I dont buy it anymore because when I made an afghan out of the acrylic the afghan came out of the dryer all fuzzy and it looked old when it was new. Bernat makes some nice acrylic and so does Caron (Simply Soft). Usually you can get a 40% off coupon for Joann's or Michaels which makes it nice and cheap.
I use Red Heart for all my afghans and they turn out very soft after washing and drying.
Ditto! No fabric softeners, etc. Also, I wash them on delicate cycle, one afghan alone, and in the drier, I let it tumble alone perhaps fifteen minutes. Then I let it air dry the rest of the way. No pilling results, and it's soft.
I think Red Heart Super Saver is great yarn for afghans. It wears like iron. After you wash and machine dry it, it will be nice and soft. I'm surprised by the poster who said hers came out of the dryer fuzzy and looked old. I have never had that problem. I had a Super Saver afghan that I used (and my dog used) and washed and dried for for many years and it always looked great.