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Thread: Bleach price - too good to be true?

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    Bleach price - too good to be true?

    We stopped at Save-A-Lot (a lot like Aldi's) tonight and found bleach for $1.39 for a 96oz jug. Is that too good to be true? I read not to shop at the dollar stores, but is this one ok?

    They also had baking soda for .49 a lb.
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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    Re: Bleach price - too good to be true?

    Yes, Aldi's is a good place to purchase bleach. A year ago the 96 oz jugs were $0.99.
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    Re: Bleach price - too good to be true?

    Yeah the 96oz of walmarts UB is at a 1.52 been watching it to come down, but so far hasn't. So I just been buying the 172oz for 2.54.
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    Re: Bleach price - too good to be true?

    Just be very careful. We purchased some bleach from Menards (like Home Depot/Lowes - regionally) at what we thought was a very good price - Chlorox. Anyway, it was OLD bleach and yes it does get old/lose it's potency if not properly stored. 6 big jugs of very weak, almost water strength fluid, Lesson learned. I will stick with the Walmart Ultra Bleach when I need to shock, thank you very much.
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    Re: Bleach price - too good to be true?

    You can buy a couple of jugs, and test them out. Test 30 minutes after adding the bleach and if you didn't hit your target or goal, it's a good possibility the bleach has either lost strength or isn't as strong as the label indicates.
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