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Paper Towel Calculation Thread

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Paper Towel Calculation Thread

As requested by many, here is the Paper Towel Calculation Thread, I will maintain it with historical records as per the TP thread. Here are some stats i have so far, please note all prices are SALE prices for when i see them in a flyer or if someone posts a deal in HOT Deals section.

If you need something calculated then please PM me or post it here for me to calculate, I can add it in this thread. I will need date, store, brand, price, # of rolls, sheets per roll, ply, size of sheets - Optional: If doable, weight of the paper towel roll, and weight of the cylinder when empty so we can do pricing with weight as well.

Note: PT is ranked by $/Sq Ft.

thanks

All PT, including Select A Size and Full Sheets:

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Rank   Date       Store                      Brand                     Price      Size       Sheets / Roll     Ply   $ / Kg    Kg / 1000 Sheets      $ / sq ft          $ / Sheet           $/ 1000 Sheets

 1   5-Mar-18    CDN Tire       Canadian Tire Mega Format  - SAS        $4.88   8 Rolls    80 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                               $0.0117 / Sq Ft  $0.00762500 / Sheet   $7.6250 / 1000 Sheets
 2   5-Mar-18   No Frills               No Name (Jonric)                $0.69   2 Rolls    45 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                               $0.0118 / Sq Ft  $0.00766667 / Sheet   $7.6667 / 1000 Sheets
 3   5-Mar-18    Vintage                  Bounty - SAS                  $8.99  15 Rolls    88 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                               $0.0149 / Sq Ft  $0.00681061 / Sheet   $6.8106 / 1000 Sheets
 4  17-Apr-18   No Frills    Royale Tigr PT-SAS (takemetot...) -$1      $3.97   6 Rolls    95 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                               $0.0153 / Sq Ft  $0.00696491 / Sheet   $6.9649 / 1000 Sheets
 5   5-Mar-18     Costco                 Kirkland - SAS                $17.99  12 Rolls   160 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                               $0.0176 / Sq Ft  $0.00936979 / Sheet   $9.3698 / 1000 Sheets
 6  17-Apr-18   No Frills      Royale Tigr PT-SAS (takemetot...)        $4.97   6 Rolls    95 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                               $0.0191 / Sq Ft  $0.00871930 / Sheet   $8.7193 / 1000 Sheets
 7   5-Mar-18   Superstore            Sponge Towels - SAS              $10.48   6 Rolls   176 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                               $0.0243 / Sq Ft  $0.00992424 / Sheet   $9.9242 / 1000 Sheets
 8  12-Apr-18   Costco Onl           Kirkland - SAS (achc)             $49.99  24 Rolls   160 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                               $0.0245 / Sq Ft  $0.01301823 / Sheet  $13.0182 / 1000 Sheets
 9   9-Mar-18    Walmart           Sponge Towels Ultra - SAS            $4.97   6 Rolls    80 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                               $0.0253 / Sq Ft  $0.01035417 / Sheet  $10.3542 / 1000 Sheets
 10 10-Apr-18   Home Depot           Bounty - SAS (Omakase)            $12.98  12 Rolls    95 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                               $0.0254 / Sq Ft  $0.01138596 / Sheet  $11.3860 / 1000 Sheets
 11  5-Mar-18     Costco       Bounty - SAS (Omakase/inferno_gn)       $15.99  12 Rolls    91 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                               $0.0271 / Sq Ft  $0.01464286 / Sheet  $14.6429 / 1000 Sheets
 12  7-Mar-18   No Frills       Royale Tiger Paper Towels - SAS         $7.97   6 Rolls   105 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                               $0.0277 / Sq Ft  $0.01265079 / Sheet  $12.6508 / 1000 Sheets
 13  5-Mar-18    Walmart                  Bounty - SAS                 $14.77  12 Rolls    95 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                               $0.0290 / Sq Ft  $0.01295614 / Sheet  $12.9561 / 1000 Sheets
 14  7-Apr-18     Amazon           Bounty - SAS (DavidB9017)           $14.99  12 Rolls    95 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                               $0.0294 / Sq Ft  $0.01314912 / Sheet  $13.1491 / 1000 Sheets
 15  5-Mar-18    Walmart               Great Value - SAS               $16.87  12 Rolls   105 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                               $0.0299 / Sq Ft  $0.01338889 / Sheet  $13.3889 / 1000 Sheets
 16  5-Mar-18     Zehrs              Bounty - SAS (lecale)             $10.99   6 Rolls   126 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                               $0.0325 / Sq Ft  $0.01453704 / Sheet  $14.5370 / 1000 Sheets
 17  7-Mar-18    Walmart        Royale Tiger Paper Towels - SAS        $17.77  12 Rolls    95 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                               $0.0348 / Sq Ft  $0.01558772 / Sheet  $15.5877 / 1000 Sheets
 18  5-Mar-18   Londong D                 Bounty - SAS                  $4.99   3 Rolls   105 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                               $0.0354 / Sq Ft  $0.01584127 / Sheet  $15.8413 / 1000 Sheets
 19 12-Apr-18   Costco Onl        Bounty Plus - SAS (stevewk)          $41.99  24 Rolls    84 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                               $0.0385 / Sq Ft  $0.02082837 / Sheet  $20.8284 / 1000 Sheets
 20  5-Mar-18     Amazon                  Bounty - SAS                 $15.47   6 Rolls    80 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                               $0.0414 / Sq Ft  $0.03222917 / Sheet  $32.2292 / 1000 Sheets
 21  7-Mar-18    Walmart        Royale Tiger Paper Towels - SAS         $5.97   2 Rolls   158 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                               $0.0422 / Sq Ft  $0.01889241 / Sheet  $18.8924 / 1000 Sheets
 22  5-Mar-18    Loblaws                  Bounty - SAS                  $5.99   2 Rolls   158 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                               $0.0424 / Sq Ft  $0.01895570 / Sheet  $18.9557 / 1000 Sheets



