An OK Deal, (But Not As Good As Amazon's Usual Sales)
Thanks for sharing this OP. This is an OK-deal, but better-bargains are available. ... (and hopefully Amazon will offer its frequent "192 rolls for $64." again soon).
Remember everyone, to compare the prices of bathroom-tissue products based on total "square-footage" of the package, not on the misleading-marketing claims, (& "sales-hype"). Your calculations based on cost + "square feet" of tissue give you a precise method for determining the best-value.
Use a calculator, and first input the price of the toilet tissue, and then push the "division sign" button, then input the total square-footage listed on the package, like "350 total square feet"; (i.e.; for a package that lists "350 total square-feet", and costs $5., … you'd input 5.00 divided by 350 = .014 cents), ... then you'll know you're getting a decent-deal of about 1 and a half cents per square-foot. "BEST DEALS" are always near 1 cent per square foot.
IMPORTANT POINT: If you examine the "total square feet" printed on each package of toilet tissue, ... you'll discover many company-claims of "Triple Rolls" or "Double Rolls" actually have LESS square-footage than other brand's "Regular Rolls"! … (these products are a 6 billion dollar per year industry in the U.S.A., so many companies figure that misleading-advertising is OK, because it greatly increases their profit-margin at the cost of the un-savvy-consumer!)
One recent example of misleading "sales hype"; Charmin's "Mega-rolls" 6-pack claims that it "equals 24 regular rolls", but the square-footage is approximately 250 square feet. And if you compare Charmin's claim of "24 regular rolls" to Trader Joes "12 regular rolls" of toilet tissue, ... the Trader Joe's regular 12-pack contains 350 square feet, … so Trader Joes gives you 100 square-feet more paper (in 12 rolls), than Charmin gives you (in its "24 rolls"). What a huge difference!
Fun-Facts; On average, each person in the U.S. consumes nearly 50 rolls of toilet paper each year. So a family-of-four's average-consumption is 200 rolls per year. What's the approximate yearly-cost if that "family of four" purchases their tissue at around "1-cent per square-foot"?, … it ranges from $70. to $100. per year. … (and if that same family-of-four purchases their paper at around "3-cents per square-foot"?, then they'll pay in the range of $210. to 300. per year!)
BUYING TIPS; The figures below are based on data collected from bathroom-tissue-packages at my local Von's-Safeway store, Amazon.com, Walmart, Costco, and Trader Joes. Your local-pricing may vary, (but likely the lower-priced-brands offer consistently-lower prices throughout the U.S.A).
All of these figures are based on 2-ply, 12-packs, & "double rolls", (unless otherwise indicated). And listings are "regular-prices", listed from lowest-cost to highest-cost;
-- Costco Kirkland-brand 30 pack; .01 cent per square foot.
-- Trader Joes 12-pack; .014 cents per square foot.
-- Angel Soft 12-pack; .016 cents per square foot.
-- White Cloud 12-pack (3-ply); .02 cents per square foot. Consumer Reports Winner!
-- Scott ("Extra Soft") 12-pack; .024 cents per square foot.
-- Quilted Northern Ultra-Plush (3-ply); .03 cents per square foot.
-- Cottonelle Clean-Care (1-ply); .03 cents per square foot.
-- Charmin Ultra-Soft; .03 cents per square foot.
-- PLEASE NOTE; Amazon.com often offers deals on Angel Soft bathroom tissue,
(example; 192 rolls @ $64.) which also works-out to; .01 cent per square foot.
Every time I buy from amazon with subscribe and save, the shipment never comes through. I've tried to buy the $64 for 192 double rolls from Amazon S&S every time the deal pops up on SD. I'd say about 3 tries now but it never actually ships. It said the shipment is coming this month, but I just checked my account today and it got moved to 6 months later. I didn't get charged for it either. It's like my order was never placed.
Hi Carlinli, I've encountered a few issues with Amazon over the years, but every time I've phoned their customer-service representatives I've gotten outstanding service!, ...(almost every time at least).
Sounds like you should phone them, and ask them to examine those past-orders you placed, and then trouble-shoot for you to see what the problem is. Good luck.
Amazon.com's Customer Service Number; (866) 216- 1072
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