Grocery Price Increases - What's the Biggest Hike You've Seen?



  • JinJinBlue
    JinJinBlue Forumite Posts: 75
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    Today, whilst shopping,  I thought that I'd treat myself to an Asda Meal Deal. They used to be £3.00. Then  the price increased to £3.50.  OK, I know it's cheaper to pack my own  but as I said, it was a treat. When I got to the checkout, the price was £4. 25. I queried it and was told that I'd got the cheapest item free. That's a heck of a price  jump. I know that in comparison to many things that's still relatively cheap but I didn't pay it. I gave it back and walked away. The man on the checkout was a bit put out. I was polite and smiled when I  said that even with the cheapest item free,  £4.25 is more expensive  for two  items than the last price they  charged for a meal deal. Oh well,  I've learned my lesson. Next time I'm out for the day I'll take a packed lunch like I usually  do. 
  • otb666
    otb666 Forumite Posts: 637
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    in asda the cheese was about the same price as the gravy granules both over  3.60  That seemed a lot just for gravy.  The tin of pilchard in tomato was 1.20 which i thought was quite cheap for fish.  I try to stick to veg for my diet as veg box seems to suffice.  My hubby takes a lot of filling with bread and meat which we afford at the moment but he could do with loosing weight so might have to suggest a diet for him to cut costs if prices go higher
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    I was a bit shocked to see a box of Jordans Country Crisp cereal priced at £4.15 in Sainsbury's Local

    Main store prices still seem to be below £4 but still it's pretty steep. 
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