We are now upon the season in the U.S. that sales are geared to cook-outs and parties. There are graduations, holidays, and kids are getting out of school. You truly need to know when a sale is a sale. Things have changed a lot in the past few years - and stores use a lot of crazy tactics to entice you.
Shrink-flation is a huge thing now. Many items are the same price (or more) and yet they are smaller. Look at the weights. The packages may well be the same size - but it contains less.
Inflation has taken hold as well.
I have just been noticing some things that have been 'sales' lately and it amazes me the things many people buy. It is not my place to judge - I just don't get it!
ALSO notice in that picture - the sandwich fixings!!!!!! 4 slices of tomatoes, 4 slices of onion and a couple leaves of lettuce for $3.49!!!!!!!!! WHAT?????? That is by far the craziest thing I have ever seen. Kind of like buying a couple hard boiled eggs for 3.49!!!!!
These small packs of cut pieces are $5.00 each! Same ad as the entire watermelon for 5.99. Whole pineapples were less than $2 - pack $5.
All in the name of convenience!!!
Last week ad had 12 oz. packs of bacon for 5.99 advertised. This week 16 oz. packs for 4.97 (unless thick cut).
I know you gals all know these things. It just really amazes me, that many don't. People seem to just throw money away, because they don't want to do the work! Such has become our society.
They blindly shop - never paying attention to what they are really buying.
Anyway - there are some sales to be had, during these summer months. That is when you should stock up and fill those pantries and freezers. Condiments usually go on sale - although I am not seeing the same prices of the past.
Chips and snacks often go on sale. If that is your thing - get it cheaply. That is one of those things I have noticed the packaging not changing, but the weight has!
Many ice cream products are reduced in price
Soda pop - boy have those prices climbed. Hunt for a deal if you buy it - it is expensive
Charcoal - good to have in case of loss of cooking options at some point
Many cereal products on sale - now that children will be out of school
It is crazy out there, and we need to save when and where we can. You have to be aware and WATCH those prices and sizes! Get your deals when you can folks. Stock those pantries and freezers. Many meat products go on what they call 'sale' around the holidays. (meat is so expensive).
KNOW YOUR PRICING!!!!! It is very important today.
What items have you noticed that try trick you on weight and pricing?