Have you ever asked yourself, “What is a good stock up price for toilet paper and paper towels?” While what you pay can vary from region to region, everyone seems to see a really good deal on these products every now and again.
Understanding a good stock up price for toilet paper or paper towels is one tool, money saving shoppers use when visiting the grocery store. They can always determine if this week’s toilet paper deal is a good one or if they need to pass.
HOW TO DETERMINE TOILET PAPER STOCK UP PRICES
We all have a different monthly budget when it comes to groceries and household items. Knowing the price you want to pay for your toilet paper helps in creating a more accurate and true budget. But, what is a good price to aim for.
Here is my stock up price for toilet paper:
TOILET PAPER: $0.01 – $0.03 per square foot
That doesn’t mean it is what you should use, but it gives you an idea to determine if the offer at your local store is a good deal or not.
Related: How to Save Money on Toilet Paper
HOW TO CALCULATE PAPER TOWEL STOCK UP PRICES
Paper towels are more expensive than toilet paper. That means there is a different price that I use to determine whether it is a good deal or not.
Here is my paper towel stock up price:
PAPER TOWELS: $0.03 – $0.05 per square foot
HOW TO FIGURE STOCK UP PRICES
It is not difficult to calculate the stock up price for your paper towels and toilet paper. It just requires a little bit of math. But, it is a simple formula that anyone can calculate:
Price Paid / Total Square Feet = Price Per Square Foot
Let’s apply this to a real-life example, so you can see how it works. Let’s say your store has your favorite brand of toilet paper on sale this week for $5.99. You have a coupon for $0.50 off. That means you will pay $5.49 at checkout.
Look carefully on the product packaging and find the total square feet. It should be at the bottom, as you can see in this image below.
In this example, the price was $5.49 and the square feet is 201. That means you will divide $5.49 by $201 as follows:
$5.49 / 201 = $0.03
In this example, the toilet paper is a stock up price. Sure, it is on the higher end, but it is better get a higher end deal on your toilet paper, then be stuck paying too much if you happen to run out and there isn’t a sale.
WHY NOT CALCULATE USING THE NUMBER OF ROLLS
Wouldn’t it be simpler to just figure the cost based upon the number of rolls? Not really.
Some packages have single rolls and others are double. There could even be a bonus of 30% more per roll. If you really want to know if you are getting a good deal, it is important that you really use this calculation.
When you calculate your price per square foot, you really do see your “bottom” line price.
This doesn’t mean I won’t buy if it is not at my rock bottom price. Of course, I always try to stock up when I see a great deal so that I’m not left scoring only an “eh” deal. It is wise to make sure that you are always using your coupons before you head out.
What do you consider other good stock up prices for the products you need?