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#4562601 - 11/02/17 10:52 PM Smitty's 10w30---$1.50 qt
urrlord Offline

Registered: 09/25/08
Posts: 651
Loc: central ga
At the local Roses store they have a shelf full of Smitty's 10w30 semi-synth in the red jug.It is the SJ rated oil.SJ is for pre 97 specs.But I have a number of vehicles that vintage.So I bought 15 qts.With the filters I just ordered from rock auto I can do an o/c for less than 10 bucks.I will probably go back and get another 10 qts.

Last time I posted about a sale at Roses I was chided for posting about a store no one had ever seen or heard of (I have never seen a Schuck's-Kragens or Blaines ,but I don't care if you post about them).So I will go ahead and explain ....Roses was the Kmart of the southeast in the 60's and 70's and early 80's.Walmart put a hurting on them in the 80's so if you are not in the southeast US you probably don't know about them.Now they occupy the Family Dollar area of the retail spectrum.Basically they are a Family Dollar with a good selection of clothing.They also control Bill's Dollar stores,Roses Express and a couple of other chains,but I have not been in any of those stores to see if the oil is there also.
So if you are in the SE US go check out your local Roses.

#4562606 - 11/02/17 10:59 PM Re: Smitty's 10w30---$1.50 qt [Re: urrlord]
bbhero Offline

Registered: 03/20/15
Posts: 4188
Loc: Virginia
There are still Rose's near my area. I had one in my area where I grew up. One is still open in York county I believe too.
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#4562684 - 11/03/17 05:04 AM Re: Smitty's 10w30---$1.50 qt [Re: bbhero]
Egg_Head Offline

Registered: 10/07/12
Posts: 257
Loc: North Carolina
Thanks for posting. I grew up with a Roses near me, they had a great lunch counter. Going to their toy dept. was like a trip to FAO Schwarz for me.
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#4563178 - 11/03/17 04:57 PM Re: Smitty's 10w30---$1.50 qt [Re: urrlord]
slacktide_bitog Offline

Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 5613
Loc: USA
Not really a good deal when you can get SN Smitty's for the same price a few times a year at Kmart. During the sale, their single quart bottles are $1.99, and the 5qt jugs are $7.49 or so.

#4563300 - 11/03/17 07:24 PM Re: Smitty's 10w30---$1.50 qt [Re: urrlord]
urrlord Offline

Registered: 09/25/08
Posts: 651
Loc: central ga
I used to buy Smitty's at Kmart locally for I think 9-10 bucks a 5 qt jug.It closed and now the nearest one is 40 miles away ,so Kmart is not viable unless I happen to be in that area while the sale is ongoing.

As for Smitty's being junk go check out the oil analysis at PQIA.It has a pretty good breakdown,in fact better than some of the big names.

I'm just putting this out there for people who have older cars like me.(the wife gets the newer stuff)
93 Tracker
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#4563595 - 11/04/17 05:51 AM Re: Smitty's 10w30---$1.50 qt [Re: speed7777]
Dallas69 Offline

Registered: 02/11/14
Posts: 1557
Loc: Texas
Smittys is a very good oil.
Just not well known and no advertising costs that drive up prices.
Just because you don't know anything doesn't make it a bad oil.
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#4601128 - 12/11/17 10:15 PM Re: Smitty's 10w30---$1.50 qt [Re: urrlord]
urrlord Offline

Registered: 09/25/08
Posts: 651
Loc: central ga
UPDATE-I was in a Maxway store(another chain in the Rose's family) and they had a shelf full of Smitty's Custom 5W30 for 1.50$.I picked up 10 qts since my 94 Acclaim v6 is speced for it.I'll probably grab 10 more pay day.

#4601247 - 12/12/17 06:11 AM Re: Smitty's 10w30---$1.50 qt [Re: urrlord]
BigD1 Offline

Registered: 08/12/15
Posts: 2569
Loc: NC
Roses has a 10% senior discount every Tuesday 55 and over.

They stock Chevron Supreme that goes on sale every now and then. Only store I have ever seen that stocks it.
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