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.