How to Save Money On Toilet Paper
Let’s talk about how to save money on toilet paper. Toilet paper to me, is like food. You have to buy it. Therefore, if you have to buy it – you might as well save on it. Right? Do you hear me?
Here’s four simple tips to get you on your way to saving money on toilet paper!
Know Your Rock Bottom Price For Your Favorite Brand of Toilet Paper
So, there’s a few ways to save on toilet paper. But first, you need to know what kind of price you should be paying. This is important because the total price is sometimes a bit misleading.
The key to saving money on toilet paper is knowing your Rock Bottom Price per square foot. Yes, it’s that important. So, get your calculators out! My personal goal is to spend around $0.01 per square foot.
You’ll find the price per square foot by dividing the price by the number of square feet (circled in red above). Using the picture above as an example at an imaginary price of $5, you would take out your calculator and enter : $5 DIVIDED by 125.2 = $.03 per square foot.
Your rock bottom price may vary depending on if you like two ply, extra soft or sandpaper. It’s a personal preference which I won’t get into here.
Look for Toilet Paper Coupons And Use Them When There Is A Sale
Toilet paper coupons are pretty common. They’re important because if you know you love Angel Soft Toilet paper, for example, then you’ll be on look out for a Angel Soft Toilet Paper Coupon. However, the best time to use a coupon is when the toilet paper is already on sale.
When you combine the coupon and the sale price you maximize your savings. If you have two coupons, buy two packs of toilet paper on sale. Make sure to check that rock bottom price you want to pay.
Buy Your Toilet Paper Online
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I buy all my toilet paper online through Amazon. There’s a couple of reasons I do that. For starters, the price is much lower than even the sale price with a coupon. You also receive the shipment in bulk, which means I’m spending less time looking for a deal. And if you’re concerned about storing the toilet paper, you’ll be happy to know that although it comes in a big box, it’s individually packed per four (or so) rolls so it’s easy to store it.
When you purchase your toilet paper online via Amazon, you’ll want to select subscribe and save. Subscribe and save not only saves you another 5%, but you’ll also receive free shipping. You can cancel subscribe and save after receiving your shipment.
Here’s my favorite deals on toilet paper via Amazon:
Angel Soft, Double Rolls, [4 Rolls*12 Pack] = 48 Total Count
48 double Rolls for $15.80
$0.39 per roll (264 sheets per roll)
or this deal….
Quilted Northern Ultra Plush Bath Tissue, 48 Double Rolls (Packaging May Vary)
48 double rolls for $22.74
$0.47 per roll
Amazon prices are constantly changing, so when you keep an eye on them, you’ll find quite quickly when they go on sale. Again, another reason I love that they sell in bulk. I don’t have to pay attention very often.
Compare. Compare. Compare.
And finally, compare the details. Is it one-ply or two-ply? How many sheets are in each rolls? How many square feet? It may feel like a lot to think about it, but very quick math with your phone calculator will lead to a lower price and saving money feels so good!
If I was quickly looking at these two packages in the grocery store, I would want to grab the lower price automatically. But after examination it would be very clear to me that there is a big difference between the two. While both say that they are double rolls, they are very different in terms of the 1-2 ply, sheets and even square feet.
As you can see from above there’s a lot to think about when buying toilet paper. Don’t let it intimidate you though! Once you get in the groove, you’ll know quickly what price point to watch for and then snag it.
That, or buy it on Amazon and call it a day. 🙂