Heads up!!!!! Charcoal is on sale

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by boykjo, May 22, 2014.

  1. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I'm heading over to lowe's today. Charcoal is 1/2 price. 2- 20 lb bags for  for $9.99 for the memorial day sale..... Time to stock up for the year........ I usually get around 20 bags..... A good time to save some serious bucks......[​IMG]

    Joe
     
  2. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Home Depot is $9.88 for the same 40 lbs.  Lowes will generally match the price if you ask before you buy and care about 11 cents.

    Either place, definitely stock up time!  
     
  3. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    loaded up 9 double bags. 95.98 out the door.....saved $90.....[​IMG]

     
  4. Wonderful if ya use charcoal!
     
  5. Thanks for the notice Joe  [​IMG]   I'll have to pick some up on my journey tomorrow...
     
  6. elginplowboy

    elginplowboy Meat Mopper

    Home Depot was a bit cheaper at 9.88. Got my 240lbs.
     
  7. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    got me 280 lbs (7 packs) ... a $70 savings... that's what I'm talking about....
     
  8. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks for the heads-up guys!

    I will get over to Home Depot tomorrow, even though I only have enough room for about another 80 LBS. Already well stocked.  [​IMG]

    I always stock up at sale time.

    Threads like this make this forum very valuable for any budget minded smoker!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  9. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    I was asleep at the switch last year , but not this year! I just got a few more bags yesterday at HD for $9.88....I've got 10 bags now. I think that'll do me for the summer!
     
  10. merrymanb

    merrymanb Fire Starter

    True smokers never use charcoal!
     
  11. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I picked up another 240 lbs today (six 2-packs).  Along with what I have on-hand, right at 120 lbs, that should last me until next Memorial Day.

    I didn't want to load a flat cart, push it through the store, then back out to my truck just to unload it.  After buying the charcoal I wanted to park next to the pallets out front and just load my truck.  I walked to the cashier and mentioned I wanted six of the 2-packs.  She laughed, reached in her pocket and whipped out a piece of paper that had the store code on it (846646 in case you're interested - same everywhere).  She'd arrived at 6 AM that morning and said she had people lined up who wanted charcoal and wanted to load direct from the pallets.  She said she'd been using that piece of paper all day.  I thought I'd memorized the code so she "tested" me and I totally screwed it up.  We laughed out loud.  She was a sweet lady.
     
  12. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thats funny coming from someone who owns a gas smoker......Charcoal is mostly pure carbon, called char, made by cooking wood in a low oxygen environment so technically charcoal is a processed wood and cooks well along with wood chuncks and produces some of the best BBQ

    My 2 cents
     
  13. merrymanb

    merrymanb Fire Starter

    I was trying to be funny, guessed I missed it. SORRY.
     
  14. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Don't feel bad. Sometimes you go for witty and miss the mark. As a life long wise a$$ , I've done it a million times. My dad would say " well , that went over like a fart in church " :biggrin::biggrin:
     
  15. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    no pun intended..... Were good
     
  16. Got mine  [​IMG]
     

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