Not that I’m in the market, but did you know that the Dollar Tree in the Portland Metro area sells pregnancy tests for, well, a dollar? This is a great deal, especially considering a test at any other retail location will set you back at least $8, even with coupons.
But do they work? This articles poses this question and the author concludes:
With something like a pregnancy test, I think it’s probably worth shelling out the extra cash and getting one at [the drug store]: If you can’t afford an $8 pregnancy test, you shouldn’t be trying to have a child anyway. Save the dollar store for wicked baskets and Stryofoam cups.
The author’s condescending tone & elitist attitude aside, he’s totally wrong. The dollar store tests work the same as the over-priced ones–it simply reacts to a certain hormone is secreted by the placenta shortly after fertilization. Either your urine has the hormone or it doesn’t. A false test could be false, or it could mean the hormone isn’t strong enough to trigger the reaction…yet. If the test indicates positive, you’re preggo, baby.
I am one of many that can confidently say that these little dollar store bargains have never failed me. And I’ve used quite a few.
If you’re in the market for a pregnancy test, look for them either in the health & beauty aisle or in the checkout line of your local Dollar Tree.
What do you think? Would you trust a dollar store pee stick?
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