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    Great Value Bleach ?

    My neighbors went last weekend and bought 10 -186oz jugs of bleach (on them I might add) . Some of the bleach was Walmart brand that I have always used but they also bought a bleach called "Great Value" bleach. Has Walmart changed the bottle? I checked for the ingredients and its says 6% on it ?

    The reason I'm asking is because its taking forever for the pool to clear up and last time I used an "off brand" bleach it was no good ...
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    Re: Great Value Bleach ?

    Great Value is the Walmart bleach. I've never seen it labelled anything but Great Value.
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    Re: Great Value Bleach ?

    They did just change the look of the packaging. Notice the new labels this week.
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    Re: Great Value Bleach ?

    Yep, the old bottles had "Great Value" in small letters, while "Ultra Bleach" was in large letters. The new bottles just say "Great Value" with "Bleach" written underneath it. It's part of Walmart's marketing department trying to convince people that the "new" Great Value stuff is somehow better than the "old" Great Value stuff. But the bleach does still say 6% on the bottle.
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    Re: Great Value Bleach ?

    I just bought 8 of the newly labeled ones. What I did notice was that the Great Value Ultra was 174oz for $2.54 and this one is 182oz for $2.54 so we're gettin a lil bit more! 8)
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    I noticed that as well Casey. So long as it is the same bleach and others here continue to use it i will follow the leader I guess ...
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    Re: Great Value Bleach ?

    I've been using the new stuff for more than a week now and the pool is still crystal clear. 8)
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    Re: Great Value Bleach ?

    That's what we've been buying as well.
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    Re: Great Value Bleach ?

    The GV bleach bottles and case boxes have a production date stamped in ink on them.
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    Re: Great Value Bleach ?

    I was worried about buying the Ultra, because it said that it gives a fresh "scent" to your clothes. (can't remember the exact wording) Does that mean there are extra fragrances added in, or are they just saying that it makes your laundry smell fresh?
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    Re: Great Value Bleach ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jefeyessica
    I was worried about buying the Ultra, because it said that it gives a fresh "scent" to your clothes. (can't remember the exact wording) Does that mean there are extra fragrances added in, or are they just saying that it makes your laundry smell fresh?
    Some of the GV bleach does contain fragrances, but it should say which fragrance on the bottle. You want the unscented kind. Double check the label.

    Off-topic, I was looking for some images of the bottle and came across this page. The poster is essentially complaining because they spilt bleach on their countertop and now they are ****** at their Walmart about the white spot.
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    Re: Great Value Bleach ?

    Here is what the new bottles look like compared to the old.

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    Re: Great Value Bleach ?

    they redid all or at least a lot of their product packaging. I think it looks weird. retro 80's or something.
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    Re: Great Value Bleach ?

    On the Ultra Bleach is says "deodorizes" which is why I didn't think it would be okay. But I guess it is. So which is the new, left or right?
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    Re: Great Value Bleach ?

    Right one is the new one.
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    Re: Great Value Bleach ?

    Bleach kills bacteria that can create odors. This is a natural property of bleach, not an additive.
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    Re: Great Value Bleach ?

    The one on the right is the one they got. It just shocked me to see Wal Mart change thier label and since I dint buy the first batch it caught me off guard since I had bought a cheaper brand of bleach from the discount store with no success with it.
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    Re: Great Value Bleach ?

    I work for Wal-Mart and can tell you they are making all of their store brand labels basically white because "white stands out when there is a lot of colored labels on the shelf". Still all of the same products. They are just trying to draw the customers attention.

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    Re: Great Value Bleach ?

    Just went to my local WalMart yesterday to get my monthly supply of bleach. I couldn't find the generic Great Value bleach anywhere. They only had Clorox. I asked the clerk and he said he hasn't seen it recently either. I double-checked the ends of the aisle and found nothing. I checked the empty shelves in the area and couldn't even find the price label for where the Great Value bleach should be.

    Anyone else have this problem? I hope they restock soon. This is the only convenient and cheap place to buy bleach that I know of near me.
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    Re: Great Value Bleach ?

    My Wally World has changed also. Just bought 7 bottles this morning.
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