Eh. My boyfriend and I are on a tight budget (we're young and on our own for the first time), so we picked these up on sale thinking all paper towels must be similar (we're used to Bounty, and grew up in Bounty households). I definitely use more of these to clean up messes. Probably double the amount used with Bounty. So while I saved money buying them upfront, I'm not sure how much I'm saving if they don't last me as long. The "thirst pockets" don't really seem to be able to hold their "thirst", so in the end it really just might be better to cough up the money and go back to basic Bounty, instead of sticking with basic Sparkle. You live and you learn.