I went to Walmart today even though it was pouring rain. We ran out of foot cream and it is the only store in the area that carries it. As usual, every time I go there, I end up buying other things too. Is it just me or does it happen to everyone? ;)
While at Walmart, I was also going to get some Barilla pasta since we ran out of Spaghetti Rigate and Farfalle. Imagine my surprise when I saw that the price for a box is now $1.29. It used to be $0.98, that's an increase of 24%! Wow, that is huge! I put the box back on the shelf. I'll just have to wait for a SALE at Stop and Shop, when it goes down to $0.99 each. I guess I will not cook Tuna Casserole for dinner tonite. :(
All consumer product prices just keep on going up. Since last year, the trend is just upwards, it has not slowed down a bit. Gas prices here in MA are now $3.11 per gallon. I try to save gas by doing my errands all together since my car isn't really a gas saver. :( Dh meanwhile, has a Honda Civic Hybrid so his gas consumption is half of what he would've had if he was driving a regular car.
I find myself cutting corners where ever I can but of course there are other things where that is just not an option. What about you, do you find yourself doing things differently because of high prices?