Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Tip From "The Frugal Guru" - Using the Same Razor ALL Year?? (+ Deal Scenario)

Clark Howard, a "consumer warrior" talk radio host, received a tip from a listener who proclaimed that a razor blade (or 5 blades, as they are today) could be used for a whole YEAR!  Clark didn't believe it, so he tried it for himself.  By simply blotting his razor with a washcloth after shaving, he prevented it from rusting and it did indeed last a year.  He did admit that the last month or so was a little rough, but overall he was quite impressed with the thrifty idea!  My husband put it to the test as well and was quite surprised.  He determined that it was definitely worth the 5 seconds to dry off the razor.

Even if you think I'm crazy or are just skeptical of using the same razor blade for a year, you're in luck!  There are plenty of good deals on razors if you are patient.  Most of these deals are at drugstores like CVS and Walgreens.  In fact, CVS is having a great deal this week: Gillette Fusion ProGlide power or manual razors are on sale for $9.99 and will produce a $5 ECB (basically store credit you can use on your next purchase).  So now you're thinking, "Okay, it's effectively $4.99 - that's nothing to write home about"...but the deal gets better when you throw in a $4 coupon found in the P&G newspaper insert from this past Sunday (7/31/11).  That lowers the effective cost to $0.99!  Not a bad deal for a 5-blade razor...but it's more impressive thinking that it could last you all year long :).

(Thanks Hip2Save & Clark Howard!)

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