I confess: I never remember to buy new razor blades.
My husband, a sensitive skin-shaves every day with an old fashioned safety razor type doesn’t understand how I can forget.
You see, the first problem is that I always put off buying them. By the time I really need them, I don’t remember that I need them until I’m in the shower and forget by the time I get to the grocery store. I end up using the same blade for months which works as well as it needs to.
As I was getting in the shower a few weeks ago, I mentioned to him that I needed to get around to getting new blades. We went about our day and came home. He asked if I had gotten the blades. As usual, it had slipped my mind. He told me, “I’m going to sign you up for Dollar Shave Club.”
Despite having used a men’s razor for years, I had never considered the Club an option. After doing a little bit of research on their website, however, I saw that the prices were cheaper than what I would be spending if I was buying razor blades on sale via amazon.com. Not only that, they are auto shipped for my convenience at a schedule that I set up.
So, that was that. For $9/month (all inclusive) I now have 4 top-end razor blades shipped directly to my home. Because I can’t imagine going through blades that quickly, we adjusted the shipments to happen every other month but are able to adjust it back or extend the duration further at any time.
About 4 days after we spent 45 seconds signing up for the Club, I received a package in the mail containing 4 new razor blades, a new razor (you get one when you sign up at no extra cost), a sample of Dr. Carver’s Easy Shave Butter, a humorous pamphlet of bathroom reading and a membership card (which doesn’t get you anything but is a great ad-in).
I used my first new razor blade the next morning and was pleased with it as you can possibly be with a razor and blade. The razor itself is weighted nicely and the blades aren’t so sharp that you’re going to skin yourself. I have used the razor and same blade every day for a full week and haven’t noticed any dulling.
So far, I love my Dollar Shave Club experience. Signing up was fast, easy and I got the product without a long delay. While I did opt for the more expensive $9/month option, there are $1 and $6/month options available. I can cancel at any time without any monetary penalty and I haven’t been continually inundated with email offers to buy more products, sign up my friends or add to my order.
I highly recommend Dollar Shave Club but no, I’m not going to give you my recommendation code so I can earn free months worth of blades. That’s how serious I am that I want you to know how much I’ve enjoyed my Dollar Shave Club experience- I want you to know that I’m not benefitting from it any way if you decide you want to sign up.