IMPORTANT INFO
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 42

Thread: IMPORTANT INFO

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    219
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    14

    Angry IMPORTANT INFO

    I wasn't sure where to put this but...I know someone who works for a store supplier in California. She had a meeting today about skyrocketing prices everywhere. They have already raised the price on rice. Very soon they will raise flour, corn, and pasta along with it. The prices will raise almost 10 times in price now. I'm going to stock up on things this Saturday. She also said that once the store suppliers gets all of their items stocked up everything will skyrocket. I will try to keep everyone updated. Just wanted everyone to get a heads up so you can stock up now. With the economy like it is right now, who knows what is going to happen! If anyone else knows anything please give us any info you have also. Thanks!
    Danielle wife to Brandon

    Ava 7/3/12

    Dog mom to: Boost Bruiser Roxy

    Debt:
    Student Loan - Paid in full February 2017!
    Car loan - Paid in full Dec 2015!
    Mortgage - $38000

    Emergency Fund: $5800
    Change jar ???
    Ava's Savings - $4200

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    437
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Holy crap. I told DH this and we've both agreed on getting Rubbermaid containers and stocking up now. Dog food too, since it's made from flour, rice and corn....Yikes. Thanks for that heads up!

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    219
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    14

    Default

    I didn't think about dog food! I've now added that to my list. Thanks! I was looking around in other threads and there is also more info about it.
    Danielle wife to Brandon

    Ava 7/3/12

    Dog mom to: Boost Bruiser Roxy

    Debt:
    Student Loan - Paid in full February 2017!
    Car loan - Paid in full Dec 2015!
    Mortgage - $38000

    Emergency Fund: $5800
    Change jar ???
    Ava's Savings - $4200

  4. Remove Advertisements
    FrugalVillage.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    977
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Dog food can go rancid.

  6. #5

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    437
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    How long can it keep in a sealed container?

  7. #6

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    977
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    I don't know but it has oil and meat fat, so it can go rancid. I've opened a bad bag before.

  8. #7
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    10,457
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    54

    Default

    Thanks for the great info. Rice and pasta are on my list for stocking up on.

  9. #8
    Registered User cheles2kids's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Almost Middle Tennessee!
    Age
    50
    Posts
    1,491
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    50
    Rep Power
    22

    Default

    danimarie0820, thank-you so much for sharing this information. I know prices have gradually been going up over the past few months but to now know that they may "spike" all of a sudden is a bit scary. Thanks for the forewarning!

    Just an FYI tidbit about the dog food. It *can* be frozen. It will and can go rancid as "suki" already mentioned BUT you can freeze the bags and they will keep for *up to two years!


    *Note on this: I read this somewhere else and cannot find the information now. So I would recommend this only as a guideline for freezing it. Although if your pets are like mine, the dog food won't last that long UNLESS you come into a nice big chunk of money and decide to spend it all on dog food!
    Michelle in middle Tennessee!


    Ever so slowly rebuilding my stockpile...

  10. #9
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Age
    46
    Posts
    11
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    The Costco here has been selling out of rice in less than a couple hours for the last two or so weeks according to my brother who works there. They haven't raised their prices but the smaller Asian and Mexican markets have gone from $20 to $40 a bag in the Bay Area (so probably all the restaurant store owners are looking to stock up).

    Costco had theirs around $15 last time we looked and had to limit people to two bags per customer.

  11. #10
    Registered User Samigirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    628
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    17

    Default

    Gosh darn it...I'm already over my grocery budget, but now I'm tempted to stock up on these items. Thanks for the heads up.

  12. #11

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    339
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    DH and I went to Aldi's and bought all the rice they had on the shelves a couple of days ago.

  13. #12
    Registered User YankeeMom's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Northern NY
    Posts
    9,446
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    42

    Default

    Honestly, right now in the US the shortages have more to do with restaurants stocking up at the lower price than any shortages.

    And the price going up "10 times what we pay now" sounds like an exaggeration. The best thing to do is NOT panic. The worst thing you can do is go to the store and wipe out all they have.

  14. #13
    Registered User mommy4ever's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Western Canada
    Posts
    3,244
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    158
    Rep Power
    24

    Default

    this will not only affect our groceries but restaruant costs too. no biggie,I can live with out that. But we were out of town and stopped and McD's. The happy meal was nearly $6! Last time I was there(2 months) was 3.99

    so it's everywhere!! Today I'm going through the freezers and seeing what I can do for space to freeze. I have somestuff. Would like a little more to buffer tought times.

  15. #14
    Registered User mommy4ever's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Western Canada
    Posts
    3,244
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    158
    Rep Power
    24

    Default This was posted on our local community board today.

    It's no surprise that food prices are sky rocketing b/c of fuel costs, but ---- it really sucks on the pocket book. The cost of rice has doubled and many grocery stores are starting to ration how much a person can buy! Flour is going to double shortly...my aunt who has worked for IGA for 20 years has the new flour price list and a 10 KG bag is going to be going up to over $21 a bag when it's hovering around the $11 mark right now.

    On the weekend I stopped at Costco to buy meat and I usually buy a slab of salmon on a weekly basis...usually it includes 2 huge pieces and when cut up it can feed S/O and I for 6 meals, well the price has doubled...I bought a pkg for the same price as I've always been paying, but now I only get 3 meals, so 1/2 the amount of salmon....ugh
    Guess I"m going to go find a few more bags of flour this morning before the rpices go up!!! I'll have to make room in the freezer for it so the buggies don't feast. That kinda...no it really DOES suck.

  16. #15
    Master Dollar Stretcher
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    1,472
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    I'm not stocking up. With the move and all it's not a good idea for us. I'm using up as much as I have in the house and I'm trying not to buy much more.

    The only thing I really see as sucking is all the eating out we'll have to do while in the drive across country.

    We don't eat much rice or corn due to ds's allergy. Wheat based things are what we survive on.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. What is The Most Important
    By Hollyhandi in forum Just Tips
    Replies: 64
    Last Post: 11-03-2009, 02:57 PM
  2. Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-22-2008, 02:54 PM
  3. IMPORTANT info for clemwatchers
    By Michelle in forum Freebies
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 11-18-2005, 10:35 AM
  4. Of the 2, which is the most important to your kids?
    By homesteadmamma in forum Leisure & Media Arts
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-14-2002, 08:32 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •