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I went shopping the other day and I'm just sick over the prices on groceries.They keep going up and up.Ground beef 80/20 on sale is $2.99 a # that's twice as much as before.Everything seems to be 50 c
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Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 12/27/2011 6:22 PM EST
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I got some beautiful huge romaine today at the Natural Grocery.  it was $2, but if it keeps as well as the giant leaf lettuce I got a couple weeks ago I'll be happy.  That organic lettuce seems to keeep much better than regular grocery store lettluce.  I also had a coupon for a a free 8 oz pkg of organic cheese (sells for $4.89)  Every couple weeks they send out a card for something free.  One week it was a pound of almonds, one week $5 worth of organic produce, one week a pound of super healthy ground beef.  They were out of the beef at the time I was in there so they asked if it would be ok to subtract the value of it from  stuff I bought.  it was worth $5.

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 12/27/2011 6:49 PM EST
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Wow Judy -- that's an impressive grocery.  Around here it's impossible.

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/5/2012 5:48 PM EST
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It is Super Double Time again. I purchased three cans of Bruces Baked Sweet potatoes 21 ounces  regular price 2.99. I used three 1.00 off coupons which were doubled. The price was
 99 a can total 3.00 paid. I purchased four 16 oz. Pom Pomegranate regular 3.99. On sale 4/$10 I used four coupons total price 2.00 paid. Welch's 64 oz  regular 4.59 on sale 3.99 using 1.00 off coupons doubled 3.98 paid. Dickinson seedless preserves 4.69 on sale 2.99 using 1.00 coupons doubled 2.00 paid
I really like coupons at super double time

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/8/2012 3:57 PM EST
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More fun with coupons Sauve 18 oz lotion 3.29 minus 2.00 paid 1.29. Listerine 1 liter 5.95 regular on sale 3.99 with coupon paid 1.99 I purchased two. Johnsons Baby lotion  15 oz regular 5.98 on sale 2.99 with coupon paid 99 cents I purchased two. Duracell 9V 2ct battery regular 7.89 on sale 5.99 I used 1.50 coupon and paid 2.99. Coupons are great

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/10/2012 4:11 AM EST
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I bought Suave shampoo,conditioner and hairspray all on sale with coupons and earned 10 cents off on every gallon of gas with every 3 items purchased,30 cents extra total.I'm working on shopping list,so we'll see what I come up with this week.

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/15/2012 12:38 AM EST
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16 oz of coffee mate, 2 packages  of grilled salmon  with 4 portions from the deli , 59 oz  minute maid pure 59 oz I paid 5.68 total.
Coupons .

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/15/2012 5:03 AM EST
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I wish they would double higher value coupons here they only double coupons .99 cents and lower.This past week they had Ricola cough drops 2 for $3,coupons for .75 cents doubled they were free.This week Dole fruit jars are 5/$10,which is $2 each I have three coupons for .75 cents off doubled will make them worth $1.50 each,fruit jars will cost me .50 cents each,Pillsbury sweet rolls on sale 10/$10 I have coupons for .30 cents off each doubled each tube will cost me 40 cents apiece,I usually don't buy pre made things like this but the price is right.

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/15/2012 5:31 AM EST
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AWFUL!!!!!
 I just checked all the ads for this week. One store has Hamburger Helper for $ 1.00, too bad the hamburger is $ 3.49#. I do not buy hamburger, but I feel sorry for people who want to make the Hamburger Helper to save money.  I sure am lucky that hubby will eat planned overs.  I think it is terrible that the gov. tells us we are over weight & need to lose weight, but they do not do anything about the prices.  How do they expect a family to eat healthy with such high prices????  A head of lettuce (the size of a grapefruit) is $ 1.19, the leaf lettuce is a lot more, apples are on sale 3# for $ 2.97, celery is almost $ 3.00, I saw green peppers were on sale last week, $ 1.00 EACH, the colored ones were more (red, yellow & orange) how are parents suppose to feed their kids healthy food?  I sure am glad we are empty nesters & that we have the space for a garden (even if it is not very large). One cashier at the grocery store told me she is buying a small chest freezer  for her apartment, she will have to keep it in the bedroom, but she said it is the only way she can save on her grocery bill.

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/15/2012 5:38 AM EST
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In Response to Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?:
I wish they would double higher value coupons here they only double coupons .99 cents and lower.This past week they had Ricola cough drops 2 for $3,coupons for .75 cents doubled they were free.This week Dole fruit jars are 5/$10,which is $2 each I have three coupons for .75 cents off doubled will make them worth $1.50 each,fruit jars will cost me .50 cents each,Pillsbury sweet rolls on sale 10/$10 I have coupons for .30 cents off each doubled each tube will cost me 40 cents apiece,I usually don't buy pre made things like this but the price is right.
Posted by gale g

 Ours is only doubled $ .50 & under (a lot of the darn coupons are now $ .55, so  not doubled) & can only double on 1 of the same item ( if ours were doubled up to $ .99 I would have had to buy 3 different Dole fruit  & only 1 Pillsbury sweet rolls would have been doubled)

