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Old 09-03-07, 11:44 PM
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Cheapest Online Source for Energy Bars

Just bought 2 Cases of Clif Bars at 99-cents per bar, no S&H or tax. Usually $1.50+ at LBS. Nashbar currently has a sale of 12 for $11.49 but then shipping. Anyone have an online source that's regularly (non-special/sale items) cheaper?

Edit: got them at Trader Joe's here in SoCal.
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trader joe's? awesome!
I have one near me in point loma
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Old 09-04-07, 12:25 AM
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Costco (in-store) is cheaper than Trader Joes. The on-line places are only cheaper when they have clearance sales, but then you can't trust the expiration dates.
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Originally Posted by johnny99 View Post
Costco (in-store) is cheaper than Trader Joes. The on-line places are only cheaper when they have clearance sales, but then you can't trust the expiration dates.
I can never find them at my Costco, now REI usually has good prices, better if you are a co-op member.
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Costco is real limited on selection but cheap. I like Trader Joe's selection and $.99 isn't bad.
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Target has comparable prices, and can be even cheaper if a sale is going on. Normally $.99 Cliff bars and $3.99 for a box of 5 Powerbar Performance bars.
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Quaker Oatmeal to Go Bars - box of 8 for 3$

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the allmighty walmart has them at $.99 everyday all day. later.
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Check out Amazon's Subscribe & Save option. I get a box of 24 Clif Bars for $19.24 shipped once a month. That's about $.80 a bar. That's the best price I've found.
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Quaker Oatmeal to Go Bars - box of 8 for 3$

Hhmmm...I'll have to try some sometime.
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Originally Posted by travis200 View Post
Costco is real limited on selection but cheap. I like Trader Joe's selection and $.99 isn't bad.
I think Costco charge $18 for a box of 24. No tax on food items in California. They only have 3 flavors, though.
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I don't condone using online stores. I think you should use your LEBS.
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Maybe that's a new code word for Walmart?
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Local Energy Bar Shop. If we are going to blindly support local merchants, we need to be consistent.
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Who'da thought there would be Lebanese Australians let alone a category for them on Wikipedia.

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Originally Posted by mkadam68 View Post
Just bought 2 Cases of Clif Bars at 99-cents per bar, no S&H or tax. Usually $1.50+ at LBS. Nashbar currently has a sale of 12 for $11.49 but then shipping. Anyone have an online source that's regularly (non-special/sale items) cheaper?

Edit: got them at Trader Joe's here in SoCal.
So you went into a TJ's and bought two cases... no shipping I can understand... but no sales tax?
How? (or am I forgetting a caveat in the CA tax code...?)
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So you went into a TJ's and bought two cases... no shipping I can understand... but no sales tax?
How? (or am I forgetting a caveat in the CA tax code...?)
I'm under the understanding that food isn't taxable (although I believe candy is). The Clif Bars rang up as "grocery, non-taxable". Or perhaps the clerk made an error?
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Sams Club box of Clif bars @ 24 per box is $17 or $18.
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Originally Posted by mkadam68 View Post
I'm under the understanding that food isn't taxable (although I believe candy is). The Clif Bars rang up as "grocery, non-taxable". Or perhaps the clerk made an error?
I think when I bought mine they were taxed. Will have to look at the receipt next time. I found some "energy bars" in Costco. Basically baked pastries with raisins from local supplier. Use them for between meals snacks. Delicious!
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Originally Posted by mkadam68 View Post
I'm under the understanding that food isn't taxable (although I believe candy is). The Clif Bars rang up as "grocery, non-taxable". Or perhaps the clerk made an error?
I looked it up on the Board of Equalization's site... but here, I'll save everyone the legal-ese... from our frenemy, Wikipedia's article:

"Some food is taxed and some is exempt from tax. Restaurant bills are taxed, as is ready-to-eat hot food sold by supermarkets and similar vendors. As an exception, hot beverages and bakery items are tax-exempt if and only if they are for take-out and are not sold with any other hot food; if consumed on the seller's premises such items are taxed like restaurant meals. All other food is exempt from sales tax."

There is also a small tax on candys/sodas and snack items, but I stopped reading the BOE's site to get details on that - I'd rather get back to work.

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I got a 24 pack of Clif Bars for $14.xx at Costco
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