Patients can get cheap Contour glucose test strips by purchasing bulk amounts from online retailers such as Amazon.com. On the site, a box of 200 strips is available for around $45 and a box of 100 for around $25 as of June 2015.
An alternative to general retail sites such as Amazon.com and eBay is to use an online pharmaceutical site. Sites such as ADW Diabetes sell a wide range of health-related items, including Contour glucose test strips. On the site, a box of 50 can be purchased for around $25 instead of the retail price of around $55 as of June 2015. While not as cheap as through Amazon.com, the supply of strips from specific pharmaceutical sites is likely to be more regular.
No matter which type of site the strips are purchased from, buyers should check certain details before purchasing. Among most important are the product originality and unopened, undamaged packaging upon arrival. With online purchasing, there is always a risk of the product not being as described and advertised; in such cases, buyers need to report any concerns and avoid using the product. It is also a good idea to check postage costs as these can turn a cheap purchase into a very expensive one.