Basic Math FTW*

May 12, 2009

Cheap, Lauren, Lloyd

The Wal*Marts® does this to me every once in a while. Now and then they hide their everyday low prices just to see if I’m paying attention. A few years ago it was the “Bonus 2 Pack” of SpeedStick® that cost 3 cents more than buying 2 of the single sticks.

Last Sanday it was the Pepsi® that cost $6.98 for a case, but only $1.00 for a “4-pack”. As you can see, we were not the only people to notice the price difference.

Lauren took ours back to the real soda aisle.

*For the Win

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9 Responses to “Basic Math FTW*”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Heh. I had to use a calculator. Am I a loser?

    At the grocery store, I often only buy two of the “10 for $10” items. They cost $2.


    • Lauren Said on:

      Calculating the cost of Pepsi is the only math I’m good at -- in fact, I’d say I was savant-like. I’m an excellent driver.


  2. Beth Said on:

    That happens with diapers all the time. They* sell less for more, but market the “Jumbo Pack” like it’s really a deal.

    *the stores that sell things. Even Target.


  3. Curt Said on:

    I hate it when you are comparing the 12oz at $1.69 and the 20oz at $2.99 container. Now I have to break it down into 4ths or some other creative math. Why can’t they make the sizes in multiples, 12oz, 24oz,48oz?


    • Lloyd Said on:

      I’m all for shopping at places that put the unit price on items. I really like it when they do that. But I don’t really know why they do. It seems like they are better off keeping people in the dark.


  4. Karla Said on:

    Maybe I frequent the wrong sites, but I’ve always understood FTW to mean something completely different…


  5. christina Said on:

    So what else do you do on Sanday?


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