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/15/2012 6:01 AM EST
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AWFUL!!!!!  I just checked all the ads for this week. One store has Hamburger Helper for $ 1.00, too bad the hamburger is $ 3.49#. I do not buy hamburger, but I feel sorry for people who want to make the Hamburger Helper to save money.  I sure am lucky that hubby will eat planned overs.  I think it is terrible that the gov. tells us we are over weight & need to lose weight, but they do not do anything about the prices.  How do they expect a family to eat healthy with such high prices????  A head of lettuce (the size of a grapefruit) is $ 1.19, the leaf lettuce is a lot more, apples are on sale 3# for $ 2.97, celery is almost $ 3.00, I saw green peppers were on sale last week, $ 1.00 EACH, the colored ones were more (red, yellow & orange) how are parents suppose to feed their kids healthy food?  I sure am glad we are empty nester & that we have the space for a garden (even if it is not very large). One cashier at the grocery store told me she is buying a small chest freezer  for her apartment, she will have to keep it in the bedroom, but she said it is the only way she can save on her grocery bill.
Posted by FRAN M


Hi Fran I agree with you 100%,it costs a lot to eat healthy.I have fruits and vegetables always available in my house.My son has been buying all my produce items and I buy the rest.He spends about $25 a week on the produce.These prices are better at our Marc's store here in N.E. Ohio and the produce is of higher quality than the larger chain store.I manage by buying fresh meat on sale only and cooking our meals from scratch,I use very little convenience foods,very little lunch meats more chicken ,turkey,meatloaf ,roast beef and tuna.It's a shame what they charge for everything.Years ago I remember seeing things like the Government paying Farmers not to produce food, to keep the prices higher.The cost of fuel hasn't help with the grocery prices either but I still don't think they need to double the prices to keep up with the fuel increases.When milk is on sale I buy a few gallons and freeze them.You are right it is awful.

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/15/2012 6:03 AM EST
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It is getting worse every time you go to the grocery store. Even the clubs such as Sams, BJs, Costco are not keeping the grocery bills down. Let's get to the polls and elect someone who knows how to work for the PEOPLE and not themselves. Let's clean house!!!

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/15/2012 6:36 AM EST
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But we've had massive floods, terrible droughts, freezing weather ........ All these things damage crops.

Soaring gas prices effect the cost of food - Shop lifting changes the price of food -   So many things.

The soaring price of gas ...... The farmer uses a lot more than we do.      If it cost him 10 cents to produce an ear of corn, how can he sell it for 7 cents?

Peanuts ........  Shelled raw peanuts are not available in this area now because of freezing.  I had to buy very big beautiful, very expensive raw peanuts in the shell and shell them myself.  (peanuts are hardly a necessary food unless you think about peanut butter)

Sheeeshhhh - I talk too much especially for a uninformed, uneducated old woman.


Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/15/2012 7:42 AM EST
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Iwent to the store and got milk and bread and butter and it cost me 15.00 at the store.

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/15/2012 9:03 AM EST
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I agree prices are going up every where  my bill for a month is now $50.00 more them I use to spend.

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/17/2012 2:21 AM EST
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Not too many things I need on sale this week,just staples that I buy on a weekly basis.Well I'm off to make out my grocery list.Going shopping in the morning.

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/17/2012 10:46 AM EST
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Keep going up which is crazy just thankful my children are grown but when my son was staying with me last year did buy cereal and milk and the price is out of this world. Almost 5 dollars a gallon for milk? Yikes. And cereal? Only got what was on sale, same wth milk. Crico and other type shortening has sky-rocketed too. Hamburger meat too has gone sky high. Sugar and flour are horrible.  Gas does help up the price but so does it when the crops are destroyed and when farmers are paid not to grow items. It all adds up to higher prices. Lettuce has been terrible can not believe when it was 1.99 so did not buy now it is 1,49 and that is still high. Only get 44 in food stamps and that does not go far and am on social security will get that raise this pay period thought it would be in my last one since it was end of month in Dec.

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/18/2012 8:50 PM EST
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Keep going up which is crazy just thankful my children are grown but when my son was staying with me last year did buy cereal and milk and the price is out of this world. Almost 5 dollars a gallon for milk? Yikes. And cereal? Only got what was on sale, same wth milk. Crico and other type shortening has sky-rocketed too. Hamburger meat too has gone sky high. Sugar and flour are horrible.  Gas does help up the price but so does it when the crops are destroyed and when farmers are paid not to grow items. It all adds up to higher prices. Lettuce has been terrible can not believe when it was 1.99 so did not buy now it is 1,49 and that is still high. Only get 44 in food stamps and that does not go far and am on social security will get that raise this pay period thought it would be in my last one since it was end of month in Dec.
Posted by Sharon T

I hope that you use coupons along with your Food Stamps to make them go further. I make my Sunday paper pay for itself thru the coupons insert. If you shop at Target or Lowe's take your bags and receive a nickel off for each bag that you use.

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/19/2012 7:17 AM EST
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It is getting worse every time you go to the grocery store. Even the clubs such as Sams, BJs, Costco are not keeping the grocery bills down. Let's get to the polls and elect someone who knows how to work for the PEOPLE and not themselves. Let's clean house!!!
Posted by Angela F


Wonder if it would help if the gov. was run by mostly women. Most of them know how to budget & stretch a dollar Money mouthSealed.

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/19/2012 9:29 AM EST
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I went to the store for milk 'bread and butter and sugar and it cost 30.00.

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/21/2012 12:21 AM EST
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I purchased  blueberry  Quaker oatmeal, Duracell  AA batteries, a package of Smithfield Smoked Pork Chops, 64 oz. of pure orange juice and Four 12 packs of cheerwine.  I spent 22.00 dollars.
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