Tell you what, the next time I go shopping I'll try to remember to take my camera and take pictures of the potatoes in their bin under the price sign, the chicken in the cooler with the price, etc. Heck, I can take a pic right now of the two chickens bought for .99. Yeah, they're Perdue brand but they are fresh chickens without any additive, minimal processing, and minimal water content from said processing. If my scanner worked, I'd even scan in my receipts.
What irritates me is the people who tell me on a daily basis that they can eat out cheaper than they can cook at home. The neighbors who ran into me at the store yesterday in awe of the amount of groceries I had in my cart, who came over later trying to sell me a tv to get money to go out to eat for dinner. Ok, lets look at this realistically. They were in the grocery store already and had driven 18 miles to get there. Upon leaving that store, they were going to Walmart to get a toy for their children, just because they wanted it. Then they come over wanting to borrow money for gas, eating out, etc. I budget carefully and do not have to borrow or sell things so we can survive. With 3 kids and no jobs, eating out does not make sense! You can't tell me that two parents at home couldn't cook for less than driving 13+ miles to eat out several times a day! Then there was the stay at home mom who told me she didn't have "time to cook" but she was outside laying in the sun, swimming, and watching her kids play all day. Umm, I do things with my kids and still make time to cook. Heck, I even let my kids help. My 14 year old can bake and cook some meals on her own.
Maybe my prices are better than yours because I live in a rural area where median incomes are $42,000. Lagrange County Stats
People have to have food and I've seen more people shoppping Aldi and SavALot than ever before in the four years I've lived here.
BTW, here's the Kroger ad that ends today. Mind you, I didn't buy everything there and found several managers specials that I purchased in place of the sale items.Kroger