Week 3: Dollar Shave Club
I just joined the Dollar Shave Club. It isn’t quite a dollar, but it is still a pretty good deal. There is actually a $1.00 a month option, but you have to pay an additional $2.00 for shipping so I went ahead and “splurged” for the $6.00 a month option with free shipping and higher quality razor blades. For $6.00 you receive four, four-blade razor cartridges a month and a free handle the first month you sign up. I don’t usually go through four razor blades/cartridges a month so I don’t anticipate this being a monthly expense for me, I will probably pause my subscription after a few months because at that point I will have a good stock of razor blades.
For me this will definitely be a savings since I currently use a Gillette razor with refill cartridges that cost $12.00-$13.00 for a pack of four (so a 50% savings!). I think you can buy some cheap disposable razors that might cost a little less, but I hate throwing extra plastic away and I also hate cutting myself while shaving so I am not fond of the cheap disposable razors. I also found a website where you could buy large quantities of razors blades and save a few extra cents per blade, but I’m not sure I need excessive quantities of razors blades filling up my bathroom cabinets. Additionally, according to their website the “Dollar Shave Club couldn’t be simpler. Select one of [their] great blades, pay only for the cost of your blades, and [they] send ’em right to your door every month.” I definitely like simple as well as having items shipped directly to my door.
I should mention that the site is geared toward men, but I have no problem using a razor with a black handle instead of a pink one. If you are currently paying for razor blades from a name brand company you might find this to be a money saving deal as well!
For those of you who are interested in joining or learning more about the company, here is a referral link they gave me when I signed up: Dollar Shave Club. Their referral program allows you to earn a $5.00 credit for every friend that signs up so if you have a few friends that shave and like saving money you might actually be able to get a few razor blades for free.
Oh and one more thing, try to keep your razor blades dry after you use them and they will last longer!