Saturday, August 02, 2014

Six Word Saturday -- Prices and saving ¢¢¢

my Six Words:
Less bang for the buck again

"Food prices (are) rising, food manufacturers are making sure consumers stomach the extra  costs.

Almost all perishable foods - dairy, meats, fruits and vegetables - have seen price increases because of the drought out West, continued high oil and gas prices and diseases affecting crops or livestock.

Bureau of Labor Statistics says the price of a pound of ground beef increased 16.5 percent to $3.85 in May compared with a year earlier. In the same period, a pound of Navel oranges increased 28.1 percent to $1.34, while a pound of American cheese increased 11.1 percent to $4.51."

More here:  MSN Money's "Sneaky ways food companies make you eat price increases" (

another Six Words: 

How we cope on fixed income

1.  Eat "store brands."  Kroger has changed their packaging.  We eat both their graham crackers and their soda crackers.  We also get a 10% Senior Discount on their store brands.

2.  Be innovative.  We like grapes with peanut butter on them.  Chocolate is fine too.  Or on graham crackers.

3.  Shop sale items.  My last Kroger visit "saved" $8.86.

4.  Use Kroger gas for the cars.  This month we have 515 "Fuel Points" which will give us 50¢ per gallon discount.  When not using them we still get a 3¢ discount minimum on each purchase while saving up our points.  Side point: 515 "Fuel Points" means we have spent $515 or more for groceries, medicines, and most supplies, excluding 'fuel', at Kroger stores this month.

Six Words Saturday fine print:  Describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words for Six Word Saturday. Click the box at right to visit Cate's blog with Mr. Linky showing all the other blogs participating this week. Cate is the boss at Six Word Saturday. She would like for you to participate.

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Peanut butter and grape? Now that sounds like an interesting combination!
Wages down cost of living up. It's been happening for way too long. You've come up with some excellent ways to survive on a fixed income. Staying at home helps too. Travel is very expensive.

Have a fabulous day. :)
Good tips Jim! Have a perfectly wonderful day!
to see more of the drought saunter over to my blog.....
We have an Aldi store just around the corner where milk, veg and staples are all very good value. There's one in our Algarve town too, but it's further away and we prefer to shop Portuguese.
We were wondering about the item on the grape. Peanut butter... We'll give it a try, Dr & Mrs Jim :)

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