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    The prices at our Walmart used to be reasonable but in the past few months I've seen prices rise 2 weeks ago all the Great Value sugar was gone cleaned right out and I am noticing that certain products are gone . If it was not for coupons my grocery bill would be too high to pay .Thank you to the op for posting this good to have a heads up and direction to head in I need some more flour , coffee and sugar!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by frugal is fun View Post
    Isn't the cost of lunch meat crazy! I don't buy it often and am just astounded by how much it costs.

    I'm very fortunate to have a good job with steady income. Just got notice that costs of health care are skyrocketing this year, Thank you President Obama.

    Its so hard to just stay even or try to get ahead with the cost of everything going up.

    My taxes went up on my mortgage, my health insurance is going up and I "think" I'm getting a 1.5% raise come January. My little raise, which I am VERY thankful for won't even come close to covering these increases.

    As I said, I am very thankful for what I have, I know how to live within and under my means but holy cow, "they" do not make it easy.
    I don't know if anyone is interested, but thin sliced lunchmeat is $3.00 at Aldis near me.

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    Maxwell house coffee is 1/2 price at Meijer. Not sure how much it is or if you need it where you live.

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    It seems like everything is constantly going up in price and the packages, cans, and containers are getting smaller and smaller!

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    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Rival-1042W-Electric-Slicer-White/dp/B00006IV0X"]Amazon.com: Rival 1042W Electric Food Slicer, White: Kitchen & Dining@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/416DD4D6XEL.@@AMEPARAM@@416DD4D6XEL[/ame]
    I have one of these to slice our homemade bread and roasts for sandwiches. Works great and it'll pay for itself soon with all the savings on deli meat plus you'll know your ingredients since you are the one who cooked the chicken, beef or pork. I've had mine for years and no problems at all. What's not to love, you buy the roast at $1.99 lb, season & cook have it for a meal then make the rest into thin slices for sandwiches. $1.99/lb sure sounds nicer than what the stores charges you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joyofsix View Post
    I try to stay stocked up but it's a million little things. Lunch meat for lunches (still cheaper to pack), coffee (still cheaper than buying out) and the amazing shrinking size containers. We're lucky to live where hunting is possible. I don't know how city dwellers that can't have a garden do it.
    I did notice that our coffee shrank inside the can. My husband thought I was making it up, but because we had saved old cans for storage purposes, I was able to show him that our cans went from 26 ounces to 24.5 ounces. That's about a pot of coffee for the plum household!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darlene View Post
    Amazon.com: Rival 1042W Electric Food Slicer, White: Kitchen & Dining
    I have one of these to slice our homemade bread and roasts for sandwiches. Works great and it'll pay for itself soon with all the savings on deli meat plus you'll know your ingredients since you are the one who cooked the chicken, beef or pork. I've had mine for years and no problems at all. What's not to love, you buy the roast at $1.99 lb, season & cook have it for a meal then make the rest into thin slices for sandwiches. $1.99/lb sure sounds nicer than what the stores charges you.
    Darlene,

    I had one of these as well, paid for itself right away. When it finally broke I bought "a better one"...sigh it shaved off metal into my lunch meat. Well went right back to Walmart bought the "cheaper" as my friend put it, with a smile on my face and have loved it ever since!! Love , love , love my rival food slicer!
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    I bought the usual 10 pound bag of potatoes to find out it was an 8 pound bag, they even made them smaller!
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    Not good news, but good to know- thanks. I can't see how I can shop any cheaper, so i guess I will just have to brace for the grocery bill to go up...


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    Tricky... I hate feeling like I have been tricked by getting less for the same $$$.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darlene View Post
    Amazon.com: Rival 1042W Electric Food Slicer, White: Kitchen & Dining
    I have one of these to slice our homemade bread and roasts for sandwiches. Works great and it'll pay for itself soon with all the savings on deli meat plus you'll know your ingredients since you are the one who cooked the chicken, beef or pork. I've had mine for years and no problems at all. What's not to love, you buy the roast at $1.99 lb, season & cook have it for a meal then make the rest into thin slices for sandwiches. $1.99/lb sure sounds nicer than what the stores charges you.
    I am really gonna have to get one of those, along with a french fry cooker. The kids love their fries, but buying the potatoes and slicing them myself seems more gratifying. I at least know what's going into my french fries when I do that on my own.

    I'd love to have one of those and slice up a huge ham in it, then freeze the slices and cook them separately. Wouldn't slicing a chicken that way be tricky, though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinetree View Post
    I bought the usual 10 pound bag of potatoes to find out it was an 8 pound bag, they even made them smaller!
    Thanks for the warning..........it will be coming here soon, I am sure.

    Most of the smaller sugar packages are ONLY 4 pounds now.........instead of five!

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    My utility just asked for 5% increase.........mainly nat. gas.

    In January my sewer goes up close to 10%.......

    Where does it end???

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    I stocked up on soup at krogers and other essentials that we use in the winter was great sale!
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