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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 1/21/2012 5:58 AM EST
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My favorite crimini mushrooms went from $1.99 to 2.29.  Unfortunately, prices  are slowly rising.

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/21/2012 7:57 AM EST
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There are certainly fewer bargains and sales and lots of higher prices.  Often a sale price brings the item cost down to what it used to be at regular price.

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/21/2012 9:56 AM EST
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Every thing is so expensive any more!!!  Thankfully I have the ability to shop at commissaries AND I use coupons when ever possible!!

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/21/2012 10:23 AM EST
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Well tomorrow will be Sunday,that means clipping coupons going through the ones I already have and scouring the ads from this past week.I go before the last weeks sales end.I also check the coming weeks sale to make sure I'm getting the best possible prices.You really have to be a financial planner to keep up with these never ending price hikes.I wonder if my husband would pay me a financial planners wages? Oh well probably not. lol. :)

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/21/2012 6:18 PM EST
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GRANA  here;Grocery prices are high& growing higher each week. It takes a rea leffort & organization of coupons & homemaking skills  to afford a week's supply of  food.

Hubbywentgrocery  shopping alone  & was back in less than onehour( I knew  something was wrong)Wink
He spent only  $35.He bought 1/2 # of pre-sliced baked ham(different thicknesses for  omelettes, sandwhiches & adding to bean & soups dishes.He got one # of cooked roast  beef; enough for hot andwiches( w/ gravy) cold wraps& deli sandwiches; ground up it will  be mixed w/ BBQ sauce for sloppy Joes or  pasta sauce. The bag of oranges the  BIG bunch of bananas  &  the bag of apples are delightful for desserts; snacks; ooking& baking.He got  = of 2.5 dozen eggs( cholesterol free egg product ) ;  cottagecheese( 1-1/2#) 1/2 gallon of milk & several cans of soup sinceI'm still"under theweather" w/ this lingering head cold.My dr said my lungs are clear"I;m doing well I am  just "continue resting", drinking lots o liqids allow myself to be " spoiled".Hubby did great but forgot to get the sugar I needfor baking the bundt cakes& cookies heloves.Oh yes he also got  cocoa mixW marshmallows & a 2# can of  coffee for himself; still needs to buy tea  fo us both.He got  5 pces,of asst.  Danish pastry so I  really don't need to concern myself / baking goodies for him till I'm feeling better & he buys the sugar that he "forgot"to get. CoolWink

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/21/2012 10:31 PM EST
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Well tomorrow will be Sunday,that means clipping coupons going through the ones I already have and scouring the ads from this past week.I go before the last weeks sales end.I also check the coming weeks sale to make sure I'm getting the best possible prices.You really have to be a financial planner to keep up with these never ending price hikes.I wonder if my husband would pay me a financial planners wages? Oh well probably not. lol. :)
Posted by gale g


Gale, I have pretty much the same routine as you do every week, with the coupons, checking ads, etc.  I know my husband has no idea as to how his dinner gets to the table ready for him to eat!   lol

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/21/2012 10:49 PM EST
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I was at Target today and they had Nestles chips on sale for $2.09 per bag, less the coupon, of course!

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/22/2012 12:46 AM EST
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In Response to Re: How are the grocery prices in your area? : Gale, I have pretty much the same routine as you do every week, with the coupons, checking ads, etc.  I know my husband has no idea as to how his dinner gets to the table ready for him to eat!   lol
Posted by Verlee T


Hi Verlee,It started out as a hobby now it is almost a necessity.I get so upset when he makes his little impromptu visits to the store.I have asked him not to do this.He buys things that I have coupons for,or things we don't need because I already have it.Roma tomatoes is one of them he'll buy ten of them when I already have plenty to get us through the week.They are not cheap this time of year.I guess he's preparing for a shortage or something lol.I think a lot of men are this way,but I do know a few that are better than I am at couponing.

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/22/2012 1:46 AM EST
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Verlee and Gale,  I do the same thing every week too! Coupons really help! I also
have a hubby that needs to stay out of the stores too.  He is always buying stuff that
I can't have on my diet. It really makes it hard for me. He is always saying what a
good deal that he gets and then I tell him I could have gotten it cheaper with the
coupon.  lol lol

