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Bargains of the Month: September 2016

Ah, Fall. Fall is coming/among us – depending on when you read this. For us Georgians, this means cold is coming, and quick. In the meantime you’ll be scouring our stores for some rakes, gloves, boots, and blowers to keep you and your lawn ready for nature’s changing season.

We all know the crunchy sound of the leaves from when we would walk through the woods as a kid with our puffed-out vests and a half-soaked stick in our right hand. From the occasional Red Cardinal to the times we thought we could chase squirrels, it was always more fun to adventure with the temperature lower than a solid 84 Degrees.

Even so, the cold has never been high on my list of favorites, and I feel as if many others around me share the same opinion. It just gets everywhere and you can’t get rid of it without very specific equipment: a fireplace, a Central Heating Unit, or a cuddle-some dog that is slightly heavier than you’d want in your lap.

Even if we don’t carry those things specifically, we have some of the other stuff you’re going to need to maintain, use, and make sure you’re not freezing underneath those boots that just came back into season.

Camco -50° RV Antifreeze and Ethanol Blend – Gallon Jugs850543

First on the list is making sure that your precious RV is taken care of. Whether you’ve been spending the entire summer on the road, or are about to head out on a grand adventure, you want to make sure that the pipes and engine will make it through the cold times.

With these jugs you’re getting into that regular preventative maintenance we always talk about. Frozen valves make for a bad time, and fixing them is an even worse time.

We have both Antifreeze and an Ethanol Blend for whatever you might need. Antifreeze is 2 Gallons for $7 and Ethanol Blend is 2 for $5, just come down a grab some.

1.1 Gallon RTU Home Defense Max Insect KillerOrthoInsectKiller

With every winter, you can sometimes forget that everyone wants to be warm, including some of the more invasive neighbors around us.

Those neighbors being bugs. Lots of bugs.

Now we all know that a couple of bugs is nothing to fret over, but the entrance into houses during the winter is more of a Mass Exodus from the yard and a Genesis of Ant-Ridden Sugary Cereals. Not exactly the extra protein you needed.

Breakfast: It’s the most important meal of the day. Take care of it. Grab a bottle for $11.99 with an extra $2 Mail-In Rebate.

Touch ‘n Foam Spray Sealantsen_31_sealants

After you push back the enemy of your estate, it’s time to tend to the wounds of battle. That’s why you need yourself some Touch ‘n Foam Sealant in your life. As everyone is getting colder, some people might be very tempted to crank that heat up like a hit single from 2007. Your wallet’s had enough heartache, give it some rest for once.

These cans of Spray Sealant can be bought in a multitude of fashions to defend any part of the house. From pipes to cross beams to windows and doors, Touch ‘n Foam will reinforce the heat leaks and seal in the warm feeling of security for only $3.99 a pop.

Energizer Vision 80-Lumin LED Headlight.headlight

This one will be quick. Looking around to spray your Touch ‘n Foam Spray Sealant in the attic? It’s dark, but it doesn’t have to be.

Simple head lamp that’ll last forever with LED bulbs and a handy head strap.

On sale for $9.99 this month.

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4.75 Gallon of Drive-Kote 500DriveKote

While the temperature is getting colder, we know the cold comes in quick, and with a vengeance. From Summer to Fall, it goes from Blazing Humidity to Unexplored Tundra after 4 days of peaceful Mediterranean Tranquility. The metaphors are crazy with this one.

That being said, any outdoor repairs should be done before you lose feeling in your fingers. All of those potholes in that driveway could definitely use some attention, and you don’t want to lose it to the deep, dark depths of the “Honey, can you…?” list.

This Filler is guaranteed for 5 years and is a mere $15.99. Crazy right?

Weiman 30-Ct. Cleaning Wipes – Of an Awesome Assortment

Weiman Cleaning Wipes Assortment
Weiman Cleaning Wipes Assortment

As always, we usually end the bargains of the month with a tiny little reminder that cleanup afterwards is a must for a happy marriage.

