You don’t see a tiny, tiny contradiction here?
How many units of deodorant does Kroger or Wal-Mart normally stock of your special brand? My experience is that there’s usually at least 8 sticks there–you don’t buy those? So when you “stock up”, you only buy one or two sticks? That doesn’t count as “stocking up” in MY book–when I “stock up” on Kirk’s Castile Soap, which only the Fairview Kroger carries, I buy everything they have in there, damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead, because you never know when they’re going to abruptly stop carrying it.
I also have a massive collection of deodorant of various brands, all Unscented, because I clip coupons, and when I see it on sale 2-for-1 somewhere, I go in there and cut a swathe through their inventory with my coupons. And don’t get my husband started on my collection of Unwaxed Dental Floss, which also was discontinued at everywhere but Kroger.
Point is, this kind of stuff doesn’t “spoil” as such, so it pays to stock up massively and stash it away in the bathroom closet. Go ahead and buy your special deodorant by the truckload online–then you won’t have to worry about finding it ever again. Plus they’ll give you free shipping.
The small extra price you pay for shopping online is recompense for not having to worry about finding your favorite brand of something. And I have to say that a price difference between $2.50 and $2.99 is not IMO that big a difference–that’s about the difference between what Wal-Mart charges and what Kroger charges for deodorant. If I were shopping at Kroger and I realized I was out of my favorite deodorant, I’d go ahead and get it there instead of making a special trip to Wal-Mart to save 49 cents.
What brand are you looking for, BTW?