One thing I hate more than running out of something and having to shell out top dollar for it is to then see the same item on sale shortly after, especially at half price.
After buying around 8 months supply late last year at half price, I was on my second last Schick Hydro 5 blades and watching for another great special .
Coles came to the party yesterday with 6 packs at half price for $13 each so I bought 3 packs so I am sorted until next year.
Whilst the Schick blades are an infrequent half price special, there are many other expensive items which are more frequently on sale at great special prices.
Dynamo 1.8 L for $10 instead of $20.
Fluffy fabric softener for $3.50 instead of $7.00.
Colgate Max Fresh toothpaste for $2.40 instead of $4.80.
Viva paper towels for $1.75 instead of $3.50.
Kleenex 9 packs of toilet rolls for $4.00 instead of $8.00.
And so on.
Of course, consumers need to be able to manage their own personal finances but with some careful planning to get the best possible specials, they could get a better outcome even if paying on credit cards.
I am not endorsing or promoting any of the above products but simply using them as an example of my regulat experiences.