So we're allergic to almost all of the standard beauty products, especially those with petroleum in them. That really limits our choices. And there are some serious dry/cracked lips around here right now. There are just two lip products that work for us, one is $3.99 a tube (the good stuff it's mostly all vitamin E) and the other is $2.50 (not quite as nice as the other but still good).
I went searching on Amazon and I can get a box of the first product $30 for 12. That's $2.50 each and on a box I'd save $17.88 over the store. The other one is $48 for a box of 24, that saves me 50 cents each so $12 bucks saved for the box.
DH thinks I'm crazy to buy full boxes and drop nearly $80 in one shot. I figure they don't expire and they'll last a good two-three or more.
I know if I go to the store and bought a few at a time I'm "only" spending $10 for that trip - but those $10's add up! This way I've saved $30 total.
I think the idea of all that money up front scared him a bit but the math is sound and it makes total sense to me as long as we have the money available. I can think of a lot of ways to use that extra $30!
on Dec. 13, 2013 at 9:48 AM