In Response to Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?:
Hi GALE Sadly you & I are notthe onlyone, facingthese inflatedprices..but not evreyone seems to notice or care about these prices......Hubby & observe people w/ a checkout tota lof $150+ & to our eyes nothing in the cart to make into a meal.There are soft drinks,asst.chips,pretzels,packaged cookies; prepared cakes& pastries, mostly snack foods;, pre-made- meatballs& pre- shaped burgers; no poulry , fish fruits or veggies. No coupons are used or store brands purhased; brand names@ regular & not sale prices& w/o even using the coupons available on a bulliten board a t the front of the store.Many are our nighbors "dinks" ( dual incomes no kids )& I guess they feel no need to watch the bottom line???? We see them coming home w/ take out pzzaa at least once a week.Many eat breakfst ou daily on the way to work& most buy takeout coffee & likely never brew a pot of coffee at home.Maybe I'm jealous? never in my life was I able to ignore prices or not care about how to cut costs Other seniors ,like us,check out the marked down meats & produce & use coupons obviously caring about the cost of what they purchase. Maybethe" dinks" feel entitledto bewasteful sincethey work"so hrd" I wonder what they wil do when one or both lose their jobs or they have a family or illness cuting one income off & adding more expenses????? ? and up.Ground beef 80/20 on sale is $2.99 a # that's twice as much as before.Everything seems to be 50 cents to a dollar more.I have always been able to save 50% or more on groceries and I'm beginning to think that is a thing of the past.Manufacturers are not offering coupons like they used to and they are not allowing double like before.Am I the only one or are you ladies experiencing similar prices in your areas? Posted by gale g
Posted by ann h
Hi Ann,Nice to see you back! I still do Ok at the store but it used to be a whole lot better.It used to be less expensive for ingredients to make your own food ,not true any longer.This week they had 2/$3 for Ragu sauce and you got a free pound of pasta for every two you bought.I bought 12 jars and got 6# pasta for free.I use the sauce for stuffed cabbage and stuffed peppers or where ever I use tomato sauce.Buying "Gourmet" coffee is the biggest money pit ever $3 and up for a cup.Do that everyday for a month and you've spent $90.I bought several French press coffee pots second hand and I enjoy Gourmet coffee anytime I want for pennies a cup.People need to wake up and smell the coffee before they won't be able to even eat.