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My favorite place to buy milk is Kwik Trip because it's close and on the way home, usually the least expensive, and they have punch cards for a dollar off when card is complete. Kwik Trip also has the least expensive bananas around so I often grab a bunch to go with the milk. It also helps that many of the employees know me and there's usually minimal waiting.
This week we wanted to pick up milk after a visit to Mom-in-law and stopped at Speedway on Summit for the convenience. Grabbed one gallon and wondered what the price would be. The shelf read "two gallons for $6.50" and in fine print "one gallon at regular price" with no indication what regular price was. After waiting in a five minute line I finally learned that "regular price" is $4.00 so I left. We didn't need milk that's as expensive as gas. Besides, there were other opportunities for milk before reaching home.
Without going out of our way, Mobil on Summit was our next stop. Not only was milk also $4.00 but they were out of 2%!
So we went a little out of our way anyway to Kwik Trip, letting the mini van idle the whole time because of charging problems (it wouldn't have started if we shut it off). Bought two gallons at $3.29 each and got the card punched.
Bottom line: Was burning mad when price wasn't posted at Speedway, didn't get burned by $4.00 milk and burned more gas than we saved on milk. At least the van made it home - barely!