OneTouch Ultra Test Strips 50 count

Where to find the cheapest test strips?

One of the most used items for every diabetic is the blood glucose test strip. Diabetic test strips are used several times throughout the day for measuring blood glucose levels, so as a diabetic, you’ll go through a lot of them quickly. A major question that is probably on every body’s mind is: where do I find the most affordable test strip? Often times, it is difficult to find the best prices to any item, but I am here to clear the air for you on test strip competition.

OneTouch Ultra Test Strips 50 count

Local Pharmacies and Business Chains

Obviously, the first place you’ll look for test strips would be pharmacies and big business chains like CVS or Walmart. You probably think to yourself, “They’re a big business, so they must have the cheapest prices, right?” Wrong. More often than not, these stores will be overpriced because they think that you won’t know where else to go for your diabetic test strips. Fortunately for you, you found this article and will gain the knowledge of how you might be able to save money by purchasing your test strips elsewhere.

Price Breakdown

For an example, let’s look at OneTouch Ultra Test Strips 50 count. At most big retail shops, this box of 50 test strips can range from $70-$80! You would be surprised to find out that you could purchase this test strip for only $29.99 at DiabeticCare.

If you use an average of 3 test strips every day (one for each meal), that is about 90 test strips a month and a total of 1,080 per year. This would cost you $1470 annually at a local pharmacy. Let’s look at the math here:

3 test strips per day x 30 = 90 test strips per month
90 test strips x 12 = 1,080 test strips per year
1080 ÷ 50 = 21.6, roughly about 21 boxes 50 count
21 x $70 = $1,470           (price at a big retail stores)
21 x $29.99 = $599.8      (price at DiabeticCare)

As you can see, you can save roughly $800 every year and can actually save more by purchasing in bundles. Simply, if you purchase from DiabeticCare, you could be spending just $600 or less on test strips each year depending on what brand and bundle option you choose.

Receiving your Test Strips

Not only does purchasing these diabetic test strips from DiabeticCare save you money immediately, it also offers you other savings. Instead of having to spend time and money on gas to drive to a store, test strips bought from DiabeticCare are quickly shipped right to your front door.

With these facts in mind, I hope you have a better idea of how to save money when purchasing your next box of 50 test strips. Feel free to contact us for more information.

By: DiabeticCare editorial team; Published: 11-26-2013, 1:00 PM

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