Sunday, September 03, 2006

Initial Grocery Price Check Post

I don't go grocery shopping often, because I don't cook all that much. However, I do cook and eat at home enough where it makes sense to keep a watchful eye on grocery expenses. One problem with me is that because of my infrequent grocery visits, I rarely know what constitutes a good price. For the few items I buy often (soda, beer, junk food, etc) I know when I'm getting a good price, but for most other items, I am usually at a loss.

So, here's my latest idea. I'm going to blog about the grocery items that I buy and track prices in an Excel sheet at home. If it gets too lame or annoying, I might make a new blog solely for tracking grocery prices, or I might just can the idea and write it off as a lame one.

If anyone does grocery shopping often or is in-the-know on prices, PLEASE leave your comments. I am through with overpaying for my groceries.

Today's Grocery Shopping List (and my comments)

Half Gallon Berkeley Farms 1% Milk - $2.90
1 Dozen AA Large Eggs - $2.58
12-pack Soda (Coke, Dr. Pepper, Squirt, Mountain Dew) - $2.25 - This is a great price.
Pete's Wicked Ale - $4.99 - Again, a great price.
Blue Moon Beer - $5.99 - A good price.
Pasta Roni - $1.00T-Bone Steak - $8.99/lb - I think I overpaid here, but I really felt like some T-Bone.
Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast - $1.99/lb
Hillshire Farms Turkey Sausage - $1.99
Broccoli Crowns - $2.49/lb - I am told this is expensive.
Russet Potatoes - $0.69/lb
Seedless Green Grapes - $0.99/lb - I heard this was a good price.
White Corn - $0.50 each

Thanks for reading.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Lets see... I only go to Costco.

Milk is $3.99 for 2 gallons, and it's better milk than you'll find anywhere else.

Soda is typically $7 or so for a 36 pack, so you did get a good deal there.

60 eggs cost $3.99.

The chicken breasts come in 10+ pound cases, each set of breasts is individually sealed (easier to freeze like that), and they are like $1.59 a pound or something.

Potatoes are like $5 for a 20 pound bag, so about 25 cents per pound.

I don't know about the rest of it, though.

Since you buy in tiny quantities, I figure Costco makes no sense, but only know their prices.