Have you seen these handy new Tide Pods at the store? The concept is like that of the Cascade Action Pacs. All the detergent is pre-measured into one handy "pod" you throw in the wash. But are they worth the price? Here is a cost comparison of non-sale prices without coupons.
62 Packs = $15.99
Price per load: $.257
45 Loads = $10.99 (reg. price, not sale price)
Price per load: $.244
You'll see that the price difference between the Tide Pods and the Tide Liquid isn't huge. In fact, the Tide Pods were only a couple pennies more per load. The convenience factor alone is worth that. The biggest area of savings here, however, isn't done using math. It's the fact that most people pour much more liquid into their loads than necessary. Using the Pods will help you avoid overdosing your laundry with too much detergent, in turn saving you money.