Things you quit buying due to inflation.

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  1. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama Monkey+

    As The USA is in a real inflationary period inspite of what the Government tells us.

    For most people expenses are rising quite a bit faster than their income.

    So I started this thred because Im curious what sort of things has everyone quit buying, and what did you replace it with.

    Ill start with something simple........Texas toast from Wallyworld. Last time I went to buy it it was up to 2.40$, it used to be 1.30$. I replaced it with cornbred which I can make a batch for .50 to .60$
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  2. RightHand

    RightHand The Memory Keeper and Resident Honeybee Moderator Founding Member

    Haven't quit so much as changed where I get certain items. As an example, 100 count boxes of Lipton Teabags has gone up to $5.49 so I get them at BJ's Warehouse at $3/9.99. I time my trips to BJ's for when I am in that town meeting a client and then stock up. Sometimes I will buy as many as 10 three packs. I do the same for things like canned tuna, beans, etc.
  3. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    Its not that I quit buying any thing. I just don't buy it when its not on sale, preferably with a coupon in hand that they'll double!!!
  4. dystopia

    dystopia Monkey

    Evan Williams instead of Jack Daniels
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  5. Gafarmboy

    Gafarmboy Monkey++

    Same here...

    I go to town once a week, just to purchase the Weekly Specials, which are not as common as they once were. The better-half and I have always enjoyed our Sunday drives. You know the ones where you go down a road you have never been down before. Well, those are not as frequent as they use to be as gas nears $4.00 here in south Georgia. The old ford sits in the yard much more these days and the old Geo Metro gets used more and more. So it can be safely said that Ceteris paribus ,we are limiting our budget more than we are going to switching to inferior goods.

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  6. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    Aint nothing wrong with Evan me and him are close friends and have been for a long time....(lol)

    We have started changing alot of brands and if you research them a little they are made by name brand companies just with a different lable. The one thing which makes me happy is we have switched from the box from alot of box stuff like pizza, ravioli and other to home made. you can buy the stuff to make 3 for the price you pay for 1
  7. -06

    -06 Monkey++

    We eat out less, make trips with two/three goals instead of just running into town for a loaf of bread, shop a bit more economically, and freeze/can much more. Had a delicious peach cobler last week from our canned goods. Expanding our orchard/vineyard/raised beds so we don't have to buy much.
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  8. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    We hold back and wait for the middle of the month sales the stores around here wait until after the rush of the first when welfare checks come out. Then they do the big sales we lucked up last week and found tuna two for a dollar and got $30.00 / 60cans
  9. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    We've all but stopped eating out - maybe once or twice a month. It's about the cost as well as the poor quality of food.

    I can do much more for my wife and daughter with $50 at the local butcher than I can at the local lunch or breakfast joint.

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  10. CATO


    In the past, we bought Prego spaghetti sauce in big jars. Now, I get Classico at Sam's. I don't think it tastes as good and there is only a negligible cost difference. The main reason for the change is that Classico jars are a type of Mason jar.

    While you shouldn't can with these (check Classico's website), you can store other things in them as Mason jar lids (sans seal ring) fit. We eat spaghetti about once a week (kid's favorite), so I figure why not reuse the jars rather than throwing them away. This irks my wife who would prefer to throw everything away. She will thank me one day...and that's if I decide to share my preps with her. She will have to eat copious amounts of crow first. :D

    I wouldn't buy peanut-butter now. I'm glad I stocked up a few months ago so I have plenty, but, if I didn't have it, I wouldn't buy it. I think peanut-butter is probably my favorite food too. I'm 40 years old and probably eat a PB&J twice a week if not more.

    I've quit buying juice. I only drink water now. Sometimes Publix has a 2 for 1 deal, then I'll buy it, but I give it to the kids (after I water it down a bit...grape juice is some thick stuff).

    As a matter of fact, anytime Publix has a 2 for 1 deal on ANY food we eat, I practically take them all. There is a shelf in my garage that is rapidly filling up with 2/1 pasta.

    We used to buy the small containers of yogurt. Now, we get a big tub and mix fruit with it (mainly for the kids).
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