10 Things NOT to Buy at Drug Store
Drug stores are great places to go when you need to grab some things for the house or when you need something to munch on. When you’re shopping though, you’ve probably noticed some things that seem a bit expensive for what they are. You want the best value, the best price for the item that you’re going to be purchasing from them. You expect to have this from them and nothing less. This is why you’re shopping with them. Here are some of those crazy expensive things we’ve noticed throughout the walls of many drug stores in the country.
While this might come as a shock to some, this is probably not the best place to go for their drugs. You can grab prescription and over the counter drugs at another store entirely. More and more department stores are welcoming the idea of pharmacies and some even have them such as Target and Walmart. You can grab your drugs somewhere else for a fraction of the cost.
This is not a grocery store and you should not treat it as one. This is a place that you come and grab quick items but if you’re doing all of your grocery shopping within the walls of the pharmacy, then you probably should find a grocer that is closer to you or get a better job to pay for the food items that you’re picking up. There has to be a cheaper way.
Make-up should be purchased somewhere else. Even online would be cheaper than purchasing it from a drug store. You will find that department stores have some, online stores and the companies in the malls even sell them. You can get a higher quality make-up product from another place for the same price that you’re going to pay the department store for a lesser quality item.
Cleaning products can be $3-$4 more than what you would spend in a department store which is crazy to think about. Why would you want to double the costs of the products when you are more than capable of spending less, and even using a coupon to get even more off the product at a department store. Even if you used the coupon at the drug store, that will make you even with the other prices.
Office supplies are always great to get, but you should get them from a department store or an office supply specialty store. Do not waste your money purchasing office supplies for your home office or work office in a place that is charging $10 for a small pad of Post-Its. You want something you can get more for your buck with and that is not at the drug store.
Even in a pinch, finding a dollar store might be worth it. You do not want to spend $6 on a Birthday card, or have to worry about spending even more on wrapping paper or gift bags. This stuff is easily found at the dollar store, a department store or you can even make it. Anything is better than paying the extremely high prices that they want for their items.
Paper products such as napkins, paper towels and toilet paper shouldn’t be purchased at a drug store. In a pinch, this might seem like the ideal thing to do but if you have more time then it is strongly recommended that you go somewhere else that you can save money. This can be anywhere but here! Crazy to think that their prices are so high compared to others.
Many people might not even associate furniture with the drug store, but you would be surprised at how many drug stores sell them. When you need a nice outdoor furniture set then we do not recommend going with the stuff that you find at the drug store. Consider a hardware, home improvement, furniture, or even a department store to get these items from.
Formula is expensive in general, but where to get it can change the prices as well. You want the best price possible for the money that you do have. You want to also make sure that the brand you’re getting is higher quality and sometimes drug stores do not carry all different brands and types that are needed so finding somewhere that does might be ideal.
Produce is usually not fresh from a drug store unless you purchased it from the nice Amish people out front at the table. This doesn’t seem like the ideal place to go and put your money down on a bag of apples. Skip the drug store and go for the grocery store. Wegmans always has a nice selection of fruits and vegetables from local farmers for affordable prices.