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Price Check: Poinsettia

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While some may still be recovering from food comatose, the rest of us must prepare for rounds two and three: food on Christmas Eve and presents on Christmas Day.

What if you cannot think of what to bring for Grandma’s Christmas Dinner? Bring her a poinsettia. It is the appropriate response to both a table decoration near the ham and a gift to warm her heart.

As I explained this price check to a coworker and she said, “my grandma puts like 20 of those around her house for Christmas.” I laughed because it happened to be my exact memory of poinsettias.

The red and green foliage is perfect for Christmas display. These plants can be found in all types of sizes, but for the purposes of this price check, the prices below reflect 6-inch or 6.5-inch poinsettias.

Here lies the twelfth feature for the Price Check series where we compare prices of products and services in Duluth. The prices below reflect the rate the establishment charges with tax included. The combined tax in Duluth is 8.375 percent. This is the summation of Minnesota sales tax (6.875 percent), St. Louis County transit sales/use tax (0.5 percent) and Duluth general sales tax (1.0 percent). Hermantown’s general sales tax is the same as Duluth, and the same state and county taxes apply.

$6.46

Menards | 503 N. 50th Ave. W., Duluth | 218-624-5601

$9.74

ShopKo | 801 W. Central Entrance, Duluth | 218-727-7131

$10.71

Super One Foods | 5300 Bristol St., Duluth | 218-628-2361

$12.99

Cub Foods | 615 W. Central Entrance, Duluth | 218-727-0272

$17.33

Mount Royal Market | 1600 Woodland Ave., Duluth | 218-728-3665

$27.08

Engwall Peterson Anderson Flowers | 309 W. Superior St., Duluth | 218-722-0888

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