Our local Hy-Vee grocery store is having a special "while supplies last" sale on Sunday, October 31st. I'm curious to see what other people think of this sale. Here is the deal:
Buy six - 12 pack cans of Coke products, a 5 to 6 lb. Hormel Boneless Cure 81 Ham and one 10 to 12 lb. Jennie-o Turkey for only $19.99.
I'm not sure if I want to get in on this sale. For one, I would have to get up at 6:00 a.m. when the store opens as you know there will be a ton of people trying to take advantage of this sale. I talked to someone that works at Hy-Vee yesterday and they are anticipating a large crowd. As a rule, I don't buy pop as I love it and would drink a 12 pack in about 5 days. Although I drink diet pop, it still isn't a good idea for someone who loves pop.
As to the ham, this is a good top quality ham that usually sells for $2.50 a lb. Turkeys will probably be on sale at Thanksgiving for 50 cents a lb. or less.
So, would you get in on this deal if you were me? I'm leaning towards no. Since I don't buy pop, why would I buy it even when it is cheap? On Tuesday we have a cross country banquet in which my husband and I supply the ham. It is for about 160 people. If we have leftover ham, I will be freezing it for meals so do I need another ham? And last, I am sure that I will be able to get a big turkey on sale for less than 50 cents a lb. as we get closer to Thanksgiving. Last year I spent 39 cents a lb. due to the economy being really bad and I hardly think things will be better this year.
This is my thought process, but I am curious as to how others think. I am not downing the consumption of pop, I just don't buy it as I know how quickly I would consume it and water is a better choice for me. But, ham and turkey are on my must stock up on list for the holidays. What do you think?