Non Select A Size PT, Full Sheets only:

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Rank   Date       Store                      Brand                     Price      Size       Sheets / Roll     Ply   $ / Kg    Kg / 1000 Sheets      $ / sq ft          $ / Sheet           $/ 1000 Sheets

 1   5-Mar-18    CDN Tire          Canadian Tire Mega Format            $4.88   8 Rolls    80 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                               $0.0117 / Sq Ft  $0.00762500 / Sheet   $7.6250 / 1000 Sheets
 2   5-Mar-18   No Frills               No Name (Jonric)                $0.69   2 Rolls    45 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                               $0.0118 / Sq Ft  $0.00766667 / Sheet   $7.6667 / 1000 Sheets
 3   5-Mar-18     Amazon                     Bounty                    $15.47   6 Rolls    80 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                               $0.0414 / Sq Ft  $0.03222917 / Sheet  $32.2292 / 1000 Sheets
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Paper towels WILL clog your toilet. Just sayin'....
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This is GREAT - thanks!

But, it begs the question: what quantifies the BEST price? Price per sheet and square foot makes perfect sense - BUT - I save paper towel square footage by buying the select-a-size. I figure in over half my uses, I can double the sheet count. That would be adding considerable value to the half-sheet size formats.

Doesn't Sponge Towels come in the half-sheet? I would love to see an analysis that includes this...
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no name 2-ply, 2 rolls per pkg, 45 sheets per roll, 27.4 x 22 cm 69 cents this week, has been 59 cents within the past month or so as a Sat.- or weekend-only price
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ConsoleWatcher wrote:
Mar 5th, 2018 12:50 pm
Paper towels WILL clog your toilet. Just sayin'....
really? I guess that's why nobody uses paper towel to wipe themselves and use toilet paper instead...
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pokee99 wrote:
Mar 5th, 2018 1:29 pm
This is GREAT - thanks!

But, it begs the question: what quantifies the BEST price? Price per sheet and square foot makes perfect sense - BUT - I save paper towel square footage by buying the select-a-size. I figure in over half my uses, I can double the sheet count. That would be adding considerable value to the half-sheet size formats.

Doesn't Sponge Towels come in the half-sheet? I would love to see an analysis that includes this...
Essentially $/KG is probably the best but i think $/sq foot i chose only because of select a size.
If i did by $/sheets it wouldnt be a good indication of value because of what you said, half size vs full size sheet.

I think $/sq ft is good even if some people hand rip some of it and use it.

Did i miss anything on what you were asking? I will check if sponge is in half sheet size or not, but i put it in brand if they were select a size or not.
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^I don't know if it is realistic but perhaps if we separated the full sheet and select-a-size type into their own category in the chart then we could do a $/ sheet comparison ?

Since I also don't think people would cross shop the diff type anyways, they tend to stick to one so is almost like they are two products.

Btw, the Kirkland one is Select-a-size too.
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hdom wrote:
Mar 5th, 2018 1:53 pm
^I don't know if it is realistic but perhaps if we separated the full sheet and select-a-size type into their own category in the chart then we could do a $/ sheet comparison ?

Since I also don't think people would cross shop the diff type anyways, they tend to stick to one so is almost like they are two products.

Btw, the Kirkland one is Select-a-size too.
Let's hear some other opinions, i am ok to split them into two, one for select a size and the other for full sheets. Even the ones i put i am not 100% if some are select a size or not, like you mentioned kirkland was.
You are right, i think we all would want bounty or kirkland or sponge towels maybe? I have never used sponge towels or kirkland, my 15 pack of bounty is still half full!
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Mar 5th, 2018 2:24 pm
Thank you @porksoda! This is great :)
you are welcome :)
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6 = 12 rolls, 2 ply, 126 sheets/roll, 27.9 x 14.9 cm
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Thanks OP, you’re not doing facial tissue too right? Just kidding
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Omakase wrote:
Mar 5th, 2018 5:42 pm
Thanks OP, you’re not doing facial tissue too right? Just kidding
lol... i have calculations for dish soap, cling film, and some other stuff too. Not going to do a sheet for those as they are pretty easy to do!
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porksoda wrote:
Mar 5th, 2018 2:36 pm
Let's hear some other opinions, i am ok to split them into two, one for select a size and the other for full sheets. Even the ones i put i am not 100% if some are select a size or not, like you mentioned kirkland was.
If I have any thoughts, I'll offer them, but IMO, the person doing the bulk of the work should be the one to decide how to organize the data. I'm fine with you doing it whatever way works best for you. If it's important enough for me to have it some other way, I can rearrange it. If I'm not willing to do that, then how important is it to me?
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Omakase wrote:
Mar 5th, 2018 8:27 pm
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thanks, i was going to add it as per the costco thread but i don't have the sheet sizes for it, once i have the confirmation i will add it!

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