Thursday, June 2, 2011
I'm not doing a June Emergency Essentials group order
Our ward just did a big Emergency Essentials www.beprepared.com order in May, and I looked at the group specials for June and I was not impressed. So I am not going to push doing a group order this month.
Buying the group specials qualifies us for free shipping. However, the shipping isn't very much anyway when we get a lot of people buying together. ($12 shipping for anything over $120, and last month our ward spent over $1200.)
Special deals for June
Emergency Essentials has three pages of June specials http://beprepared.com/category.asp?c=1054 (these are cheaper prices for June but they don't qualify for free shipping).
The 20 degree Fahrenheit Mummy Bag might be a good deal for $44.99, but I'm not an expert on that.
The lightsticks are a good price at $0.99 each. White and Yellow are the best colors for giving off light, I have heard. But the White ones only last 8 hours and the Yellows last 12 hours, so I would buy the Yellows.
I compared a few items with the LDS Cannery.
This would be worthwhile to buy from Emergency Essentials:
A #10 can of Dehydrated Carrots at Emergency Essentials is $8.95.
If you want to drive to Greensboro and can the carrots yourself, the price for a #10 can of carrots is $$8.30. With gas prices and your time saved it would be worth it.
I don't recommend buying either of the following from Emergency Essentials:
Here are items which are much cheaper to buy at the cannery: Apple slices at the cannery are $5.70 for a #10 can, the strawberry flavored apple slices from Emergency Essentials are $13.95. The Pinto Beans at the cannery are $4.70 for a #10 can, the pinto beans from Emergency Essentials are $$8.95.
Posted by Amy at 2:25 PM