With these Cleaning Wipes, you have an easy way to keep some around the house whenever that times comes. Maybe you haven’t been detailing the kitchen as much as the ’71 Camaro project that you may or may not actually get running sometime soon. $7 for 2, you can easily grab the entire collection, or stock up on of those “problem areas”.

Hope you had a great Summer, here’s to a great Fall.

Cheers.🍻

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True Value Bargains of the Month – August 2016

Bargains of the Month – August 2016

August is rolling in and we can hold on to the summer for a week or two more before it’s back to school for our nation’s youth (this is followed by some sighs of relief – I’m sure). It’s been a great summer that will soon come to a close, but we will be able to remember Rio 2016 and the athletes that represented our country.

Even with all those big events going on, you probably know a lot of people moving. It’s the middle of lease season when the tenants become forwarding addresses and leasers become inhabitants. Just in the last month, I myself have had to help about four different people move; often makes me want to hide the information about the SUV I drive and my generally open weekends.

Regardless, it’s always time to stock up and make sure you’re prepared for the move. We have a great set of deals this month stacking up around your – or someone-you-know’s – move. From the leaving, to the moving, to the settling in, we definitely have what is needed at our Doraville, Duluth, or Oakwood Hardware Stores.

Duracell Coppertop Alkaline Batteries

Duracell AAA, AA, C, D, or 9V Batteries

When it comes to, well, everything nowadays… you need batteries.

You just do. This Geek knows.

When it comes to moving, you probably need it for that security deposit you’ve been praying for all year. That means that you have to have everything working again, which can be a few batteries away from keeping that Smoke Alarm on High Alert and the Thermostat from blanking out.

Renters are always looking for a reason to keep your money! Don’t give them one; pick up a pack of batteries starting at 5.99.

Folding Handle Platform TruckLeTruck

Now that you have that cash in hand, you’re gonna need some assistance with those boxes. Some of your friends might have plans (excuses), but a few will show up.

Hopefully.

Either way, you’re going to need more help than that, and introducing the Folding Handle Platform Truck!

This small cart can assist you with anything! Well, as long as it involves moving something. From tall stacks of boxes to that awkward-to-carry dresser, this cart will deliver results and then fold up for the next job.

24.99 is a low price to pay for a few extra hands.

 

Raid 17.5-oz. Wasp and Hornet or 18-oz. Flying Insect Killer SprayRaidddd

Once you’re all packed up and at the new pad (that’s still hip to say, right?), there’s always time for future-proofing. Some critters might be hiding in a post-uninhabited area and might be in great need of some expulsion for your own sake.

Spraying a few new nests and clearing out that mystery spot you missed before the lease-signing would help you sleep at night.

Especially that weird first night where you wake up and forget where you are, you’re going to need all of the help you can get. The mini-freak-out the following morning is mandatory.

Come grab a can or two for only 4.99 with an additional $2 Mail-In Rebate.

Organizer Desk Lamp with Built-In USB PortLampy

After you have everything moved in and you’ve found out what you’ve lost, then you need to fill in those empty spaces. Not enough light in that corner over yonder? Never fear, for this Organizer Desk Lamp!

Grabbing a small lamp to light up a corner can completely define a new room, and with a Built-In USB port, you even have an extra charging station! WOW! Crazy.

Honestly though, if you really wanted to go grab a Wall Block to charge your phone up, it’d cost 19.99 anywhere else. Grab a Handy Little Light with a Handy Little Pen Holder and a Handy Little USB Port. It’s a win, win, win.

12” Convertible Stand/Table FanFan!

Now you’re settled in for the most part. You’ve taken care of the missing pieces of furniture and finally have food in the house, so you need to sit and relax for a bit. Whether it is in the Living Room with the Half-Assembled Entertainment Center, or the Bedroom missing a nightstand temporarily, you want a nice breeze flowing your way. We at Howard Brothers have just the thing.

With a 12” Convertible Stand or Table Fan, it’s the perfect personal chill machine. You can set it up on a table or just let it sit on the floor – of which you’ll have a lot of it to sit on.

