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PM'ing Diapers... Arrrgh help!

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PM'ing Diapers... Arrrgh help!

Today I went into Walmart to price match "RCSS" and the ad on the flyer for RCSS was this:

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However walmart had the identical box but with 128 count. Because I noticed the "120's" I figured it would allow me to PM for counts 120-129 but sadly a big stink was made and I left emtpy handed. So my questions are as follows:

- Is 54-120's suppose to mean up to 120 or between 120-129?

- If it's suppose to mean only up to 120, then why would they add the "s" to the end of the number?
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I read it as up to 120. It's 120's because there is more than one in a package. There are a number of stores that have products made with a unique size, to prevent price matching presumably.
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OP,I think the problem is that they don't have the same packages as well. Walmart advertises largest box or some other non-descript name. Since there are multiple sizes and quantities of each which are variable - chances are you can only price match the one in the picture. If you get that one they will not question it.
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Jun 18, 2009
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Idiots. They should have given you at least one box at that price.
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Stores look for an exact match in the description and they just love it when they can find any reason to refuse a price match. And Mars2012 is right in that we're seeing a lot of size variations between stores which further make it difficult to price compare or price match. Recognize that stores love to advertise that they do price matches but in reality they absolutely do not want to do them and look for an escape.
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Well to make things worse when she scanned the 128 count it listed the price at $49.98 so her immediate follow-up response was that the price difference was too much even if they were to honor the description. Walmart is the only store that never advertises sizes ending in "'s". It's always either super boxed of the sort or a specific count. Trying to save a few bucks for my baby and it's just headaches.
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When my daughter was on diapers, i found that no retailer chains carried same count packs.
It's very difficult to pm.
I calculated $/pcs and went with who ever has lowest price.
Or SDM/Safeway for points.
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Apr 8, 2011
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Like OP, Walmart and RCSS/Loblaws often advertise "largest box", which at Walmart is Econo, but at Loblaws is Club. The difference is usually 8-16 diapers.

Anyway, just have to stock up when the largest boxes go on sale every few weeks. Usually $33 at Walmart or $30 at RCSS. Plus coupons from P&G.

Or if you really want to save, go for a non-Pampers brand like Costco Kirkland, Parents Choice or (previously) Target Up & Up.
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Oct 17, 2013
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We loved the President's Choice/Teddy's Choice diapers and super cheap. Usually, they are on for $20 a box and often we'd get PCPlus offers for 8000 points/box. Try them, you just might love them!
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Generics, particularly Kirkland brand, they are the way to go if you want to save money. There is no downside to trying them, you get your money back if you aren't happy with it.
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the 49.98 box from Walmart is much larger than the Superstore size...clearly Walmart is in the right here.
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Why deal with all that? Amazon prime has the best prices with their 20% off deal, as long as you can deal with the 1 shipment a month. Its not too hard to manage.
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Yeah, I've noticed every store has their own size packs and name, and packaging, sometimes it's very subtle... count could even be the same but they'll call it something else (Super Club Pack vs Mega Club Pack for example). I assume it's done for the intent purpose of making price-matching impossible.
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