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What happened to supermaket prices???? is it because it is soon Christmas and they know people will pull all the stops??

(10 Posts)
gorionine Sat 27-Nov-10 10:45:11

We do the same shopping pretty much every month. I cook from scratch so only buy basic stuff (Fruit and veg, flour cans of chopped tomatoes, rice pasta...)Usually the amount of our trolley is about £140 twice a month (does not include meat we do not buy from supermarket). Went shopping on Thursday night, made sure to get most things on offer shopping bill £198!!! no treats no big chocolate boxes or fancy stuff! I really do not understand wher over £50 extra comes fromconfused

bigchris Sat 27-Nov-10 10:47:38

Is it too obvious to say compare this receipt with last months?

But yes things do seem more expensive , don't know why sad

gorionine Sat 27-Nov-10 10:53:24

I thought about that but cannot find it I must have put it somewhere safegrin

I was a bit shock because obviously the £140 is a middle it can be £120 sometimes and 150 another but I usually know when it is more expensive what extra or unusual things I have baught and there is really nothing unusual with this one.

bigchris Sat 27-Nov-10 10:54:40

I noticed that butter is more expensive last week!

gorionine Sat 27-Nov-10 10:58:11

<<crosses butter off next month shopping>>grin

It will do wonders for my figure!

MumInBeds Sat 27-Nov-10 11:00:34

I remember hearing that it has been a bad wheat harvest this year so anything wheat-based will be more expensive - as will other related things as people go for alternatives.

JeannotLePushkin Sat 27-Nov-10 21:08:21

Could you have been charged for cashback or something you didn't receive? I saw an email about this, warning people to check their receipt before they leave the checkout. £58 is a huge difference even with price increases.

Sakura Wed 01-Dec-10 06:26:43

Here's an interesting thread on this subject:

Are Supermarkets getting too GREEDY

gorionine Sat 04-Dec-10 11:51:16

Thanks Sakura, I will have a read. Sorry for late answer I lost my own threadblush

WikiSpeaks Sun 12-Dec-10 21:14:27

Well I just braced myself today and went to ALDI. Man Alive that shop is CHEAP! It's not in our town, so I haven't been for a while, but I spent £91 and got a huge trolley full of food including alcohol, nappies and toiletries.


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