatic subscription service. Amazon.com, Drugstore.com and Soap.com all offer subscription services that automatically send razors and blades, saving time and sometimes money.
Try out the Dollar Shave Club. This online subscription service, currently marketed primarily to men (and unofficially their wives and girlfriends), sends members a 30-day supply of its private-label, stainless-steel lubricated blades every month. Four cartridges cost $6 a month (handle included, with free shipping).
To be honest I haven’t renewed any warehouse club memberships lately, because I find that I tend to over shop when I go there. Sure, I can go to get a good price on shaving razors. But I’m afraid of what else I will buy in the process. However, if I did ever find myself justified in joining a club again, it’s good to know the savings you can get there on razors. Oh and always on milk, too.