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HOT Charmin Basic Toilet Paper $0.01 Per Sq. Ft.!!!

by Tara Kuczykowski on December 16, 2010 · 41 comments

I never thought I'd see an online deal that meets the criteria of the Toilet Paper Principle, but Amazon has come through once again. Get (12) 4-packs of Charmin Basic Big Rolls for just $19.23 shipped right to your door with Amazon Subscribe & Save!

This package is equal to buying 96 rolls or 1753 square feet, meaning you pay just slightly over $0.01 per sq. ft. Note that this is a one-ply TP, but it's much thicker than other one-ply products. We purchase it often and have been very pleased with it.

Score this deal:

Subscribe & Save will enroll you to receive regular shipments at $19.48, but you may cancel at any time. If you don't want regular deliveries of the product, you can turn this off once your order has been placed by following these steps:

  • Go to Your Account and click on Manage Subscribe & Save Items.
  • Your current subscriptions will be listed at the top.
  • Click on the Cancel Subscription button to stop any future orders.
  • You'll receive an email confirmation for each item you cancel.

Thanks, Passion For Savings!

{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Heather A December 16, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Wow, what a deal! Thank you


2 soury December 16, 2010 at 3:13 pm

thanks so much for the heads up on this deal!! I just purchased it using subscribe and save for every 3 months, cheaper then walmart's price!


3 Jennifer B December 16, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Looks like the price jumped to $22.92.


4 Tara Kuczykowski December 16, 2010 at 3:22 pm

That's the price before the Subscribe & Save discount, Jennifer.


5 Jennifer December 16, 2010 at 3:21 pm

I'm really not trying to sound dumb, but I'm confused here... on your post that explains how much tp should cost, your example says:

TP #2 = 650 sq. ft.; price = $5; stock-up price $6.50, so definitely a bargain!

So, square feet + decimal point = price at $.01/sq. ft.

But this deal, you say it's equal to 1753 square feet, so wouldn't that be $17.53, not $19.23? So it's not $.01, is it?

Really not trying to be a smart aleck--- just trying to understand! I love the idea of this concept for figuring out price, but I'm not quite understanding yet!



6 Tara Kuczykowski December 16, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Oh, you're right, Jennifer! I was trying to hurry and post it before my daily newsletter went out since Amazon pricing changes so frequently, so I copied and pasted Heather's math. It is slightly over $0.01, so I'm guessing she just rounded down.

You definitely have the concept down in your comment. ;)


7 Jennifer B December 16, 2010 at 3:58 pm

My bad! That is what happens when I read too fast!


8 Mel December 16, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Score! I was just telling a co-worker that one of my plans for my holiday vacation was to stock up on things like t.p. and shampoo and laundry soap. I had to call her and share a giggle over my t.p. deal. (Starting out the new year with several months' worth of those kinds of items makes me feel so organized!)


9 nicole December 16, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Can I cancel my my subscription once I order th tp


10 Tara Kuczykowski December 16, 2010 at 3:40 pm

I would recommend waiting until your order ships. You don't have to worry about them accidentally shipping you anything though. They always send a reminder email a week before your next shipment is scheduled giving you the option to skip it or cancel.


11 nicole December 16, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Ok thanks I just didnt know but this is a good deal and thank you for sharing it. =)


12 Linda December 16, 2010 at 3:48 pm

you say you get 96 rolls for that price? Am I reading wrong or does the amazon listing say it's 12- 4 packs and wouldn't that be 48 rolls?


13 Tara Kuczykowski December 16, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Yes, you get 48 double rolls, which is comparable to 96 single rolls. Sorry if I confused you!


14 Linda December 16, 2010 at 4:36 pm

oh sorry! I missed that!


15 Tina December 16, 2010 at 3:51 pm

Thanks Tara :)


16 Jennifer December 16, 2010 at 3:59 pm

48 double rolls = 96 regular rolls . : )


17 Jennifer December 16, 2010 at 4:00 pm

opps @ Linda . I forgot to hit reply .


18 sara December 16, 2010 at 4:06 pm

my husband just laughed at me for buying tp online. lol.


19 val-WI December 16, 2010 at 4:06 pm

does the S&S have an initial fee? i haven't seen any info on that


20 lizzette December 16, 2010 at 4:09 pm

How do i add the coupon? Where do i find the coupon at?


