Friday, July 21

Does this sound right to you?

My grocery store, Giant Eagle, advertises that they have been lowering prices on hundreds of items. Awesome! That's all good and well until it's Not True. Example: I enjoy a carton of Dannon yogurt every day for breakfast (with Grape Nuts stirred in), so I usually stock up on quite a few. The yogurt used to cost $.50 (decent price around here). Then it went to $.57. Then to $.60. Today, it was priced at $.63 WITH a sticker that said "Everyday Low Price." Um, hello? Does anyone else see something wrong with this scenario?

There has been a 26% increase in the price of this product since they began advertising Low Prices! Sure, it's less than a dollar....but consider a 26% increase on your total grocery bill! Or Gas we already saw that, and then some.

Fortunately for them, I still bought my supply of yogurt. But I didn't like the price!


Catherine said...

Tricky! I think we underestimate their sneakiness! They would probably say, "but we lowered some prices like from 5.99 to 5.98!!!

This is why I keep a price book of stuff I buy frequently, so I know where to go to get it for cheapest, and can stock up if it goes on sale somewhere. It's not a perfect system, but it does help.

Those little amounts do add up over time!

Anonymous said...

Its a conspiracy!!!
Happy Saturday :)


lynardlynard said...

We are definitely paying for the gas discounts. This week we got 70 cents off per gallon. Is it worth it? I dunno. I still go to Aldi for a lot of the basics.

It was an excellent thing to see you this past week. Grace and peace,

Lynne G