A work out for the old pocket calculator. Finding the best buy at Longs Drug store.
Six pack of 24 ounce bottles... Two for Five dollars
Twelve pack of 12 ounce cans... Three of Ten dollars
Two liter bottle... 99 cents.
All require deposits on the can or bottle, but supposedly you can get that back, but I wonder how many of us do. I just put them in a separate trash bag and the housekeeper gets to take them for redemption. So, disregard the deposit and the sales tax... they apply to all.
Here we go. Six bottles of 24 ounces is 144 ounces and you get two for five dollars. 288 ounces divided into $5 is...ah... 1.7 cents per ounce.
Twelve 12 oz cans is 144 ounces time three for ten dollars... or 2.3 cents per ounce.
Two liters is 67 ounces for 99 cents. That comes to 1.4 cents per ounces.
The bottles are the cheapest.... go, enjoy... but wait one moment while I check my figures.
Well, I have checked them twice, and this, I think is correct.