Monday, 1 February 2010

A Quick Pregnancy Test

How, using a pregnancy test, can you discover if you are pregnant without having to squeeze out a single drop of urine. In fact, without even opening the packet?

Um, well no, before I give you the answer, you have to do the test first.

Have a look at this picture:

Admittedly not the clearest of pictures, I surreptitiously snapped it at my local Superdrug store this afternoon. It shows two boxes of pregnancy tests one (to the left) contains two tests and is for sale at £10.79. The other (on the right) contains just one test - exactly the same brand and sensitivity - but, whilst it normally retails at £7.99, it is selling with the offer buy one get one free.

So which one would you buy. Two in one pack for £10.79, or two in two packs for £7.99?

If you chose to pay £10.79 for the two-pack then allow me to congratulate you on your pregnancy.

Because surely only the nappy-headed amongst you would consider spending a needless £2.80 for the same number of tests.

If not, you're with me. And you'll be delighted to know I invested in quite a few boxes.

'Cause nothing says pessimism like a basket full of pregnancy tests.


  1. Only an Infertile can price shop the best rates for any pregnancy test! I firmly believe this is why Dollar Store pregnancy tests were invented.

    I would really like to support you comparison shopping skills more, but I can't compute pounds to dollars. ;-)

  2. I'd just buy the single box, because really, that's all I need right? Why even get the free one that would come with it. I'm so confident. ;)

  3. Just pictures of those bless-ed pee sticks is enough to scare me. I rarely bought those things at all after the first couple years or so.

  4. And I buy those suckers in bulk from some online place...just in case we need them. So ladies, if you have a need...just call me. I ship cheap! ;)

  5. Your last line gave me a good sob/chuckle combination, as I'd just placed my large order on

  6. Busted, you don't have to do the conversion, just pretend all the prices I gave were in dollars! Now which would you buy?

    But of course Rambler, and for the same reason I presume you have already thrown away your 'period' knickers 'cause you won't need them again.

    Lost In Space, i like to have a good supply just as a way to bring on my period should it be slow.

    False economy Nikus, you know if you get a postive you'll be straight out buying the expensive tests, just to check.

    You've gotta buy that domain Bunny, you'd make a fortune.

  7. Following your good example I have just returned with the following purchases: three different types of pregnancy test AND an economy pack of sanitary napkins...

  8. I once got H to buy three sorts of cheap pregnancy test and some tampons. Apparently, the check-out girl LOOKED at him.

  9. Bwahahaha.
    Here in Oz, we now have "price per unit" listed on most items and people STILL can't work out the best deal.

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