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Pet Peeves

on 10.13.2008 at 1:12pm

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Sometimes there are just moments where you have to say something…

All the local grocery stores are pushing “Feed a family of 4 for $10” meals in theirs ads lately, I feel for the people who think these are deals.  The most recent one I saw was in the Food Lion ad for a spaghetti dinner.  I can make that same dinner for about $3.07 and that’s including buying a salad (which wasn’t part of their deal).

Spaghetti (recent money maker at Publix)  +.40
Hamburger 3/4 lb (on sale $1.99lb)  $1.47
Spaghetti Sauce (Ragu recently on sale) – .50
Can of diced tomatoes (we add to our sauce) – Free (Muir Glen products w/coupon)
Rolls (Pillsbury) – Free
Salad bagged – $1.50
Total: $3.07 and it would probably feed 5 so that’s .61 cents per person!!

When it comes to advertising I actually have a lot of pet peeves so I’ll just stop there for today.

    • Beth

      One of my pet peeves is when Kroger advertises a product as “10 for $20” or “10 for $10.” I often wonder if people think they actually have to buy 10! And who’s going to really buy 20 avocados anyway? Why not just say it’s .50 or $1?

    • I’m so glad I’m not the only one that noticed this and how outrageous it is. $10 for a family of 4. Heck, I feed 6 for under $5 most nights LOL!

    • That irritates me too. I also hate it when they do these deals where you buy 20 get $3 or $5 off, when it’s really just making it about the same every day price. I hate seeing them jack up the prices for deals.

      Target is notorious for jacking up prices too.