questionswrapping paper - $/sf? good deal?

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I have bought wrapping paper from two places, Costco and Papyrus. I bought 2 rolls of costco wrapping paper about 4 christmases ago. They were 400 square feet each, and I have yet to finish a roll, and I think they were about $10 each.

200 square feet is about average for roll sizes, while costco sold us the jumbo sizes. They are not a deal in comparison to what I bought and i find it odd the Sam's Club does not have larger rolls.

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I buy wrapping paper when it is on sale. I never buy it when it is full price, usually I get it when it is at least 75%. I also like to check the weight of the paper. I don't like thin paper, that is just cheap and I might as well be purchasing tissue paper. I buy Tissue paper in the dollar bin at Target, when it is on sale, and at the dollar store. I am also a big user of gift bags and I buy those when they are sale too and from the dollar store. That way you don't have to wrap a gift as much. Just sort of roll it in some tissue paper and drop it in the gift bag. I still have gift wrap I bought before I moved to the South East. Because I buy Odd bits when it is on sale.

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Yeah, I buy my Christmas wrapping paper after Christmas too. But we ran out already. Oops. I'm going to have to go to Target or Walmart to get cards today anyway... I'll see if I can jot down some prices and report back, just for reference.

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@catbertthegreat: regarding what's at Sams... this is probably all that is left. Sams (or at least the one I go to) seems to be good at not overstocking seasonal items. Once they are gone, they're gone.

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Be careful of the foil paper. some of them are see-thru.

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@sgoman5674: are you using it as clothing? But that is why I mentioned thickness. I don't think getting cheap and thin wrapping paper, I feel like I have gotten ripped off.

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@hobbit: I am looking into costumes for Halloween!

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@sgoman5674: Saran Wrap yourself and go as a character from Fried Green Tomatoes then.

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Traffic was snarled because the plows still haven't gotten to fully clearing the secondary roads. So I went to Rite Aid and found paper for 25% off. $4.50 (orig $5.99) for 100sf. That's under a nickel per square, which was what the foil wrap was going for.

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Sadly, this it probably too late for this time, but for the next time...

I recommend saving the funny papers from the newspaper. I've also carefully cut up brown paper bags from the grocers, and handed a box of crayons to children, telling them to make their own. Butcher paper can also be used (I still have a roll or two of it).

Back when I wrapped large amounts of presents, I bought all the wrapping paper that appealed to me in the half off sales the day after. Since I only give gifts (now) to local charities, and they want them unwrapped, I no longer use wrapping paper. Pity you aren't closer. You could just have it (I still have a bunch).

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@shrdlu: You're showing your age... no one reads the newspaper anymore. I'd have to buy the paper just to get the "funny pages"

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@fgarriel: I read the paper every day I am under 45. Then several papers online and countless other news feeds. You do not want me to list them all.

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@fgarriel: Never say "no one" does something. Right away, you're going to have folks chiming in to show you the error of your ways.

Seriously, many smaller areas have newspapers that, while not making money hand over fist, are still surviving and managing to retain a readership. The readership included people not even of voting age.

Showing my age. You are the funny guy. You do have a point though. It's a pity. Children were encouraged to read by the sunday funnies, comic books, and similar items during the last century. So it goes.

Life is change, and filled with chaos and surprises. Always.

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Saying "no one" was completely intentional. How else would I know whose deals to trust for Centrum Silver?

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@fgarriel: I wouldn't trust my deals. Half of them have been to test the system. There are a couple of deals I have done that were just for the point of sharing (especially the Barnes and Noble one, which most poeple, not having business accounts, would not have normally seen).

Centrum Silver, hah! Actually, I'm not much of a pill taker. There is no pharmacist that knows me by name. I'm not a fan of vitamins in any case, and believe that a healthy diet, fresh air, and exercise, are all the best prescription you can have.

On the other hand, if I ever post deals on antiques, you may trust those, since (as they say) it takes one to know one.