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Grocery Store & Gas Fill Up

September 7th, 2012 at 03:56 pm

DD and I went to the grocery store for our usual shopping trip. I think we did pretty good considering we had to buy a few expensive items like dog food and cat litter, cheese(we buy a big bag of shredded cheese) and laundry soap. We spent $146 and I had budgeted $200. That will give me money for fill in items next week.

I was really surprised at the price of chicken. I admit I don't remember what we paid in the past for boneless skinless breasts but I was in shock to see that for a package of breasts it was over $10. I know that I have never spent that much for chicken. Needless to say we passed on the chicken. I did get tenders so we can make sweet and sour chicken one night. Has anyone else noticed the price of chicken going up? I wonder if this has anything to do with the drought.

I filled up my gas tank today. It was $3.79 per gallon. YIKES! I fully expected it to be $60-70 since I didn't fill up on Tuesday. I always fill up on Tuesdays and Fridays. Friday's fill ups are usually around $45 and Tuesday fills ups are around $28. Today it was $54. I was pleasantly surprised. It is still hard to swallow but it was less than I thought it would be.

6 Responses to “Grocery Store & Gas Fill Up”

  1. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    Great work! When I buy deboned chicken for my family of 4 it's usually about $18. A cooked chicken is about $10, for a pound and a half chicken. Crazy price!

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    I would agree that chicken prices are up because of the drought, since corn is the major feed in industrial chicken production and that's what had a major die off this summer in the middle states.

  3. PNW mom Says:

    I have noticed the price of everything going up....I was horrified at Winco last week that a package of Oreo's was $4.09! And a jar of mayo was $5.79...and Winco is the best price for staples in my area....we have Safeway, Albertson's and Fred Meyer (Kroger owned) and none of those can beat Winco for staples....ugh!

  4. snafu Says:

    There has been a huge surge in food prices and when the costs of the damage to the corn industry finally works through the economy there will be significantly higher prices. this is a good time to shop having checked the ads and adjusted menus to what's available locally.

    Corn is a major ingredient in nearly every processed, 'convenience'

  5. patientsaver Says:

    This is one of the rare times when living in the Northeast could be an advantage if you know where to shop local, becus while we had hot, hot weather, we didn't really suffer from a drought.

  6. Homebody Says:

    Gas is well over $4 a gallon up and down California....Costco is the cheapest so Dh needs to drive my car tomorrow and fill up (Costco is in the town he works, 15 miles from home).

    We are going to have to become more careful shoppers and chefs.

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