How are the grocery prices in your area?
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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 2/19/2014 10:21 PM EST
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GRANA here;
 Like everyone else I'm feeling the high prices of groceries, these days ! Our nearby  store in an effort  to  not  have us notice  prices going up constantly,   now gives  an automatic 4%OFF everything bought in he store Today, between coupons& that 4% we "saved" nearly $8 but still had to pay  $62 ( our budget allows $50 so despite that 'savings" we're still hurting at the checkout. Hubby shopped alone; bought  9 Greek yogurt containers/cups &  a  Qt of vanilla Greek yogurt; hot dogs;  bananas,(5 qts lemonade  mix, 6JUMBO cranberry -nut  muffins; wraps &  sliced cheese.  He also bought my fave  Japanese green tea. I get  to make omelets, bran muffins& more ;get to cleanup too : />) I made  2 qts  of chili non carne today  for hearty warming meals for awhile; chili dogs, chili w/ cornbread, topped baked potato w/ cheese & sour cream substitute  (Greek yogurt)  grilled cheese sandwiches chili w/  melted cheese topping  w/  hot  cornbread  & brownies for dessert.. We're not hurting, yet but there's no avoiding it if prices keep going up & Social security gets cut, We've recently  acquired a 2nd natural gas provider &  for the last 2 months  both are e billing us the amount used,,,We keep the thermostat set low to save$$$ &  then get  biled 2X the amount used.   last  month hubby ignored it  because it was only $20 x2...This month it was $80 x2 & hubby filed a cmplaint. We were promised the extra $$$ would be applied to the next  billing amount You work your whole life & upon retirement must  be watchful that you  are being biled accurately( fuel used, groceries , dr offices , everything, it seems. Sure makes me grateful that we did not overextend our finances when we bought our home early 30 years ago  & that we "enjoy " lower cost meals , etc. I can't imagine how young families manage providing essentials for their families these days. It's never been easy but these days vendors are not even trying to  bill accurately or provide goods& services being paid for...Appliances break down in the first year . food is often mis labeled eled & often  contains  unhealthy "junk" ingredients.
Yell

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 2/20/2014 5:25 AM EST
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the price of grocerys are high.

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 2/20/2014 3:20 PM EST
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HIGH AND GOING HIGHER.  Last week, chocolate chips were $2.19.....this week they are $2.77!!  I think that's WAY OVER MY BUDGET!!  Guess I'll have to go back to plain old Sugar Cookies!!

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 2/20/2014 3:57 PM EST
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GRANA here;
Prices here like elsewhere are too high.
Because of the two snow events leftover  meats& baked goods were available at 30% OFF; Smart hubby  walked up to the store  before  it snowed today&  bought  6 hot  Italian sausages; 2 small steaks, extra lean stew beef&  pork loin boneless chops all marked down. Our 2nd  oldest  granddaughter is visiting on spring break & hubby  filled the freezer w/ meats  for me to teach her to teach her how to cook them I've already taught her Dad& cousin how to make family faves&  now it is her turn
ll "fresh"He also got a roasted garlic spinach pizza for half price I'll serve it w/ minestrone soup& a salad....We'll prepare a special dessert o have w/it( tiramisu or  éclair cake or  fresh melon pieces depending on what is available /in season
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it is only by seeking out these  marked down deals that we can afford to  splurge on so much meat for her visit. We usually  do not eat much meat ( meatless meals & smaller portions but we thought  her learning how to cook "family faves"  would be helpful. I'll also teach her how to make some meatless meals( hummus, chili non carne; split pea soup minestrone(Italian veggie soup w/ pasta &   beans ); also my Chinese dumpling &  greens soup since she loves Chinese food !  Hubby thought it would be nice for her to learn to make some family faves  for family& friends get-togethers.
maybe I'll  take my own Grandmother's recipe  book out &  we'll; make some of those  items ???? Hubby  plans on us all going out to eat every other  day and we'll celebrate family on alternate/ at home days She has only recently expressed an interest in learning how to cook; m? for  bothof usuerto Rican beans& rice(  lower meat dishes; till  now it has been cheeseburgers, just like her Mom. College has opened her eyes to new flavors ( ethnic foods )  and the idea of consuming less animal products.
When she was younger  & visited us we served ethnic meal( curry&  pastas ; she liked them but was not interested in preparing them; cookies& cakes were what she wanted to learn to make back then..This should be FUN for both of us? Wink