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/22/2012 3:48 AM EST
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Hi Carol,Do you have Aldi's where you live? They don't take coupons at all but most of their prices are 30-50% off the normal grocery store prices on their store brand and they offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied.I might be wrong but I heard they are also owned by Trader Joes? Between Giant Eagle who doubles coupons up to .99 and offers 10 cents off per gallon of gas with each $50 purchase which can be accumulated over a period of time.They also offer certain items each week if you purchase those items they give extra bonus gas points.They also give food perks,not sure how that works but right now I can get 14% off my grocery bill,I'm waiting for a good meat sale then I'll use those.Marc's is only here in Ohio but they have decent prices and will take coupons but won't double them.Their produce is so nice and a lot cheaper than the other stores. I have brought my grocery bill down by 50%.It takes a little time but it is worth it.They say if you spend an hour or two a week planning on where to shop and using coupons you can save up to $50.I also memorized the lay out of each store and I arrange my coupons and shopping list to make it easier to find my items as I come to them according to the isles.If the items are out of stock that makes it easier to move the coupons out of my pile and back into the organizer.This also saves time and the cashier is happy because everything is organized.I always do my shopping the last day of the sale that way I can check the following weeks sale and see if there might be a better deal coming.When Milk is on sale I always buy 1 or 2 extra gallons and freeze them.Wow sorry about all this I just get so excited about being able to save money.If anyone has any shopping tips please share.

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/22/2012 8:03 AM EST
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   Iwent to yhe store for milk and bread and sugar and it costed 15.00at the corner store,

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/23/2012 12:21 PM EST
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Aldi's is not owed by Trader Joes

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/23/2012 4:16 PM EST
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Aldi's is not owed by Trader Joes
Posted by Maxine M


Thanks Maxine, I wasn't sure.

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/23/2012 4:33 PM EST
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 At Giant Eagle I spent $43.84 and saved $80.24 BOGO beef roast, 7 Aussie hairspray for $1 each,6-4 packs Activa Yogert for$ 1 each, 6 Zone free bars = FREE with coupons,6 jars of Mt. Olive pickles for $1 each and varies other items I didn't have coupons for.I used my food perks and that saved me $7.06.GOOD SHOPPING TRIP !

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/23/2012 6:28 PM EST
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Gale,  We don't have Aldi's out here but we do have Trader Joes.  Prices are much
better at Aldi's.  They just opened another Aldi's in Holland, MI, now they have one
on the northisde and the southside.  You know where I'm going to go when I go to
MI again(Sept).  Yippee!!  Looks like you got some awesome prices when you went
shopping.

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/23/2012 7:32 PM EST
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Gale,  We don't have Aldi's out here but we do have Trader Joes.  Prices are much better at Aldi's.  They just opened another Aldi's in Holland, MI, now they have one on the northisde and the southside.  You know where I'm going to go when I go to MI again(Sept).  Yippee!!  Looks like you got some awesome prices when you went shopping.
Posted by Carol P


Hi Carol,I love to shop like this it gives me such a good feeling.I have been stocking up the last few weeks.I probably won't have to shop the next couple of weeks,unless of course there are good coupon deals,I can't resist.:) I went to Aldi's and bought celery for.49,3# bag of onions for .49 and a bag of oranges for $1.49 Do you bring back things from Aldi's when you go?

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/23/2012 11:42 PM EST
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Some of the best buys on meat lately have been on chicken and pork.  With the high price of beef, I just walk right on past.  I found sirloin pork roast today for $1.49 a pound.  Will cut some of it up to make stew and leave a larger piece for a roast.  Any leftovers from the roast will be stir-fry later on.

Will have to match up Sunday's coupons to the ads that come out on Wednesday to find out what's on sale. 

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/24/2012 12:08 AM EST
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Quaker Oatmeal is 1.88 a box limit 2.

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/24/2012 12:25 AM EST
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In Response to Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?:
In Response to Re: How are the grocery prices in your area? : Hi Carol,I love to shop like this it gives me such a good feeling.I have been stocking up the last few weeks.I probably won't have to shop the next couple of weeks,unless of course there are good coupon deals,I can't resist.:) I went to Aldi's and bought celery for.49,3# bag of onions for .49 and a bag of oranges for $1.49 Do you bring back things from Aldi's when you go?
Posted by gale g


I got dark choc. candybars from Germany and dark choc. from Austria.  I also got 5  17oz bags
of spaetzle that went in my suitcase back to CA. I also got some good deals on groceries for
my son who lives in MI. Three bags of spaetzle went to my stepson and family in CA. They love
spaetzle with butter and swiss cheese. I have to admit that I love it fixed that way too. lol lol

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 1/24/2012 8:55 PM EST
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Two packages of Quaker oatmeal 1.88 each regular 2.99. Deli made chicken salad  with fruit and nuts 1.85 a container regular 6.99 a lb.  Three baking potatoes 1.21 total. Pillsbury butter biscuits 3.79. Tropicana 59 oz pure OJ FREE regular 4.29. Ciao Bella Blood Orange Sorbet 1.79 regular 4.79.

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