You can still get simular deals if you are sale saavy and coupon saavy at the same time. I remeber when the grocery store had a sale 10 for 10 on campbell’s soup and had a coupon that was 50 cents off a can of the same soup, limit 10. so I got a lot of soup for somewhat cheap.
But it will get harder and hard to do this...
Yeah understood. But what I was pointing out was the "Family Size" in 2002 was a 1 lb. bag. Now it seems its a 11.5 oz. bag. and over double the price.
I've seen the same with canned goods. More water in the can of green beans with less of the vegetable, yet charge more for less.
I've seen plastic peanut butter Containers suddenly acquire a conical shaped column in the bottom of the jar. Thus making the jar look the same size but have a good deal less product in the container yet they usually cost more.
Price rises are being hidden from consumers with packaging changes and "fake sales" tactics. (Buy 3 get one free but it still cost you more than the previous month's price for the same product.)