Thread Number: 75855  /  Tag: Detergents and Additives
It's That Time Again - Persil On Sale At RiteAid
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Post# 996986   6/12/2018 at 18:14 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Low as $1.99 with manufacture's coupon.

See store circular for details.

Post# 996996 , Reply# 1   6/12/2018 at 18:52 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Am noticing these sales are occurring with more frequency then when Persil was first launched.

RiteAid normally has some type of detergent on sale each week. At least twice a month on average it is P&G products (Tide, Downy, Bounce, Gain, etc...), alternating with Purex, Arm & Hammer, and that god awful X-tra (colored scented water masquerading as laundry detergent).

Noticed last week when in RA for a milk run the Persil stock on shelves seemed barely touched. Some bottles had dust on them and entire shelf was full.

OTOH Tide section was nearly empty. Now this could have been because Tide was on sale that week, but who knows.

For record used some of the original first bottle of Persil got last year (trying to use up the stuff), and really don't like the scent. Even compared to Henkel German version there just is an under whiff that puts me off.

Post# 997001 , Reply# 2   6/12/2018 at 19:19 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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Unfortunately, Rite Aid closed all their stores that had a Walgreens in this area. Walgreens has a horrid selection and higher prices. Not going there, needless to say. Even though Rite Aid is closed, I still get their flyers in the mail every week.

Post# 997002 , Reply# 3   6/12/2018 at 19:35 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
That is happening everywhere

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Comes as fallout from the Walgreens purchase/takeover of RiteAid.

Here in NYC RiteAid or Walgreens and even some Duane Reade stores are closing as they are all part of same parent company now (Walgreens).

Post# 997003 , Reply# 4   6/12/2018 at 19:36 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
I'll say something else

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There seems to be quite a lot of Persil on fleaPay. Don't know if the stuff is stolen, fell off a truck or vendors are trying to off load slow moving stock.....

Post# 997015 , Reply# 5   6/12/2018 at 21:21 by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        

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I checked my area's ad, and the price here is $5, er, $4.99 with loyalty card, and additional $3 coupon available in Sunday newspapers. The cost of said papers would probably cancel out most of the coupon savings for those of us like me who no longer bother getting a paper regularly. So it's not just New York that gets the sale prices.


I think I've noticed Persil on sale with them before, but I don't pay that much attention. Rite Aid is not a regular store for  me. Years back, the store in my immediate area was not a very pleasant place to shop. They had trouble with having sufficient stock for sales (which is the reason one person I know stopped shopping there, period). I finally had a bad experience with a clerk, and said enough is enough. This local store seems better now, but the period I actively avoided them got me in the habit of going elsewhere. So I seldom shop there, and don't necessarily pay attention to ads.



Post# 997016 , Reply# 6   6/12/2018 at 21:31 by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        

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For record used some of the original first bottle of Persil got last year (trying to use up the stuff), and really don't like the scent.


Pesil scent has been an issue for me, too. I was curious about Persil when it was first available at regular US stores...but reluctant to try it, because of the accounts of how overwhelming the scent was. Finally, I got a sampler bottle of "Original" at Target. The scent was too potent, although I managed to use the bottle up. Later, I got a supply of Persil "Fresh Linen" when it was on clearance at one store. ($3 IIRC, after digital coupon downloaded to my loyalty card.) The scent was considerably more restrained, but there was something I didn't like about it sometimes.


Although to be fair, I don't like Tide scents, either, much of the time. I'm finding myself happier, overall, with unscented most of the time.


I think a slight scent would be nice for some items, sometimes, but it seems like scents are either overpowering...or else they don't seem to survive the dryer.

Post# 997017 , Reply# 7   6/12/2018 at 21:32 by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        

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colored scented water masquerading as laundry detergent


Well, such detergents have one plus: it's hard for those who can't be bothered to measure amounts to accidentally use too much!

Post# 997019 , Reply# 8   6/12/2018 at 21:36 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
In an effort to use up various Tide liquids

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Gifted to one by local laundromat users (people who are Airbnb or otherwise don't live in area and only purchased the thing for that one visit), have found the following to be true.

When it comes to scented Tide liquids use only enough to get job done properly, and rinse well. Afterwards found scent really not that potent and soon goes away after airing. Those whose laundry reeks of various scented versions of Tide are likely using far too much and or failing to rinse the wash properly.

