Monday, June 21, 2010

Ode to Harry E. Butts


Yes, that is totally what H.E.B. stands for, Harry E. Butts.

Anyway, its hard for me to describe how much Rob and I love HEB, so let me give you some of the reasons why and maybe you can understand.

*Rob's #1 reason: it beats Wal-Mart

*Every now and then they will put up a piece of poster board that says "FREE (blank)" (maybe its Oreos or something) and then underneath there will be a big table of Oreos. Why are these free? Who knows. Why does the poster board look like it was written by a child? Probably was. Does management know this is going on? Its unclear there is any management.

*Or they have these deals where you can buy a certain product and then get a completely unrelated product for free. When we go I usually lose Rob minutes after entering the store because he is searching for deals down every aisle. His favorite example, "Buy creamy creations ice cream, get 20 AAA Batteries free." What? Who cares, that's awesome. Do we even use AAA batteries? No, but it just doesn't matter. Maybe I'll run out and buy something that calls for AAA just because its so awesome.

*Giant tubs of assorted colored T-shirts for $.50. $.50 teal v-neck T, yes please.

*But today, well today I found the gem of all gems while shopping at HEB:
Buy 9 lbs seasoned pork for $10 get...Guacamole, sour cream, tortillas, 2 L soda, shredded cheese and tortilla chips for FREE. Whaaaat.

Just another reason Texas has won over our hearts.

11 comments:

jess said...

I always thought HEB stood for Howard E. Butts but Harry E. Butts is much funnier.

Growing up, HEB always donated all of the paper book covers for text books, and the CEO always wrote some statement about education and signed his name "Charles E. Butts." We always put on the book covers on printed side in, so you wouldn't have a book with the word "BUTTS" on it. So embarrassing.

cowbell kelly said...

They need to make Harry E. Butts T-Shirts. I would totally request one.

Andrew said...

My mom got that same exact deal and we had it last night for dinner!

Abinadi said...

I love the horchata there. Can't beat it!

Emilee said...

Seriously. I need a store like that here. Awesome.

Susanne said...

HEB is so cool. You are right everyone needs one. Too bad Utah will never get one.

Editor2RN said...

You're at the Riverside HEB during Fourth of July week, girl. Of course it's pounds of pork and guacamole! Where's your patriotic spirit?

Cheryl, whose husband worked for the Butt family for many years (when Howard E. Butt owned it and his son Charles wasn't the head of Hill Country Fare)

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