Take a break! Enjoy it for only 19.99

Alpo Prime Cut 47-lb. Dry Dog FoodAlpoPrimeCuts

Just when you thought it was time to Catch Some Z’s, or Catch up on Game of Thrones – to each his/her own – you forgot about Scruffy.

The dog has always been a team player, but it does need to eat. Treat it to a victory feast like it deserves.

“We made it!”

With that endless checklist flowing through your head, it can be easy to forget the little things. Don’t feel guilty, don’t feel rushed, just be prepared beforehand and grab a Bag for Man’s Best Friend for only 19.99.

He’ll still love you, just more this way. Good boy, Scruffy.

Good Job You for the Great Move!

 

True Value Bargains of the Month – July 2016

Today we come back to an old tradition of our monthly announcements of sorts. All it took was telling someone else to do it! We apologize for sorrowed hearts, but we know our cult following needed that cliffhanger to keep the passion growing, but I digress.

As we go into our Nation’s birthday days from now, we have a lot to be thankful for: grilling out, a good game of catch, or even just the possibility that humidity will be below 99% here in North Georgia.

July bargains of the monthThey’re all blessings in their own way, but even then we can get pulled back to reality when things start breaking, which we all know happens in a giant wave of displeasure. The Car, the A/C, the Remote, even Grandpa’s Old Recliner!

When that happens, you have Howard Brothers around to help you out of the rut. We carry the tools and supplies necessary that you often just won’t find anywhere else. Plus, we got them on sale! Check it out:

 

DeWalt 34-Piece socket SetDewalt 34-Pc. Standard and Metric Socket Set

First up on the list is the Dewalt Socket Set. Let’s face it, we all need one. With all of the tiny screws and miscellaneous tidbits manufacturers put on their cars, we need all the help we can get.

From removing all of the unnecessary decorative plastic to taking off that last Alternator screw, this small, organized tool set will produce. It doesn’t even stop there when you start getting into the nitty gritty of other household duties, but I’ll leave that to your own imagination.

Be prepared. Grab one in your nearest Howard Brothers Hardware Section for only 29.99.

Rayovac AA or AAA Alkaline BatteriesRayovacBatteries

Next we have some Rayovac Batteries. AA’s and AAA’s seem to always be the elusive type when you need them; either you left them only God knows where in the laundry room or someone (obviously not you) forgot to buy some last time you ran out.

We do have the choice between AA and AAA, but the elusive mystery of the existence of an ‘A’ Battery will always haunt us.

Grab a pack or two to keep the supply going for only 4.99 a piece, either size.

FiltreteFilterAllergen Defense Air Filters

Have you ever worked with someone that will never stop sneezing next to you? You try to keep up with them, but it seems you’ll run out ‘Bless you’s without Holy intervention. With our A/C’s on full blast all of July, the airflow is always a factor.

With our 3M Filtrete systems you can cut down on the snotty blues and get on with your work. They come in a variety of sizes to make sure they – wait for it – FIT your needs.

Pun intended.

Grab one in your nearest Howard Brothers Hardware Store for just 8.49.

Pennzoil Conventional Motor Oil Qt.Pennzoil Conventional

We all know the power of regular preventative maintenance, even if we don’t always keep to it 100%. Sometimes we can really forget how much a 20-minute oil change (if that) can save us from a costly weekend project.

With those older cars and trucks we drive, the conventional stuff just works better. Like our human elders, they sometimes like to spring leaks. Slowing things down just a little makes a big difference.

Keep that Silverado (Sorry Ford fans, not sorry Dodge fans) running to 300,000 and then some for only 2.99 a quart.

Like I saw on a bumper sticker one time, “I’d rather push my Volvo than drive a Prius”.

SwifferWetJetSwiffer WetJet Mop Starter Kit

After it’s all said and done, you have that car battery charging again, the yard mowed, and you’re about sit down with that aluminum can of sweet victory… Then you realized you messed up.

