Thrifty Thinking: Sonja’s List of Grocery Prices to Meet or Beat
When you are at the grocery store, do you buy whatever you need or want without any regard to the prices of the items? In general are you aware of the prices for the same item at different stores? My friend had an idea for me to write post about target grocery prices we want to aim to meet or beat.
So, I challenge you, if you don’t already know, to really get to know the target grocery prices of the items you buy most. All of these prices I have listed below are approximate and come from Snohomish County, WA, reflecting prices that I have seen in the last 6 months. I HARDLY EVER need to buy above these given prices.
Grocery Prices to Meet or Beat
Baking & Bulk Section Almonds, Whole Raw $3.98/lb. (Occasionally I see them for $2.99/lb. at Fred Meyer, and then I stock up or get it at Costco for $3.33/lb.)
Baking Soda $0.52/lb.
Bread $1.25/loaf w/o high fructose corn syrup (I have bought 1 loaf in the last 2 years, so we really don’t buy it often)
Cashews, Pieces Raw $7/lb. (Trader Joe’s has the best regular prices I’ve seen, I think $5.99/lb.)
Coconut, Unsweetened $2.74/lb.
Cranberries, Dried $3.67/lb. (get it at Costco)
Dates, Whole, Pitted $2.40/lb.!! (if you don’t have a WinCo in your area, aim for under $5 like Trader Joe’s)
Flax Seed $0.80/lb.
Flour, White Unbl $0.31/lb.
Flour, Whole Wheat Unbl $0.45/lb.
Honey $13/6 lbs. at Costco or BUY LOCAL and pay more!
Oat Bran $1.02/lb.
Oats, Old Fashioned $0.60/lb.
Oats, Steel Cut $0.68/lb.
Peanuts, Dry Roasted $2.88/lb.
Pecan Halves $10/lb. (get it at Costco)
Salt, Sea $0.26/lb.
Sugar, Brown $0.69/lb.
Sugar, Organic Cane $1.36/lb.
Tortillas $1.99/10 ct. package (I like Trader Joe’s)
Walnuts $5.98/lb. (I aim for $4/lb. which you may see around the holidays)
Wheat Bran $0.39/lb.
Wheat Germ $0.76/lb.
Beef, Ground Lean 20 Percent Fat $2.50/lb.
Butter $2/ lb. (buy and freeze around the holidays)
Cheese, Med Cheddar $4.98/32 oz. (or better)
Chicken, Fresh Jumbo Thighs or Drumsticks $0.99/lb. (buy these in the BBQ season and freeze)
Chicken, Whole Fryers $0.89/lb. (I aim for $0.79/lb.)
Cream Cheese $1/8 oz. (I stock up and freeze during the holidays)
Eggs, Large $1.50/dozen
Ham All Natural Deli No Nitrates $3.98-5/lb.
Ham $0.99/lb. (freeze around Christmas and Easter)
Pork Ribs $1.99/lb.
Steaks, NY Boneless $4.98/lb.
Turkey $0.99/lb. or WAY better around Thanksgiving and Christmas
Yogurt $2.50/32 oz. container
Fruit and Veggies
Apples $0.98/lb. Even last week they were $0.48/lb. at WinCo though!!!
Asparagus $2.50 (the prices have been going down now, so for this February time less than $1.98/lb.)
Avocado, Hass $1 (we have been seeing them for a lot less lately like $0.78 ea)
Beans, Green $1.98/lb
Bell Pepper, Green $1 (we have been seeing them for a lot less lately like $0.58 ea)
Bell Pepper, Red $1 (we have been seeing them for a lot less lately like $0.68 ea)
Blueberries $2.98/18 oz. (depends on the time of year)
Broccoli $1-$1.50lb. depending on the week (we have been seeing them for a lot less lately like $0.78/lb.)
Carrots, Baby $1/lb
Cauliflower $1-$1.50lb. depending on the week (we have been seeing them for a lot less lately like $0.78/lb.)
Cucumbers $0.75 ea.?? not sure about. Can you help me with a price here?
Grapes, Red or Green Seedless $1.98/lb depending on time of year
Kiwi $1.38/1 lb. bag
Lemon $0.28 ea.
Lettuce, Romaine Hearts $2/3 Ct. Package
Lime $0.28 ea.
Onion, Red $0.58/lb
Onion, Yellow $0.46/lb
Oranges $0.98/lb. (depending on the time of year you can get them closer to $0.70/lb.)
Potatoes $2.48/10 lb. bag
Pears, Bartlett $0.98/lb.
Pineapple $2.98 ea (depending on the time of year you can get them a lot cheaper)
Salad Green, Organic $4/16 oz. (get it at Costco)
Spinach $1.78/10 oz. bag
Strawberries $2.48/lb. (depending on the time of year you can get them a lot cheaper, and then my target price will move to $1/lb.)
Tomatoes, any type $1/lb. (sometimes you can get them close to $0.88/lb.)
Zucchini Squash $0.68/lb.!!
Other Grocery Items
Beans, Refried $0.78/16 oz. can
Beans, Kidney, Black, Red, Chickpeas $0.50/16 oz. can (stocking up at Fred Meyer)
BBQ Sauce (no HFCS!) $0.98/18 oz. Cereal $2/box
Juice Concentrate $1.18/12oz. can
Pasta, Farmhouse All Natural boxed $0.88/box
Spaghetti Sauce $1.25/24 oz. GLASS JAR
Spaghetti Sauce $0.79/24 oz. CAN
Salsa $3.98/67 oz.
Have you seen lower prices than these? Please let us know where! What is a good price for cucumbers? Did we miss something major? We’d love you to share and for us to learn from you!!
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