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 2/20/2014 5:02 PM EST
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GRANA here;
Our nearest  store no longer  delivers their sales flyer or puts it in the newspaper.Hubby walks p to the store& gets two copies .We each go throughour own copy &  make out a list of wabted items I go through my coupon folder& match coupons to sale items. Then we deal w/ the issue sale items being in stock/ on the shelf. I get rain checks&  they  often expire before the item is restocked. The store tells me that the item has been discontinued. The manufacturer says not so; still available& tells me where near our home, sometimes sending coupons to  help offset the higher regular price where it is carried. It is so much effort to try to  take advantage of advertised sale prices...target will match prices the week of the sale bu does not  matc  not rain checks ; only fair to them but doesn't help me ..hubby prefers one store ( loading & unloaing my wheelchair, only once he shops alone&  searches all aisles for mgr specials/marked downs enjoying his victories when finding 30% items we can use. It requires a lot of my effort & skills but I try to enjoy the challenge...He brings "IT" home &  I make something good from it.; hard o do when he doesn't buy needed extra ingredients for that recipe  Frown  ..He's learning & getting better at it.; thinking of buying a cell phone to call me&  ask what I need to use "????"Laughingwe both try to enjoy the "game" as well as some inventive creations' come up with Laughing

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 2/20/2014 5:10 PM EST
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GRANA here;
 chocolate chips( Nestles are $2.50- $2.99 store's own brand $2 but are not  usually  available  in semi sweet. Hershey's are less expensive too but I would like o remain loyal to Nestlé's if I can  afford the price?!Money mouth The store will not accept  pc coupons so I must get  mfr coupons in the mail( seemingly  not  possible. ) It would be nice if we could use our brownie points to  get mfr coupons, allowing our mutual interest  to help us remain brand loyal& still save moneySmile







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HIGH AND GOING HIGHER.  Last week, chocolate chips were $2.19.....this week they are $2.77!!  I think that's WAY OVER MY BUDGET!!  Guess I'll have to go back to plain old Sugar Cookies!!
Posted by Darla M

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 2/21/2014 11:11 AM EST
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In Response to Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?:
GRANA here;  chocolate chips( Nestles are $2.50- $2.99 store's own brand $2 but are not  usually  available  in semi sweet. Hershey's are less expensive too but I would like o remain loyal to Nestlé's if I can  afford the price?! The store will not accept  pc coupons so I must get  mfr coupons in the mail( seemingly  not  possible. ) It would be nice if we could use our brownie points to  get mfr coupons, allowing our mutual interest  to help us remain brand loyal& still save money In  Response to Re: How are the grocery prices in your area? :
Posted by ann h


Do you find it odd that the minute the site stops coupon distribution.....their chocolate bits go up 60 cents in less than a week?  I am wondering what will come next?!  It's so very hard to stay within a budget these days.  I usually end up robbing Peter to pay Paul.  Not fair!!

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 2/22/2014 6:44 AM EST
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the price of a gallon of milk is 4.39per gallon.

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 2/23/2014 8:04 AM EST
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my food bill was 150.00 this week as had to get meat . cat food for my 1 cat everything has jumped and S.S didn't go up much buy less next week . I use coupons but there s not many I can use.as I won't use ones  that say buy 2 on a $1.00. we don't go out much to save

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 2/23/2014 9:02 AM EST
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Prices continue to go up in SE AR.

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 2/24/2014 7:23 AM EST
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 we went to the store and got bread and milk it cam to 9.50.

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 2/24/2014 7:24 AM EST
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we went to the store and we spent 11.00 for milk and bread .

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 3/14/2014 7:05 AM EST
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Grocery prices continue to go up in SE AR.

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 3/15/2014 1:26 PM EST
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GRANA here; Hubby shopped at our local Asian market this week; prices up a little but still cheaper  for his purchases
( spring rolls lemon grass soup&  baby bok Choy) than grocery store

Re: How are the grocery prices in your area?

posted at 4/13/2014 2:17 AM EDT
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A twelve package of Coca Cola produces is on sale for three dollars at two different stores. I used a free three dollar off coupon and paid 20 cents Saturday. Coupons  are wonderful.
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