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    Stopped by the grocery store today where they were uping all coupons to $1.00.

    Here are some of the shelf prices:

    Cereal (small size box) $4.29
    Nestle Chocolate Chips $3.59
    Campbell's Soup $2.29
    2 liter of soda $1.99


    This was hitting the store for just sale items.

    Total shelf price of the items I bought was $37.19 I got out for $14.67 with 4 boxes cereal, 2 bags chocolate chips, 6 soups, 2 two liters of soda

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    That's why we don't buy many name brands. Even with coupons, they're not worth it.

    Some ad prices for us this week, no coupons required, no limits:

    ~baking chips, Gurley's butterscotch, cherry, semi-sweet, or milk chocolate, 10-12 oz., $1.85.
    ~Hy-Top (house brand) cream soups, 3/$2.
    ~Shasta pop, 12-pack, 3/$10. (We usually can buy brand-name pop for $2.50/12 if we're patient.)
    ~Kellogg's kids' cereals, 11-18 oz., $2.49.

    I did notice eggs were $2.49/18 again. A week or so ago they were $1.60. But overall that ad has great prices this week.

    Walnut halves are $3/5 oz. I usually eat a quarter cup for breakfast and I've burned through the cheap hoard I had in the freezer. Not sure what I'll do. I guess it's not a whole lot different than the $8 or $9 a pound I've been paying for almonds lately.

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    Yeah, it's getting to the point where I can't afford anything at regular retails prices any more.
    Stop trying to organize all of your family’s crap. If organization worked for you, you’d have rocked it by now. It’s time to ditch stuff and de-crapify your world.

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    Kroger brand "cheerios" =$1.99 so i got 10 the other week
    Milk just went from $2.49 to $2.69 for theirs. Meijer want $3.69 for the choc. so I passed
    Almonds-plain in a bag $4.99#
    2L of lots of pop were $1. last week and Kroger is .88 But thats not coke.

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    Spirit Dear ~ have you checked Costco for nuts? I think they might have pretty good prices. Haven't checked in a while though. Or maybe Trader Joe's if you have one close?

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    If you can hold out, nuts should be going on sale closer to Thanksgiving.
    Stop trying to organize all of your family’s crap. If organization worked for you, you’d have rocked it by now. It’s time to ditch stuff and de-crapify your world.

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    We've just had a Ruler grocery store open in my town. They sell Kroger brand food and a few other brands, depending. Recent prices (which I know is them just trying to get people in the store):

    .29/doz eggs
    .99/gal milk
    .99/lb red grapes
    .89/4 lb sugar
    .99/10 pounds of potatoes

    Those are the real standout prices. Those are all correct too. Cheeeeeap. Let's just say I'm eating lots of potatoes, eggs, and grapes.

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    You don't even want to know the grocery prices in Denmark! On sale, a 10 pack of Coke in cans is about $10!!!

    I have to eat basic and in-season. If I weren't a vegetarian, I'd be bankrupt... lol!

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    SO thankful for my stockpile! I buy mostly store brand items, items on sale, and/or use coupons. I NEVER pay full price for any of my groceries/HBA. I meal plan is based on what I have on hand. If I find a new recipe I want to try with ingredients that I don't have, I shop around and/or wait until I find a deal on the ingredients. It takes some planning and forethought, but it saves a lot of money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by meredith1629 View Post
    We've just had a Ruler grocery store open in my town. They sell Kroger brand food and a few other brands, depending. Recent prices (which I know is them just trying to get people in the store):

    .29/doz eggs
    .99/gal milk
    .99/lb red grapes
    .89/4 lb sugar
    .99/10 pounds of potatoes

    Those are the real standout prices. Those are all correct too. Cheeeeeap. Let's just say I'm eating lots of potatoes, eggs, and grapes.
    WOW! With those prices, it would be worth it for me to go ahead and buy the freezer I want and freeze as much milk as I could get in it since I could easily drink 2 gallons a week if prices weren't so high. And then I'd cook a bunch of stuff with the sugar/eggs and squeeze into the spaces. The potatoes...don't know but I paid $2.49/5 lbs on sale yesterday. Guess I'd eat tons of those. I'd leave all the grapes for someone else. Those are terrific prices!

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    I've never seen a Costco and if they treat people like criminals like they do at Sam's Club, I'd have to be starving to shop there anyway. No TJ's either.

    I'm so envious of low milk prices. Milk has been around $4.25/gallon here for years and almost never on sale.

    Grapes are $1.69 this week, not bad.

    Russet potatoes are $1.49/5 lbs. this week, so I'll be getting some of those. Someone mentioned making twice baked potatoes for the freezer and I want to try those. I've been waiting for a sale.

    Campbell's tomato or chicken noodle soup is .79. They've really watered down tomato soup lately.

    Frozen turkey breast, .99/lb. Have to get a couple of those.

    Our Family (house brand) chunky soups, 5/$10.

    We've been spending very little on groceries lately but I think this will be a bad week. So many great sales this week, including some meat.

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    I am hearing that milk may double in price by the new year, and hearing eggs may go up to $5 a dozen!

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    I hear lots of things too. Luckily, most turn out not to be true.

    It's like the weather forecast. People make educated guesses (and sometimes just guesses.) The weather forecast usually isn't all that accurate either.

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    Spirit Deer, i read alot of farm magazines and they are already importing Milk from other countries so i do see milk going up in price. With the huge jump in feed cost i see the price of eggs going up too, they might not get to $5 but i do see them going up!

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    It would not surprise me, I'm just saying I've heard a lot of things over the past few years and most of them did not turn out to be true. I'm just waiting to see what happens, and will roll with the punches since there isn't any other option.

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