Saturday, May 24, 2008

How About Some Seeds With Your Gas?


Today we made a trip to Van Wert to pick up a few things we needed to complete some projects we're doing in the garden. We also stopped in to see the progress that's been made in the Smiley Park Children's Garden and WOW - it's really looking great!

Walmart is the only one-stop shopping place we have, so that's where we went to get some groceries, food and litter for the kitties, the supplies we needed for our projects, and oh yes, that refined black gold our car requires to get from one place to another.


Walmart's price for regular unleaded gas was $3.97 a gallon, but when you use a Walmart credit card or gift card to purchase it, you get three cents off, making it $3.94. On Thursday, it was $4.15 in Fort Wayne, so this seemed like somewhat of a bargain. Ha.


As we were checking out, Romie handed me a gift card for the checker to load with dollars we'd use to buy our gas. "Here," he said, "have some seeds."


Now this was pretty cool. They had two styles of cards where a small packet of seeds was attached. One had sunflowers pictured on the card with some sunflower seeds; the other pictured white baby's breath with a small packet of seeds for Gypsophilia elegans.

What a charming idea for spring!


10 comments:

Nancy J. Bond said...

That really is a charming idea, and it helps take the sting out of the rising price of gas!

Beth said...

What a good idea--you know every time I think that I really want to hate Walmart, they come up with something else that shows responsiveness or sensitivity. Our Walmart doesn't have gas but it does have those low, low prices that I can't resist.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Can't wait to see what kind of project you have going...

Daphne said...

I have to confess I would take the sunflowers. I love how they attract the bees and the birds.

Helen said...

What a great idea

Babs said...

...and suddenly I want to go shop at Wal-Mart....

Cinj said...

Hmm, I never knew Walmarts even sold gas. I knew Sam's club did. Any amount saved is wonderful about now.

The seeds are cool too. What a great idea for spring gifts.

Shady Gardener said...

Now... if they could only give you seeds to grow little gas cans full of gas! ;-)

No Rain said...

Cute idea--it didn't happen here is Arizona though.
Aiyana

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Gas prices are going through the roof here too and we don't get a nice gift card with seeds either. BTW have you sown them yet?

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