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Escape your grocery store’s purchase limits – stock up on these 4 essentials from Amazon

Published Feb 4th, 2021 7:58AM EST

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  • A new rush of grocery hoarding swept the nation as coronavirus cases soared to new records last month.
  • As a result, many grocery stores have instituted purchase limits for their most sought-after essentials.
  • The good news is that Amazon is flush with key essentials and there are no purchase limits to worry about.

When coronavirus case numbers began skyrocketing again this past fall, the first things to disappear from retailers’ shelves were face masks. Thankfully, all the top-sellers are now back in stock at Amazon. #1 best-selling Powecom KN95 masks that used to cost $45 per box are down to $25.99 right now, and you can also get a 10-pack of Powecom KN95 masks with elastic earloops instead of headbands for $1 more. So many people are also on the lookout for black masks, and you can get AccuMed headband masks or AccuMed earloop masks in black for $26.25 per 10-pack.

Of course, face masks aren’t the only essentials that can be difficult to find right now.

New coronavirus cases are still soaring across the US right now, as are hospitalizations and deaths. With that in mind, it’s easy to see why grocery hoarding is still an issue in many areas. In order to curtail it, plenty of grocery stores have set purchase limits on key essentials so that people can’t hoard them. That’s an important policy, of course, but it unfortunately means that 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 doesn’t have any purchase limits on essentials like the ones you’ll find at Wegmans and other grocery stores. 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 8oz 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!

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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.

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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 Deals Editor

Maren Estrada has been the Editor of BGR Deals since it launched in 2013. She has more than 20 years of experience testing more than 1,500 products, and reviewing a wide range of consumer electronics including mobile devices, smart home products, computers, and home appliances.

Previously, she was a leading consultant specializing in copywriting, product development, and new product launches.

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