Received a bottle of " Botanical Rain " with "Febreze" and find it rather refreshing and light scent. Good for linens and bath towels.

Post# 997020 , Reply# 9   6/12/2018 at 21:53 by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        

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I've noticed careful dosing does help. It certainly helped a lot with the Persil "Original." And careful dosing also helps with rinsing the detergent in general out. Too much detergent will make the rinse (at least for the machine I'm using) look like a second wash period.


Although years back, I tried some Tide sample. And the scent (even though I didn't use the whole sample packet, but tried to dose according to actual need) was amazingly, eye wateringly potent when the laundry was dry. Fortunately, I haven't had that problem with Tide recently.


I have also noticed a lot of stuff for sale in a small, local thrift store often has a strong reek of detergent. They wash some stuff before selling it, and I have a vision of them overdosing detergent in the back room.

Post# 997021 , Reply# 10   6/12/2018 at 22:11 by iheartmaytag (Wichita, Kansas)        
There was a$4 off coupon in Sunday's paper

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I thought they were doing ok, but it's going to be hard to knock Tide off the top shelf.

Post# 997025 , Reply# 11   6/12/2018 at 23:18 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Tide has been #1 best selling detergent in USA

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For near or almost over seventy years; if Henkel thought they could just invade P&G's manor and takeover, they had better think on.

Yes, at first P&G was caught unawares; but since got their own back by reformulating Tide and has been back on top of ratings ever since.

Just as Henkel via Persil or whatever knows German and some other EU laundry markets; P&G spends very dear every year since Tide was launched on R&D to remain America's number one choice for wash day.

Yes, housewives and others have strayed, but most end up coming back to Tide in one form or another.

Post# 997027 , Reply# 12   6/12/2018 at 23:36 by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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Persil only gets about 2 feet of shelf space on 3 levels at most grocery stores here.. Tide gets about 20 feet on 4 levels. I have to wonder whether they'll last. There are very very few tv ads either now

Post# 997028 , Reply# 13   6/13/2018 at 00:15 by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        

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I've noticed that Persil only gets a little shelf space in my area, too.


Although it can be argued that Tide needs as much space as it can get, given that there are about six billion different versions.

Post# 997030 , Reply# 14   6/13/2018 at 00:30 by IowaBear (Cedar Rapids, IA)        
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But once I was out on my own I started using Tide.  I don't remember why, probably because it was rated #1 and the effects of seeing years of their advertising.


And I have used it ever since.  I'm not brand loyal to that many products, not really sure why I am to Tide.  Chalk it up to their advertising I guess.

Post# 997048 , Reply# 15   6/13/2018 at 08:29 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I noticed in the latest Consumer Reports that Persil came in 2nd, ranking only a tiny bit behind Tide. 

Post# 997049 , Reply# 16   6/13/2018 at 09:13 by dermacie (my forever home (Glenshaw, PA))        

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This is just purely my personal opinion but I feel that Persil has outperformed Tide in my household. I always have both but when it comes to whites Persil pearls get the whiter than just Tide liquid.

Post# 997067 , Reply# 17   6/13/2018 at 16:10 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Well it would, wouldn't it?

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No liquid version of Tide contains oxygen bleach; while Persil perls does; hence the better results on whites.

Better comparison would be Persil perls against TWB or whatever P&G is calling their TOL powdered detergent these days.

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Post# 997125 , Reply# 18   6/14/2018 at 09:30 by dermacie (my forever home (Glenshaw, PA))        

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I didn't realize that the pearls have bleach! I will have to double check if that is what I have been using. I don't normally use detergents with bleach. I must be losing it.

Post# 997163 , Reply# 19   6/14/2018 at 15:44 by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        

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Even past the bleach issue, I can imagine that there might be situations where Persil might perform better for a given user than Tide, even if Tide was better in some lab tests. Washers vary. Clothes being washed varies. What is needed with cleaning varies (Stains? How many? What type? Etc). The local water. Water heater temperature. Even, perhaps, how appeased the Laundry Room Gods are today.


Indeed, we see that reality reflected here pretty regularly. Someone asks about a new detergent. And some people here say it's the greatest thing ever. Others say it's OK. Others say it makes Xtra look like Tide.

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