Hazel picks through sale tables to rescue suffering plants and give them a good home. I'm a sucker for that kind of stuff, too. Mostly because I love a screaming deal.
Amaryllis bulbs, after the holidays, are generally marked down to a dollar or two. They might look a little odd, since they're probably growing inside their boxes (they'll grow without water, soil or sunlight.) But, they're still perfectly good flowers waiting for a happy home.
Grab them off the sale table. Give them a drink. Come February, they'll reward you with gigantic, colorful blooms.
* Plant in peat moss mixture or set roots in water, securing bulb in a base of pebbles.