My husband amazes me with his bargain finding. I like bargains too but I just don’t put the time into finding the like he does. I think it’s Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day that Home Depot and Walmart have sales on their charcoal. I think for Home Depot, the sale was Thursday through Sunday (but I’m not real sure). The price is 2 – 18.6 pound bags (used to be 20 pound bags) for $9.98. The regular price is $19.87. We always get enough to last us and we never have to buy charcoal when it isn’t on sale. We use quite a bit between grilling and Dutch oven cooking and getting it about half off makes a difference.
Trip #1 yesterday – He went before he ever came home. I think he got 5 packs from Home Depot and 6 packs from Walmart. I believe the Walmart bags are 15.something pounds and they’re a little less but it’s almost exactly the same per pound. That’s 22 bags of charcoal.
Trip #2 – We both went last night. I needed more wasp spray and a few things from the grocery store so he bought 8 more packs from Home Depot so that’s 16 more bags. That’s 38 bags so far and you can bet he’ll go back in the pickup and get more before the sale is over.
Speaking of grocery stores . . that same United . . I’m not overly impressed with their prices. Walmart and Aldi are way, way less except things that are on sale but when things are on sale . . United is hard to beat. They have a coupon this week for $5.00 off produce if you buy $5.00 worth. I didn’t even know about the coupon and got peaches and lemons and it came to $7.28 so after the $5 off, I paid $2.28.
They also had a coupon where you get $5 off your groceries if you spend $50. They had Dr. Pepper – 4 – 12 packs for $9.97 and I never see that price any more so we got 8 – 12 packs . . you never know when I might need ONE Dr. Pepper! We also got some paper towels that were on sale for $12/pack so that was $24. We must have had something else but I don’t remember what. It came to $52 and we got $5 off that. By the time we paid less than $2.50 for a 12 pack of Dr. Pepper and then got more off, that was a good deal.
Maybe I should have him start doing my yarn shopping! 🙂