Heading to College with Schick
I remember the big deal going off to college was. My parents were awesome. I lived at home to save money, but we got new clothes, new toiletries, had a fun time finding the books I needed, and even picked up some Boise State gear. Getting ready to send me off to college was a rough time to my mom. But it was a special time we shared.
Even with getting scholarships, grants and saving like crazy, it’s an expensive time. And we were determined to not go into debt with my education. It wasn’t something my parents were going to hand me, and I wasn’t willing to take out thousands of dollars in student loans. Going to college was probably the first time I really understood what frugal meant. My sister and I shared a car, so she went to school an hour before her classes started, and I stayed well after mine ended. I wish I had know about couponing back then, I could have saved a fortune! Even just printing a coupon or two for personal products like razors!
I admit it. I’ve stepped way back from how I was using coupons even 6 months ago. When we stopped posting match-ups on our website, I had built up a huge stockpile. I still have about a years worth of toothpaste in my stockpile, more than a year of toothbrushes (even with adding a tiny toothbrush-er) and I just finally ran out of razors. Let me tell you, I wasn’t looking forward to that trip to the store. Mainly because I’m a razor snob. 🙂 Kinda like toilet paper, I only want the best!
I knew we were getting close to running out of razors, so I’ve been watching for a coupon deal. I bought ink, (which I’ve been putting off for months) and got all my ducks in a row. The coupons I’d been waiting for popped up the other day, coupons I love. Buy 1 Get 1 Free, High Value Coupons! Up to $13.99 on one and $7.99 on the other.
They were super easy to find in the store, and for the first time in a long time, I was comparing blades, handle feel (did you know Rite Aid has them out, so you can feel how they’ll fit in your hand?!), and number of blades and cartridges.
For my hubby, I looked at three different razors…
- Schick Hydro 5 Razor
- Schick Xtreme 3 Ultimate Razor
- Schick Slim Twin Razor
I was impressed with the feel of them all, but the Schick Hydro 5 felt really solid in my hand, and I thought my hubby would like that. I wasn’t worried about dropping it and having the plastic split because it feels like solid metal. It’s also now got Vitamin E and Aloe in the skin guards, which will help my husband get a nice close shave.
For me, college was time of change, growth and a new beginning. I wanted to feel good, clean and confident, then, just like I do now.
- Schick Quattro
- Schick Hydro Silk Razor
I chose the Schick Hydro Silk Razor, mainly because it was 5 blades, and came in a sensitive skin version, which is awesome for my super sensitive skin. I have used the regular version in the past, and it doesn’t bother me, but I wanted to try this new type! And since I was getting it for FREE with my coupon, I felt okay to splurge a bit, and try a really nice razor, instead of the 2 blade ones I’m used to! 😀
The Schick Hydro Silk comes with a cool little hanger, that attaches to the tile on your shower, or even your shower caddy if you are heading to a dorm! The men’s Schick Hydro 5 really impressed me. As a mom to young kids, I’m worried they might find a razor and cut themselves. I keep my razor up where they can’t reach it, but my daughter is old enough that she crawls on the counter to get things out of the medicine cabinet. The Hydro 5 clicks into place on the holder, making getting an accidental cut a lot harder to get.
So, indulge your college bound student (or yourself) in a great razor. In fact, send them with a couple (because one’s free).
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schick®. The opinions and text are all mine.