After hearing about Alice.com on the Clark Howard Show, I wanted to check it out for myself. Alice is a beta site (aka test site) which sells name brand products at a reduced rate. Shipping within the United States is free. Your shopping cart must contain at least 6 items prior to check-out.
I have to admit, it took me about 3 visits to Alice before I had 6 items in my cart. Off the top of my head, I couldn’t think of what I needed. Their little blue ducks
taunted prompted me to pick my brand of shampoo, soap, band-aids, etc. It was daunting!
When I’m low on toiletries, I typically run down to Target. If I want to save big and don’t mind driving to the other side of town, I’ll visit Sam’s Club. I decided to compare a few products available online at Alice with a 4-6 day turn-around and available locally with immediate turn-around.
Alice: $1.36 (after .50 cent coupon)
Alice: $9.19 (after $1.00 coupon)
Sam’s Club: $12.86
Alice: $9.69 each
Sam’s Club: $15.88 for three
Alice: $5.62 each
Target: $5.99 each
Sam’s Club: $15.60 for three
Some of Alice’s prices can’t be beat, not even by the bulk/discount store! So I’ve loaded up my cart, processed my order, and am waiting for delivery.
• In this rough economy, how are you cutting costs?
• Where do you find the best prices?
• Are you brand loyal, or find yourself reaching for the lowest priced item no matter the brand?
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