Blog on saving money and living on a budget in CT.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
I recently bought a loaf of Sara Lee white bread, which was advertised as on sale at 2/$5. I had a 75 cent coupon which the store would double, so I got this "junky white bread" as a treat if you will, for Mr Picky for PB & J. It cost me $1. Fine. I was shocked as I moved the loaf over on the counter, to learn that this retails for $4/loaf? Huh?? It's far from made of gold! This is what many would consider a staple. If bread is running $4/loaf, it's no wonder that many are struggling to get food on the table. Since I've been making the bulk of our bread/rolls (unless found on marked down) for several years now, I've been out of the loop on bread prices. Once seeded sandwich rolls hit over $4, I learned to use an ABM or stock up on marked downs. Sadly, local bakery/bread thrift stores have also closed in recent years, a former source of bread/rolls for me.