Shaving is no quick task, and it also isn’t a cheap one. The cost of shaving with disposable razors adds up to a shocking $7,777 per year. That’s thousands of dollars tossed right in the trash.
Don’t keep paying these sky-high prices. Start saving on your razors instead – it could add up to as much as 80 percent savings quickly.
Check out the following ways to save on the cost of razors and shaving supplies.
Shop at an Online Discount Store
One of the first ways you can save on razor blades, razors, and even shaving cream is to stop buying these products in store. Instead, you should shop online – specifically at discount retailers.
In recent years, more and more discounted shaving shops have appeared online. Some are even clubs that give you affordably priced shaving products on a monthly schedule. From DorcoUSA to Dollar Shave Club to Harry’s to Billie Razors, you can find the disposable blades you love at a much lower price. And each of these discounted online retailers also offers razor handles and plenty of other shaving products.
Switching to an online retailer can slash the cost of your razors by more than 50 percent.
Here are just a few examples of how affordable razor blades and shaving products can be when you shop a discounted retailer or shave club:
- DorcoUSA.com offers disposable blades and razors that are just like popular drugstore brands’ options. You can find razors for less than $3 per cartridge and disposable razors for as low as $1.50 each.
- Dollar Shave Club ships razor cartridges directly to your door for as little as $6 per month. You can set the frequency of your shipments and even add shave butter or lotion for as low as $8.
- Harry’s offers complete starter shaving sets for just $8. Monthly shipments of 8 cartridges or more start at $15.
- Gillette Shave Club delivers popular brand-name razor blades in sets of 4 for $22.45 monthly.
Stop shopping for your razor blades at traditional stores. Instead, search online to see which discounted online retailers can slash your spending and help you get the same razors for less.
Switch to a Double-Edged Safety Razor
If you’re tired of spending significantly on two, three, four, or even five blade razor cartridges, consider switching your razor altogether. Picking a different razor – one with simpler blades – can be much, much cheaper.
A double-edged safety razor is the perfect option if you’re looking to cut costs. Commonly called a safety razor, these razors date back to the 1880s and were popular until the 1970s. They fell out of popular use when more impressive multi-blade razors were developed. Yet double-edged safety razors are both more economical and a better way to shave.
Many men who use safety razors report getting a closer, smoother shave with every use. It’s also incredibly easy to use, as the “safety” part of this kind of razor protects you from cutting yourself. And according to Men’s Journal, safety razors actually remove less skin than multi-blade razors, which is better for your skin.
Even better, switching to a safety razor brings huge savings. You can find blades for as little as 10 cents per blade. You’ll spend approximately one-fifth on safety razor blades, which can help you spend a few dollars instead of hundreds on monthly razor refills.
Search for Coupons Online Before You Buy
If you want to stick with your tried-and-true brand of razor blades, but don’t want to keep paying upwards of $25 every time you need a new pack of replacements, you can also search for savings. Plenty of online and traditional retailers offer savings for customers – but only if you know where, and how, to look for them.
Whether you’re buying your razor blades and shaving supplies online from a discount retailer or at your local drugstore, you need to look for coupons first. Before you shop, you should search online to see what coupons and discounts are available.
When you search online, you’ll find plenty of coupons. And while these change often, you can score discounts that multiply your savings. Here are just a few examples of available coupons:
- Gillette offers a coupon section online, giving shoppers up to $3 off new razors.
- Bic allows you to download coupons to buy razors online or in store. You can save up to $2 off different types of razors.
- The Krazy Coupon Lady offers an always up-to-date section of razor coupons for free razors, discounts between $2 and $4, and in-store specials.
Online retailers often offer discounts if you leave your shopping bag full too. You could find a discount for 10, 15, or even 20 percent in your inbox from DorcoUSA, for example, if you fill your cart and wait to checkout.
Make sure you do your homework and look for these savings, coupons, and deals before you pay too much for razors.
Start Saving Money on Your Shaving Needs Today
There’s no reason you need to pay full price for your razors, replacement blades, or shaving supplies. With options like those mentioned here, you can get new blades for as little as 10 cents each – and that can cut your costs by as much as 80 percent.
But in order to score the biggest savings, make sure to search online. You can easily find coupons, discounted pricing, and new options like shave clubs that make fulfilling your shaving needs simple and affordable.Juanmonino / Getty Images