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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Trip Report: HEB Plus on Potranco...

Apparently all it takes is the hint of cool weather, a Thanksgiving weekend and Black Friday to get HEB in the Christmas spirit. We went into the HEB Plus on Potranco for a few items Saturday, and my wife was immediately interested in a huge tree. I'm thinking something much smaller this year, but I don't see myself paying $16 for the top of someone else's tree either.We walked in through the garden department and found no garden stuff at all. Instead, it has been transformed into some sort of Christmas decoration center complete with loud Christmas music playing like it was a concert or something, perhaps to remind us that we are less than 30 days away.Once we got into the regular part of the store, the place was lined with all sorts of potential holiday gift ideas. My wife wondered if a chafing dish is for people with jock itch. I don't know, but it made me laugh.Oh, here is something interesting. Have you ever purchased milk on clearance? Hey for 50 cents, maybe if they let me sniff it first, it might be worth it. Then again, I don't drink milk so I wasn't going to seek out an employee to ask.On our way out, they had this vendor who has been selling Kettle Korn. It's Rockin', don'tcha know. Anyway, we bought a small bag last week and ate small portions during our TV time throughout the week, and it was mighty tasty. So we bought another bag yesterday. Oh, and the proprietor of this Kettle Korn Kiosk says he has been cooking it since he was 7 years old. Aren't there laws against that? All I know is it's some good stuff.Oh, and if you are wondering which one is the Jelly Belly and which one is me, I'm the one not wearing gloves.


Sid said...

Wow! $129 for that tall real fir Christmas tree! No wonder so many people are buying artificial these days. I can remember that my parents would buy a 6 ft. or taller tree for less than ten bucks when I was a kid.

Lynne said...

If you ever see a 50cent milk sale again, please let me know!! The Potranco store isn't on my regular shopping route, but I'd definitely take advantage. We go through a gallon of milk a day :)

It was so much easier when I was younger and all I had to do was go out to the barn to fill a pitcher.

Dave said...


I can just see you with cow utters aiming for the kids mouths!

I have to admit, it was the first time I had seen a perishable item discounted like that, but heck, if your gang can go through a gallon a day, if we see it again, I will pick up a bunch.

I hope you don't do like my mom did back in the day (we had 7 kids in our family). She would a)freeze milk (I have no idea why), and b) she would by powdered milk. If anything can ween a kid from milk, Carnation Powdered milk will do it.

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