Friday, August 29, 2008

Sticker Shock!

I cannot believe how much groceries have increased in exactly 2 weeks. I was in sticker shock at Winco Foods today. Winco is usually the cheapest of the cheap and I felt their prices matched Fred Meyer or even QFC today. I bought most of the same ingredients I did two weeks ago and many of those same items had increased by a dollar! I even called my sister while shopping to complain.

I had to do what I didn't want to do. I was forced to buy "store brand" products (in order to stay on my budget). HyTop brand. It doesn't even sound fancy. HyTop cream cheese vs. Philadelphia Cream Cheese: a whole dollar difference! I love CC (just as much as you, Sarah), but I cannot pay $1.98 for a brick. So...I purchased the .98 brick. HyTop flour vs. Gold Medal. Yikes! $1.88 for a 5 lb. bag vs. $3.28. I sure hope prices go back to normal after the election. I am SICK of this inflation. I want my brand name products back!!!!! Oh! Something else I noticed. All of the good-for-you healthy foods were so darn expensive, but the junk food/crap was very affordable. That was irritating.

On a good note: Costco gas was $ 3.64 a gallon today! Woo hoo!

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