Was at local petco store and they had new Petco brand sand. It was 4.99 for 5lbs. Pretty good price. Didn't look like a soft sand, and was a lot grainier than Caribsea sand, but they had some nice colors (black, whiteish/creme, a nice burnt auburn orange, navy) and I kind of wanted to try it out. Didn't though as sand is a pain in dorm rooms.
Just thought I'd let you all know and maybe someone will try it and give a report.
Also, they changed the packaging for the Petco brand gravel and they had the old bags of gravel on clearance. It was the same stuff just different packaging for like $1 a bag. Might be a good deal for someone looking for cheap, yet fairly good, stuff. And I saw 5lb bags of Caribsea sand for $1.20 as well.
Better get those deals before they're gone.