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10 Pregnancy Tests for Under Two Bucks!

by The Stir Bloggers on March 10, 2009 at 12:10 PM

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One-Step Pregnancy Tests, $1.80 for ten, DealExtreme.com

There's lots of CafeMom discussion about which pregnancy tests work best -- the pricier digital ones or the drugstore cheapos. Moms seem to be split depending on what their experience was, although many, many do say the cheapies worked just fine for them.

And since all of those ovulation predictor kits and home pregnancy tests definitely add up, I decided to share a link from a CafeMom to 10 tests for less than two dollars. Here's the scoop.

I came across this bit of thrifty-mom info in Pregnant or Trying to Conceive (please note, it's a private group.) The tests are called One-Step HCG Urine Pregnancy Test Papers -- they come in a ten-pack and shipping is included in the $1.80 price.

They look sort of like lottery tickets, and instructions on the test are in Chinese (you've been forewarned!) but directions on the DealExtreme site are in English. And of course they're pretty basic -- you pee on a piece of paper and then it's two lines equals positive (pregnant) and one line equals negative.

Comments from users were generally positive -- the tests seem to work! You just need to plan ahead a little so you have the tests on hand when you're ready to use them.

If you're TTC, good luck! :)

Which home pregnancy tests did you go with? Did you use the more expensive digital ones or the budget-friendly drugstore variety?


Filed Under: pregnancy signs, recession guide, trying to conceive

Comments

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  • Tessa...
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    TessaBianca

    March 10, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    Everyone I know who has used the digitals got a false positive. That's 4 people including me and 2 others I witnessed the results with my own eyeballs. Buy the cheapo tests ;)


  • Fragi...
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    Fragile_Girl

    March 10, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    I tried one of the digital ones and the stupid thing would not work right. (but I pulled the stick back out of it after three minutes and there were two blue lines on it...but as far as it showing the didgital results it did not.). I used a First response test and it came up positive. I have used the dollar store ones too and they work fine, too. And I know others that say that the dollar store ones work fine.


  • alpha...
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    alphabits2003

    March 10, 2009 at 1:40 PM

    all the digital tests will have 2 blue lines on the stick inside....it's the color variation of the blue that the test looks for.  I've used both and had equally successful resultrs


  • RanaA...
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    RanaAurora

    March 10, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    I went with the more expensive NON-digital ones.
    Digital tests take a higher concentration of hormones, so you're much more likely to get a false negative.


  • Cafe...
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    Cafe MicheleZ

    March 10, 2009 at 2:36 PM

    Wow! Thanks for all this great info, ladies. I thought the digital ones were better! Now I know they're not. Sometimes I feel like I should buy stock in pregnancy tests!


  • heath...
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    heatherama

    March 10, 2009 at 5:04 PM

    I took three generic pregnancy tests that yielded negative results before breaking down and buying a non-digital name brand test--it was positive.
    I was pretty sure I was pregnant already. I just felt pregnant.


  • BatGi...
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    BatGirl1415

    March 10, 2009 at 5:18 PM

    Cool. :-)

    Yeah, cheap ones are just fine.


  • FIVEH...
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    FIVEHAPPYHEARTS

    March 11, 2009 at 1:12 AM

    WELL HER IS SOMETHING FUNNY LOL MY BABY WAS ONLY A DOLLAR MY FRIEND WAS JUST TEASING ME HEHE AND SHE WENT TO A DOLLAR STORE AND BOUGHT ME A PREGNANCY TEST AND IT WAS POSTIVE SO MY BABY ONLY COST ME A DOLLAR TO FIND OUT I WAS PREGO


  • jeni0323
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    jeni0323

    March 11, 2009 at 7:34 PM

    I used a  ClearBlueEasy Digital and It worked for me. I was 4 days late with  my period. I got a big fat positive.


  • WillDoDa
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    WillDoDa

    March 13, 2009 at 9:38 AM

    With my first, I used a dollar store test one day and it wasn't positive, but I just couldn't believe it, so I went and bought the cheapo Kmart brand one and it was a BFP!

    With the second, I didn't know I was pregnant, I went to the dr for a med but told them they might as well do a pregnancy test to rule it out. HA! :)

    With this one, I used the cheapest Walmart Brand one, worked fine.


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