Sunday, September 27, 2015

Talking eggs

 Eggs were $2.89/doz large @ Aldi's yesterday. I didn't buy them as I first wanted to check Dollar Tree, who very infrequently have sold them since the US egg shortage started. My last purchase of eggs @ DT were for 6 counts. While they DID have some (these are med sized), they are remain back to 6 count cartons, having switched back from 8 count within the past month. A no go.

Instead, I bought the above large eggs, limit 2, @ CVS of all places, on sale for $2.


This morning, I grabbed 2 doz organic, free range eggs directly from my farmer friends. These are more like jumbos  in size.

5 comments:

Belinda said...

Good deal on eggs at CVS, I will have to check them out. I have been doing without instead of paying the higher prices. IGA had a coupon for $1.00 off eggs if you bought $20 in other groceries, but the eggs were well over $3.00, so not a great deal, just OK.

Frugal in France said...

I didn't know there was an egg shortage in the U.S. What is the reason for it ? ?

CTMOM said...

Frugal in France: Avian flu lead to a massive kill off of chickens and turkeys, plus CA passed a law regulating the additional room needed per hen in egg factories. I continue to get creative to find cheaper eggs for use in cooking, saving my "good" organic free range eggs for when eggs are a protein for a meal.

Lili said...

In the PNW, I am down to my last 3 eggs. I am using them sparingly. Last week, I made pancakes without eggs, so to save what I have, and for a gathering at our home, this weekend, I chose a cookie recipe that doesn't call for eggs at all (gingerbread cut-outs). One of our local store chains has eggs in a 5-dozen pack for $9.89. That's the very best on eggs anywhere in our area, and they sell out each week before the next shipment. I will likely pick up a 5-dozen pack in the next week, if I can.

Kearnygirl said...

I have not had any problem getting eggs at a decent price but I don't buy eggs that aren't organic. I just can't bring myself to buy them because of the way the chickens are treated. Since it's only my husband and I, we don't go through too many eggs and I don't bake much because my husband is diabetic and doesn't eat any baked goods. I have maybe two eggs a week for breakfast but that's it. So for us, it's not that big a deal to buy the organic, more expensive, eggs I guess. When my kids were home, it was different. I can't afford all organic foods but the eggs for some reason really make me feel so guilty if I buy the other ones (non organic). I'm not trying to preach to others. Please don't think that. It's just my problem with it. Some things bother me more than other things. I also have never gotten to Aldi yet! I'm the one who asked you about Aldi. For some reason, I just forget to try it. I have a lot of local supermarkets and I usually just go there.