It seems that discussing toilet paper availability, toilet roll hoarding and high toilet paper prices (if you can even find some) has become a national pastime since the Covid-19 hit the mainstream Australian Media in early March 2020. As Australia’s favourite Costco fan website, we thought we’d cover the basics on Costco Australia’s toilet paper ‘situation’. Should you join the hour-long line up to get your urgent supply? Should you become a member to bulk buy toilet paper while it’s still on the shelves? We try to answer this and more in our latest product review:
What Toilet Paper is Available at Costco Australia?
If you are looking for a great price it is hard to go past Kirkland Signature Toilet Paper. As at March 21st the toilet paper was out of stock – Keep an eye on this page for updates. Costco Australia also (usually) stocks Cottonelle branded paper.
Where else can I find toilet paper in Australia?
At the time of writing this review, there is no toilet paper to be found at Woolworths or Coles, however we have been able to source it – for an extravagant mark up – at local service stations. As toilet paper is made in Australia and (we hope) the hysteria is dying down, your favourite soft roll should be available in a store near you very soon.
Is there an alternative available from Costco?
Yes! Without sharing too much personal information, we love and have installed our own bidet. If you want to skip the big toilet paper fiasco of 2020 consider buying the Costco Bidet. If you don’t hold a Costco Membership, there are also some great bidet options available on Amazon Australia.
Was there a recall on Costco Toilet Paper brand Kirkland Signature Toilet Rolls?
Amidst unprecedented media attention on toilet paper buying habits across the globe, an internet rumour started to circulate claiming Kirkland Signature Brand Toilet Paper had been recalled by Costco America. You will be happy to know that the internet mythbuster website Snopes, has confirmed this Costco toilet paper recall rumour is false.
Should you get a Costco Membership to buy bulk toilet paper?
Considering buying Costco membership JUST for the toilet paper? It is probably not worth the yearly membership fee for toiletpaper supplies on their own, however, we definitely think a Costco membership is worth it for big families, small businesses and people who prefer to buy in bulk.
Are there still extensive lines and waiting periods to enter Costco ?
As of Friday 20th of March we have seen that yes, there are still lines to enter Costco Warehouses across Australia, particularly in the morning. However fast restocking means you can get most essentials, so provided you leave a good distance between you and other shoppers (and bring some wipes and sanitiser for you and the trolley), you can still visit the store. All government information has strongly insisted that there is NO food shortage, so no need for panic shopping anyway.
Costco Australia Toilet Paper Vs Coles & Woolworths Toilet Paper: Archived Price Comparison
A discussion on the price of toilet paper at Costco versus Coles and Woolworths was one of the triggers for starting Loaded Trolley. This was an interesting result for me a proves, for my mind, that Costco is the best place to buy Cottonelle toilet paper.
Unit Price: $ per 100 sheets
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