You look down to see those 7-year-old Nike’s covered in who knows what, and you just dragged that who knows what all over the entire house. The tracks lead to only one place, your doom.

Thinking quick, you realize that Howard Brothers has their Swiffer WetJet on sale for only 19.99! Hop in that newly repaired vehicle and make your way over, before it’s too late.

2-Speed Chillout Tower FanChilloutTowerFan

After it’s *actually* all said and done, you really need to – wait for it – CHILL OUT.

I’ll be here all summer, folks!

We have on sale the ever wonderful Personal Tower Fan to remind you of what it’s not like to be in Georgia weather: cool, controlled, and with just the perfect breeze.

You’ve done good, now it’s time to let your sweaty, greasy hair know the same satisfaction, especially with the low price of only 12.99.

True Value Bargains of the Month – April 2016

It’s been a few months since we’ve featured some of the True Value Bargains of the Month. It’s been a busy 2016 thus far! We’ve changed computer systems on our Power Equipment side of the business in February. That was like open heart surgery when you realize that we were on the other system for 15+ years. We Opened a new store in Athens, Georgia, and we’ve launched a new website.

It’s been a little crazy.

But if you’re the one person who has wondered where the bargains of the month mentions went… here they are!

Remember that these bargains are available while supplies last at our True Value Hardware Stores in Doraville, Duluth and Oakwood.

Miracle-Gro 1.5-Cu.-Ft. Moisture Control® Garden Soil

Miracle-Gro 1.5-Cu.-Ft. Moisture Control® Garden SoilStarting to work on your flower beds? Your garden soil will directly impact the quality of your fruits/vegetables and flowers.

No telling what the weather will do this summer. It may be a cool summer which will be great for growing, but regardless this soil will help retain moisture better than just plain potting soil. Mix some in for better resultes.

Grab a 1.5 cubic foot of Miracle Gro Moisture Control Garden Soil for $4.99 (if you’re a True Value rewards member… you’ll get a $1 off instantly. Ask us how to join for Free)

 

2-Cu.-Ft Colored MulchGreenThumb 2-Cu.-Ft. Colored Mulch

This is one of the best Bargains of the Month that we have year round. There have actually been years where True Value didn’t offer this bargain and we ran with it on our own.

Whether you like Black, Brown or Red Mulch in your flowerbeds or islands, we’ve got you covered. Grab 3 bags for $9.99. This is while supplies last

Preen 5-Lb. Organic Vegetable Garden Weed Preventer or 5.625-Lb. Garden Weed PreventerPreen 5-Lb. Organic Vegetable Garden Weed Preventer or 5.625-Lb. Garden Weed Preventer

While you’re working on your flower beds and islands, you will probably be pulling weeds and cursing them at the same time. Perhaps some preventative measures are in order. Use some Preen Weed Preventer and your flowers/fruit/vegetables will be safe… and weeds will no longer be a problem (or not as big of a problem.)

Grab a 5lb bottle of Preen Weed Preventer for $9.99

Ortho 32-Oz. Weed B Gon® Concentrate Lawn Weed Killer

Ortho Weed B Gon Lawn Weed Killer, Concentrate, 32-oz.Don’t just attend to your flower beds… give your grass some love too. If your lawn has weeds popping up because you’ve not planned and used pre-emergents, you could spray some Weed B Gon from Ortho.

32oz concentrate is on sale for $6.99 ($3.99 for True Value Rewards Members) kills weeds not lawns, results in 1 hour, kills weeds down to the root, kills dandelions clovers & 250+ other weeds.

  • Kills Weeds not lawns.
  • Results in 1 hour.
  • Kills weeds down to the root.
  • Kills dandelions clovers and 250+ other weeds.

Four Seasons Courtyard 6-Pk. Solar Path Light

Four Seasons Courtyard 6-Pk. Solar Path LightOnce everything is looking pretty, you’ll want to show it off. Don’t allow loss of light to be a factor in taking guests out to show them your weedless lawn and flower beds.

Grab a 6 pack of solar path lights for $29.99.

