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True Value Bargain of the month - Trash Can

32 Gallon Wheeled “Refuse” Can

The 32 Gallon Wheeled Refuse Can for $13.99 may be the greatest deal we’ve ever offered. I checked that price twice just to be sure. I think the raw materials in the plastic it’s made from is worth $13.99! That’s a lot of volume for that price.

You know, it has always kind of bothered me that refuse cans are measured in gallons. I don’t like that mental picture and don’t want to know what you are throwing away that requires 32 gallons! It can be wheeled to the curb or around the yard to keep from hauling yard waste by hand. I saw one guy use one of these as a cooler full of ice, but I’m not telling you how to live your life. At this price, I’m tempted to buy them for everyone in the neighborhood just to see how they all react.


True Value Bargain of the Month - Fertilizer17lb Premium Crabgrass Preventer

The 17 pound Premium Crabgrass Preventer Plus Lawn Fertilizer for $13.99 is the perfect bargain for the perfect price in March. This could be the year you start off your lawn care the right way. Go for green and healthy while knocking out the crabgrass before it owns your yard and surrounds your house like some low budget horror movie.

Crab grass is a monster we can destroy together. Enjoy the benefits of a healthy lawn all spring and summer with this perfect March Bargain of the Month.

Get on a healthy grass program now!


True Value Bargain of the Month - Bird SeedBlack Oil Sunflower Seed or Birders’ Blend Feed

You get your pick for this bargain at $9.99. Everyone knows $9.99 is a great price for anything ever! Just think about all the things in the world that have ever been sold for the low, low price of $9.99.

In this case you can pick from 20 pound Black Oil Sunflower Bird Seed or 16 pound Birders’ Blend Bird Feed. I love the bird seed Bargain of the Month deals just for the names alone.“Birder’s Blend” sounds like you are super serious about feeding birds.

Show the birds you really mean it with these deals.These products make it sound like the birds may be eating healthier than I am. If you start feeding them these blends now, you’ll get to enjoy seeing them in your yard as they shun your neighbors and their ordinary bird seed.

If things get tense because the birds love you best and your yard is crabgrass free, that’s when you pull out the 32 gallon refuse can gifts to smooth things over. Keep one back for yourself to fill with ice when they throw you a party.




It is September. In fact, to be more specific, it is September 2nd. I’m late posting this because of Labor Day yesterday. I find it ironic that on this date in 1789, the United States Department of the Treasury was established. I wonder if there is any relation to the fact that day was yesterday. I mean, I guess that Labor day is actually the first Monday in September, but I wonder if it was established in any way connected to the fact that the treasury department gets a big take of our labor…. On more serious notes, on 9/2/45 Japan surrendered in World War II (V-J Day)

Also in September is National Chicken Month.

And National Rice Month.

And National Potato Month.

Sounds like someone needs to come up with a recipe for the Big Green Egg that includes these three ingredients.

Well, the new month also means that we have a new group of items that are on sale from True Value. Here are the Bargains of the month!


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Blah Blah Blah… I can’t believe it is another month already… blah blah blah… How can it already be 1/2 way through the year… blah blah blah… I guess this means it is time for another 3 or 4 True Value Bargains of the Month.

Seriously. This year is going by way too quick. June FLEW by. I saw the first ads for Christmas over the weekend! That’s unbelievable. I realize that since I am doing marketing and advertising for Howard Brothers, that I’m often 2-3 months ahead of the calendar. Always planning events and creative ads for 8-10 weeks in the future, and yes, I am starting to look at Black Friday/Small Business Saturday and Christmas ads. I guess that is probably one of the biggest reasons why I’m always amazed that it is already the first of another month.

Are you ready for some REALLY EXCITING Sales from True Value. I figured instead of getting creative and try to write catchy copy regarding the 4 items this month, I’d let the brands themselves do the talking. Are you ready?

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I really can’t believe that it is already June. How are we 1/2 way through 2014? Our stores have been really busy since February selling anything that cranks and cuts grass. We’re expecting June and July heat and dust to make things even more exciting around the stores!

June typically is a huge month as folks are coming in the stores looking for Father’s Day gifts. We’ve got a LOT of toys that dad will like. Whether it cranks or grills, cools or lights up or even cuts… we’ve got a present for all dads.

