My mum went to a fair just before christmas. For $10 (NZ - $5 US), she got two great rubber doormats. I hated them. When she put them by the back door I stayed outside, and the other one was in her room for a couple of days, til she found a space for it. I had to do a running jump so I could avoid it.
So, after the new year, mum gave in and went and bought two more doormats. I LOVE the sunflower ones, they are great to stretch and relax on. And fantastic for scratching.
See, you have to train your humans so they buy the right stuff.