Saturday, March 12, 2011

Frugal Friday! Zero in on the best buys.

It is Frugal Friday, 1 day late. I found this article in AllYou magazine, March 25, 2011 issue.

Zero in on the best buys

There are many warehouse-club bargains to be had, but these are real steals!

Prescription Drugs

You can save more than 50 percent on common prescriptions at clubs compared with other pharmacies. Be sure to shop around, though, as costs vary between stores within the same chain.

Bottom Line: At Costco, 20-milligram Lisinopril pills (a generic blood pressure drug), cost less than $10 for 100; the price is more than $56 at CVS. That's almost an 82 percent savings!

Big-Ticket Electronics

National discount chains and online retailers offer similar prices as warehouse clubs do on televisions. Where you can find significant savings, however, is on the clubs' generous extended warranties and return policies.

Bottom Line: a 42 inch Vizio LCD HD television comes with a 2 year warranty and a 90 day return policy at Costco. The same TV as Sears costs only $20 more but has a one-year warranty, and you have just 30 days to bring it back.

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