Philadelphia Steals & Deals Price Hikes by HelpfulHannah

Real Estate Agent with HomeStarr Realty RS143922A

This week I heard some interesting facts in the news. So I am letting you know so we can say we were forewarned . We need to be ready for prices to go up on laundry detergent. Then after that more cleaning items .Proctor & Gamble  will be making the  jump in their items. They are the largest company so we will notice them first. It will happen soon and suddenly . I am really running low so by the time I make it to the store I hope the price will not give me sticker shock . For example, The Brand All liquid detergent scented or unscented 88oz size sale price is $7. 99  BIg Box Liquid size 145 oz size is on sale for $11.99   It is not a Proctor & Gamble product but let's see anyway. We will keep out eyes on it .

Valentines Day is around the corner. It is almost the end of January . February 14th is Valentin's Day. Here is a great idea for the men in your lives  ladies !  Coach sells men's items as well as ladies . A man will smile as he opens a Coach box. Many men might want a power drill, but a nice key fob or cologne may not be something he would purchase for himself . Same thing for a wallet and it will be something he looks at everyday.  Gloves for a man in these chilling cold days a gift most appreciated and ones I have purchased as gifts.  Some of these items are made of the  softest leathers and at these sale prices YES what a STEAL of a DEAL    Free shipping spend over $50   Spend over $150 get a free jewelry box  or men's wallet  + add 15% off become a Coach insider just register 

The Dollar Tree now that it is the $1.25 store we are checking more carefully on the items we purchase. I am still totally amazed at the food. Furmans Texas toast for $1.25  -M&M ice cream sandwiches  -  Cool Whip 8oz  -  Now there is a  unique little trash can that fits into your cup holder looks like a trash can and functions as one cute and does the trick .All clear disinfectant  30 count wipes have a nice lemon smell and works fantastic. Went back for another now have one in the kitchen & one in the bathroom.   Next is LED plug in lights so cute, works and looks better than expected heart, round or square shapes and there were even a few Star Wars baby Yoda . Guess what, they even had a light up LED for the dog collar . Maybe the extra .25 is getting us the good stuff.

My favorite shoe store Hot Foot I am sure everyone has a local shoe store which is a boutique style shoe store . They were having their big end of season sale up to 75% off  (tricky wording ) as Ron and Alexandra Seigel  would say. More or less everything was on sale some more than others . One thing is for sure, if you are not careful you could easily go over your  budget especially when they have a sale. Gita Bantwal would love when I posted local sales and she would love this one as she lives close by. This is a great time to buy stylish boots, sweaters, toppers and coats that you can wear now and then put away for next year too ! 

I had a doctors appointment close by, this shoe store and my doctor and I spoke about the economy and rising prices . I mentioned I was writing this blog and she had me write it down as she wanted to read it. Not much time to shop she said and her last food bill was $500 . Always like to read about what is going on . Then we talked Real Estate . Speaking of which :

Seller's Sales prices continue to rise despite typical seasonal slowdown. There was a 17 percent jump in prices since last year. It is still a very strong seller's market . Right now I have 10 acres of commercial ground listed in Bucks County Nockamixon Twsp  and another piece of ground a double lot in the Bucks County, Bensalem Township  with access to the river or should I say deeded riparian rights 

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Happy Friday everyone please come back next week for more more Steals and Deals 





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Comments (20)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Hannah I always get my wife a Valentin's gift, but I don't think I ever got one.  I am starting to think I have been deprived ....... LOL

Jan 21, 2022 09:07 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Hannah - I like George Souto 's comment.  Do you think I should forward this to my wife.

Jan 21, 2022 09:09 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

George Souto I was thinking of you a nice  pair of gloves and a key case would be nice t They also have very nice laptop cases that she can get YOU  for a STEAL 

Jan 21, 2022 09:15 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Grant Schneider  Yes, I absolutely would forward this to her and mention if she spends $150 she can get a free men's wallet . Perhaps she will buy a purse and give you a nice man's wallet .  Next week big Dooney and Bourke Sales 

Jan 21, 2022 09:18 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


You are amazing how you ferret all this information out.  I just bought 9 tulips for $5.99, and they are bright orange.  Happy Friday.   A

Jan 21, 2022 09:27 AM
Hannah Williams

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  It is so cold here made Hannah Banana bread, talked to a few clients . Have talked to an agent seems he has a buyer for my 10 acres of ground we are talking, but sounds like he may be submitting an offer 😋

Jan 21, 2022 10:46 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Miss Hannah Williams - we all need to hold on to our hats and our coats in preparation for inflation and an increase in prices of everything.  

Jan 21, 2022 09:47 AM
Hannah Williams

Yes indeed Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist I am just one person and my food bills have soared, Have to wonder how families with children manage these days

Jan 21, 2022 10:50 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

You've packed so much "stuff" into this week's Philadelphia Steals and Deals. You know, I was just noticing the other day that Larry's wallet needs some TLC. Good idea Hannah!

