Before I start let me say that that this post is not sponsored or requested by DollarShaveClub.com at all. We are new members and we LOVE the service and wanted to tell you about it. Full disclosure: we get a $5 credit on our account if you decide to join the club through our link – http://www.dollarshaveclub.com/chicken but this credit is NOT why we’re telling you about the service. They’re fantastic and we want to spread the word.
Every month I grit my teeth as I toss a new pack of razor blades into the shopping cart. I make careful grocery budget notes for myself on weeks when new razor blades are needed. I mean really, what is in those things that makes them so expensive?? I have never understood this. (Don’t even get me started on feminine hygiene products… that’s a rant for another day).
So anyway, when I first saw ads on TV for DollarShaveClub and their $1 razors I thought, “Yeahhh right, what’s the catch?” But then I saw a friend mention them on Facebook, and read about them in a magazine and finally went to their website to find out more about the club.
The 3 Membership Levels
Level 1 – The Humble Twin – $1/monthly (incl. shipping and razor handle)
Okay, so this razor is pretty basic. Two blades, nothing special at all. Roddy has some serious beard growth and his preference is the Mach 4 by Gillette so I knew this one wouldn’t cut it. I am considering joining up and selecting this level for me. At this point I am using those disposable Daisy razors for my legs and frankly, this level couldn’t be worse than those – but for $1 a month and a cancel anytime policy I figure it’s worth taking a chance on.
Level 2 – The 4X – $6/monthly (incl. shipping and razor handle)
This is the level we chose. These razors have 4 blades. The handle has a strong, sturdy weight to it. The razor does not feel at all cheap and according to Roddy they offer a nice close shave. We’re already expecting our second delivery of razors and we’re still not done with the first pack of 4 razors. That speaks volumes about the quality of the blades!
Level 3 – The Executive – $9/monthly (incl. shipping and razor handle)
We looked at this option before signing up. It looks awesome, and that price is still WELL below what we were paying every month for blades, but well… I guess while it looks like a great deal, Roddy just doesn’t need that much razor power. Still, maybe we will upgrade next month just to experience the difference first-hand.
I honestly can’t say enough about the quality here. There is nothing at all about these that feel like an inferior product. There is nothing that makes you say, “Oh, THAT’s why they’re so much cheaper.” They’re the same sturdy quality razors you can buy in the store, delivered to your home every month like clockwork for a fraction of the cost of regular razors and blades. There really is no reason for you not to try this membership program out for yourselves. I guarantee you’ll be singing their praises yourself as soon as the box arrives.
If you’ve heard enough and you’re ready to give them a go, please consider using our link >> http://www.dollarshaveclub.com/chicken
(However if you’d prefer not to, their URL is DollarShaveClub.com)