11 Things You Should Always Buy at Drugstores
Drugstores have a reputation for notorious markups, but if you know which products to buy and the best coupons to use, you can actually save more than you would have thought.
Everyone with a sweet tooth already knows the cheapest way to get their candy fix: Buying drugstore candy after Halloween and Valentine’s Day at dirt-cheap prices. So why not use the same mindset to save on next year’s Fourth of July or Christmas decorations? Stock up on seasonal items once the holiday has passed, and you’ll not only be ready to celebrate early, but save some cash as well. There is a risk that your options will be picked-over rejects, but luckily, holiday decorations don’t vary much from year to year. Here are more habits of people who are great at saving money.
Party snacks (at Walgreens)
Stock up on chips, nuts, and other snacks the next time you check out Walgreens. The Krazy Coupon Lady claims the drugstore often has sales and buy-one-get-one deals that beat grocery store prices.
Anything on clearance
Don’t leave any drugstore without first perusing the clearance section (or looking for orange price tags, if you’re shopping at Walgreens). It’s not surprising that you’ll find the best deals here, but it also gives you the chance to try out a new product. April Timko, a marketing director who frequents Walgreens, sees orange tags on makeup as an opportunity to buy a new lipstick or eyeshadow she’s on the fence about without wasting money on a color she ends up not liking. Plus, you can even combine those clearance prices with coupons—which could mean free stuff for you! Next, make sure you avoid these 21 dollar store items that aren’t actually deals.