Health & Beauty

Chemist Direct : Review

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We all know that buying toiletry essentials, family essentials and medicines can be an expensive and difficult task. There are so many medicines on the market and can be highly priced, if you are like me I am always shopping around for the best prices. This is where Chemist Direct can help, offering branded products at competitive prices.

Chemist Direct LogoFor my review I was given a £50 voucher to spend with Chemist Direct to stock up on my cupboard essentials for my family. With expected categories such as Medicines, vitamins, toiletries etc you can easily find what your looking for. I was also pleasantly surprised to find a Pet Health section! I wasted no time hanging about and quickly got to work.

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A couple of items which I ordered.

Within no time I’d found the items I required and got them ordered. If you are ordering medicines, before placing your order you are requested to complete a pharmacist check, here you are expected to answer a few easy questions regarding certain items in your basket. For me I was mainly asked about my dog medication, painkillers, hayfever medication and hydrocortisone cream. From order to delivery took about 5 working days and I was very pleased with the swiftness and also the contact from Chemist Direct as their was a problem with an item I’d ordered – I shall tell you more about that soon.

Chemist Direct 1For £51.50 including delivery I ordered this lot and I am very pleased with my overall savings!

Chemist Direct 4 Chemist Direct 3 Chemist Direct 2Allergy & Hayfever Relief Tablets (Zirtek Equivalent) x 6 – Chemist Direct Price £6.72 for 6×30 packs. These were my hugest saving of my whole basket, with an RRP of £83.40 there is 6 months worth of hayfever tablets (Cetirizine Hydrochloride) and are not to be missed (equivalent of just short of 0.4p per tablet!). Their Zirtek equivilent are availble in supermarkets for roughly £2 per packet, contain 7 tablets and work out at 28.6p per tablet!

Listerine Mouthwash Coolmint (500ml) – Chemist Direct Price £3.59. Available in some supermarket offers at £3 for the equivalent 500ml bottle. No saving here.

Right Guard Xtreme Fresh 72hr Anti-Perspirant Deodorant – Chemist Direct price £1. Available in supermarkets also at the same price.

Calpol Six Plus Sugar Free Suspension Liquid (200ml) – Chemist Direct price £4.99. Available in some supermarkets/pharmacies at £5.99 – A small but decent saving to any parent who buys this product frequently.

Bassetts Soft & Chewy Early Health Vitamins (30 day pack) – Chemist Direct price £2.05. Availble in most supermarkets at £3.60 – A very decent saving.

Garnier Nutrisse Creme Light Brown 6Chemist Direct price £6.19. Available in most supermarkets at £5.78.

Drontal Plus Flavour Bone Shaped Worming Tablet For Dogs Triple PackChemist Direct price £6.98. Another great saving here as these are available in packs of 2 at our local pet superstore for £11, the pack I ordered was a triple pack.

Advantage 250 For Dogs Chemist Direct price £14.49. This product I have been buying from our vet clinic since Teegan came to live with us of which I have been paying £23 every 3 months for so I am delighted to have found yet another great saving for Teegan’s flea treatment.

Hc45 Hydrocortisone CreamChemist Direct price £3.49. Now this product I originally ordered to replace an item which I lost on prescription to treat a skin irritation on my forehead. During the pharmacist questions I was asked if I was intending to use this product on my face (which I was) as a result I was offered a replacement product which I accepted. I now have the Eucerin Replenishing Face Cream as a replacement, a rather a large increase in price from £3.49 to £9.89 but I was not charged the difference which is excellent customer service from Chemist Direct!

All in all we have had a really positive experience with Chemist Direct and shall certainly be ordering with them again. Also if you spend over £40 you get free delivery, which is a saving of £3.49 from their Standard Delivery (within 5 working days).


**This is not a sponsored post, I was provided with a £50 discount to spend with Chemist Direct to test and review their service. All words and opinions are my own. Most price comparisons were completed with ASDA, Boots and Pets At Home (except the Advantage 250 for dogs).

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