Which Online Shaving Retailer Saves You the Most?

Razor blade kit

The following is presented for informational purposes only.

For something that you continually throw away and purchase again, razor blades are expensive. Many drugstores even keep them in a locked case.

Shave clubs make it easier, and less expensive, to replenish your supply, but which offers the best service at the best price? Let’s take a look.

Dollar Shave Club

Dollar Shave Club is one of the most well-known and popular clubs. Their basic plan (The 4X) is $6 for four cartridges ($1.50 each) and includes free shipping. You can choose to receive cartridges every month or every other month. Your first shipment comes with a handle ($5 if you ever want to add a new handle to your shipment) and a trial size of their shaving cream.

They also have The Executive plan which is a better razor; $9 for four cartridges ($2.25 each) and free shipping. The starter package also includes a handle and trial shaving cream. With this plan, you can choose monthly, bi-monthly, or select your own shipping date.

As an added bonus, Dollar Shave Club also sells skin care and shaving essentials that you can include in your delivery boxes at a reasonable price.

Harry’s

Harry’s offers a trial set that comes with one handle, one cartridge, and a trial-size shave gel for $8 with free shipping. After that, you can receive 8 cartridges for $14.96 ($1.87 each) on your own shipping schedule. Shipping is free. You can easily change your shipping to meet your needs. And with 8 cartridges, you have enough to last at least two months, maybe more.

They only have the one option for cartridges, but do sell a variety of other products for skin care and shaving that you can add on to your shipment.

Billie

Unlike Dollar Shave Club and Harry’s, Billie features razors developed specifically for women. Their cartridges feature 5 blades encased in aloe shave soap for a smoother shave. The starter kit is $9 and includes a handle, a magnetic holder, and two cartridges. After that, you can receive four replacement cartridges for $9 whenever you need them, no regular shipping schedules. Shipping is always free.

They only offer one cartridge option, but do offer other shaving essentials that you can add to your order.

Amazon Subscribe & Save

Amazon Subscribe & Save options are available for a variety of products, including razors. The difference here is that you choose your preferred brand and model of razor. While you can always make a one-time purchase, with Subscribe & Save you can 5 percent off the regular price with your first order and 15 percent off on future orders. You can select your own shipping schedule (items usually ship on the 2nd of the month) and, if you are a Prime member, you receive free shipping. You can add other Subscribe & Save products to make replenishing household items easier. Everything from shampoo to toilet paper to pet food. Prices vary based on the brand and items you select.

Choosing the best shave club option for you should include not only the best price, but the razor you like the best. You may want to try starter boxes from the different clubs for comparison to help you make the right decision for you. You can save money with every options, but saving money is meaningless if you don’t like the product you’re buying.

Tagged in Smart shopping, Best Of

Emilie writes about overcoming debt, while balancing trying to eat healthy, stay fit, and have a little fun along the way. You can find more of her work at BurkeDoes.com.

  • The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) is an association of nonprofit consumer organizations that was established in 1968 to advance the consumer interest through research, advocacy, and education. Today, nearly 300 of these groups participate in the federation and govern it through their representatives on the organization's Board of Directors.
  • The National Council of Higher Education Resources (NCHER) is the nation’s oldest and largest higher education finance trade association. NCHER’s membership includes state, nonprofit, and for-profit higher education service organizations, including lenders, servicers, guaranty agencies, collection agencies, financial literacy providers, and schools, interested and involved in increasing college access and success. It assists its members in shaping policies governing federal and private student loan and state grant programs on behalf of students, parents, borrowers, and families.

  • Since 2007, the Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF) has served as a trusted, neutral source of information for more than eight million homeowners. They are partnered with, and endorsed by, numerous major government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of the Treasury.

  • The mission of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD works to strengthen the housing market in order to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; and build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination.

  • The Council on Accreditation (COA) is an international, independent, nonprofit, human service accrediting organization. Their mission is to partner with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards.

  • The National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®), founded in 1951, is the nation’s largest and longest-serving nonprofit financial counseling organization. The NFCC’s mission is to promote the national agenda for financially responsible behavior, and build capacity for its members to deliver the highest-quality financial education and counseling services.