Saturday, September 3, 2011

stock up on charcoal this weekend

Charcoal is usually on sale over Labor Day weekend.  Here's some info about where to get a deal, & how much to get:

The volcano website said a 20# bag of charcoal will cook 25 hot meals.  It didn't mention how many people each meal will feed.  

Right now for the Labor Day weekend Home Depot and Lowes has 2 - 20# bags (40#'s total) of Kingsford Charcoal for $8.00.  

Forty pounds of fuel for $8.00......WOW what a great deal!!

During the last 2 years I have noticed the charcoal sales are Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day. I may have missed a sale during the winter...?

This means it will probably be awhile before charcoal will be this cheap again.  Some of the hard hit Home Depots in the past have limited us as to how much we could buy at a time. 

Just average size family could purchase enough charcoal to cook 2 meals a day for about $120.00.  Doable...don't ya think? 
(purchase 15 bags @ 40# each bag = 600# or 2 meals for 365 days + a few extra meals (rounded up)..........15 bags x $8.00 = $120.00)  

Other important info:  Charcoal keeps indefinitely if you keep it dry!

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