Re: How has the Economy treated you ?Jun 30th, 2009
Are you following the "flyers" Juan? Naturally I do most of my shopping at SOM but I buy my best buy's where ever they are. I have never paid $60.00 for a roast and we have roasts in the store that are guaranteed to be tender. I noticed that you say we all live in Nanaimo on VanIsle (you are getting a little heavy on my shoulders )and on the monthly income. I nearly always buy chickens at Quality Foods - they usually have the best price but SOM always has a $10.00 coupon off a case of chicken breasts (almost always)which are good to have around for things like stir frys. I have noticed that many things "on sale" are now on sale for what used to be the regular price. I don't know about other stores but if you just hang onto a month's worth of SOM flyers, you'll see that they follow pretty much the same pattern with most of the same things on sale each month. That way, you know what to wait for go get the best price. This would be true anywhere there are SOM stores. It's probably true of all stores that put out flyers. Naturally there would be some changes for seasonal produce.
You have to be very careful with some of the flyers too. (I suspect that $60 "roast" was a hind quarter, I've never spent over $20 for a roast) Anyway Buy-Low Foods which is an excellent store in most ways, pulls this trick of two for the price of one on their meat periodically, but then when you look at the price tag you realize they've just doubled the price. We quite often find good pork roasts for under $10. As for beef the best value for the buck is probably the blade or the Xrib roast, but do them as a pot roast. Pot roasts are generally tastier than oven roasts anyway. For steaks, buy roasts and cut your own steaks, that will often save you $1.00 a lb. You have to be very wary these days.