When my parents ran a gift shop growing up, we would always go to Sam's Club in Davenport to load up on wholesale candy.  Being the fat kid, I was in charge of inventory.  Both, making sure we had enough for the customers and also quality control.

You can be sure that Whatchamacallits and Twix candy bars never went out of stock at Bill-Mart's in Milledgeville, Il.

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Rising Costs

These days, with EVERYTHING being so expensive, if you find a good deal you have to take it.  If you can buy it in bulk that's even better!  Grabbing a 6 pack of Uncrustables is good.  But a pallet of them is even better!

Assuming you've got the freezer space.

Summer Celebrations

Family reunions are ideal for a trip to Sam's Club.  Everyone loves those little frozen eclairs.  Boxes of frozen hamburger patties are perfect for a picnic.  Maybe you're hosting a 4th of July party?  A drum of cheese balls and a side of beef could be exactly what your guests need.

If only Sam's "membership fee" could go on discount.

I've got great news...

Discounted Deal

Sam’s Club is offering their Club membership for less than a fourth of the everyday price for a limited time.  For just $8 you can get an annual Club membership.  This deal is only available from June 17th through June 26th.

Their "Club membership" is normally $45 a year.  This gives you access to Sam’s Club Fuel Center. Unfortunately, this does not apply to "Plus Memberships", which cost $100 a year.

30 Photos of the Quad City Sunrise

What makes the sunrise so colorful?
According to WeAreGreenBay.com, "At sunrise and sunset, the sun has to pass through more of the atmosphere than when it is directly overhead during the middle of the day, thus more scattering of molecules occurs. The longer distance of travel through the atmosphere causes more of the blue-colored wavelengths to be scattered before reaching our eyes."

So in a shorter answer... Science.
Now enjoy these photos!

10 Ways to Help Your AC Help You Stay Cool This Summer

Energy is expensive. Don't make your air conditioner do ALL the work. Here are some things you can do to make sure your AC unit doesn't struggle.

Because when it struggles to work...you struggle to pay the bill!