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    Default Comparing prices

    I can't figure out how to price toilet paper. It's a pretty big expense but there are so many variations on size not just brand. How do you compare double rolls,single rolls, length, number of rolls in the package, etc.?
    I'm confused - it seems like there is no standard for comparison. Can anyone help? What brand at what size and price are good deals to look for?

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    Default Re: Comparing prices

    I can't figure out how to price toilet paper. It's a pretty big expense but there are so many variations on size not just brand. How do you compare double rolls,single rolls, length, number of rolls in the package, etc.?
    Unless you are brand specific (meaning- you gotta have your favorite brand name) tp doesn't need to ever touch your price book list. Why? Because it is one of those items that you can stockpile for free (or less than .25 a pkg) all the time.

    But, to answer your question:

    Angel Soft
    is free of pulp and additives, the Mega Roll is 396 sheets, the double roll is 198 sheets. It's your average foo-foo tp.

    Charmin (almost all of their "varieties" contain scents, lotions, etc)
    Base roll sizes
    1 reg roll = 176 sheets
    1 Big Roll = 352 Sheets
    1 Giant Roll = 440 sheets
    1 Mega Roll = 704 sheets
    Charmin Ultra Roll Sizes:
    1 reg roll = 100 sheets
    1 Big Roll = 200 Sheets
    1 Giant Roll = 250 sheets
    1 Mega Roll = 400 sheets

    Scott Toilet paper
    is 1000 sheets, although they now have a "soft" (aka lint on your rear) paper available and I'm not positive that one is 1,000 ct as well. They do have a standard roll (they provide for hotels, etc) that is 605 sheets.

    Most store brands are 2-ply and contain 500 sheets per roll.

    I've found that the usage depends entirely on the family, the number of children, and whether it's being used to pad elbows and knees on other stunts.

    So.. all in all, we're not brand specific, we use whatever is cheapest and whichever one we can stockpile for free with coupons.

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    Default Re: Comparing prices

    we're not brand specific, we use whatever is cheapest and whichever one we can stockpile for free with coupons
    Awesome post Liss, I would have to agree with you on the above quote.
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    Default Re: Comparing prices

    i have found if you shop at Foodlion the smart option toilet paper is comparable to scott and cheaper. There are some that may be the cheapest but ones that are extra soft etc clog our toilets so I cant use those. I agree this is determined per family.
    Mdowdy

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    Default Re: Comparing prices

    My mother always suggested that comparing the square footage that is posted on the packages and dividing by the adjusted price (net price after coupon value is deducted from shelf price) was the great equalizer in comparing toilet paper pricing.

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    Default Re: Comparing prices

    Thanks Liss,
    Sorry it took so long to say thanks but I just figured out how to check replies to my posts

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    Default Re: Comparing prices

    Thanks, I'll have to check out my FoodLion.

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    Default Re: Comparing prices

    Most of the TP packages I have seen in the stores are around 3.99 or so. Even with coupons and getting it on sale, I can't figure out how to get it for free like you were saying. How do you do that? My coupons are not even enough when they double them at the store.
    I clearly can learn a lot from you guys

 

 
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