March 31, 2008

Sweet

Sue and I have been emailing about the pastel 7-oz. tins of Whitmans sampler chocolates. We can't find them. So seeing that it's my vacation and all, I have adopted the Whitman's tin quest. Sue reports that Giant and CVS don't have them (Sue lives about 75 miles from me). Sue, CVS and Giant in my area don't have them either. But! I think I'm getting warmer. I went to Rite Aid yesterday. Nothing there, although I did have to fight the urge to pick up some Peeps and some Cadbury cream eggs 75% off. But nay, nay--there's a quest to follow and no time for wallowing in a sugary haze. I may be getting warmer though. I found 12-oz Russell Stover tins at Hallmark yesterday. Are they too big? Are there projects that use those? And the little polka dotted tins--probably too small. I will note that Russell Stover and Whitmans fall under the same corporate umbrella. I'm going to check their stock and see what risk factors are mentioned in their annual report. We have a little stock-picking project in my accounting class this semester: I'm given $250K of play money to invest in whatever way I choose, and come the end of the semester when the gains and losses are figured up, I'd like to be ahead. I'm thinking John Deere since the farm sector is doing well.

The gentlemen are here to put the house back together after our unfortunate incident with the rabbit teeth and the plumbing. It's very noisy and busy, so I've retreated to my needlework haven, only to discover that somebody is already occupying my stitching chair. An eviction is going to be necessary, I think.

6 comments:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Now how could you evict such a sweet face? LOL!

Vonna said...

Well good luck on that tin hunt...if I could just find one I'd be happy too...now I'm going to go to all the hallmarks in town! LOL!

divakitty said...

Actually, I think you need to find a new seat! ~Sophia Diva Kitty

Kathy said...

In our area, we have Russell Stover stores,(sometimes called Outlet Stores). They usually have lots of tins, etc. The LNS/designer was able to pick up a case of the oblong tins she uses for one of her designs at such a store.

Deborah said...

have you tried the russell stover website (they own whitmans....i've bought tins from there

Sandra said...

I'm assistant manager at the Russell Stover outlet in Colorado Springs, CO. We have ordered some Whitman's tins, 7 oz., assorted pastel colors, $5.99 each or 2 for $10.00. (they were that price before Easter) They should be in, if we are lucky, by the beginning of next week. No tax on chocolate in Colorado. We ship all through the month of April by UPS. The store's number is 719-590-9146. Russell Stover also has them on their web site.