Daily Archives: June 6, 2015

Stocking Up . . .

I woke up feeling a little under the weather so I slept late and then didn’t  do much after I got up. Come to think of it, I guess that’s really not much different from any other day for me.

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Later I spent some more time looking at tires. While we were gate guarding I noted the tires that many of the big trucks were using as they came through the gate. One thing I noticed was that most companies didn’t use what most of us call name brands, brands like Michelin, Goodyear, B.F Goodrich, etc.

Instead I saw tires like Doublestar, Double Coin, Hankook, Hercules, and Ironman. And I kind of think that if they’re good enough for Schlumberger, BP, Marathon, and Baker-Hughes, they’re probably good enough for our rig.

But I’m still looking.

About 3:30 we headed out for dinner, and decided on Cracker Barrel, even though it wasn’t Thursday Turkey and Dressing Day. But it was Jan’s 2nd favorite, Saturday Chicken and Rice Day. I had the Buttermilk Fried Chicken, and then we shared a really good Strawberry Shortcake.

Finishing up, we went next door to the Sam’s Club to stock up on more of the Campbell’s Slow Kettle Tomato and Sweet Basil Bisque that we discovered the other day. Wanted to be sure we got some more before they either ran out, or more likely discovered how wildly underpriced this is.

Campbell Slow Kettle Soup

As I said the other day, Sam’s is selling a 4 pack of these for $3.91. That’s about 98 cents each. But at the grocery stores, they sell for $2.79 to $2.98 each. So we’re saving about $2 a serving.

But, it got better. When we found the display in Sam’s, they still had plenty, and they had reduced the price to $3.50 per 4 pack. So now it was 88 cents a serving. An even better deal.

As we were checking out with our eight 4 packs, we explained to the checkout guy about the great price, and he said was going to get a bunch too.

Guess what we’re having for supper tomorrow.

I was going to talk with the pharmacy about the discrepancy in prescriptions that I ran into the other day concerning Sam’s no longer offering the $4/$10 pricing like Wal-Mart. But a comment on our blog by Donna cleared things up. Here it is.

Hello, I’ve been following you for a bit but haven’t commented before.

Since I work at a Wall-Mart Pharmacy I can help a bit. Sam’s is no longer allowed to use the Wall-Mart $4 plan, which allows some drugs to cost $4 for a month’s supply and $10 for a three month supply. Wall-Mart can no longer use the Sam’s discount for meds. This was a change from corporate several months ago.

I know this is a pain, but your best bet is to fill at both. Use Wall-Mart for the items on the $4 list (you can find the list online) and Sam’s for the ones where you get the Sam’s discount. In many places, both stores will be next to each other.

If you’re not sure which will be cheaper, then call them and ask for the cash price. You can save a lot of money this way.

But there were still several strange things about this. One, the Sam’s Club in Las Vegas honored the $4 pricing just a month ago, and Two, the pharmacists at the Wal-Mart here had not heard anything about this change. I would have thought they would have heard.

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But Three, I guess was just coincidental timing.  While we were at the Beijing Garden restaurant eating dinner after leaving Sam’s the other day, I went online to the Sam’s Club website, and found they still listed the $4 pricing.

But today it’s gone. (Cue the Twilight Zone theme)

If I was a little more paranoid, I might think Sam’s reads this blog.


Thought for the Day:

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”