So there I was at the local Walgreen’s waiting for the Pharmacists to decipher my doctor’s secret hieroglyphic messages when I saw this little pricing gem in the food isle.

2 for $5, 3 for $5 or 2 for $6 you say?


Sooo…. the cans are marked from the factory 3 for $5. That’s about $1.67 each. But Walgreen’s has them on CLEARANCE at 2 for $5 which is $2.50 each! An .83 cent increase on clearance prices?

Oh, and if you look at the itty bitty print on the CLEARANCE tag, Walgreen’s was originally selling them for 2 for $6, which, according to Walgreen’s math, works out to $3.19 each and not $3 each like I calculated.

This must be some of that new math I’ve been hearing about.