New month also means new items that are on sale from True Value that we like to call “Bargains of the Month.” Here they are:

2 Pacbulbs-bom-junek 90 Watt Halogen Flood Bulbs

Dads, before you get too excited about your gift, you need to do some chores. Frankly, the motion sensor light that only worked 10 years ago when you moved in the house, and hasn’t since, is something that you need to take care of. The silly thing is, the only thing that needs to be done is that you’d buy a light bulb and replace it? How many dads does it take to change a lightbulb? One! go do it.

These are on sale for the month of June. 2 bulbs in a pack for $14.99. These are long lasting. Indoor/outdoor. 90w Halogen Flood Lights. Surprise your wife by knocking this to-do item off the list once and for all!

roundup-bom-june40oz Round Up Concentrate Weed & Grass Killer

Weeds getting you down? It is time to go to war against them. This bottle of concentrate Round Up is on sale for $21.97, but also has a $10 mail in rebate. I’m not sure I can write much more creative stuff about killing weeds. Here’s the fine print: Roundup, 40 OZ, Concentrate, Weed & Grass Killer Plus, Contains Fastact Technology For Faster Uptake Into The Weed, Kills The Roots, For Use Around Driveways, Walkways, & Fences, For Use In A Tank Sprayer, Add 6 OZ Per Gallon Of Water For Best Results, Active Ingredients: 18% Glyphosate, 0.73% Diquat.

Oh yeah! Diquat!

chair-bom-juneZero Gravity Chair

While you’re watching that Diquat work as it sticks the Glyphosate to the leaf of the weed, you might as well do it relaxed. Doesn’t relaxation in zero gravity sound interesting too!

Zero Gravity Chair, Infinite Recline Possibilities With Ergonomic, Positive Latching Mechanism, Adjustable Sleeve Style Pillow, Plastic Armrests, 250 LB Rated.

On sale for the month of June for $39.99 (I might need to get one of these!)

fan-bom-june16 inch 3 Speed Stand Pedestal Fan

Stand Fan. Stand Fan? True Value is calling this a “Stand Fan.” I personally like the word “Pedestal” better. Pedestal Fan makes it sound smarter in general. As you lay in your infinite reclining zero gravity chair at night under the flood lights watching the diquat making the glyphosate stick to the leaf of the weed ultimately resulting in dead weeds (in the month of June when it will start to get warmer… even in the evenings)  you might as well be comfortable with this PEDESTAL fan! Regardless of what you call it, it is on sale for $17.99

Westpointe, 16″, White, Stand Pedestal Fan, Line Grill, Round Base, Oscillating, 3 Speed Settings, Height & Tilt Adjustable

  • 3 speed settings
  • round base
  • oscillation
  • height and tilt adjustable


School is almost out. The days are longer. You’re hanging outside (hopefully) and having some fun before the mosquitoes come and drive us away… What are the True Value Bargains of the Month for the month of May? Maybe they’ll help with that time outside.

miraclegroCubic Foot Miracle Gro Potting Mix

Need some potting mix for the plant that your getting your wife for Mother’s Day? (You did remember that Mother’s day is this month… right?) We’ve got a great deal for you.

Feeds for up to 6 months, With MicroMax nutrients for hearty, vigorous plants with richer more vibrant colors, Blend of rich ingRedients with Miracle-Gro Continuous Release Plant Food, Convenient and easy, contains a more complete feeding package for container plants to thrive and flourish.

  • Size: 1 cf.
  • Feeds plants up to 6 months
  • Enriched with Mircro-Max nutrients
  • No Mixing, no measuring
  • Rich, Organic materials help improve drainage and airflow
  • Wetting agent disperses water to prevent dry spots
  • Ideal for all kinds of container or potted plants

On sale for the month of May for $5.99. BUT there is also a $4 mail in rebate! Limit 2 rebates per customer.


5/8 – Inch x 50 Foot Heavy Duty Garden Hose

“Dad, can I borrow the car on Saturday night?”

“Only if you go outside and wash it.”

“But dad, don’t you remember I cut the hose in half when I accidentally drove over it with the lawn mower last weekend.”

“Oh yeah… Alright, drive down to Howard’s and buy a new hose that is on sale… THEN wash it… and then go ahead and wash ALL our cars while you’re at it.”

“But Dad?!”

This hose is a very popular item in our store and normally sells for $27.99, but for the month of May, it will be on sale for $14.99. It has Patented NTS Reflex Mesh® technology prevents kinking, twisting & tangling. Solid-brass octagon female coupling with Ergo Grip™ collar for an easy no-leak connection. MicroShield® anti-microbial protection guards against mold and mildew. Lifetime Warranty.

