Local Stores are rationing hand sanitizer

United States
May 4, 2009 9:05am CST
I went into my local grocery store and they are rationing hand sanitizer. Seems to be very hard to get these days. If you cant find sanitizer in your area maybe you could buy alcohol. I picked up some alcohol towelettes which contain 70% alcohol. Which will sanitize the same if not better then the hand sanitizers in the pump. Have you had trouble finding hand sanitizers?
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
4 May 09
I don't ever buy hand sanitizer, so I would not know if people are having a hard time finding it or not. I guess it would have to do with the freak out of swine flu.
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• United States
4 May 09
Yes a lot of people where going in and buying it by the case. So now they have to ration it.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
4 May 09
I was at the dollar store a little bit ago and the shelves were full of hand sanitizer still.
@deedeehall (1144)
• United States
4 May 09
its to bad we have to wait until there is an out break like this to get us to sanitize our hands. i guess this will last ashort while and then be over.
@littleowl (7157)
4 May 09
Wherever I seem to look hand sanitzers dont seem to be around and can never find wipes with alchol, so instead I just keep washing my hands that is the only way I can keep my hands clean...there are adverts on the TV that are saying to keep hands clean and to cover your nose if sneezing or mouth if coughing..so obviously this swine flu must be serious..LoLo
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
4 May 09
I never use hand sanitizers. According to what I've read, they aren't as good as using bars of soap. Even the pump soap isn't as good as bars of soap during this time of the swine flu. This was on the local news over the weekend. I always use bars of Ivory soap to wash my hands unless I am at our daughter's homes and they do use the pump soap. This dries out my hands if I use too much. Masks and towelettes are hard to find all over. I haven't looked for hand sanitizers at the store so don't know if there is a ration going on in the midwest.
@camomom (7536)
• United States
4 May 09
No, but it makes sense with the swine flu going around. It doesn't surprise me at all.
@savypat (20245)
• United States
4 May 09
Good idea, the morning news said the hand sanitizer were getting scarce. I use Lysol spray and if you want you can spray your hands also.
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
4 May 09
I haven't bought any I already had one of the large size bottles of sanitizers. I use this large one to fill my small one with. I will check today when I go out, to see if they are hard to find or purchase in this area.
@myfb2009 (8296)
• Malaysia
4 May 09
So far, i don't have any difficulty to find the hand sanitizer in my area..There are still plenty of hand sanitizers around the stores in my area. I had bought some hand sanitizers to stock at home. Thanks for introduce an alternative sanitizer to all of us here..
@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
4 May 09
hello moneymommy the last time that i had a problem finding the hand sanitizer at our local stores, was last August when school had already started back for the year. lol that is one of the school supplies that is needed every year. the school supplies get worse each year, seems like the list gets longer each year with things needed on it. but i will have to look for some hand sanitizer the next time that i go out shopping and notice if is it being rationed here or not. and i think that those hand sanitizer wipes for your hands stink, but i guess that they still do the job. take care and have a beautiful day today!