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.
I was always anxious for the new school year. It was a clean slate. Fresh. However, I was still anxious. I had no idea what was going to happen. How I’d be treated. How I would be treated by my friends. Wondering if my teachers were going to be kind or harsh. It was a rough school experience for me.
But, there are many days that I miss those times. Uncertainty and change are experiences we’ll always have in our lives. Life becomes boring if we have the same experiences over and over and over.
Sadly, I can’t even look to the True Value Bargains of the Month to bring fresh experiences. Sure, sometimes… they surprise me with something fresh and new. Then other months… it’s just the same stuff.
I’m not going to shine this one up and make you think that it is some fantastic and amazing deal. The products that are August’s items of the month are good items. They’re items that most of us need and use, but you don’t have to do too much research to see when the last time True Value rolled out these SAME items as a bargain of the month. No. Wait. I’ll do it for you.
47-lb. ALPO Prime Cuts Dry Dog Food
it was JANUARY of this year that we sold the same 47lb bag of Alpo Prime Cuts Dog Food for $19.99. Here’s the ad from that month:
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.
This HUGE bag of ALPO Prime Cuts is on sale for $19.99 this month. All you have to do is compare prices from your pet store or big box, and you’ll know that this is definitely a bargain of the month. Worth the drive to one of our 3 hardware stores in Doraville, Duluth or Oakwood.
It’s a great deal. Don’t get me wrong. Your dog needs to eat. This is food for dogs.
If you don’t buy it now… chances are you can get it in a few months when it is offered again.
64-qt. Latch Storage Box
If you thought the 66 qt storage box bargain of the month for $6.99 was a great deal LAST AUGUST. Wait till you see this deal!
We’ve got a 64 qt storage box for $5.99.
Did you read that?
Same colors as last August. Blue, Purple, Green and Clear.
You’ll be organizing stuff while the kids are away at school. They’ll be learning all kinds of math about how to calculate the area of a box, and you can whip out the fact that compared to last august you’re paying a cent less per qt for this new storage tote!
That’d a deal! No wait… it’s a Bargain.
18oz Flying Insect Killer or 14oz Wasp, Hornet & Yellow Jacket Killer
Last but not least… It’s the August “2 fer”
Last year. Last August… we sold insect repellant and wasp and hornet spray at an amazing price of 2 for $7.
How could it get better than that?
You guessed it. It’s 2 fer $5
Instead of repellant though, The bargain is comprised of 18oz Flying insect Killer or 14oz Wasp, hornet and Yellow Jacket killer.
At the “I gotta stop by Howards and get me some of this” price 2/$5
I personally wouldn’t use these products as repellant. You wouldn’t want to spray this on yourself before going for a hike. These products are for use if you see and you want to kill.