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Old 10-18-2007, 10:23 AM   #1
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Are Your Grocery Prices Increasing?

I just got back from my weekly grocery run and once again feel sick about how much I spent! I'm not buying anything out of the ordinary, but it seems like every week, the bill gets a little higher. This week, I noticed that the cheese we normally buy went up 30 cents from last week, and the pasta sauce I buy when I don't make my own jumped a quarter! Milk, around here, is now over $4 for a gallon of skim. Anyone else noticing this lately? What are you doing to try to keep your costs in check?


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Old 10-18-2007, 10:29 AM   #2
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I've seen the same thing. Prices are going up and some container sizes are getting smaller with no reduction in price.

Chuck roast is high for us. I haven't seen a sale on chicken for a while.

I see a big difference in prices among the different market chains.

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Old 10-18-2007, 10:35 AM   #3
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Miss Baker....I have noticed price jumps over the past several weeks! Other than shopping store ads, and staying away from "convenience" type foods. Buying whole birds, not parts etc, and being creative with leftovers at times is about all I know to do.
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:39 AM   #4
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I try to buy meat that is on sale only, watching prices more closely since retiring. Some of our sale items this week are ;
Milk 2.99
Angus tender cube steak 2.99
Fresh pork tenderloin 2.99
Fresh boneless pork sirloin 1.99
Fresh Boneless chicken breast 1.69
How are your prices ?
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:46 AM   #5
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Oh definitely increasing. I bought staples rice, pasta, cheese, eggs, milk, nothing special, and it was close to $100 by the time I walked out. I looked at lunch meat and it was about 70 cents higher than it was a month ago. Everything is going up with no explanation. They can't blame gas prices because they've stayed relatively steady (albeit high) for the last couple months. It's like they just decided to raise the prices for no good reason.
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:47 AM   #6
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$4 for freakin milk. dang its like 3$ here. but then again i dont drink milk. WOW 1.69 for boneless skinless chicken is dang good. Normally its like 2.50 here.
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:09 PM   #7
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"Prices increasing" - No they are skyrocketing. My credit card bills are piling up higher and higher and when I look at them all I see is grocery store charges.
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Old 10-18-2007, 01:17 PM   #8
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It's not just your supermarket either...I'm feeling it at work, too. What cost me $5,000 a year ago now cost $6500...and then they add a fuel surcharge on top of it.

What to do?? Make more from scratch, waste nothing.
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Old 10-18-2007, 01:34 PM   #9
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i try to buy bulk packages, especially staple meats, from costco. also, cleaning materials, foil and plastic wraps, garbage bags, and other food or kitchen type items.

otherwise, i pretty much try to make the next few days' menu based on what's on sale when i go food shopping. when i see things we consume a lot of, such as iced tea go on sale, i stock up.

in either case, i'm always wary of the date of expiration to the point of o.c.d.. i tend to check everything, even just to get something a few days fresher.

you can't overbuy too much though, because if it ends up going bad before it's used up, then it's worse than just paying full price on a given day.

i've done pretty well lately, snagging lobsters at 7.99/lb and filet mignon at 3.99/lb.

although, it's gotten to the point where we're starting to look at our pets differently...

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Old 10-18-2007, 03:52 PM   #10
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although, it's gotten to the point where we're starting to look at our pets differently...

Just realized your little man is surrounded by parakeets!!!! (I was too busy admiring that handsome boy!)

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