Every time I buy toilet paper, I feel like I am flushing money down the toilet. Don’t you agree? 🙂 After talking about toilet paper in our Facebook group, I thought I should write up a post on “How to save on toilet paper”.
Toilet paper is the one thing that new couponers always ask about “How can I save on toilet paper?”. Probably the number one thing that people spend WAY too much money on is plain old toilet paper. I am just amazed at how people don’t even notice how much they are paying for toilet paper.
Here are my 6 tips to help you save on toilet paper:
1. Always check prices and never pay more than your “rock bottom price”
First, you need to figure out what your “buy” price is for toilet paper. My post, What is a good deal on Toilet paper?, that I wrote a while back is great to read to help you with that. Basically I like to figure it up “per square foot”. Some people will figure it up per “squares” in a package or my family has even gone to the basic formula… per roll.
Basically my family will not pay MORE than $.25 per regular roll. If a package of toilet paper says 12 double rolls = 24 regular rolls, then I will do the math according the the 24 number. Now figuring the price of toilet paper per roll isn’t the BEST or the most accurate way, but it will prevent you from paying WAY to much for toilet paper.
2. Use a coupon when toilet paper is on sale.
The key to saving money with ANY deal is to only use the coupon when the product goes on sale. This is definitely true with toilet paper. I post all the newest coupons on our coupons page.
3. Buy Toilet paper on Amazon.
I know this might seem weird… You buy your toilet paper online? YES, I do and I love it. When toilet paper goes on sale on Amazon I can get it for much less than in the store (even with a coupon). Plus it ships free to my house. Keep up with my Amazon posts here. I even update this post telling you the BEST toilet paper deals online each week. <— Bookmark that page, so you can check it often.
4. Stop being brand loyal.
Ok… I might hit a few soft spots with this one, but seriously… toilet paper is toilet paper. You do know that you are just using it for 5 seconds (tops) and then flushing it down the toilet, right? 🙂
Next time you find a fabulous deal and it isn’t your preferred brand, try it. You just might be surprised. Now… if you find a brand that you absolutely do not like, then don’t get it again, but aleast give all brands a try.
5. Teach your family how to “fold” instead of “wad” the toilet paper.
I don’t want to get too personal here, but did you know that “wadders” in the bathroom tend to use up to 75% more toilet paper? Try teaching your family, especially the kids, on how to fold toilet paper instead. Using less toilet paper means saving more money.
6. Compare the brands and packages.
Each brand packages their toilet paper differently. One package may be one ply and the other 2 ply. One may be double rolls and the other mega rolls. That is why it is very important to pick a method to figuring out your rock bottom price. You want to make sure you are getting the most for your money. Just because something is on sale… doesn’t meant it is the best deal. Always do the math to make sure you are getting your rock bottom price.
What are your tips to save on toilet paper? Leave a comment and let us know!