Like trading posts, pharmacies have long been a place for community members to stock up on bear traps or barter furs for asthma inhalers. Continue a storied tradition with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of prescriptions and goods at NuCare Pharmacy & Surgical, with locations in Chelsea and the Upper East Side.
NuCare tends to everyday home-health needs with an abundance of surgical supplies, new-mom products, toiletries, and prescription medicine. New mothers can choose from a selection of breast pumps, and surgical supplies such as walkers, bath aids, cushions, and scooters ease discomfort or provide essentials for those starting amateur hospitals. Prepare for spring-cleaning with Clorox multiple-use cleaner ($1.99), or use a Tilex tile-and-grout pen ($2.99) to draft a memoir on the walls of your shower. Open seven days a week, NuCare provides the same selection as chain pharmacies—without the impersonal service, high prices, and menacing gangs of unsold Halloween candy.