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This post will be fairly short and is based upon my doing my online shop this week. Since I finished work I’ve been balancing the family budget as far as possible for groceries etc and I’ve just generally noticed how much things keep on going up in price. I regularly think to myself that we seem to pay more and more for every online shop, but fewer and fewer bags arrive each time.
Nicki at Curly & Candid wrote a great post on a similar theme and I totally agree with her! I feel like an old chunterer sometimes when I say ‘I remember when a Mars bar was 20p!’, but it does genuinely amaze me at how much things have gone up. Don’t get me started on petrol!
As a for instance, when I started doing the shopping online I was able to feed us all for under £100 every fortnight, but these days I can’t get a very sparse basket full of essentials for under £120. It might not seem like a lot, but that’s £40 per month extra, so £480 per year extra on groceries alone.
I tend to do my shopping through MySupermarket so I know I’m getting the best price for the shop, but I suppose I could start going to Lidl if I really wanted to economise. I have started to make bread rather than buy it and I think this has made us eat less bread as I’m more aware of eating it rather than just grabbing a slice whenever. I also try and use all the offers where possible and try to avoid visiting Asda in between shops (although this is not always too successful!).
So yeah, that’s it really – things are getting far too expensive. Harumph!