This isn't exactly a gear deal, and it is more of a food deal.
Some of us might head to REI to purchase a package of freeze-dried fruit. The packages are often 1.5 to 1.75 ounces and contain peaches, apples, strawberries, etc. At REI, the price is normally $6.00.
I happened to shop at a Target store, and there were freeze-dried fruit packages in the same size and same variety of fruits. The price was $3.00 each, or two for $5.00.
Of course you strip off the plastic or foil package on the night before you leave home on a trip, and you transfer the crunchy chunks into a zip-loc bag.