It’s just so easy to grab a pack of batteries off the rack in CVS, Rite Aid, ShopRite or any other supermarket or convenience store. They’re right there by the checkout counter, ready and waiting to power up your gear. But here’s the problem: those brand name batteries are ridiculously overpriced. Even the store brand batteries hanging next to Energizer and Duracell batteries are pricey.
Take our advice — instead of waiting until you run out of batteries and then overpaying, stock up on batteries now from Amazon and you’ll save a bundle of cash in the process.
In terms of performance and longevity, the difference between brand names like Duracell and off-brand batteries like the ones sold by AmazonBasics is a much debated topic, but let’s forget about it entirely for a moment. The bottom line is that you pay twice as much or even more for brand names, and they absolutely do not last for twice as long. It’s that simple.
How inexpensive are off-brand batteries compared to store prices? Check out these deals on Amazon right now:
AmazonBasics AA Performance Alkaline Batteries (48-Pack): $13.49 with free Prime shipping ($0.28 per battery)
AmazonBasics AAA Performance Alkaline Batteries (20-Pack): $7.99 with free Prime shipping ($0.40 per battery)
AmazonBasics C Cell Everyday Alkaline Batteries (12-Pack): $11.74 with free Prime shipping ($0.98 per battery)
AmazonBasics 9 Volt Everyday Alkaline Batteries (8-Pack): $9.99 with free Prime shipping ($1.25 per battery)