Am I even allowed to say toilet paper any more? I seem to remember toilet paper turned into toilet tissue years ago. But now it's called bathroom tissue. Does that mean I have to call it BT instead of TP? That's going to be a very tough transition in my vernacular...
But back to the price. I used to do what you do: every time I went to the grocery store, I'd grab a 4 pack of my favorite TP. Not because I was out, but because I knew if I didn't get more, I'd be out soon. After all, a family of 4 easily went through 4 rolls a week, if not more.
So what does a 4 pack of toilet paper cost at the grocery store? I just checked a major grocery store online for my favorite brand, and Scott Bathroom tissue 1 ply 1000 sheets - 4 pack is $5.59. That's $1.39 per roll. Now, I'm a smart shopper, and I know that there are bigger packs of TP that will save me money. But, there's one small problem with that... my trunk is only so big, and I don't want to carry 18 packs from the grocery store to my car and then again from my car into my bathroom. So I tend to stick to the 4 packs.
Now, enter the 21st century and Amazon Prime. For 63 cents a roll (over half off from the 4 pack price at the store), these magic little rolls of happiness arrive on my doorstep once a month. Same brand, same quality, all packed up safely in a cardboard box and delivered to my doorstep: FOR FREE. Did I mention free delivery? Scott 1000 Sheets Per Roll Toilet Paper, Bath Tissue, 27 Rolls for $16.97. You can get the price down to $14.42 or 53 cents a roll if you subscribe and save like I do.
How can you argue with 53 cents a roll, delivered for free?
It makes buying toilet paper FUN again!