You would be surprised by the amount of people I encounter who are unwilling to buy condoms. They find them far too expensive to purchase and, to be fair to them, if you purchase from some locations (supermarkets, pharmacies etc.), they can be incredibly expensive. However, you do have to remember that having a kid or contracting a sexual disease is going to be far more expensive in the long run. On this page, I am going to show you a few ways to help save cash on your condom purchases.
Your first option is to keep an eye out for deals on condoms at your local pharmacy or supermarket. They do not roll around that often, because the market for condoms is not all that competitive. People tend to buy condoms from one place and do not go anywhere else; changing locations means that they are going to need to get over the awkwardness again. If they do run an offer, it will tend to be “buy one get one free,” and this will often include a mix and match with lubricants and other items that can be used for sex.
However, and I have got to be honest with you here, even when condoms are on sale in these stores, the prices are still going to be pretty high. Unless you absolutely need sex within the next couple of days, steer clear of these stores. It is not going to be worth it.
Instead, you are going to want to be heading online. Few stores that you should check out are:
Online prices are cheaper. This is because online stores tend to have far lower overheads than retail outlets, and these savings are passed onto customers that they deal with. In addition to this, they tend to ship to more locations than retail outlets and, as a result, they sell more condoms. That means that they are able to get better buying terms from wholesalers and, again, these savings are passed on to consumers. To cap it off, the online market is far more competitive than the High Street when it comes to condoms, so they know that they have to offer the lowest possible price in order to grab your attention. This is obviously going to be beneficial to you if you shop around.
Another benefit of purchasing online is the fact that you are going to have more than enough condoms to choose from. Stores on the High Street tend to stick to just one or two brands at the most. Even the most basic of online stores will have dozens of brands and sizes to choose from. Choice is, obviously, always a good thing.
One tip that I have for getting condoms on a budget is to grab some discount vouchers online. As I mentioned previously, retailers in the world of condoms are highly competitive in prices on their website already. However, in order to drive customers their way, they will also release discount codes into the marketplace. You will be able to find these discount codes on all manner of websites.
If you sign up to the mailing lists of some of your favorite condom retailers, you will probably get a few discount coupons landing in your inbox every so often which, of course, means that you are going to be able to save even more money!
Buying Condoms In Bulk
If you really wish to save a good amount of cash, you can purchase good quality condoms for less than $0.20 each. You will have to purchase them in boxes of 100, although, it is always good to have a few spare condoms hanging around. However, if you do not have sex all that frequently, do make sure that you check the expiration date on the condoms. The expiration date is quite often pretty far into the future, but the last thing you ever want to be doing is using a condom that is close to expiring or has expired. It will not work.
Here are some cheaper condoms that I found:
# Caution Wear Iron Grip Snugger Fit Condoms – 100-Pack just $19.99
# Caution Wear Classic Plain Lubricated Condoms – 100-Pack
$19.99 $15.99 (sale)
# Okamoto Crown Skin Less Skin Condoms – 100 pack
$24.95 $19.99 (sale)
# Atlas Ultra-Thin Condoms – 100-Pack
$22.99 $17.99 (sale)
# Caution Wear Black Ice Ultra Thin Condoms – 100-Pack $19.99
# Atlas Extra Large Condoms – 100-Pack $22.99
One of the benefits of purchasing condoms in bulk is the fact that you are going to save a lot of cash. Many stores on the High Street will sell condoms for $1.00 each in packets, on average. This is good if you need the condoms there and then, but the cost will quickly rack up if you are having sex four or five times a week. If you purchase in bulk, you will get condoms for less than a tenth of that, which will, of course, help you to save considerable sums of cash in the long term. It also means that you are going to have condoms ready at all times—no more early morning dashes to the local 24 hour pharmacy or retail store!
Get Them For Free
Now, if you really can’t afford condoms, there is one more option available to you. You can obtain them the local sex clinic, or, perhaps, in the public toilets of your favorite bar, as some give them away for free. However, please do make this your last resort.
There are a lot of people out there who really can’t afford condoms at all, not even at $0.10 a go, so these condoms are really for them to ensure that they practice safe sex. You do not want to take up the whole supply just because you can.
Bear in mind that other people need to use them. Even if you absolutely must use a clinic to get your condoms, only take what you need. If you are taking huge handfuls of condoms, you are being unfair to other people who need them.
Don’t Buy Novelty Condoms
As a final word of warning here, if you are buying cheap condoms you absolutely must make sure that you purchase them from a reputable supplier. There are plenty of companies out there that do not sell legitimate condoms. These are dangerous to use. Thankfully, all of the condom websites that we mention on this website are known to be reputable companies, so if you purchase from one of these companies, you can be sure that they are actually going to work for you.