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    We don't drink much soda but when I do buy it it is almost always cheaper to buy 2 liters. Walmart and Aldis both have their own brand that is inexpensive.

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    I only buy 2 leaders when i am having a lot company and know they will be used.Sometime when Dr peppers are on sale i buy 12 0r 24 pack.I don't need them for i am already over weight but i drink one ever once in awhile.

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    My father bought 2 six-packs of 12 oz bottles. He then buys 2 ltrs when they go on sale, and transfers them to the 12 oz bottles. He says they don't go stale as fast. But, I guess it all depends on how much work you want to put into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ View Post
    2 liters = about 67 oz for $1= 0.014/ounce
    (1) 12 pack = 144 oz for $3 = 0.021/ounce

    But I don't drink pop (soda). I usually drink Crystal Light, water or beer.
    Thanks Russ for the math breakdown, I was to tired to do it and was hoping someone else would!! It seems the difference is not TOO bad...but the winner is 2ltrs for me!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Libby View Post
    12 oz can = 355ml can

    And oddly enough I recall seeing the 3L bottles on sale too - unless they have abolished those bottles now?
    Quote Originally Posted by Russ View Post
    When I was in school... a long time ago... the Metric system was coming, we NEED to learn this.


    still waiting....
    We don't have 3 ltrs here...but I do remember them from back in the day!!


    Great answers all!

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    We are trying not to buy any at all! I actually prefer it in a cup with ice and a lid and a straw from a drive thru or gas station so right now I allow myself one per week and have stopped buying any for home. BUT around her Walmart will occasionally have cases of Mountain Dew/Dr. Pepper (24 cans) for $3.98 and often has Coke products for $5 for a case. I won't pay more than that. Only buy 2 liters if we are having a party. Otherwise no one drinks it.

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    Anyone have a DOLLAR TREE? Out has the 3 liters for $1

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnW819 View Post
    Thanks Russ for the math breakdown, I was to tired to do it and was hoping someone else would!! It seems the difference is not TOO bad...but the winner is 2ltrs for me!!





    We don't have 3 ltrs here...but I do remember them from back in the day!!


    Great answers all!
    Shoprite soda comes in 3L bottles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhayne View Post
    Shoprite soda comes in 3L bottles.
    For real??? I have worked there and I shop there and I have NEVER seen them!!!

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    I only buy the 2 liters because they are cheaper. They never have the chance to get flat around here unfortunately!

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    Hehehe - thank you to those who confirmed 3L bottles still existed and that I wasn't 'old' for remember them

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    I buy 12 pk because it helps me drink it in moderation. If I buy a 2L bottle I'll have it gone in a day. At least with the 12 pk I can grab a can and that is my pop for the day. It may cost slightly more but it lasts a lot longer for me that way.

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    Well I dont know about tha actual math because I have never done it but I used to buy about 3 12 packs a week . There are 4 of us and almost always extra kids here. I stopped buying them due to financial reasons and the fact that the kids were opening them and drinking a half a can and leaving them. I switched to 2 liters BECAUSE they were more of a pain . You have to get a glass and ice (I dont keep them in the fridge) and then pour it so we all drink way way way less soda. Now I buy about 2 2liters a week and that lasts us just fine. So I biuy them on sale for each at most and spend 2 bucks plus the bottle deposit of .10 each . So thats 2.10 plus sales tax a week compared to 12.00 plus 3.60 bottle deposit plus tax a week and we dont even miss the cans really.

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    I agree with you, Trishagirl. I rarely buy pop anymore.I too drink tea and water. My grocery money only goes so far and I need to stretch it to buy nutritional food and necessities. Pop doesn't fit into either of those categories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnW819 View Post
    For real??? I have worked there and I shop there and I have NEVER seen them!!!
    Yep, I think that Shoprite brand doesn't come in 2L bottles, just 1L and 3L. We used to buy the 3L of Mountain Charge (shoprites version of mountain dew).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libby View Post
    Hehehe - thank you to those who confirmed 3L bottles still existed and that I wasn't 'old' for remember them
    I stopped by Dollar Tree today and happened to walk past a shelf filled with 3 L bottles. Thought of you and laughed, Libby!

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