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Experts explore the conveniences and savings of shopping for personal goods online.

Savings Experiment: Online Drugstores
Would you rather go to a drugstore around the corner or online?
I prefer going to a retail shop.4904 (42.2%)
I've always traveled to stores, but I may try online.5002 (43.0%)
I prefer shopping online for drugstore products.1722 (14.8%)
Did you find our video on online drugstores helpful?
Yes, it's a great idea266 (25.9%)
Yes, useful and entertaining243 (23.7%)
Not sure, didn't watch326 (31.7%)
No192 (18.7%)
We all shop at local drugstores for health and beauty needs, but with gas prices on the rise, online drugstores are a great way to get all of your personal items without leaving the comfort of your home. As an added bonus, shopping online can actually save you money versus shopping at a brick and mortar store.

Online drugstores offer many of the same brands and products that are available to you at your local retailer. In fact, with Amazon.com's Subscribe and Save program, you can save up to 15 percent off your go-to cleaning supplies, baby care products and more. Shipping is free, and you can even set how often your delivery comes. If you want to cancel, you can do so at any time with no hidden charges.

With sites like Drugstore.com and Soap.com, you can stock up on hygiene and beauty products, and score free shipping after reaching a certain dollar amount in your shopping cart. Soap.com also has a savings program called My 5 Faves, which automatically gives you 10 percent off of five frequently purchased items of your choice.

medicine onlineOn top of that, sites often offer instant coupons, while also honoring manufacturer coupons, which means you can easily double up on your savings. Just check your online drugstore's coupon policy -- some require that you mail the hard coupons in ahead of time.

So, the next time you need to replenish your toiletries, think twice about driving to the store. With just a few clicks of your mouse, you can save both time and money.

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