Last year they were 50 cents. My WalMart ran out so early in the season. I lucked out while visiting my girlfriend in Vegas. Her WalMart was totally stocked. I ended up buying 30 more from there. Wrapping them tight. Stuffed my suitcase with them - had to borrow a bag from her for my clothes - checked them on the plane. Got home with none broken. I'm going again in a couple of weeks, if my WalMart is sold out again, you can bet I'll be stocking up in Vegas.