I stopped in yesterday evening since I was on that side of town. They have their version for either $2.79 or $2.99. The display was for their new Honey Nut O's, but I think the regular ones are the same price. I think the Aldi brand was close to that, also (stopped there, too).
GM cereals go on sale all the time here and there are usually $1/3 coupons available. I don't keep dozens of boxes on hand, but there are always a couple here. If I needed cereal during non-sale weeks, I wouldn't be eating it.
the manufacturer's deals are fewer and further between - Post, GM, and Kellogs, all said for 2011 they would not be offering the big deals they did before.
we've noticed no more 4/$6 deals - now it's 4/$10, sometimes 4/$9 but dh had coupons and the store was running a promo - buy 4 kellogs cereals get a free gallon of milk, so we're still running around $2 a box. not as good as last fall when we were at $1.50 a box.
We are starting to feel it now - it's alot more effort to keep our grocery bill at $100 a week. though dinner wednesday was still only 50 cents a serving. (clearence bratwurst, sale/coupon flavored mashed potatoes and sale can of veggies) not counting drinks.
$3.79 here now. I rode the train to my bike ride this morning and was chatting with a guy - he said this is the most people he's ever seen on the train. Said normally there would be one or two folks riding. Another guy in the near vicinity said he had parked his car and bought a monthly pass.
It was fairly packed by the time I came back this afternoon. I guess people are starting to feel the pinch.
Sandy in MI (Login SandyinMI) The Frugalista Files
February 25 2011, 7:00 AM
I still buy some cereal at Aldi's occasionally, but ds has switched to eating oatmeal almost every day before school. He likes it, it's more filling than the cereal he was eating before and a lot cheaper. I normally make the old-fashioned, but if I think of it the night before I soak steel-cut oats for breakfast the next day. We both like the texture of steel-cut oats, but it's more expensive and a bit more bother than old-fashioned because of the cooking time.
We also like baked oatmeal, but haven't made it in awhile.
I like to buy Aldi's corn chex and rice chex type cereal to make chex mix with homemade W sauce. We don't bother with pretzels or anything else in it. Yum!
I cannot imagine trying to feed 11 mouths BA, may the Lord Bless you for trying!
I am spending roughly $90 a week for dh and I, and we eat out at least once a week, and have 4-6 for a couple meals a week.
I did some barely sucessful container gardening last year - got some tomatoes and peppers, and spent more time watering the containers than harvesting. I've never had a sucessful garden of any sort. I would love to have a garden to be able to share veggies with family this year, but I really don't have a great garden spot. Too much shade, on top of the septic leach field, or in the middle of the yard, I need to come up with a solution to grow at least a few veggies.