I don't know if it's happening in your area, but O'Reilly auto parts here in Utah is selling Valvoline Racing Synthetic 20w50 for $4.99 a quart(until supplies last or Nov 6), normally $9.49. It's in a black bottle and has a sapphire blue color. Just thought I'd throw it out there (flame suit on for when GN7 sees this)
this isn't the standard VR1 in the grey bottle FYI.
Anyway, hope this helps anyone.