Everything seems to have gone up coppers, but some things have really rocketed. Tomato ketchup, baked beans, rice over the past year. I must admit I buy alot of my shopping when it's on offer.
When branston beans are £1 for 4 cans I stock up.
I check on the internet every week before I set off to do my shop to see where the bargains are.
I seem to remember that Aldi's super 6 were 39p each last yer now they're 69,.
Also the price of butter! I know it's now really applicable to SW'ers but still....basics versions are nearly £1 a block! A while back they seemed to drop back down to about 70p and only a few years ago they were 54p! Mind you bread was about 82p then and it's now over £1.10! It's eyewatering isn't it?
I have noticed the costs, especially on meat and I have looked at the things I buy and made some changes.
I also stock up on things like 4 packs of beans and tinned tomatoes when they are on offer, buying 6 packs at a time! They all get stored in the garage.
I have looked at the things we buy and removed certain things. I've also looked at food which we often waste (eg cottage cheese) and, as I hate wasting food, I've stopped buying it.
I buy seasonal fruit and veg as much as possible - unless I really really really fancy some cherries I won't buy them.
I only buy bogof items if I need them and they won't go off.
I plan meals and buy for them.
I don't buy crisps/biscuits/cakes, not even for syns - I let my daughter bake for her packed lunch if she wants them.
I have looked in depth at where my money goes in Tesco and I've reduced the amount I spend on food quite significantly. We've all had to tighten our belts recently!
I still insist on 3 things though - free range chicken and eggs and organic milk, I don't care what this costs, I'll still buy them.
I'm another one that stocks up on stuff like baked beans when its the 4 tins for a pound offers. Also I go to Aldi first then finish off my shop at Tesco and I find I spend less. I buy fruit if its on offer especially stuff I wouldnt usually buy. Today it was mango and strawberries. Its nice to change around and the offers help me to decide!!