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Old 10-17-2011, 08:12 AM   #1
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Price of Alum foil

I was at the local CT (Canadian Tire) picking up some things. I almost fell over when I saw 250 ft. of foil on sale for 11.49! I haven't bought foil for a long time--I'm still working on using up the 650 ft. roll I got years ago. Was that a pricing error? This was a 4"x8" sign. not on the shelf.
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:25 AM   #2
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Yowie!! I just put aluminum foil on my grocery list. It seems to me I used to be able to get 200' for a reasonable price. I'll check carefully.
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:36 AM   #3
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Yowie!! I just put aluminum foil on my grocery list. It seems to me I used to be able to get 200' for a reasonable price. I'll check carefully.

Don't make the mistake that I did and buy the cheap stuff at the dollar store!

I swear you can see through it!

I don't use it often and it always seems like I run out on Thanksgiving or Christmas when I pull out the last few inches. They should put a colored warning stripe on it when you get towards the end of the roll.
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:09 AM   #4
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I buy the commercial roll at Costco. I haven't bought it for a while, but I would bet it is far cheaper.

Same goes for plastic wrap
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I buy the commercial roll at Costco. I haven't bought it for a while, but I would bet it is far cheaper.

Same goes for plastic wrap
Yes, I got a plastic wrap from Costco about 15 years ago, it's still hanging on.
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:17 AM   #6
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I buy the commercial roll at Costco. I haven't bought it for a while, but I would bet it is far cheaper.

Same goes for plastic wrap
I was in BJ's last week and noticed the price of foil and plastic wrap, I like glad plastic wrap and it will come out to less than half buying the two big rolls that are bundled together, same with foil.

I wish I had space for one of those BIG rolls!
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:21 PM   #7
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Don't make the mistake that I did and buy the cheap stuff at the dollar store!

I swear you can see through it!

I don't use it often and it always seems like I run out on Thanksgiving or Christmas when I pull out the last few inches. They should put a colored warning stripe on it when you get towards the end of the roll.
Wow! Great idea!
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:42 PM   #8
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I buy the commercial roll at Costco. I haven't bought it for a while, but I would bet it is far cheaper.

Same goes for plastic wrap
Yep. Although I buy at Sam's Club, it's the only way I'd buy either one. I get two 250 foot rolls for about $13, or one really big commercial roll for about the same. I bought a commercial roll of plastic wrap at least 3 years ago and it's still just getting a good start. That one might last me the rest of my life.

I bought one commercial roll of each to send down to our beach house in the Bahamas, and I'm pretty sure that we'll never need to replenish that supply.
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:00 PM   #9
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I just looked at the size of my rolls. The foil is 1000 ft, the wrap is 3000 ft. That's a lot of product compared to the supermarket rolls.
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:05 PM   #10
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I buy the commercial rolls at Costco too. I also use the heavy duty 18" wide rolls too.
Aluminum is expensive. We recently demolished our sunroom and got several hundred dollars from all the aluminum parts at the recycler. We recycle all aluminum, including foil.
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