The toilet paper challenge. Costco vs Walmart.
So you think that you just cannot beat the prices at Walmart? Sure, their prices are competitive. But do you realize you are also getting less for your money? At least when it comes to toilet paper, you are.
I’m a Costco-lover. Every other week I go to Costco and stock up. I normally buy Charmin Ultra Soft at Costco, but since I was running out before my next Costco trip, I had to stomach a trip to Walmart. Costco is not all that close to home, but Walmart is five minutes away.
When I was stocking the toilet paper cubbie, I placed a Walmart roll next to the last Costco roll, and below is what I saw. These are both the same “version” of Charmin — the Ultra soft. Not the Ultra Soft Mega nor the Ultra Soft Ultra Strong. Just the regular Ultra Soft.
It’s so typical of Walmart. They will cut corners in any way they can to make those extra pennies add up to billions of dollars — even if it means wiping out the size of the rolls….
(NOTE: Compare only the height. The Costco-bought roll is almost used up, so do not compare the width or diameter. I am curious to compare the two in width/diameter now. Tomorrow is my Costco day, too. I will update this post after I pick up the Costco pack.)