Laundry is not such a big deal at our house any more since we have an empty nest and I only do about three to four loads a week. The household hint that says do a load a day doesn't work for me. That's too much trouble! Its just easier for me to wait until Saturday morning and do my laundry while I'm doing other things.
But, I still like to save money where I can, so I buy my laundry detergent and fabric softener sheets on sale and use coupons. I cut my fabric softener sheets in half and they work just fine that way.
I spent a little time this week searching Amazon's subscribe and save program to figure out the best deal on laundry detergent, since I am getting a little low. I was on a mission to find the cheapest "per load" price. The cheapest I found was 12 1/2 cents per load and figured that was a pretty good price. But, I wasn't sure, so I didn't place my order.
I am not brand loyal and our clothes don't get very dirty, so most any brand is fine with me. I can always use a more expensive brand if I have a load of dirtier than usual clothes.
Then I looked through my weekly CVS sales paper and saw that the 100 load bottles of Purex are on sale for $5.99. I do believe that would be a pretty good deal at 6 cents per load! A little coupon search yielded $1.00 coupons. Also on Savingstar there is an e-coupon of $4.00 if you buy $15.00 of Purex. But, I'd have to buy 3 bottles to get that e-coupon. Let's see: 300 loads divided by 3 per week would be 100 weeks, which is about 2 years.... hmmm...
The problem would be if CVS has them in stock? I can get a rain check!