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Old 09-30-2012, 06:37 PM
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Food Prices To Soar In October 2012

I received the following article this evening and it's very disturbing. Hang on it's going to be a rough ride.

Now is probably a good time to share here some of the things we've been learning about being frugal and what we can do to endure this bumpy ride.

http://preparednesspro.com/painful-grocery-bills-are-imminent-in-october/

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Old 10-05-2012, 03:09 PM
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Anna it is all so scary. I have been trying to stock up. There are just certain things I will learn to do with out rather than pay super high prices. One reason I simply don't have the $$
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:49 PM
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Same here, it gets harder every week it seems to stay in budget and still get the things we need. I spent $82 today at Krogers and didn't come anywhere close to even filling the bottom of my cart let alone stacking it up.

We are going to focus on meats over the next few weeks, then on to other things. Dog Food is another one we are stocking up on while I have the coupons.. I have been buying half gallon canning jars over the summer and a neighbor gave me some she wasn't using so that I can stock up on that without worrying about rodents getting into their food and loosing any savings I might have by having to throw it out. Never had mice in the house but never had roaches either and found one of those a month ago.. a rental down the street was infested and when the people moved out, the roaches started moving into all our houses. I have been prepping for these kind of things all year, decluttering and putting everything that came in boxes into glass jars. With food so hard to buy I don't want to have to throw things out because a bug or rodent got into it. The neighbor next door to the rental that is exactly what she had to do is throw alot of her groceries away.

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The cost of food is one area that I can semi-control the cost of with stocking up during sales, using coupons, eating less meat/dairy and more beans/rice/pasta.

But the cost to heat the house, water to bath with, gas for the car are areas that will also go crazy and there isn't much more to do to cut the costs that we aren't already doing.

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I too have been stocking up on Panda's food I have it in a plastic tub in my kitchen still in the bags they came in. It is tightly closed no roaches /mice here either and don't want any. I put as much in freezer as I can too like flour/sugar/beans. I also don't use as much meat as I use to. Buy ground bison,veal,lamb, chicken and hamburger when they are on sale. Buy bread when on sale and certain ones when I have coupons. If it were not for sales and coupons I would really be in a bind
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Also need to remember processed foods are more expensive them making from scratch. I'm thinking of getting the food storage buckets and doing flour, sugar etc in the them and buying from places like Sam's & Costco
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Where do you get the buckets? I don't have lots of "storage" space. But want to do what I can.
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I saw them advertised at Lowe's or Menards, sorry I am not sure which. Anna would know as she has bought some I think
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Don't have a Menards around here but do have
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Pag36, I know Home Depot sells the buckets and lids (lids sold separeately) and Lowe's (hardware typr store like Home Depot) sells them also. Several other stores around nme like farm stores sell them also.

I have for years (since my boys were little) bought my flour, sugar and etc in bulk at Sam's. Walmart here sells 25 pound bags in their stores. You really have to figure the cost per pound though, sometimes the store brands are cheaper and even the smaller bags are also sometimes. I buy my baking powder in bulk also and keep it in the freezer. My pantry has space all around it under the first shelves for the large 5 gallon buckets to slide under. If you don't have space in your house as long as you use the buckets with lids on them you can store in a garage also.

We are in the fix of all these ideas we have done for so many years there aren't many things to do to cut cost more than we have already been doing! lol
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