September 16, 2014

3 Travel Items You Can Buy at the Pharmacy

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Tired of spending big bucks on your travel supplies? There are many places to shop affordably for things the specialty stores overcharge you for. One place that’s often overlooked is your local pharmacy chain.
Here are three travel items I like to purchase at my local Walgreens or CVS. The price is right, and all three items suit my desire to be as streamlined and compact as possible on the road.

Cotton cosmetic pads.

By choosing the flat round cosmetic pads instead of cotton balls, I get the same functionality with increased space efficiency.

Travel-sized emery boards.

Walgreens has these in multi-packs wrapped in a paper band for sixty-nine cents at my last price check. No excess packaging, and you’re able to pick up enough for several trips for under a buck. A bargain in anyone’s book.

Compact pharmaceutical containers.

I found compact tubes of aspirin, ibuprofen and acetaminophen at my local CVS. They are all clearly labeled with what’s inside, and can be refilled affordably from the economy sizes of generics that we purchase as a rule. They provide us with a supply of frequently needed pharmaceuticals on the road in a format that the airport security folks are comfortable with.

Pharmacy chains aren’t the only place you can shop for travel items affordably. For more ideas check out the following related posts:

Do you have a favorite place to purchase travel related items inexpensively? Share your shopping secrets below.

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