Jan 21, 2022 11:16 AM
Hannah Williams

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  I had so much more, but thought it was too much. Sheila, if you spend $150 you get a free mans wallet or a jewelry box . I purchased gloves last year the softest leather gloves ever . Happy Friday  

Jan 21, 2022 12:05 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you so much for this news update. Prices are becoming alarming on retail goods. I hope you have a wonderful weekend Hannah 🙂

Jan 21, 2022 11:19 AM
Hannah Williams

So good to see you Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS  it is alarming I worry about families with children . How do they make ends meet?.  Have a marvelous weekend also 😊

Jan 21, 2022 12:09 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Hannah I am seeing prices go up quite a bit already.  Keep on doing these steals and deals as it's helping all of us figure which paths to investigate.  I don't think we have one of those dollar stores anywhere around us.  There is another one but I don't think it has food - like you're mentioning.

Jan 21, 2022 01:05 PM
Hannah Williams

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker  Well, so sorry to hear that as you can get fantastic  buys there even in cleaning supplies. Have a great week 

Jan 23, 2022 02:47 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Hannah- I've been keeping my eyes on prices as well.  I've also noticed that some items are low or can't be found in the grocery aisle. I'm glad that our store has a lot of its own brands. 

Jan 21, 2022 06:06 PM
Hannah Williams

Kathy Streib  The weather here is so cold I have not ventured out for laundry detergent. I did hear on the news that store brands were the most economical 

Jan 23, 2022 02:52 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Prices go up and wages stay the same or go down, I guess it is the way of the world these days, haha.

Jan 22, 2022 04:06 AM
Hannah Williams

Brian England  Whatever increases anyone received are eaten up by inflation 

Jan 23, 2022 02:54 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Hannah - thank you for this week's edition of Philadelphia Steals & Deals.  In addition to some bargains and timely information it was also good to see the name of Gita Bantwal mentioned.  I hope she is doing well.  

Jan 22, 2022 05:10 AM
Hannah Williams

Michael Jacobs  I hope Gita Bantwal is well also . She is missed and I have not heard from her. Perhaps I will give her a call. Joan Cox and she were very close I wonder if they are in touch ? 

Jan 23, 2022 02:58 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Hannah... I'm always prepared these days for prices to be going up weekly on most everything. I buy my detergent when it's on deep discount at Harris Teeter or I have a coupon for BJ's. Don't do Valentine's Day gifts for my hubby... except for a milk chocolate Lindt Bar. One reason is that his birthday is the day before Valentine's Day... so we don't usually "celebrate" two days in a row.

Jan 22, 2022 06:07 AM
Hannah Williams

Nina Hollander, Broker  well, there you go ideas for a birthday present instead  of Valentine's Day . Please send my Happy Birthday  wishes to him.  Love Chocolate Lindt Bar . 

Jan 23, 2022 03:02 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Hannah, thanks for sharing these steals and deals.   When I got my contacts at Costco, bought laundry detergent and Bounce (large size), and will last for months.

Jan 22, 2022 07:16 AM
Hannah Williams

Joan Cox That is what I need to do, but it has been so bitterly cold here I have not ventured into the stores.They keep it so warm in the stores and sometimes the lines are so long as there is a shortage of help. It should warm up in a few days  

Jan 23, 2022 03:12 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

This is quite the list for us, Hannah. Thank you for your work and the heads up on laundry detergent. I'll have to see who makes my brand, Method.

Jan 22, 2022 08:57 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD I heard it on the news again all Proctor &Gamble products are taking a hike . Next week will preview the Coca Cola products   

Jan 23, 2022 03:19 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Hannah, for sharing your observations and your tips.

Have an outstanding week.

Jan 24, 2022 06:52 AM
Hannah Williams

Roy Kelley Thank you for taking the time to read them hope you found them helpful -  Have a wonderful week also😄

Jan 24, 2022 07:21 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hannah Williams - always a joy to hear what you have to say. You provide sage advice that's very helpful. Shelves are empty here too and we do the best we can. May you always have your basic necessities and joys forever!

Jan 27, 2022 01:53 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Hello Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  always nice to see you here. Prices are escalating quickly here in Philly, but one quick news flash was that the City Council is trying to fight the city soda tax only 40% is accounted for - Have a perfect rest of the week 😂

Jan 27, 2022 07:14 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Hannah,  I was always amazed at the lack of shoppers in the dollar stores when they first arrived here.  Such GOOD deals if you shop smart.  They have since caught on but does not stop me from taking advantage of the deals, even with the wait in check out.  Make it a great weekend.  Mark

Jan 29, 2022 06:16 AM