Sunday, October 5, 2008

Rising Costs Hit Home

Usually, when I go to the grocery store, I am pretty diligent about making a list and buying only what I need. I go through my coupons before hand, and pick out which ones I want to use. I usually just accept the prices for what they are, and live with it. My diligence has increased, as I am now paid monthly, and I buy a gift card at the beginning of the month to help control these costs and give myself a budget to strive for.

Tonight, I about FELL OVER when I saw the price of a 12 pack of Diet Coke - $5.25. Can we say armed robbery??? Do I really need this Diet Coke? Um, heck yeah! The $5.25 DC wins the sticker shock award of recent grocery prices. Ridiculous - that and Quaker Oatmeal. It is $3.99 for a package of 8, and you can get 55 of them for something like 11.99 at Costco. And V8 - it is $4.69 for 6 in Kroger and $18.57 for 48 in Costco. There is still about 30 can of tomato juice in front of the refrigerator in my office...

Am I whining or does this seem crazy to anyone else out there? I should also add, I was the coupon queen tonight...$33 off in coupons (sales, coupons, doubling of coupons)


Becky said...

Wow, $33 in coupon savings -- that is impressive. Definitely discouraging to shop at the grocery store these days.

the youngbergs said...

I'm sick of it...I can't stand it, but I also can't live without my Diet Pepsi. I was looking at the ads this past Sunday and they are now selling 8-packs for the same price as 12-packs...wth???