Like "I purchase my strips on Ebay. You have to start looking before you NEED them, but you can get good deals. Just watch the expiration dates and your seller's reputation. I have never had a problem and once I got 600 strips for $100!! The other option is to purchase a Target or Walmart brand meter and then the strips are less expensive than the Bayer or One Touch type of meters. I have heard they are pretty accurate, so that is an option. "