They come in bronze or stainless steel.

Pet Expert 50-Lb. Dry Dog Food

Pet Expert 50 lb. dog food. Meat flavored, formulated to be the best everyday balanced maintenance dog food for small, medium, & large breeds, meets the AAFCO nutrient profiles for all life stages of the dog. 21% protein & 8% fat.And now for something completely different.

Grab a 50lb bag of Pet Expert 50 lb. dog food. Meat flavored, formulated to be the best everyday balanced maintenance dog food for small, medium, & large breeds, meets the AAFCO nutrient profiles for all life stages of the dog. 21% protein & 8% fat.

This Bargain of the Month often does well. Grab a 50lb bag for $16.99

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True Value Bargains of the Month – September 2015 – Part 2

Whoa! I was fooled again by the corporate overseers at True Value. I thought we had 1 group of three Bargains of the Month for September… but it seems that I was wrong. There are THREE other items. These also have nothing to do with the other. AND THEY DON’T END IN ‘ER!

In defense, these are supposed to be on sale during labor day weekend and after… but we’re pulling them out now. You have all month to get these items at the sale prices.

Let’s see them.

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True Value Bargains of the Month – September 2015

For September, 2015, there are three True Value Bargains of the Month. I tried to figure out a creative way to present these in a manner that would tie them together, but I think someone at True Value Corporate is on to my game and decided to pick three really obscure items that REALLY have nothing to do with each other.

Fertilizer, Freshener, and Ladder. See I even tried to figure out a synonym for ladder that started with an F. I guess someone decided that we could make these the “-er” items.

Let’s look at them:

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True Value Bargains of the Month – August 2015

Shhh. Do you hear that sound. That sound of rejoicing? If you listen really closely… you can also hear the sound of sobbing and sadness. It is the sound of children everywhere mourning that summer is over and school is back in session.

And the cheering you’re hearing is the sounds of parents glad that their children are going back to school.

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July 2015 Bargains of the Month

It’s July and it’s hot as blazes…and it’s about to get even hotter with True Value’s July Bargains of the Month.  In addition to celebrating America’s Independence this month, you will also be celebrating in your pocket due to the money you’ll be saving with this month’s bargains. Hot off the press, these deals are on fire, so check ‘em out!

50-Ft 16/2 Orange Extension Cord50-Ft 16/2 Orange Extension Cord

Indoor, outdoor, whatever you fancy, this versatile extension cord has lighted ends to see the connection is in use (it’s also in a fashionably orange color so you won’t miss it laying in the yard or in the garage).

Used for power equipment, holiday lights (outside) around the house and more, you’re sure to have enough length to reach whatever it is your trying to use it for. You’ll be taking a cold shower after purchasing this hot deal because it’s just $9.97!

Product details:

  • Brand: Master Electric
  • 50ft
  • Color: Orange
  • Lighted Ends
  • Locking Connector & Plugs

27-inch 3-Speed Oscillating Tower Fan27-inch 3-Speed Oscillating Tower Fan

Summer heat got you hot and bothered?  This fan will cool you down, with its oscillation (for even air distribution) and a nice slim-fit that can be easily placed anywhere.  Better strike while the iron is hot because this deal will only last through the month of July, for only $19.99 (33% off!).

Product details:

  • Brand: Westpointe
  • 27”
  • 3 Speeds
  • Color: Black
  • Lighted Ends
  • Locking Connector & Plugs

6-Roll Print Paper Towels or 12-Pk Bath Tissue

6-Roll Print Paper Towels or 12-Pk Bath Tissue

It’s hotter than the devil’s behind, and speaking of behind, check out my favorite Bargain of the Month, TP.  Blowing’ up the toilet like blowing up fireworks for the 4th, we all need TP, so why not capitalize on this red hot deal, $4.99 for a 12 pack.  Oh, or you can choose a 6 pack of paper towels.

Product details:

  • Paper (that’s about it)

Buy all 3 of July’s Bargain of the Month deals and you won’t find yourself in a jam sitting on the toilet without any TP, sweating, because your fan doesn’t reach the bathroom!

