Multipurpose disinfectant wipes are popular for a good reason — they are super convenient for cleaning. But they can also be pretty expensive if you aren’t watching or calculating the price you pay per wipe. Ultimately that convenience can really add up.
Always calculate the cost per wipe to determine whether or not you’re getting a good deal. To do that, I divided the price by the number of wipes you’re purchasing. For example, Target sells 75 Up & Up Disinfectant Wipes for $3.19. Divide $3.19 by 75 to get $0.04 per wipe. This is overall the lowest cost per wipe I’ve found — (although, I have more hacks below that can get you wipes for even cheaper sometimes!).
1. Buy higher-count packages to cut down your cost per wipe.
When it comes to disinfectant wipes, there’s a general rule: the bigger the package, the more you’ll save.
It might be tempting to purchase cheaper packs of wipes for a lower out-of-pocket price, but if you do the math, a higher wipe count tends to equal a lower price per wipe.
For example, if you purchase just 35 Clorox Disinfectant Wipes from Target, you’ll pay $0.10/wipe. But if you get Target’s 3-pack of 75-count Clorox Disinfectant Wipes totaling 225 wipes, the price drops to $0.06/wipe.
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2. Pay as low as $0.03 per wipe when you opt for generic brands.
Generic store-brand wipes cost $0.04/wipe without any additional discounts at Walmart, Amazon, Sam’s Club, and Target. But if you choose Subscribe & Save on Amazon, you can pay as low as $0.03 per generic wipe. That’s the lowest cost per wipe we’ve seen.
3. Get wipes for $0.03 each when you opt for soft packaging on Amazon.
Amazon sells Lysol Disinfectant Wipes in a regular canister for $0.04/wipe or in soft packages for $0.03/wipe.
So if you don’t mind your Lysol Disinfectant Wipes getting delivered to you in soft packages (imagine packaging similar to baby wipes instead of hard canisters), then you can save another cent per wipe.
4. Use store discounts to get generic wipes for $0.03 from Target and Amazon.
Amazon offers a 15% Subscribe & Save discount on their brand of disinfecting wipes when you sign up to receive at least five products using Subscribe & Save.
Their 15% S&S discount drops the generic Amazon Basics Disinfecting Wipes from $0.05/wipe to $0.04/wipe.
Or use your Target Red Card to save an additional 5% on Target’s Up & Up store brand. Just using a RedCard discount will drop the cost down to $0.03/wipe from $0.04/wipe.
5. Shop Costco, Sam’s Club, and Amazon to pay $0.04/wipe for name-brand disinfectant wipes.
Get name-brand Lysol Disinfectant Wipe canisters for as cheap as $0.04/wipe without any other discounts from Amazon and Costco. Compare that to $0.06 per wipe at Target and $0.07 at Walmart. Sam’s Club also sells name-brand Clorox Wipes for $0.04/wipe.
6. Look for cash-back gift card deals on disinfectant wipes using your Target Circle app.
Target regularly offers gift cards, similar to cash back, when you reach a certain spending amount within a department — like the Home department.
For example, you’ll often see a deal to get a $15 Target Gift Card when you spend $50 on Home products. You’ll find these deals indicated with red text next to eligible products within the Target Circle app or on display signage in the store.
Stack these deals with your 5% Target Red Card savings for an even deeper discount.
7. Use coupons on Clorox or Lysol Disinfectant Wipes.
After downloading The Krazy Coupon Lady app, you’ll have access to gobs of coupons — including coupons for Clorox or Lysol Disinfectant Wipes. Make sure to check out our printable coupons page before you shop, too. Use these manufacturer coupons at places that sell disinfectant wipes, like Walmart, Target, and Dollar Tree.
Look for $1/2 Lysol Disinfectant Wipes 30-count or larger. Also seek out $2/1 Clorox Disinfectant Wipes (35-count or larger).
And it’s rare, but we’ve seen $1/1 Seventh Generation Disinfectant with a coupon as well.
8. Get Clorox Disinfecting Wipes for $0.06/wipe from Dollar Tree.
It’s not the best price per wipe, but it’s not awful either. And they do accept manufacturer coupons.
At the time of writing this, Dollar Tree featured an 80-count canister of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes for $5, or $0.06/wipe. If you use a $1/2 Lysol Disinfectant Wipes coupon, it will drop the price down to $0.05/wipe.