Saturday, October 10, 2009

Reader Question...Do You Know The Answer?

Hi Gayle,

Keep up the great work with the blog! I love that reader tip regarding calculating whether toilet paper is a good price based on the price per square foot. I wonder if anyone knows what a good price is for rolls of paper towel or garbage bags. I never know if I'm getting a good deal!

Jeannette

Anyone have some great tips on this subject? I haven't bought paper towels for years so I don't have a clue on that one. Any takers?

13 comments:

Kristen said...

I always figure that if I can get 4 regular rolls of toilet paper for 99 cents or less, I am getting a good deal. I just do the math with the "double" rolls. As far as paper towels, it's about the same. 99 cents for Bounty or Brawny per roll.

Anonymous said...

I always buy rolls with a big 1000 on them ( 1000 sheets i.e.) -they last much longer. And if you buy a store brand , you save a lot. Just try.

Anonymous said...

Can you tell me where the reader comment on the toilet paper?

Thanks,
Shan

J said...

I price my t paper by count of sheets...but also keep in mind, if you buy 1 ply and use 6-8 sheets to fold it over than you need to look at wheither or not you would have saved by buying 2 ply to begin with.The commercial about the baby bear pulling a long sheet off to wipe...that was my kids LOL

paper towels..I use mostly rags or dishclothes, newspapers for windows, but when I do buy paper towels for work( I am a personal chef) I buy the ones that are select a size for the best price per sheet.My girls all buy the cheapest there is without any designs on it.They all have 4-7 kids.

Danielle said...

This is such a great question!!! We bought the cheaper ones (as the bf did the purchasing and he doesnt read labels very well), and we seriously are changing it once a day which is highly unacceptable!

The best sucess I've had was when I got the Buy Two for 13 dollars for the 12 pack Big Rolls. Those suckers lasted FOREVER and we super thick and soft so you used a lot less.

Diana said...

For garbage bags I never pay more than 10 cents per bag so if there are 85 bags in the box, I try to keep it below $8.50 with coupons and sales.

Colleen said...

I do that kind of shopping (garbage bags, TP and paper towels) at Costco. Though I've realized that I was using the paper towels mostly for wiping the kids face after eating and baby wipes are much cheaper so I've stopped buying a dozen rolls at a time and have started picking up three packs of the select a size ones. I try to get them on sale but I can't quote a price since it's been a while since I've bought them.

Costco TP (Kirkland brand)really is the best for the price. And I think when it comes to TP use only the best.

NeedANap2 said...

Shan,

The link is embedded in the statement. http://dianehopkins.blogspot.com/2009/06/tp.html

HTH

It's helped me w/ tp but am still wondering about pt! :)

Cheryl said...

I prefer Cottonelle tp. I usually consider the double rolls and feel that I can tolerate any price that is below $.50 a double roll. Of course, the lower the better, but that's my cutoff.

Anonymous said...

Costco is the absolute best tp and price

Julie in IN said...

We use the 1000 sheet rolls; my 6 kids and husband use the same number of sheets even if it is the two ply.

I look for the 1000 sheet rolls to be $.50 or less. You can find this price every couple months at CVS or Walgreen's. We STOCK up at that price.

I'd rather spend my grocery money on food; I've convinced my family of the same. ;o)

shady brady dye said...

If you have the room to store it...the best time to get toilet paper and paper towels are during the spring and fall caselot sales...I stock up for 6 months worth! crazy, I know...but I save around 50% on these items, we have 4 in our house-all adult age...it's a lot to store but we save a lot of money

Spendwisemom said...

I find that Scott T.P. ends up being the least expensive for us. I have bought others on good sales, but they don't last as long. Scott is single ply and most others are double.