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4 essentials on Amazon that still have purchase limits at local grocery stores

Published Mar 2nd, 2021 8:29AM EST
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  • Rushes of grocery hoarding have been periodically sweeping the nation ever since the coronavirus pandemic first began.
  • For that reason, many grocery stores have instituted purchase limits for several sought-after essentials.
  • Thankfully, Amazon is flush with key essentials and there are no purchase limits for shoppers to worry about.

Each time coronavirus case numbers begin to soar, the first things to disappear from retailers’ shelves are face masks. Thankfully, all the top-sellers are now back in stock at Amazon. #1 best-selling AccuMed earloop masks that used to cost over $30 per box are down to $19.99 right now, and you can get them in three different colors including white, pink, and the ever-popular sleek black option that our readers love so much. Also of note, you can get AccuMed headband masks instead of earloop masks — many people find the elastic headbands to be more comfortable and secure.

Of course, it should go without saying that face masks aren’t the only essentials that can be tough to find on store shelves in many regions right now.

New coronavirus cases are still probably higher than they should be across the US right now, and some health experts like Dr. Fauci think the new mutated strains are about to cause another spike. With that in mind, it’s easy to see why grocery hoarding is still a big problem in many areas. In order to curtail it, plenty of grocery stores have put purchase limits in place on key essentials so that people can’t hoard them. That’s an important policy, of course, but there’s also a pretty big downside: it means people with big families and others with a genuine need for bulk purchases are out of luck. For example, Wegmans recently updated its purchase limits to restrict even more essential items.

Here’s the good news: Amazon still doesn’t have any purchase limits on essentials. With that in mind, we decided to round up five key essentials that grocery stores are restricting but are available without any purchase limits at Amazon.

Hand sanitizer

It shouldn’t be too surprising that Purell hand sanitizer is still next to impossible to find in stores across so many regions. If you happen to be lucky enough to find it in stock, you can usually only buy a bottle or two. Meanwhile, it’s not only back in stock at Amazon right now, but it’s also on sale at the lowest prices we’ve found anywhere on the internet.

Hurry up and you can get the holy grail: 12-packs of 12oz Purell pump bottles and 4-packs of 1 liter Purell bottles sold directly by Amazon at the lowest prices since the pandemic started. Even Purell 1oz travel bottles are somehow in stock right now, and they’re perfect to carry to work or school!

Household cleaners

Clorox bleach cleaners, Lysol spray, and pretty much any comparable products are all restricted right now at many supermarkets. Thankfully, all the household cleaners you need are available at Amazon. Even Clorox wipes and Purell wipes are in stock today at less inflated prices, and so is Lysol spray.

Also, if you hurry, you can get a new spray called Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray that’s about to sell out because it was just approved by the EPA to kill the novel coronavirus in as little as 60 seconds.

Toilet paper

Believe it or not, some top TP brands are still somewhat difficult to come by online and in local stores. Do yourself a favor: Visit Amazon’s toilet paper page and you can stock up — Charmin, Cottonelle, and Quilted Northen are all in stock today, so you don’t have to settle for Amazon brand or, heaven forbid, Scott.

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Paper towels

The run on toilet paper was far worse than it is on paper towels, but good brands are still hard to find in some areas — plus, quantities are limited by many stores. Paper towels never expire and you’ll always need them, so you might as well stock up on paper towels while some decent options are still in stock at Amazon.

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Maren Estrada
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Maren Estrada is a deals expert with more than 15 years of product reviews and deals coverage experience. Having been the Editor for BGR Deals since it first launched in 2013, she has helped our audience save millions of dollars over the years on tens of thousands of popular products. She is the authority on daily deals coverage. In addition to BGR, her work has also appeared on Yahoo!, MSN, and more.