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.
Another annoyance, when things go up they go up 50-100%. My husband and I used to get a Me&Ed’s 3 topping $10 lunch pizza, with jalapenos and ranch dressing for dipping. It just went up to $15, and it is extra for the dip and jalapenos.
Gas prices have gone up significantly, so naturally the items brought to stores by truck will go up in price.
And often the sizes of the items go down instead of their price.
I do keep receipts for about six months, just a bad habit and a convenient place to toss them (an old punch bowl). About twice a year they start to overflow it and then they go...I dunno! But they go away. :)
Walmart announced last week that next year they will absorb $1 Billion in profits next year due to inflation.
I obviously didn’t phrase the above correctly......
NEW YORK — Walmart Stores Inc. plans to lower its grocery prices by $1 billion this year in hopes that customers will be drawn in by the lower prices on food and also make purchases in other areas of the store, according to a Dow Jones Newswires report. The retail giant generated $145 billion in grocery sales last year.
The company referred to this new strategy as “investing in price,” meaning it will reduce prices and not pass on inflation to customers, instead lowering its own profit margins.
That's insane! On principle, buy the bagged store brand or go without.
Just going through my Sam’s receipts. We are in the Denver area.
Kellog’s Raisin Bran (double pack) July 2011 was $7.98. As of March 2012 it is $7.48. Not sure why it went down 50 cents unless the package got smaller. I don’t have the old one to compare.
Milk/gallon here right now is $1.98. Last May it was $1.95.
Frozen Orange Juice (6 pack of large) was $10.01 in June 2011. As of April 2012 it is $10.58—Member’s Mark.
Bacon (same brand this and last DAK) was $9.78 in June 2011. As of April 2012 it was $9.18. 60 cent drop? I believe it is still 3 pounds. Yep still 3 pounds.
Tang was $6.92 in November of 2011. Tang in January was $6.89. Same size.
Butter was $8.88 in January and then $7.38 in March for same size (1 pound X 4) and brand (Member’s Mark).
So some of the things that I buy regularly are about the same or have gone down in price. Not sure for the reason on that. The only thing I don’t know if the size has decreased is the raisin bran.
I think nuts have gone up—Walnuts, Pecans that I use for baking. Ground beef seems like it has gone up.
1/2 gallon of ice cream is now 1.75 quarts.
Last one I saw was 1.5 quarts.””
I have seen both sizes. The more expensive ice cream went down to 1 1/2 quarts.
Guess what, Obama-—that drop in prices at Wal-Mart leaves lots less TAXABLE income for you to squander.
...but...but...at 9.2 %, you only need to drink a little more than half as much! Still a good value. ;-P
Just ask anyone in a grocery store that does price changes.
I own a bread route, so I talk to them all the time. The price changers are saying that they can’t keep up. It use to be a part time job, and now it’s too much work for a full timer. In fact, one of them told me that he had to change over 1100 prices yesterday, he didn’t think he was going to get it done without staying late.
Was 90 proof, lowered to 86 in the late 80s I think. Now it's 80 proof. There selling WATER at Jack Daniel's prices!
Four years ago a GSA symposium cost nothing. Now it costs $820,000.
Pelosi is connected with Starkist. She owns it or some such thing. I don't buy starkist no matter how much on sale it is.
Buy sardines. much healthier. At least you can see the fish.
My cat, after several near-death situations has become very selective and will eat only a seafood mix canned cat food, the price of which just keeps climbing. It comes in 5.5oz cans which costs more than a 5oz can of tuna.
So, to save on her food expense I am mixing the cheaper tuna with the cat food on a one to one ratio, which still gives her the nutrition which she needs but I realize a small savings and every little bit helps. I usually wait for a sale and then buy them by the case.
I think milk was usually about three times the cost of gasoline. In 1970 gas was .36/gal and milk 1.15
No but I know how the prices are going up. Some things are going up faster than others. As it is I don’t shop without coupons on coupon doubling days, for the last five years or so.
Yeah, they are 2.09 where I shop. With specials and double coupons I could get them for about a buck apiece. Hasn’t happened in a long time.
I stocked up on rice over a years ago, they had coupons that when doubled made a certain size box of theirs free. Pretty well set with rice.
If anyone has paper CD inserts from her albums, these can also be used as toilet paper. Her CD makes a nice little Frisbee too.
3 ounces of that 5 ounce can is water.
A silver dime is worth just shy of 3 bucks right now. roughly. That might get you around one pound of grapes I think. Or two hershey chocolate bars.
My earliest memory is of buying a one pint milk carton for four pennies at the school lunch room.
But I DO keep all other 'Bills', like Utilities and Cable-Internet (I have Yearly Folders that go back years). And THOSE have fricken sky rocketed thanks to Barry. My Gas and Electric Bill is like playing Roulette or Lotto, I never know what numbers will pop up.
(and I have to have Cable for TV and Internet so I'm stuck with Comcast)
The only Bill I actually kind of, sort of, 'enjoy' paying is the County Sewer (aka: Public Works) bill. That's only $19.00+/- a month and used to be $16.00+/- a couple-three years ago, so that's not too bad.
Wally’s ‘Master Chef’ coffee - big blue can - 33oz @ $5.69
Around here (central PA), Walmart is considerably cheaper for almost every grocery item than the others - Giant, Weis, etc.
Working at a gas station after WW-II, I was washing windows, checking oil, and pumping gas at 25 cents a gallon.
“A nickel just ain’t worth a dime anymore”
Go back a little further in time, to the period between the mexican american war and the spanish american war...I believe a man earned a dollar a week and paid 10bucks for a horse...and 40bucks for a saddle. Between your hat, boots, horse, spurs, saddle, and tack, you had more than a years wages tied up.