On sale all month for $14.99. Grab several for the next time your zero turn turns it to rubber mulch.

charcoal16.60 Pound Bag of Kingsford Charcoal Briquets

No natural hardwood lump charcoal for you. You want the Original smoky tasting flavor that you grew up with. Normally on sale for $11.49, these bags are gonna fly out the door for $7.99. Perfect for taking to the campsite or park for the cookout picnic.

Kingsford® Charcoal features Sure Fire Grooves® that allow briquets to light easier and heat faster while burning just as long as before. Each briquet is made with natural ingredients and real wood, resulting in the authentic smoky flavor that Kingsford has long been known for.

  • Ready to cook in 15 minutes
  • Long burn time
  • Easy lighting

chairsResin Adirondack Chair

When it is all said and done, you just want to sit back and watch your food cooking on the grill,  watch your wife plant her potted flowers, and watch your son wash all 7 cars in the driveway. You can get one color or a mix of colors of these resin adirondack chairs. Kick your feet up and enjoy the outdoors. Mosquito free (and work free too.)

Enjoy a classic Adirondack chair – build for style and comfort. Adirondack chairs are the perfect accessory to any outdoor space as they are weatherproof and come in a variety of colors. And they offer lumbar and neck support to help promote a restful back angle and relieve stress from your back. RealComfort Adirondack chairs are made with flex-cushion technology and softer support beams in the seating area which enhance comfort. The patented SafetyGrip foot design adds to their stability. Made in the USA and are 100% recyclable.

Available during the month of may for $15.99 each. Choose from Earth Brown, Pool Blue, Cherry Red, White or Hunter Green Colors. Other colors and accessories available at <– Order, Pay online and ship to our stores for free!


Feb14 BOM Digital Ad - Vert

Are you still in shock from the Ice Jam that happened last week? Still in shock from the way the Seahawks beat up on Payton Manning and the Broncos last night? Are you still wondering if what General Beauregard Lee, the Famous Atlantan Groundhog, saw (or didn’t see) means anything. Will we see an early spring?

One thing is constant. The calendar is always in motion. It is February 2014 already. That means our endcaps have been refreshed with new featured products and THAT means we have new Bargain of the Month items from True Value.

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I hate to break this to you… It’s the new year.

This time tomorrow, we’ll know if the peach drop at Underground Atlanta actually ‘dropped’ to ring in the new year… at the very least we’ll understand what roll this Yellow M&M has in the event.


HT: Fox5 Atlanta

Either way, nothing will change on our end in the new year related to True Value Bargains of the Month. We’ll still have them and you can probably predict them like we can now too :) By the way… we’ve already pulled these deals out this last day of 2013. So you can come in today and get them!


18 Gallon Storage Tote

Coming in green and blue these American Made Plastic Storage Totes are durable and convenient for this time of the year where you’re probably putting away Christmas decorations. You may even plan to make one of your new years’ resolutions to get more organized. What size is 18 gallon? 23.25″ x 18.75″ x 13.5″ Great for Clothing Storage, Toys, Seasonal, Camping, Etc. Regularly $10.99, but on sale now through the end of the month for $4.99!

seed10-lb. Black Oil Sunflower Bird Seed or 20-lb. Wild Bird Food

10 Lb. Black Oil Sunflower Bird Seed… what really can we say about this? This bag seems to be one of the more popular seeds that we sell when they are a bargain of the month. They do attract a large variety of birds, and if you’re like me, squirrels too. (You’ll have to figure out a way to keep the squirrels away) $5.99!

20-Lb. Wild Bird Food

This blend is a mix of sunflower, milo, white millet and cracked corn. 20lbs for $5.99 per bag. Store up till the next time True Value offers this as a Bargain of the Month!

dogfoodPurina Alpo Dog Food, Prime Cuts, 47-lbs

This last item has become a very popular BOM (Bargain of the Month) for us since True Value started selling it. Alpo Prime Cuts, 47 lb. dry dog food has a savory beef flavor dogs crave. 100% complete and balanced supply of supply of vitamins, minerals and nutrients makes it everything your dog needs to stay healthy and strong. Comes in fun shapes dogs love sinking their teeth into. Regularly $23.99, but on sale now until January 31 for $19.99!