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CervixSampler · 13/04/2022 21:11

Inspired by another thread but mainly by my own experiences today.
In February it was 20p to use the public loos at our favourite seaside town. Today it has doubled to 40p! There are now contactless points incase you don't have any cash. 40p to pee!
Mr Kipling cherry Bakewells have jumped to £1.90 in Asda and I'm sure they used to be £1.40 or sometimes even £1 and that was only a few weeks back. Cake isn't essential I know, but peeing is. Things have gone up generally but the odd pence here and there isn't always noticed but these are huge jumps.

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Witchesbelazy · 13/04/2022 21:14

The real shocker for me was looking back at my online food shop orders from months ago comparing the cost to now

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TheLightSideOfTheMoon · 13/04/2022 21:15

I’ve not noticed individual things but I bought a basket of shopping in my local Tesco (nothing fancy, normal stuff) and when I got to the checkout was expecting it to be about £20.

Was over £40.

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GeneLovesJezebel · 13/04/2022 21:17

I buy the ‘room to roam’ chicken from Tesco. It was £6, now gone up to £7.

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BlueSpottedGiraffe · 13/04/2022 21:19

I went veggie at the start of jan and was enjoying my food shop being £10-15 less, it's back to the price it originally was now.

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WhatTheWhoTheWhatThe · 13/04/2022 21:22

First world problem but had a Chinese take away tonight and every dish has gone up by £1.20

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xyzandabc · 13/04/2022 21:23

My friend posted a thing on Facebook today that had popped up from 2 years ago, when lockdown was a new thing.
It said today is 12th April 2020, then a massive long list of things that were happening at the time such as the prime minister gives a briefing at 5pm everyday, there is tape on the floor of supermarkets to keep people distanced, there are queues for food stores and no toilet roll, pasta or flour to be bought, playparks are closed and you can't meet with anyone outside your bubble etc etc.

One of them says petrol is £1.02 a litre !!!!!

I know it was because no one could go anywhere so most people did not need fuel but still....

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HunterHearstHelmsley · 13/04/2022 21:23

I forgot my shopping bags. The big, sturdy bags were 60p in Sainsburys. 80p today.

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BlueSpottedGiraffe · 13/04/2022 21:24

Lurpack butter has gone from £1.90 to £2.40 in my local shop, I'm trying to think of other examples but my mind has gone blank!

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KeyWorker · 13/04/2022 21:28

Aldi’s 1litre basic type long life orange juice has gone from 55p a few weeks ago to 75p.

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Littlecaf · 13/04/2022 21:29

Everything has crept up.

Soft play - £4.50 for 2 hours now £6
Sandwich from the cafe £2.70 - now £3.50
Cafe tea - £1.20 now £2

My rainy Friday catch up with a friend while the preschoolers play has increased by £3- and that's not including petrol to get there.

(I know it's first world problem but these are just the little add ons which make life simpler..)

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littlepeas · 13/04/2022 21:30

It is now just over £100 to fill up my car - was £60ish when we got it. Perfectly ordinary family car, not a 4x4 or anything.

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Muchtoomuchtodo · 13/04/2022 21:31

Premier Inn breakfasts.

Pre pandemic I always used to take my 2 dc for breakfast once every school holiday at our local Brewers Fayre that is attached to a premier Inn. I’m sure it was £7.50.

Took them yesterday and it’s now £9.50.

It’s still a treat and they definitely make the most of it but that’s a significant price hike for the same thing and a far bigger percentage increase than my NHS pay rise will be (let’s not start on the fact that the mileage rate hasn’t been adjusted for the huge increase in fuel costs that community workers like me are having to absorb).

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Mummapenguin20 · 13/04/2022 21:31

Meat prices

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Peppapigforlife · 13/04/2022 21:31

A weekly bus ticket which covers a very small area (20 minute bus journeys mostly), has gone up from £15.50 to £17.10 and I already thought it was overpriced. You used to be able to get cheaper tickets using an app but they've matched the prices to the price on the bus. I can't go two stops to the left of where I live, using it, as I live on the ticket boundary. The monthly increase matches the monthly increase to my UC.
İf i want to go one or two stops to the left of where I live, I have to pay nearly £30 a week.
Sky TV and broadband went up by a few quid a month, but they lowered mine back down as I was a new customer recently.
I've noticed I can't find anything that feels affordable now, (apart from things like tins and supermarket own brand food) like an affordable version of anything, whereas before I could. I half expected the supermarket trolley to have changed its lock shape to needing a £2 coin!

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KilljoysDutch · 13/04/2022 21:33

It was 50p in Tesco for Jammy Dodgers on offer now its 60p. Icelands frozen meat was 2 for £5 now 2 for £6.

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APurpleSquirrel · 13/04/2022 21:36

15 eggs from our local greengrocer were £2.75 a few weeks ago, now £3.50.

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LadyCatStark · 13/04/2022 21:37

The local produce eggs in our village shop went up from £1.10 to £1.20 a few weeks ago then £1.25 literally 3 days later 😵.

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PaddleBoardingMomma · 13/04/2022 21:38

Baby formula! I was paying £8.50 a tub it's now £9.75. That's cow and gate... for the first 8 weeks she was on aptamil profutura which was £14 a tub and is now £16!

Packs of various meat at the small local shop which has a butchers counter used to be 3 packs for £10, this morning it was 3 packs for £12. (Mix and match, things like chicken breast, mince, pork ribs etc)

Alpro soya milk was £1.40 now £1.90

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CervixSampler · 13/04/2022 21:38

Yes, meat has gone up. I'm veggie but get my mum's shopping and the 2 packs for £5 are now 2 for £5.50. Loo roll has jumped a lot but I can't say by how much. Cans of coke at the chippy are now £1 and last year they were 50p of really lucky or 70p.

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JaceLancs · 13/04/2022 21:38

My Dcats are very fussy and only like one brand - flavour and type of wet food
Start of 2020 was £3.29 for pack of 6 tins now £5.00

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Tothepoint99 · 13/04/2022 21:40

@littlepeas

It is now just over £100 to fill up my car - was £60ish when we got it. Perfectly ordinary family car, not a 4x4 or anything.

£100!!! Whereabouts in the country is this?
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OldTinHat · 13/04/2022 21:40

Parking here is rubbish. You can buy a residents parking permit if you live within 200 metres from a designated car park.

For a six month permit, 3yrs ago, cost £45. Now it costs £100.

Overnight parking used to be free. A year ago they introduced a £1 fee for 6pm to 8am. Now, a year later, it's £2 for 6pm to 8am.

This is central London right? Nope, the Isle of Wight.

I could rant for a long time but will just park this here - pardon the pun.

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lemons44 · 13/04/2022 21:40

My dogs food has gone up from £5 something to £6.50.

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Belledan1 · 13/04/2022 21:42

Some branded 6 bags of crisps are 1.80! Do get aldi ones but older teenager likes branded ones for school. Also bannanas have really gone up.

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Whatafielddayfortheheat · 13/04/2022 21:43

I bought a new tank full of oil today for our heating. Last time I bought the same amount, in August last year, it was £421. This time it is £963. We just can't afford it so I've bought us all onesies and praying the cold mornings end soon.

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