Since the demand for charcoal has gone up at my store, and the peek for next week has the charcoal on sale again, I have developed a new strategy! LOL!
I need the overage and not the rainchecks right now, so I placed a call to the store and spoke with one of my favorite managers. I told her I saw a peek of the ad for next week and noticed it was going to be on sale and recommended they place a large order as I KNOW it will sell. She said she knew the last time there were several people looking for it, and asked me how many I thought they should get. I said "Well, I know that I for sure will buy 8 if you have them" and she said "Ok, so 8 times 5 is 40, so I'll leave a note for the grocery manager to order at least that". I said yep- I know it will sell!
Since i live in Clarksville and can't just run by when a truck gets there, I have to hope it's in stock, so...hopefully by the time I get there they will still have some left. :)