How to Save Money on Sanitary Products

The cost of sanitary products every month can feel like a financial burden. Read on for our tips on reducing the cost.

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The cost of living crisis isn’t just about trying to reduce our energy bills or cutting back on groceries. It affects people who menstruate on a very personal level too and period poverty is on the rise. 

According to Bloody Good Period, it’s estimated that people who menstruate spend an average of £4,800 over their lifetime. The combination of buying sanitary products,  painkillers, and replacing underwear and sheets adds up. So much so that it has become unaffordable to many. 

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Product TypeBrandOwn BrandSaving
Night-time sanitary towels Always Infinity Night Sanitary Towels (10 pack) £3.40Boots Everyday Ultra Night Towels (10 pack) 75p£2.65
Normal winged sanitary towelsBodyform Ultra Fit Normal Winged Sanitary Towels (14 pack) £1.55Superdrug Normal Ultra Towel with wings (14 pack) 85p70p
Tampons with Applicator Tampax Compak Regular Tampons with Applicator (18 pack) £2.50Asda Regular Tampons with Applicator (20 pack) £1.00£1.50
Tampons without applicator Lil Lets Non-Applicator Super Plus Extra Tampons (14 pack) £2.20Tesco Free Spirit Super Plus Non-Applicator Tampons (24 pack) £1.05£1.15
Panty Liners Bodyform Dailies Classic Panty Liners (44 Pack) £1.55Alidi Lunex Breathable Panty Liners (32 pack) 52p£1.03
Sarah-Jane Outten

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