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2-For-$2.22 Deal

I was feeling rather parched yesterday on my way to work. I stepped into a 7-Eleven in search of something to quench my thirst. I wanted something a little more exciting than bottled water, preferably with caffeine. It was either iced tea or soda, and soda has bubbles, so soda it was. I walked over towards the soda side of the cooler and looked over their incredible selection of pop. There were too many choices and I got overwhelmed and grabbed a Coke. Then I noticed a sign advertising Coke products as 2-for-$2.22 deal. Hmmm. I could buy one twenty ounce bottle for a dollar fifty, or I could buy two for two dollars and twenty-two cents and hypothetically save myself seventy-eight cents if I bought both bottles at the same time. I’d be a fool not to do it. So I did it. I bought one regular Coke and one Cherry Coke because I like to mix things up. Needless to say, my thirst was soon quenched.

But now I had a new problem. I had too much soda and I was going to work. We have a refrigerator in our break room, but some of my coworkers have sticky fingers and I wasn’t going to leave my unopened bottle in there unguarded all day. I chose to leave it in my backpack. Of course I forgot about it until I was on the way home and got thirsty again. I pulled it out of my bag and cracked it open. It was warm. It wasn’t very tasty nor refreshing. It was downright disappointing. Next time I will think twice before I fall for the 2-for-$2.22 deal.

Critically Rated at 12/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young


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Dollar Store

A dollar store is a store where everything costs a dollar or less. They are typically found in malls or in the dodgy part of downtown. Sometimes they are ninety-nine cents stores, sometimes they are dollar plus stores, but they are all basically the same. Most of the merchandise is off-brand or bought at closeout prices. You’ll find cans of food that shouldn’t be canned. You’ll find cheap toothbrushes that you’d be scared to put in your mouth. You’ll find obscure products from countries that don’t exist anymore. You’ll find candy that even your grandma would be ashamed to pass out on Halloween. But you’ll always find a bargain, and that’s why dollar stores exist in the first place.

Critically Rated at 10/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young


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