Where do you get your face masks from?

peter021072 Posts: 281 Forumite
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edited 19 September 2020 at 1:52PM in Health & beauty MoneySaving
Hi there

Where do you guys get your face masks from?  Do Tesco or Aldi sell any IN THE SHOP rather than on line?   I think Aldi has sold out but it's difficult to tell.  

I ordered a set of decent cotton ones from Amazon 3 weeks ago, but the seller (presumably from abroad) just tells me they are held up at customs or the airport and are now 2 weeks late.  However he keeps wanting me to hang on and be patient.

The last time I ordered PPE back in March the order never arrived, 'probably stolen' so I don't trust these sellers.


  • Misslayed
    Misslayed Posts: 14,172 Senior Ambassador
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    I've seen them in store in Aldi and Lidl recently, plenty of stock.
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  • Toothsmith
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    They're in practically ever shop I go into! 
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  • Etsy has got loads of face masks, of all kinds. Myself and OH have ordered from there, and very happy with price and quality.
  • pattycake
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    The face masks are on sale in practically every shop in my area.  Disposable or reusable.  I got some at B&M plus some nice washable ones at Aldi.  Morrisons have reusable in their Nutmeg range I noticed.  Certain no shortage here.
  • tacpot12
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    I picked some up in Screwfix today. :)
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  • Emmia
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    edited 20 September 2020 at 9:48PM
    Ibizafan said:
    Etsy has got loads of face masks, of all kinds. Myself and OH have ordered from there, and very happy with price and quality.
    I've got good ones from 2 etsy sellers which are comfy and fit well (and one etsy mask which was rubbish and went in the bin). I've also noticed lots of people wearing the " british designer" masks that John Lewis sell in a 3 pack

  • I bought 3x black cotton ones from boots for £15, really good fit, comfortable and I find them easier to wear than the disposable ones. 
  • I got mine from Etsy (but mine don’t go behind my ears) but to be honest nearly everywhere seems to be selling them.  Savers have some for I think £2? 
  • binao
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    edited 21 September 2020 at 11:25PM
    Lidl.  Cotton 10 for £6 from memory.  
  • My 3 layered cotton mask with an insert arrived today anyway. Better late than never!  Glad I didn't buy any paper ones from Aldi now!  They have sold out of the cotton ones, however, an employee told me there should be some more in stock soon for anyone interested.
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