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20lb propane tank $21 at Wal-Mart for BBQ grills, patio heaters, RVs, etc - YMMV

gmancanplay 255 202 September 13, 2016 at 05:45 PM in Gardening & Outdoor (6) More Walmart Deals
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Was looking to pick up a couple of extra propane tanks for my RV and patio heater and ran across 3 at my local Wal-Mart for $21 each on clearance. YMMV of course Link [walmart.com]

Brickseek [brickseek.com] for the areas around me show zero on hand, although I know that isn't the case. Not sure what is going on with that. The Walmart webpage does seem to show some in stock in some of my local areas however.

Edit: This tank is empty (does not include propane). This deal is best for those of us that have a refilling station nearby and opt for that instead of doing exchanges. As several have pointed out, if you can find a cheap (or free) bottle on Craigslist, you can then take it to an exchange point (Blue Rhino) and get a newer bottle as well.
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I saw this price a couple of weeks ago when I needed a bottle for my new weber. Every associate I showed it to scratched their head in wonder. One suggested maybe it was an empty bottle. I asked why would anybody buy an empty? Anyways, I ended up with a blue rhino. Was mine 40 pounds? Hmm
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If it were me, pick one up on Craigslist and trade it for a full one.
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If it were me, pick one up on Craigslist and trade it for a full one.
yep, they show up for $10 quite often where I live. Take them to a place that refills them (not exchange) for the best value and more fuel per tank.
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This is an empty tank

"The empty holder must be filled before use, and empty containers can be exchanged at select locations. "
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If it were me, pick one up on Craigslist and trade it for a full one.
I got a fre one last time. But it just expired and is at least half full. I will either need to try and play roulette with an exchange (it's got coats of home applied latex paint and looks horrible) or just buy a brand new one. It's pretty much a wash if you buy this and fill at a legit propane dealer that doesn't rip you off vs buying a tank for $10 and doing an exchange.
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If it were me, pick one up on Craigslist and trade it for a full one.
If you're talking about an exchange at like say Blue Rhino, you're only getting 3/4 of a tank. It's cheaper to refill, and you get a full tank.
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This is an empty tank

"The empty holder must be filled before use, and empty containers can be exchanged at select locations. "
What the... it's no deal then. I thought it was a new tank full of propane.
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Quote from jhooper View Post :
If you're talking about an exchange at like say Blue Rhino, you're only getting 3/4 of a tank. It's cheaper to refill, and you get a full tank.
+1 to finding a refill station. During part of the summer months, Suburban Propane in the DC area has a discount on one of the days where it's discounted to $12 for a 30 lb fill. And they do the full fill. They even found one tank of mine that had a malfunctioning valve and suggested trading it in the next time (for Blue Rhino). lol.

I never did understand people who bought brand new tanks, only to trade them in for a beat up, well used (possibly leaking) tank.
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Pro tip: Trash days in the fall is when people tend to toss out old propane tanks that they find sitting in their garage or backyard. If you spot these tanks at the curb waiting trash pickup, grab them and trade them in at Wal-Mart--they don't give a crap about the condition of the tank. Wal-mart's Blue Rhino is only filled up 75% of the capacity, but it's only $16 so it's not too bad.

I've accumulated a half dozen propane tanks this way.
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Quote from qtbrye View Post :
Pro tip: Trash days in the fall is when people tend to toss out old propane tanks that they find sitting in their garage or backyard. If you spot these tanks at the curb waiting trash pickup, grab them and trade them in at Wal-Mart--they don't give a crap about the condition of the tank. Wal-mart's Blue Rhino is only filled up 75% of the capacity, but it's only $16 so it's not too bad.

I've accumulated a half dozen propane tanks this way.
I threw out 4 old tanks, not realizing you could trade them in on new tanks. Well, I had too many anyhow.
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Quote from smallcapguru View Post :
+1 to finding a refill station. During part of the summer months, Suburban Propane in the DC area has a discount on one of the days where it's discounted to $12 for a 30 lb fill. And they do the full fill. They even found one tank of mine that had a malfunctioning valve and suggested trading it in the next time (for Blue Rhino). lol.

I never did understand people who bought brand new tanks, only to trade them in for a beat up, well used (possibly leaking) tank.

Might sound crazy, but I bought my first propane tank for my new BBQ a while back from Home Depot. Spent ~$30 for the nice shiny empty tank, only to trade it in for another ~$20 for a beat up one. I stood there scratching my head asking myself wtf just happened.


Never again.
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Quote from jhooper View Post :
If you're talking about an exchange at like say Blue Rhino, you're only getting 3/4 of a tank. It's cheaper to refill, and you get a full tank.
Use Blue Rhino to exchange an old tank for a new one. Then refill that one until it needs to be exchanged.
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I saw this price a couple of weeks ago when I needed a bottle for my new weber. Every associate I showed it to scratched their head in wonder. One suggested maybe it was an empty bottle. I asked why would anybody buy an empty?
If you have a nearby cheap refilling station, it is a better deal than Blue Rhino.
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Quote from oochulshin View Post :
What the... it's no deal then. I thought it was a new tank full of propane.
Normally new empty tanks are around $30. The tank swaps are only useful if you have an old unusable tank that you want to swap, or if for some reason there are no refill stations near you. My local true value fills for $10, $8 during promotions.

Quote from joeschmoe_lyt View Post :
I saw this price a couple of weeks ago when I needed a bottle for my new weber. Every associate I showed it to scratched their head in wonder. One suggested maybe it was an empty bottle. I asked why would anybody buy an empty? Anyways, I ended up with a blue rhino. Was mine 40 pounds? Hmm
How much did you pay for the blue rhino? This would be $20 + 10 to fill where I live, and it's filled with more propane than the blue rhino's have. Blue rhino swaps can serve a purpose, but are often not cost effective.
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