What happens when you take two of America’s favorite sources of SUGAR, and put them together? Besides, you know, DIABETES? I guess now we can find out.
There’s a new soda that’s infused with KRISPY KREME donuts.
The soda company Cheerwine teamed up with Krispy Kreme, and just released a cherry-and-donut flavor.
Unfortunately it’s only available at some Krispy Kremes and grocery stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia . . . and it’s not clear if there are any plans to take it nationwide.
On the bright side, you might not be missing TOO much if you never get to try it. It’s a great novelty, but the reviews of how it actually tastes are pretty mixed, to put it generously.
According to the website FatWallet.com, here are the top six things that are on sale right now for Father’s Day . . .
- Tools. Especially power tools, cordless tool kits, things to store tools in, and tool kits for your car. Some stores cut their prices on that stuff by 50% for Father’s Day.
- Home improvement stuff. Stores like Home Depot and Sears usually have their best prices of the year on stuff like paint, light fixtures, and other building materials.
- Men’s clothing, especially summer clothes. So things like shorts, bathing suits, and sandals.
- Gadgets. They always go on sale this month, because they’re like the go-to Father’s Day present. And the best deals this year are on headphones and speakers for some reason.
- Big-screen TVs. The prices aren’t as good as they’ll be on Black Friday, but there’s more to choose from.
- Summer stuff, like camping and fishing gear. A lot of stores also have discounts on things for the pool, and outdoor games like horseshoes.
Walmart announced some changes at a recent shareholders meeting, which are intended to help boost employee morale and customer service.
And the one thing that got the biggest reception is: They’re ditching the old music that’s been playing on a loop in the stores and driving everyone INSANE.
It’s unclear what all was on the tape, but at the meeting it was made clear that it included a lot of painful JUSTIN BIEBER and CELINE DION.
One guy joked, quote, “One of my fellow associates recently developed a serious eye-tic from hearing Celine Dion’s greatest hits on loop in our stores.”
They’re replacing it with “Walmart Radio,” where they’ll have their own DJ creating fresh playlists that will be piped into the stores. Other changes include tweaking the temperature in the stores, and slightly relaxing the dress code.
Most stores have released their Black Friday ads, and the website Wallethub.com ran the numbers on them in a way that’s pretty helpful if you’re shopping this week.
They analyzed the ads from 22 major stores and websites, including 5,525 deals total . . . and found the average discount this Black Friday is 39.45%.
That means if you see something on sale for LESS than 40% off, it’s not that great of a deal. And if you see something for over 40% off on Black Friday, you’re in a better zone.
They also found JCPenney has the biggest average discount, at 65%. The other stores with the biggest Black Friday discounts are Macy’s . . . Rite Aid . . . Meijer . . . and Sears.
Costco is offering the worst average discount, at 21%. The other stores with the worst average Black Friday discounts are Big Lots . . . Amazon . . . Best Buy . . . and Walmart.
(You can see a ridiculously specific store-by-store discount breakdown and a lot more info here.)