21 Tara Kuczykowski December 16, 2010 at 4:17 pm

I had a little trouble with the coupon too, Lizzette. I added the TP with subscribe and save once but didn't check out. When I went back to the page, the coupon showed up for me, so maybe try that. It will be above the related video.


22 pam December 16, 2010 at 4:10 pm

No fee for subscribe and save. I use it for my coffee and can cancel or delay anytime I want. I got some tp too. You can never have to much!


23 val-WI December 16, 2010 at 4:23 pm

thank you for the info


24 Jennifer December 16, 2010 at 4:20 pm

$1.60 a 4 pack? Hmmm...Is this really a good deal? I'm still stocked up on the Cottenelle from Kroger awhile back (5 or 6 months ago) that I think came out to be .60 a 4 pack...It's just my Boyfriend and I so tp last awhile around here!


25 Joy December 16, 2010 at 5:24 pm

thank you. Its been awhile since I've gotten a good TP deal. I know I've gotten it lower, but that doesn't mean it will go that low again anytime soon. Im getting 2 cases.. one for mom mom for CHRISTMAS... she's always running out of TP! haha.


26 Tara Kuczykowski December 16, 2010 at 5:48 pm

I love that, Joy -- the gift that keeps on giving!


27 Denise December 16, 2010 at 5:38 pm

I wonder how much the charmin with the red bear is? That is the only kind my husband wants :)


28 rebecca December 16, 2010 at 8:19 pm

I just looked and it is now $40 something. I guess I missed out! :(


29 Stephanie December 16, 2010 at 8:56 pm

I thought that, too, Rebecca, but when you put it in your cart, the price goes back down.


30 Amanda Y. December 16, 2010 at 8:42 pm

I find it cheaper per roll of Charmin basic at Walmart on a regular basis, so I'm confused as to why everyone thinks this is a good deal?


31 Joy December 16, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Its double roll. Maybe that's the difference?


32 Janet December 16, 2010 at 9:57 pm

Wow! That is a great deal. Just a shame I can't take advantage of it. Charmin IS NOT good for septic systems. I'll have to wait on a grea deal on Scott TP.


33 Christy December 16, 2010 at 10:20 pm

I'm with Amanda, not sure why this is such a great deal. I usually buy packs with 12 double rolls, and with this deal it works out to be around $4.80 for 12 double rolls. I don't consider that a HOT deal.


34 Tara Kuczykowski December 16, 2010 at 10:30 pm

Not every deal I post will be fantastic for everyone, but there are a few reasons why I personally consider this to be a hot deal:

1. It's still at least $1 less than Walmart (and not everyone likes to shop there).
2. It's shipped to my doorstep for free with the Amazon Prime trial.
3. Many readers redeem the Swagbucks they've earned for Amazon GCs, making this actually free TP for them.
4. Amazon does not charge sales tax for most states.


35 Devin December 16, 2010 at 11:54 pm

This is a great offer...unfortunately, it looks like I missed it! The price is over $40 now. Plus, there does not seem to be a coupon available--and the subscribe and save is not even coming up as an option for me! I guess it wasn't meant to be.....bummer. Thanks anyway, Tara! I so appreciate what you do!

And, for the record--I am pretty picky about TP--but I bought this a couple of weeks ago, just to try, and have been very pleased with it. Definitely NOT your average one-ply!


36 Heather December 17, 2010 at 12:58 am

Same here. Must have ended at midnight Eastern time.


37 jenny p. December 17, 2010 at 1:27 am

Unfortunately it looks like the Subscribe & Save is no longer available. I found the $22.92 price that is sold by Amazon and ships for free with Prime, but the S&S button is not coming up. Bummer!


38 Heather December 17, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Figured out the $22.92 price is under "Other buying options" or something like that. Can't get the S&S thing to come up though?


39 terry burger December 18, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Hi. Is there a 'paper towel principle'? I absolutely love the TP principle. How easy!!


40 Lisa December 18, 2010 at 10:58 pm

I would love to know if there is a paper towel principle too... ;) I love the TP one - just used it to double check a deal.. hope I did it right??


41 Lisa December 18, 2010 at 10:57 pm

Here is a deal I wanted to share... 6336 sheets = 0.002 cents per sheet.. seems like an awesome deal to me!!! right?


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