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    Am I just a tightwad or what? I have found when I go to the grocery, I used to buy whatever I wanted or craved. Now it is based on price. For example, I had a family reunion to attend and planned on taking the Turtle Trifle. When I went to the store and realized the cost of making it, I ended up making baked beans and jello salad. Anyone else changing their meal plans or shopping due to prices?
    Nommie

    Thought for the day: Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or play with it, pee on it and walk away!

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    I have noticed the prices are going up. Avocados are usually anywhere from .89-.98 now they are $1.10-1.20. My cottage cheese doubles were 98 and now they are $1.18. My TP used to be 10.00 for a 24 pack and now it is 12.00 My clorox wet wipes used to be 7.00'ish and now they are 10.00'ish.

    It may not sound like much, but once you start adding each of those up together it starts adding up real quick.

    I can't imagine trying to budget on a fixed income. I was at the Farmer's Market last week and this little old lady mentioned that the tomatoes sure smelled good, but at 2.29 a pound she just could not buy them. It about broke my heart. I wanted to buy a bag for her, but I was afraid she would be offended, so I quietly bought my stuff and went on. So very sad
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    • #3
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      Prices are going up for sure. It's just the two of us, so my buying habits have not changed, yet. I am sure if I had a family to feed on a budget it would be different.

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        I noticed that too but it's not only food too. Have you seen the prices for laundry detergent too? Even the prices for that has spiked!
        When my day goes downhill and I start to feel upset, my thoughts turned to chocolate gifts and everything turns out ok.

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        • #5
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          Sabine, it is only me, but I already see the impact!
          Nommie

          Thought for the day: Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or play with it, pee on it and walk away!

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            The older lady at the farmers market may be like my mom, she says she won't buy anything that has gone up in price, my dad had to get after her to buy what she wants. I know with her, she is just stubborn and thinks the prices will come back down. They have the money to use, so why not, believe me, when my parents die, I know at least one brother's wife will have a field day spending.

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            • #7
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              $2.29 for tomatoes--I would not buy them either!!!
              Nommie

              Thought for the day: Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or play with it, pee on it and walk away!

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                Saw a girl on the news or 60 Min. or somewhere who feeds her family of 5 on about $20/week!! She said she hasn't paid for pasta in YEARS!! She does coupons and store sales and spends several hours planning every week. I was really impressed! She wasn't buying processed crap either... she was buying good food!
                "What fresh hell is this?" Dorothy Parker

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                • #9
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                  I would like to know more about her! How come she hasn't paid for pasta?
                  Nommie

                  Thought for the day: Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or play with it, pee on it and walk away!

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                  • #10
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                    nommie, they were local home grown. I would pay even more for local home grown, but I do understand that some people will not. My brother won't.

                    Luvs, I have seen a ton of those stories. I would love to be able to do that, but I am not organized enough and I know my limitations. Those people amaze me though.
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                    • #11
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                      I have noticed my overall food bill SOAR from $80/wk to almost $120/wk. I am buying the same things for my family of 4, MAYBE a few special things for DS who now on a special diet...but other than that its the norm. Almost $40 a week is alot...then you add in the almost $40/wk increase in gas...it's a KILLER economy

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                      • #12
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                        Sew, that is so true!! Cindy, I am like you-I can't be organized enough to pull it off!
                        Nommie

                        Thought for the day: Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or play with it, pee on it and walk away!

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                        • #13
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                          I dont HAVE hours a week to plan like that.
                          if you have coupons and hit the store sales just right...you can get away with paying little or nothing for pasta

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                          • #14
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                            Yes, its definately noticable. There used to be "stand-by" foods that I bought when I was feeding a family and my budget was tight, just because they were cheaper. Theyre not cheap anymore. Tuna is almost a dollar a can now and I remember it as a stand-by because I could always buy them 2/$1.00. Two years ago I remember stocking up on chicken leg quarters when they were 39 or 49 cents a pound. Cheap here now is 79 cents a pound and they dont go on sale very often. Never did it before, but I have started checking out the food sections at places like Big Lots, and I have found some really terrific deals. Earlier this week I bought chopped clams there in 28 oz cans for $4.00. That was a magnificent buy when a 4 oz or 6 oz can at the grocery store is almost 2 bucks. It was nice being able to fix linguine with white clam sauce without having to spend a fortune doing it.

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                              Even when I have coupons I forget to use them I bought a bottle of something last week. It had a 55 coupon on it. I was so excited and last night I noticed the darn coupon on the bottle!
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