Recently a cost-conscious colleague told me she orders all her home goods online. When I asked her which service she used, she said Drugstore.com. I had never heard of Drugstore.com, so I went right home to investigate…and was instantly hooked. If you're new to Drugstore.com and Beauty.com, this post will give you helpful hints to jump right in and start saving.

1. How Drugstore.com / Beauty.com helps you save money.

Here are just some of the savings you will find:

  • Auto reorder & save: Automatic 10% discount on reorders.
    • Say you normally purchase Dawn dishwashing liquid for $3.99. When you set your account up to auto-reorder it at set intervals, you save 10%—so you pay $3.99 – $0.39 = $3.60
  • ShopRunner membership: Get free shipping.
    • Normally all orders ship free only after your cart reaches a $25 balance. A ShopRunner membership means every order ships free.
  • Volume discounts: Get steeper discounts when buying in bulk.
    • Save an extra 20-50% when ordering at least 2 of a qualifying item.
  • Drugstore Dollars program: Earn 5% back in shopper credits.
    • Dollars automatically accrue with each order—so if you place a $50 order, you accrue $2.50 that you can use as cash for future orders.

2. How to get started with Drugstore.com / Beauty.com.

Both sites are free to use, and getting started is easy.

3. See the savings at Drugstore.com / Beauty.com for yourself!

Save on Dawn lavender 24 oz dishwashing liquid:

  • Walgreens.com price: $5.79 (no coupon)
  • Drugstore.com price: $3.99 – $0.25 online coupon = $3.74

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick, Cognac:

  • Sephora.com price: $20.oo (no coupon)
  • Beauty.com price: $10.00 (clearance price)