I am currently working on Rite Aid's ad match ups. Here's my Opinion, Rite Aid sale items are not that great. This week I like CVS, because their prices are cheaper than Rite Aid's. Here's a sample of what I found.
I have to admit I cut off the Rite Aid Bathroom Tissue 12pk.
Do you see what I mean about the price difference?
CVS - 12ct Basic or 9ct Ultra Strong for $5.49
RA - has 12ct tissue for $6.97
Difference of $1.48!
Not counting your coupons.
You have to be careful when shopping for Toilet paper or Bounty towels! If you have time a price book would come real handy. To at least have an original price jotted down for Wal-Mart, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid. Or the stores you shop at locally.
So how much am I supposed to be paying for Toilet Paper and Paper Towels? If you keep reading below is an example/scenario.
This is how I figure out if the toilet paper is worth my money. I look at the following:
1.) What Brand ?
2.) What is the price? *ONSALE ONLY
3.) Then I look for the SQ FT amount.
4.) I also look at to see if I have a $1.00 Valued Coupon etc. (I usually will NOT purchase Toilet paper or Paper Towels WITHOUT A COUPON VALUED AT LEAST $1.00)
5.) Then I look to see if I get an ECB-CVS, RR-Wags, +Up-Rite Aid etc. (Store Money, I call it.)
Here's The Scenario:
A while back CVS had their Charmin Basic 12=24 for $4.99 receive a $1.00 ECB. Here's a Photo so I will NOT lose you. *Don't let the 12=24 fool you either.
Here Are The Answers To The Above Questions:
1.) Charmin - is the brand
2.) Price $4.99
3.) The SQ FT is 438.3 so I MOVE THE DECIMAL TO THE LEFT TWICE. I shouldn't pay anymore than $4.38!
4.) So I see I found my $1.00/1 MF Coupon. I will now subtract my $1.00 coupon off of the sale price which is $4.99-$1.00 MF COUPON = $3.99
5.) On this particular sale I DO GET $1.00 ECB, so I will only pay $2.99 for 12 rolls of toilet paper. Not FREE but definitely cheaper than $7.99 Wal-Mart price!
So next time you get your local newspaper with all of those sale ads. I suggest you look at prices if you are penny pinching. Make a list of what you would like Wal-Mart to price comp, and don't forget your coupons.
Tanesha - @ Coupons Are True Blessings