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Also checking in from a small town in Illinois....and work for retail grocery.
Originally posted by dee132423
With these prices I can no longer complain.I am in a small town in Illinois.Here is ours without being on sale.
Originally posted by Melissa101
I went to the grocery store a couple of times this week and have been completely blown over by the prices. They have been creeping up, but have mercy this is getting ridiculous. Some examples of what I seen this week in my area:
Eggs ----- $1.79 dozen
Loaf of bread ------- $2.98 each
Off brand tuna ------ $1.05 per can
Milk ----------- $3.99 Gallon
Pack of gum --------- $2.85 each
Beef Roast ---------- $7.99 per pound
Ice Cream ----------- $4.29 pint size
Orange juice ---------- $3.29 1/2 Gallon
Now depending on where you live these prices may not seem to bad but around here this is insane. I can only imagine if these prices are like this here what they would be in some places like NY or LA. Has anyone else noticed food prices going sky high in the last few weeks? I did end up going to several stores and buying what was on sale so I did not pay the above prices except for the milk that I could not find on sale any where. It took a lot of research and running around to get the most for my money. I spent more this week on groceries and brought home less food than ever before. I just wondered if anyone else has noticed or if anyone new why this is happening.
Originally posted by mjfromga
Originally posted by fullmoonfairy
The stores in my area (centel Indiana) really seem to fluctuate from ridiculously high on some things, to having great sales; when things go on sale that we use I try to buy them even if I have several already.
And, use coupons!! Things aren't going to get any better, I'm afraid. Stock up people.
I'm outside of Atlanta and have found the same thing. One week a 12-pack of Coke is on sale for $2.50 and the next it is $4.89 but store brand is always $1.80! A watermelon is $5.99, but a cantaloupe is $1.00. Store brand coffee is $3.49 for 12 oz but name brand is twice that. Store brand cereal is $2.00 per box but Cheerios is over $4.00 per box. Store brand buns are $1.19 for eight and bakery buns are $4.00 per eight. When things are on sale, it is usually very low and then the price doubles the next week. We also buy extra when things are on sale. TP is the one item which really kills me -- man, I bought an 8 pack of Charmin on sale today and it was $6.00! Coupons do make a difference, and I buy my gas at the grocery store because it is always 10 cents off per gallon.
Originally posted by Gren
wouldn't know, haven't bought much food in years aside from beer , burgers, and twinkies