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There are so many great “deals” out there, but sometimes it's easy to get lost between a “good” deal and a great deal. Knowing how to figure out your stock up price can really make your penny pinching so much less stressful. Here's my most important tip on figuring out a “stock up” price . . . are you ready for this? 🙂
Do the Math!
The price of just about everything seems to be going up fast, so knowing how much you're paying per square foot or ounce or unit of whatever you're purchasing 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 24 Mega Rolls for $19.22 when you purchase two packs on Amazon (this is a crazy deal while it lasts!). Using the square footage, this is what you get:
$38.44 / 1782 square feet = $.021 per square foot the lowest price we've seen in AGES!
Or, you could get 18 Charmin Ultra Strong Mega Rolls for $19.31, which is a much better price per square foot:
$19.31 / 515 square feet = $.037 per square foot (not a terrible deal, but not nearly as good as the other one!)
My stock up price on toilet paper used to be around $.015/square foot, but these days I feel like anything under $.035 per square foot is a steal right now. To see how regular every day prices at your closest grocery store compare, check out our Aldi, Costco, Sam's Target & Walmart Price Comparison Sheet, so you know what the prices are at your local grocery stores regularly.
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!