Slash the Cost of Sunscreen in Half

Posted: April 6, 2010 in I Don't Know, Stuff
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Sunscreen is a pricey but necessary summertime expense. Save 50% or more with this sneaky shopping trick and put your money towards something fun.

Over at the financial and frugality blog Wisebread, they’re getting their sun protection on the cheap and you can too. Skip the sunscreen aisle and go right to the body lotions. Lotions with SPF protection are much cheaper than sunscreen. They write:

That’s literally all there is to it. The brand my friend turned me onto was Lubriderm. They make a general moisturizing lotion with an SPF of 15 […]. The price I paid at the nearest Super Target was roughly eight bucks for 16 ounces, versus the same price for 8 ounces of several brands in the sunscreen section.

If you’re going to be in and out of the water or you want a higher SPF than the basic SPF 15 you get from daily use lotions, then you’ll want to shell out for actual sunscreen. For general use around the yard and enjoying summer activities, however, lotions enhanced with basic sunscreen are an economical way to avoid burns. Have a tip or trick for staying sunburn free? Let’s hear about it in the comments. [via Lifehacker via Sunscreen Savings: How to Spend 50 Percent Less without Even Trying (Wisebread)]

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