Spokane Regional Networking, Social Media, Professional and Business Development
Like one in four Americans, I have diabetes. Like many of you, money is tight right now for our family. So when our new insurance refused to pay for the whole number of test strips I go through in a day, I started shopping around for the best out-of-pocket deal.
A lady on a diabetes forum told me about American Diabetes Wholesale, which sells 200 test strips for $52 and throws in the meter free. (It’s an Infopia Element Autocode if you’re interested.) This is by far the cheapest price I found, though it’s much more than purchasing with insurance.
But medical supplies aren’t the only deals out there. According to the December 2011 issue of ShopSmart magazine, (a sister publication to Consumer Reports), you can save up to 55 percent by shopping at warehouse clubs. The secret, they report, is to know which items are super savings and which aren’t.