Tuesday, July 7, 2009
The Price is Right
No, this isn't a post about how sexy Drew Carey is. Or how Drew has breathed new life into a once tired game show. Or how I used to hate the Price is Right but now find myself yearning to fly to California just so I can make myself a shirt to wear there. Or how Drew is a fellow Ohioan and is my homeboy.
Don't get me wrong: Bob Barker is a legend. He can sway you spay and neuter your pets like no other. But Drew Carey really is so freakin' awesome and funny, don't you think?
No, folks. This post is about price books. Talk to me. Do you use them? Have you tried them? Have you ever even heard of them?
What you do is take a notebook with you while you shop for groceries. You take note of prices and jot them down into your book. You begin to notice patterns of prices so you can see what is a good deal and what isn't. It helps you determine whether a price is too high, okay, or stock-up, smokin' hot
I've never used one. I do have some price limits stored up in the ole noggin though. I thought I'd share some prices with you (in US dollars, sorry chicas in Australia and the UK!). What do you think about these prices? Do you have any more to add?
Light Bread (35 calories a slice): I buy bread and buns for 89c because I live near the Schwebels outlet.
Spaghetti Sauce: I never buy it if it's more than a dollar a jar. The other day with coupons, I got three jars for $2.10.
Cereal: I can get it for about a dollar a box when there's a good stock-up sale, however I will go as high as two bucks a box.
Bananas: I hate paying 49cents/lb. Aldi carries them cheaper though their bananas tend to go bad more quickly.
Apples, Peaches, Pears: No more than 99c/ lb.
Packs of Bratwurst: only buy when they're $2.50 or less. The other day I had coupons, and they were BOGO. Woot, woot!
Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast: $1.88/lb
One Lb. Ground Turkey: I used to be able to get it for 99c however now they're everyday price went up to $1.19.
2 cups of Shredded Cheese: no more than two dollars
Milk: Aldi carries a gallon for less than $1.70
Eggs: Once again, Aldi is my BFF. Their eggs are usually between 65-75c for a dozen.
Jars of Baby Food: found at Big Lots for a quarter apiece. As I'm making my own baby food, I only bought about ten jars for times when we're out and about. Hopefully they last me for several months.
Large container of Formula: I buy the generic brand that compares to Similac Advance. I've gotten two containers for four dollars apiece on clearance, and two containers on sale for $9.99 each. I've decided to never go higher than ten bucks. As I'm pumping breast milk, a can lasts me almost a month.
Diapers 13c apiece seems to be a pretty good deal. Have you found them cheaper than that?
Labels: Being Frugal