Skip Nav
Pregnancy
100 Baby Names You've Never Heard of but Are Going to Want to Use
Food and Fun
11 Easy 20-Minute Dinners For the Busy Mama
Valentine's Day
A Heart Braid Is a Sweet Valentine's Day Hairdo

Would You Take a Pregnancy Test From the Dollar Store?

Last week while in the checkout line at the dollar store, I noticed pregnancy tests nestled between first aid kits and hydrocortisone cream. My first thought was "OMG! A dollar!? What if those are expired?!" but hey, a test is a test right? When I returned home I Googled the brand and found out I am not the only person wondering about it. Turns out plenty of people have tried them, most of whom found them effective (well at least the people in the forums I read). Would you trust, buy or try a pregnancy test from a dollar store?

Around The Web
Video of Baby Being Delivered in Living Room
Unique Baby Names
Identical Twins Give Birth to Their Babies Minutes Apart
This Is the 1 Thing Morena Baccarin Has Been Craving While Pregnant

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

Join The Conversation
amber03 amber03 4 years
I have used in the past and they do work. I got a positive one for my youngest whom is now 8 months old. You just cannot test too early.
MommaChel MommaChel 6 years
I tried the exact preg test that's in that picture. It says wait a few minutes, but my results showed up in less than seconds. These things work and I think they're great for the money. If you're unsure, you can buy 12 more (since that's how much one regular tests costs haha)
kaelye kaelye 6 years
I used them to find out I was pregnant with my twin girls. Of course I couldn't believe so I went out and bought the digital to tell me definately I was pregnant. For $1 per test, what can you lose?
SweetnLow SweetnLow 6 years
Of course! If you chart for any length of time and get the urge to POAS (pee on a stick) at 6 days post ov, you quickly begin to look for cheaper tests to save $. The best are the internet cheapies (ICs) which as literally the reactive strips with no plastic housing. They usually wind up being less than a dollar.
SweetnLow SweetnLow 6 years
Of course! If you chart for any length of time and get the urge to POAS (pee on a stick) at 6 days post ov, you quickly begin to look for cheaper tests to save $.The best are the internet cheapies (ICs) which as literally the reactive strips with no plastic housing. They usually wind up being less than a dollar.
betty-kraker betty-kraker 6 years
me too it was a faint yes but i deffently was i went and bought a few diffrent ones and they all said yes
lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
yes i would. with my third the pregnancy test was negative, i think, 3 times before it FINALLY tested positive. by then i was 3 months pregnant. the tests are all the same, why pay more? it isn't possible to have a false positive unless you have another medial condition that also needs attention.
mhg mhg 6 years
i wouldn't...hopefully, though, i won't need another pregnancy test, as i'm preggo w/ #3 and done with reproduction!
meandtheo meandtheo 6 years
i don't think i would waste the dollar, i know it is only a dollar but if you go out and buy and expensive brand after you use the cheap you have just defeated the purpose of the dollar store!!
Rally-RE Rally-RE 6 years
the dollar store often gets a bad name. while some products are names you've never heard of, there are occasionally some you'll recognize and they are there because of too many being made and the company wanting to sell them instead of tossing them. i'd get a second opinion from the doctor no matter where i bought my test.
skigurl skigurl 6 years
i would MAYBE try this based on all the true testimonials from people who have used them....but that's what i say NOW...if i were really worried i was pregnant i doubt the first place i'd hit up would be the local Dollarama....at that point, saving 14$ isn't as important as getting a true result! no matter what the prognosis, you'd still want a second opinion and you'd end up heading back out to the pharmacy anyway!
w00bie w00bie 6 years
I used these. I am pregnant now and it gave me my first positive. I followed it up with a more expensive brand just to be sure :)
LilaBo LilaBo 6 years
used two. worked both times.
LilaBo LilaBo 6 years
used two. worked both times.
alikat07 alikat07 6 years
I've used these too. Of course when I got my positive, I went out and bought some other ones too, including a digital one.
erinflower erinflower 6 years
I have in the past, they work just fine.
Latest Moms
X