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Why I'm Only Buying Horizontal Tissue and Other Stuff

September 3rd, 2014 at 03:02 pm

So I went down to Target today (it's kind of out of the way, so I save my Target trips for when I'm in that area anyway - I was on my way to a meeting in the south part of town and left a little early).

I bought Claritin for F (used $2 coupon and got another $3 coupon).

I also bought kleenex (well, not kleenex brand - I buy the Target brand). And I noticed something... The four-pack of vertical kleenex (which I prefer) has 80 sheets per box (so 4x80 = 320). The four-pack of horizontal kleenex is 160 sheets per box (4x160 = 640). But they cost exactly the same! So you get double the kleenex with the horizontal kleenex. I am never buying vertical kleenex again!

OK, so I also bought some sunscreen and toilet paper. As they scan everything, it's just too hard to see the screen (things go by so quickly) so I always check my receipt before I walk out the door.

Glad I did because they charged me for two kleenex four-packs instead of the one that I bought! Back to customer service where they corrected it quickly.

I have to take a trip back to Trader Joe's today, too. I bought potatoes on Sunday, which I put in a cool cupboard as usual; I was going to use them tomorrow night. Well, this morning, something smelled awful in the kitchen, and I couldn't figure out what it was (I thought it was maybe the dog's food). When I popped in for lunch (to let our dog out), it smelled worse, and I started to worry it was a dead mouse so I opened the cupboards. The potatoes were oozing all over the cabinet; yuck! I've had potatoes grow eyes but never ooze like that! So, need to go to TJ's for the refund (I already called them, and they said "don't bring the potatoes back in!").

We'll go after F finishes her homework; she said she'd go out with me. The thing is, it's not really on my way. I'm wondering if I should just go tomorrow morning, but that cuts into my work day.

Anyway - what weird shopping karma I have today! Have you had experiences like this, too?

8 Responses to “Why I'm Only Buying Horizontal Tissue and Other Stuff”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Horizontal tissue...he he! I have never figured out why people buy the small boxes when the price is more per sheet. Space saver?

  2. Buendia Says:

    I guess so! But so NOT worth it!!!

  3. PNW Mom Says:

    I had kind of a funny experience a while ago. Bought a bag of chicken breasts at Costco and threw them in the freezer. One night I made a chicken stir fry. Just as we were sitting down to dinner, DH turns on the tv to watch the news. Well.....there was a chicken recall. DH paused the tv and asked if we should check the bag for the recall number....I kind of waved my hand around and said if you want to, then go ahead and check...turns out our bag was part of the recall....dinner went in the trash needless to say. Lucky for us, Costco refunded the money in full, no questions asked.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I was thinking .. what in the world is horizontal tissue? Then it hit me.. Smile

  5. Buendia Says:

    That's funny! I had no idea what to call it. Tissue orientation: horizontal. Ha!

  6. Buendia Says:

    PNW Mom - I feel for you! That is freaky, isn't it! I had chicken from Trader Joe's that was recalled (or at least I think it was). I'd already made crockpot meals out of it, and I just dumped them all rather than risk it.

  7. My English Castle Says:

    I always think of them as long boxes and square boxes. What a difference!

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