Note: Sweetbay has reverted to the previous 50 percent off sale on greeting cards for the week starting Jan. 29. The ad still says "while suuplies last."
Stock up on all your upcoming greeting card needs on the cheap, while supplies last.
Tampa Bay area Sweetbay Supermarkets are liquidating all their American Greetings card and gift wrap inventory at 75 percent off.
Need a birthday card for your great-nephew? Check. Want to wish someone “happy divorce?” Check. New job? New home? New baby? Check, check and check.
We visited the South Tampa Sweetbay at 2100 W Swann Ave. and found plenty of selection. The stock was not picked over or damaged. The only thing lacking was a sufficient supply of envelopes, curiously. There weren't any generic blank cards available either. Cards with sound or other upgraded embellishments were plentiful.
With the cost of the average greeting card costing between $2 and $4, according to the Greeting Card Association, paying full price can add up if you send a lot of birthday wishes.
At this location the majority of cards were priced between $2.99 and $3.69, which rang up at 74 cents and 96 cents respectively. We spotted only one 99 cent birthday card, which rang up at 24 cents.