By Don Mason
The other day I checked my charcoal supply and found that I was a little low. So I checked some store and newspaper ads to find the best deal. Following are some prices that made me say, “My-my!” I suggest you do some checking before you pay too much.
Red Bluff (California) True Value Hardware
2 Twin Bags: 15 pounds per bag or 30 pounds total.
Sale price: $10.50 x 8.25%*=$0.86
Total is $11.36 or 37 cents per pound
Wal-Mart (newspaper ad)
2 Twin Bags: 12 pounds per bag of 24 pounds total
Sale price: $9.50 x 8.25%*=$0.78
Total is $19.28 or 43 cents per pound
Redding (California) Costco
2 Twin Bags: 16.5 pounds per bag or 33 pounds total**
Price: $16.99 x 8.25%*=$1.49
Total is $18.49 or 58 cents per pound
**The new "Kingsford Competition Charcoal" bag gave me the impression that you are getting 42 pounds. You are getting 42 pounds of heat out of 32 lb of charcoal. What?
Has anyone used the new Kingsford Competition Charcoal? If so let us know what you found.
If you find a better prices, please let us know and we will spread the word.
*California Sales Tax in Northern California
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