It seems like grocery prices just keep going up and up. I totally sound like my mother these days! I used to roll my eyes when she said things like “I remember when I could buy x in the store for y price”. Now, I always find myself thinking or even saying things like that out loud! And recently, Tim and I were talking about the price of gas, and especially how much it spiked after Hurricane Katrina back in 2005, and now, it’s more than double that. So, I thought for posterity’s sake, and because I love numbers, I would start trying to do a random posting of the price of items. Mostly because I think years from now, it will be easier to go back and see how much things cost!
So, for this week, here’s what I’m price checking:
Milk - last paid 3.78 a gallon for skim (at Kroger)
Gas - it was 3.44 on the sign at Kroger, and we usually use the regular 3 cent discount with card, or the 10 cent discount I amass for every $100 I spend in groceries
Eggs - 1.83 for one dozen large
Cream Cheese - regularly 1.69 a brick at Kroger, it was on sale a week ago for 1.00 each, so I stocked up. I remember when this stuff was like 79 cents a block
Ground Turkey - can’t remember how much I paid recently, and can’t find it on the sales receipt. But I try to buy the 97 or 99 perfect fat free ones from Honeysuckle brand from time to time
Ground Chuck - just bought a package of a little over 2 lbs, and it was 8.34. I don’t buy a lot of red meat, but I do buy some in the fall/winter for burgers for Tim
Greek Yogurt - Chobani brand at Sam’s, 32 oz container, 4.68 (it’s more at Kroger)
Bisquick - 5 lb big box at Sam’s, 4.94 (Tim loves biscuits and these are the easiest)
I’ll do more, and hope to remember to do this from time to time… I’ve actually gone back on my blog looking for prices of things. Oh, another biggie that we talk about it that when we were dating and first married, we would go to Sonic and get their brown bag special (2 burgers, fries/tots and drinks) and it was 5.99. Now, I think it’s 8.99 or something awful! Eating out, even at fast food places, is not cheap. I need to price check those too!