Do you know the name of the 4 little rabbits in "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" by Beatrix Potter? Do you know how Peter Rabbit's father died? Do you know the name of the gardener where Peter Rabbit got into trouble?
What does all this have to do with anything? All the 'experts' tell you the best time to buy electronics, linens, cars, even gas but they never tell you the best time to buy chocolates! Well, I am here to correct that mistake!
It is no secret to those who know the best time to buy chocolates and candies is the day/week after Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Christmas, etc., whenever they are 'pushed' to buy as a present and where you ask? All supermarkets, drugstores and, yes, even the Dollar Tree stores where they go from a dollar each to 2 for a dollar!
I went into Winn-Dixie Thursday to buy my winning lotto tickets (HA!) and my weekly groceries. The service desk for the former was right near the entrance to the aisles for the latter and I had to pass a table loaded with boxes of chocolate/candy. (The manager, for whatever reason ordered way too much for the holiday!) Now I really wasn't going to buy anything when 'it' all of a sudden called my name and said, "Please, please, take me home!"
How could I say "No" to a rabbit holding a carrot?? Plus it was 'only' $1.99--come on, a Hershey bar costs more than that these days! And it had the story of Peter Rabbit and that's how I found out the answers to the questions in the first paragraph, besides I didn't know rabbits love blueberries, did you?
As I write this it is only 9 days until the Monday after Mother's Day and I can make all mothers proud of me for not letting gifts intended for them to go to waste--and you thought I wasn't a thoughtful guy!!