What can you get for $5 these days? A quick lunch at a fast-food joint no longer falls into that bracket. Although, you can still get a coffee and a toasted bagel at Timmy's for less than that price. So deals do exist. But they are not as common as they used to be.
In fact, there is actually a website: fivedollarfinds.com. It lists all sorts of things you can buy for five bucks. The top three today: a pencil-like soldering iron. As the description reads: "There was a time when building your own electronic gadgets from scratch was a common pastime for those light on social skills and heavy on brain power and curiosity."
Or, how about this? Gallium crystals: Gallium is a soft, silvery metal that melts at room temperature. Gallium has the symbol Ga on the periodic table with the atomic number 31. It is not found in free form in nature. Its compounds are found in trace amounts of zinc and bauxite and manufactured through a smelting process. Hmm.
And the other big $5 deal on that site: Bike stickers with yellow happy faces.
Really? Does anybody still put happy-face stickers on their bikes?
If you are looking for a more practical deal this weekend, swing by West Island Nursery on St. Charles Blvd. in Pierrefonds. We want to get you into the gardening season by offering a variety of plants for only $5. That's right. Only $5. There are many varieties to choose from. And the offer is only being made for one week. Drop by. Consider it a two-for-one sale: A plant for $5 and you'll get a smile. You'll walk away with your own happy face.