I’ve had this sort of crazy idea.
You see, I’ve notice that prices sort of creep upwards on us-so slowly you don’t really notice it until one day you are standing at Aldi’s looking at the sugar and saying “What the heck-when did sugar get to be $2.69 for a 5lb bag!”.
So I thought I’d kind of keep an eye on it and once a month sort of take the temperature-check the prices on a set list of items so we can all watch and really NOTICE what is happening to the costs around us.
So here we go with the first Frugal Upstate Grocery Benchmark Report. All items were priced at my local Aldi’s.
5lbs Sugar $2.69
5lbs White Flour $1.69
1 Gal 2% Milk $2.15
1 doz Large Eggs $1.25
1lb Butter $2.39
5oz Chunk Light Tuna in Water $.55
80/20 Ground Beef $2.79lb
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $2.49lb
White Bread $.79
So what are the prices like in your neck of the woods? Feel free to play along!