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How To Save Money On Razor Refills

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After getting my husband hooked on those fancy razor systems I knew we’d needed to come up with a way to save money on the razor refills. Well, we did just that and I’m sharing my top secret tips with you!

I can't help with razor burn or razor bumps, but I can help you save money on razor refills. This is one of those life hacks you wish you knew years ago!

Please tell me I’m not the only person who is amazed at the cost of razor refills. I mean, how expensive can a little bit of plastic and metal be? Ok, never mind that theory. I’m stepping down from my soap box to show you how we save money on razor refills!

Amazon’s Subscribe and Save Program

One of the cheapest places I found to buy razor refills was on Amazon. To top that, a few years ago we learned about their Subscribe and Save program. Have you heard about it?

Program Details

For each item that you subscribe to through the program you receive a discount of 5%. You can choose to receive your subscription every 1-6 months, and orders are delivered around the 13th of the month. Did I mention that you also get free shipping on your subscriptions!

Plus, when you have 5 or more subscriptions that arrive in the same month, you’ll save 15% on your entire order.

I love the fact that after your initial order has been delivered, you can cancel your subscription any time or even delay an item from being delivered if you’re not quite ready for it. (When I started using my other tip below I noticed that I kept needing to delay my shipments!)

I have found that Amazon has the cheapest razor refills around, so I’m not sure why you would cancel. But don’t take my word for it…head on over to Amazon and search for your favorite razor refills.

Tip: Don’t forget to look for Subscribe and Save Coupons to save even more money!

 

Dip Your Razor in Rubbing Alcohol

I know you think I’m totally crazy, but dipping your razor in rubbing alcohol really works. We’ve been using this trick for forever and it stretches our razors even further. Woot!

Keeping your razor blades dry helps them last longer. Rubbing alcohol is a drying agent and when you immediately dip your razor in it after you get out of the shower it does the trick. (Store your rubbing alcohol in a spill-proof container, especially if you plan to travel with it.)

Tip: Since your shower is moist and wet, I don’t recommend that you put your razor back in it once you’ve dipped it.

Now it’s your turn.

How do you save money on razor refills?

20 Comments

  1. Dione
    Dione01-10-2014

    My husband got hooked on these awhile back too. We just discovered something called dollar shave club that sends out 4 razor blades every month (and a handle the first month at no extra cost). We picked the one that looked the most like the gillette fusion proglide and it’s $9 a month for all 4 blades. The best part is they’re delivered right to your door. And, my husband loves them as much as the gillette ones, so we’re all happy!

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson01-11-2014

      Hi Dione! I’ve heard of Dollar Shave Club, but we’ve never tried it. I’m glad to know of another option. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Tory S.
    Tory S.01-10-2014

    Thank you so much! I use Amazon for everything, but had never thought about looking for razor refills. I did exactly what you did (years ago) and bought about ten razors for nearly free, and now needed refills. I was too cheap to get them at Walmart. Just ordered from Amazon for $17.79 subscribe and save + coupon. Much better price!

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson01-11-2014

      Hi Tory! I’m relieved to hear that I’m not the only one that’s too cheap to buy the refills at Walmart! :O)

      I’m excited that you were able to snag this deal too; thanks for letting me know.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage01-16-2014

    I’m not sure I completely understand, but I’m interested in reading more about Subscribe and Save with Amazon. I have a couple of products I have to order through them somewhat regularly.

    Blessings,
    Laura

    • Tshanina
      Tshanina01-16-2014

      Laura,
      Each time you order an item through Subscribe and Save you receive a discount of 5% (whether you receive it every month or every six months).

      If you have 5 separate Subscribe and Save items that arrive in the same month, you receive a discount of 15% on each item. For instance, if you order razors, toilet paper, toothpaste, etc. under the Subscribe and Save option and they are all delivered in the same month, you’ll receive a discount of 15% for all of your items. If they arrive in separate months, you’ll only receive your 5% discount.

      I love Subscribe and Save not only for the discount but also for the free shipping!

      Hopefully that helps you understand a bit better!

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  5. Carrie
    Carrie01-17-2014

    I just love this idea of buying razors on Amazon. Amazon normally has the best prices on everything. I have also featured this post on this week’s Follow our Thrift linky – http://simplifiedsaving.com/2014/01/365-day-savings-challenge-and-a-free-printable/

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson01-17-2014

      I totally agree Carrie!

      Thanks for sharing this and spreading the love so others are also able to save!

  6. Shecki
    Shecki01-30-2014

    I hadn’t even thought about looking for razors on Amazon, thanks! My dh gets his at Costco, but they don’t carry MY brand, so I’ll be checking. They’re SO expensive!

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson01-31-2014

      I totally agree Shecki, razor refills are outrageously expensive! Fingers crossed that you’ll be able to find your brand at a fabulous deal on Amazon.

      Thanks for stopping by and joining the conversation!

  7. Adelien Tan
    Adelien Tan02-05-2014

    My husband just by in a bulk package in the supermarket.

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson02-06-2014

      That’s great that he finds a fabulous deal at the store! Thanks for sharing Adelien!

  8. Linda
    Linda02-07-2014

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson02-08-2014

      You’re welcome Linda!

  9. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth02-13-2014

    Another way to save on blades – extend the blade’s life span by blow drying it after using it. My husband likes the expensive brands (currently Hydro 5, $21.00 for 8 pk) and is able to use the same blade for 4 weeks!

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson02-13-2014

      Thanks for the fabulous tip Elizabeth! I’ll definitely pass this on to my hubby!

  10. heidi
    heidi02-25-2014

    You can use coupons on amazon? And with this subscribe and save can I joina and cancel as I please….meaning when I see a good offer join then cancel after I get it?

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson02-26-2014

      Heidi, Amazon has their own coupons (see a full list here – http://ow.ly/u1eQK) for particular items. So, to answer your question, yes, you can use coupons, but only Amazon’s coupons.

      Yes, with subscribe and save you can subscribe and cancel as often as you’d like. (If it’s the best price around, I’m not sure why you would want to though.) I don’t recommend that you cancel until you’ve receive your item.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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