There are so many great deals out there using coupons, but sometimes it’s easy to get lost in a “good” deal and a great deal. Knowing how to figure out your stock up price can really make your coupon trips so much more successful! Here’s my most important tip on figuring out a “stock up” price . . . are your ready for this?
Do the Math!
The price of paper products seems to constantly go up (even using coupons!), so knowing how much you’re paying per square foot or item is the only way to know if you’re really getting a deal. Here’s how to figure out the best price on toilet paper:
Price divided by total square footage of toilet paper = price per foot
Here’s an example:
Right now you can get Charmin Ultra Soft Bathroom Tissue 9 Family Rolls for $10.49 on Amazon. Using the square footage, this is what you get:
$10.49/ 211.3 square feet = $.049 per square foot (not a stock up price)
Here’s a slightly better deal on Amazon, but still not a stock up price: Charmin Ultra Strong 9 Large Rolls, 132 2-Ply Sheets per Roll (Pack of 5)
$26.82/ 704.5 per square foot = $.038 (closer to that stock up price, but still not there!)
My stock up price on toilet paper is $.015/square foot, although I’ll be honest, I haven’t seen that price in quite awhile! To check out my stock up prices on all of your basic pantry staples, you can check out the Stock Up Price List (and remember you can always access it easily by clicking on the “Stock Up” tab at the top of the page.)
Have you found a great deal on toilet paper lately that hits your stock up price, and do you usually do the math to find out what the best price is? I’d love to hear your tips!