May 2015 True Value Bargains of the Month

May May May. It is already May.

1/3 of the year has already passed by. We’ve had a great spring. Lots of water and enough sun, or is that enough water and lots of sun. Cooler weather. Looks like it is going to be a fantastic summer in Atlanta.

Let’s check out these 6 bargains of the month. That’s right… another 6 this month!

lopperTelescoping Handle Bypass Lopper or Hedge Shear

The first bargain is relevant for those of you who are wanting to do some clean up in the yard. You can choose either bypass loppers or hedge sheers. That’s Right! You can get 1 or the other… OR BOTH! For $17.99 you can choose between Telescoping Bypass Loppers or Telescoping Hedge Sheers.

Telescoping. Let’s talk about that word. Telescope is an optical instrument designed to make distant objects appear nearer, containing an arrangement of lenses, or of curved mirrors and lenses, by which rays of light are collected and focused and the resulting image magnified.

That’s it! You can get 1 or the other… OR BOTH!For $17.99 you can choose between Telescoping Bypass Loppers or Telescoping Hedge Sheers.

Wait a minute. That’s the noun version. I don’t think that is what Fiskars is trying to promote with their bypass loppers and hedge shears. I think they are trying to use the verb form of the word “telescope” – (with reference to an object made of concentric tubular parts) slide or cause to slide into itself, so that it becomes smaller.

charcoalKingsford Charcoal Briquettes, 16.7-Lbs., 2-Pk.

You’ve been working in the yard. Cutting the dead limbs with your lopper or managing that unruly hedge with your new tools. Your stomach growls. You’re hungry. If only you had started something on the grill.

Go oldschool with the Kingsford Charcoal Bargain of the Month. 2 bags of 16.7lb – Wait… WHY IS IT 16.7LBS!? Who in the Kingsford marketing department decided, “you know what we need 16.7lb bags… and let’s BUNDLE them as 2pks.

Alas, Thats what you got. 2 bags of charcoal for $12.99. Buy some. Now.

bbq-setGrill Zone BBQ Tool Set, Wood & Stainless Steel, 3-Pc.

And no grilling is possible without some BBQ tools to cook the food with. With this deal from Grill zone, you’ll get 3 pieces: a 4 in 1 spatula, tongs & basting brush. This set is wood and stainless steel.

For $9.99. This is a fantastic deal that you could get for yourself or as gifts for others. Think about all those summer weddings you’ll be going to and get your friends some BBQ tools.

155815New Orleans Hanging Basket, Black Wrought Iron, 12-In.

Our next bargain is a hanging basket for $14.99. This thing is twelve inches across. That’s a whole foot! You might not believe the excitement that w have with this. Also, this thing is obviously direct from NEW ORLEANS! and it is wrought iron! It is like you are hanging baskets, why wouldn’t you want a New Orleans version if it. It is so great, that I need to blow the picture up so that you can see the whole thing!

And did I mention that it is on sale for $14.99!

miraclegroMiracle Gro Plant Food, Water-Soluble, 24-8-16 Formula, 4-Lbs.

Miracle Gro, 4 LB, 24-8-16, Water Soluble All Purpose Plant Food, Instantly Feeds Flowers, Vegetables, Trees, Shrubs & Houseplants, Double Feeding Action, Feeds Through Both The Roots & The Leaves, Safe For Your Plants, Guaranteed Not To Burn When Used As Directed, Starts To Work Instantly, Promotes Quick, Beautiful Results.

This box is on sale for $8.99 BUT… there’s a $2 mail in rebate also. Send it in and get $2 bucks back. Or don’t and still get a good deal.

4.75-Gallon Driveway Filler/Sealer

782542The final Bargain for May is Drive Seal. It is 4.75 gallons of filler and sealer for just $12.99. Now I don’t want to judge how you have been living your life, but if you need any more sealer than that for your driveway, it is time to reevaluate your life. But in the meantime we have your Drive Sealer here for a bargain.