Skip to comments.Do you keep your receipts?
Posted on 04/05/2012 11:02:49 AM PDT by MNDude
Does anyone here keep their grocery receipts from a long time? I'm curious to know if anyone has seen obvious cases of inflation at the grocery store.
Generally, I buy food by the $/Kcal for protein sources. I know the price has gone up.
Grocery stores and food companies are doing a combination of reducing serving sizes and increasing prices so you really have to check price / oz.
Fajitas at the Mexican restaurant no longer come with sour cream, cheese or jalepenos...they are now “extras”.
Milk is 3x as expensive as gasoline now. Cereal boxes are smaller.
Bags of chips are now 97% air (up from an adjusted for inflation 93%).
Rant over... no receipts.
Too numerous to mention.
I’m kind of a hoarder. Not in the sense of hoarding junk, but in the sense of buying ahead. For that reason, I have some staple items around that I purchased two or three years ago.
One example is toilet paper. A few months ago, I showed my kids how a roll of Scott toilet paper, purchased from BJ’s Wholesale Club in 2009, is almost 1/2” wider than a roll purchased in late 2011.
I know this, 3 years ago, I paid .99 cents for a pound of Ham. It’s now $1.99 if you can find it on sale at that price.
Glad I canned a lot.
Fox just had a segment from FOX Business. Showing several examples due to diesel fuel increase. Peanut butter had the most increase 30+%
Only crazy people such as myself.
Milk is 3x as expensive as gasoline now-——
You are paying $12 a gallon for milk?
I only keep receipts for things I paid for using plastic. But I don’t check the prices of things.
I don’t keep receipts but we(husband and I both do the shopping)have noticed that a $3.87 Tombstone Pizza is now $6.51 at our local grocery store. And the prices go up from there.
Just ask anyone who’s been working as a supermarket checker for a while. Part-timers will tell you they even notice price increases from one week to the next.
The increase in the price of Peanut Butter is killing me!
IF YOU HAVE ANY 'INTERNATIONAL MARKETS' IN YOUR AREA, THE PRODUCE IS CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP! Korean market produce prices are HALF the traditional American supermarket prices. 'Buy American' is good but if you can't 'afford American', look elsewhere!
I don’t keep the receipts but I keep a log of where my money goes.
Just another big story that hurts Obama...the msm will not cover.
It’s always peanut butter and orange juice that go up first when prices start to rise.
A box of breakfast cereal costs $5.65. You have to ask?
Food costs have gone off the charts. And the size issue. 1/2 gallon of ice cream is now 1.75 quarts.
With Y2K coming up, and me having a house full of daughters and a wife, I bought LOTS of TP. In fact, so much that after the divorce and living alone for 10 years, I didn't buy TP again until this year.
Talk about sticker shock.
I now buy John Wayne toilet paper. Rough as h3!! and doesn't take $h!t off of anyone.
Barry can run. But he can’t hide.
I agree. But every American who eats food and shops at grocery store knows exactly how crazy expensive food has gotten.
It is horrible. We just put in a pretty large garden- for our standards.
My bread machine works everyday, as well.
If only we could keep a cow and chickens on a military post!
Chunky soups- $1.25 two years ago now $1.88 at Walmart’s. Everything(vegs, milk, meat, etc) up 10-20%
Coffee is through the roof!
About 4 years ago, a can of tuna got smaller. The prices have gone up too. I think they used to be 6 ounce cans and now they are 5 ounce cans. The 6 ouncers used to be 30c each or there abouts. Now a 5 ounce can goes for 79 cents. Or more.
I don’t have any tuna cans in front of me so I can’t verify the sizes. I just remember when they got smaller I happened to have two cans of the same brand(starkist) with me at work and was showing everyone how they changed the size.
PB crackers I eat for breakfast with coffee at work: not too long ago were $2.44, could get them on sale for half of that. Now $2.97 (8 pack). The paper napkins we use went from $1.99 to $2.38 overnight. Just two of hundreds of examples.
Last year a loaf (one pound) of whole wheat bread (Orowheat) was $2.99, it is now $3.29 and 3/4 pound loaf.
One pound of 20/80 ground beef was $3.99 pound, now $4.99 a pound for 30/70, if you want 10/90 it is $6.99 a pound.
Milk is almost 200% more.
Coffee is about 50% higher.
Gas from $2.50 to $4.99.
All cereal has fewer ounces by about 20%.
Even rice has gone up by about 100% but still cheep.
I have weekly ads that are 3-4 years old for starting fires. That’s an easy way to get a good glimpse across the board.
It gives you the price per ounce etc on everything so you can compare shop. Easy to find the true lowest price.
Many times the brand names are cheaper than store brands, and small packages/cans are often cheaper than large sized items.
Every recipe ever printed for canned tuna requires a 6 ounce can of the stuff. Unfortunately, tuna is now in 5 ounce cans.
One of my earliest depression era memories was my spending of a birthday present dime. I walked to a nearby Japanese fruit market, presented my dime, and asked for grapes. The merchant took the dime and I walked home carrying about ten pounds of grapes. My guess is that I was somewhat short of being five years old.
It is very good coffee.
Peanut butter, ground beef and real butter are crazy nowadays.
I keep them til I get home then throw them away...
Sure. Coffee up 23% in fourteen months. Year to year, canned cat food up 22% and Half’n Half up 17%.
Sheryl Crow recommends using them for toilet paper...
Those making low wages, or $15. an hour or less, are financially dead.
“The increase in the price of Peanut Butter is killing me!”
The only way to go is BOGO with coupons to keep PB(or for that matter, most everything) reasonable.
Other than the fact I had to take out a second mortgage last time I went to the local grocery store...no.
I was out this morning and just paid $2.99 for a gallon of 2% milk and saw that a gallon of regular gas was $4.35.9. Guess I got lucky.
The government readjusted the method of measuring inflation. Does anybody have a way of using the old measures and what the REAL rate of inflation is??
It also seems to me that there is less on the roll. It runs out very quickly. I don't think it's just the width of the roll. It seems like the paper is wound more loosely - more air.
Last one I saw was 1.5 quarts.
Prices on EVERYTHING has gone up, and many packages have gone smaller (if the price hasn't gone up much).
I do. I keep my gas receipts too. I think I cleaned them out last year, but I might have some from a year or so back.
Peanut Butter - Price more than doubled in less than a year
Coffee - Price for 33 ounce (once was 3 pounds) up from around $4.99 to $8.99 or more in about 12 - 18 months year.
I’m paying a $1.98/gallon for milk at Sam’s. That’s one thing that hasn’t sky rocketed...yet.
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