BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: Purchase drugstore items at discount stores - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: Purchase drugstore items at discount stores

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Where do you buy your over-the-counter medicines, toothpaste, and bathroom supplies?

If you're like millions of Americans, the answer is the drugstore. But, a new survey shows just how pricey that can be.

When it comes to over-the-counter medicines, facial lotion, and soap, most of us shop wherever it's most convenient at the time.

A new price comparison by the website cheapism.com found that you may want to purchase your drugstore items at discount stores.

It compared a basket of non-prescription items like toothpaste and deodorant at Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, Target, and grocery chains. Click here to see the full report from our sister station WTOL.

Walmart was the price winner: $50.47. Target was just pennies away: $50.77 cents. The grocery store was $5 dollars more expensive, at $55.72. Drugstore chains were even more expensive.

The problem is that many shoppers don't bother to compare, because they pick up these items with their prescriptions, which often cost next to nothing.

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