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Old Jan 27th 2017, 11:02 am
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
"No products reduced because best before date is imminent."

Aside from the ones mentioned as full price they were all reduced, just not from being close to the date.

They were the usual offers listed in the flyer, plus one or two 'this store only' surprises like the lamb or just surprises.
Since you mention lamb, I was slightly surprised to see that Costco now sells whole lambs, hung but not formatted. I suspect this indicates an increasing population of middle eastern origin; people who know how to butcher a lamb at home.
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Old Jan 27th 2017, 11:07 am
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Originally Posted by dbd33
Since you mention lamb, I was slightly surprised to see that Costco now sells whole lambs, hung but not formatted. I suspect this indicates an increasing population of middle eastern origin; people who know how to butcher a lamb at home.
I think I posted about this a while back. Our local Costco had frozen whole lambs. Quite how one goes about formatting a whole frozen lamb is rather beyond me. Presumably power tools are required. Research on the interweb indicated concern that the frozen lamb was already pretty old by the time it got sold at Costco which rather put me off. (if the formatting challenge hadn't already.) Shame really as I like lamb and it's stupidly expensive here.
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Old Jan 27th 2017, 11:07 am
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Originally Posted by dbd33
didn't look at the price of things because I'm going to buy them anyway.
You're made of money though.

These are all things I buy anyway too. I just tend to buy them when they cost less than usual.

I could, for example have bought the loaves for $3.50 last week, but for the last week we were using the ones in the freezer that were $1.88 instead.

I only bought two loaves yesterday. The local shop has them for $1.99 for the coming week so I don't even need to put any in the freezer.
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Old Jan 27th 2017, 11:09 am
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Since you mention lamb, I was slightly surprised to see that Costco now sells whole lambs, hung but not formatted. I suspect this indicates an increasing population of middle eastern origin; people who know how to butcher a lamb at home.
Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat
I think I posted about this a while back. Our local Costco had frozen whole lambs. Quite how one goes about formatting a whole frozen lamb is rather beyond me.
I think Millie mentioned it a few days ago.
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Old Jan 27th 2017, 11:18 am
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
I think Millie mentioned it a few days ago.
Ah well, anyone who hasn't already mentioned it can do so now.
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Old Jan 27th 2017, 11:24 am
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
You're made of money though.

These are all things I buy anyway too. I just tend to buy them when they cost less than usual.
Ooh wait, I am a penny pincher. Irish Breakfast Tea was discounted so I bought the maximum allowed. Not sure exactly how much it was or what it usually costs but, since I've economized, I'm going to open a Mondavi cab instead of the Coppola.
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Old Jan 31st 2017, 10:28 am
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800g of M&S Welsh (Christmas) cheddar - £2. That's my deal of the week.
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Old Feb 9th 2017, 9:43 am
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Both Sobeys and Superstore have Top Sirloin (steaks and roasts) @ $3.99 lb all week. Not to be missed.

Had some tonight and I regret only buying 2 x 4 steaks and one roast (more slab like than ball) from Sobeys. Stepdaughter will nip in to Superstore near her workplace at the earliest opportunity for more.

Hopefully the roast might look a bit like this when done.
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Old Feb 10th 2017, 6:27 am
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I spotted the british section in the walmart near the new work site; local one doesn't have.

I now have a pack of choccy hobnobs.

As a kind and generous parent, I have declared that if the ankle biters are good, eat all their veg, clear up and don't go obnoxious over the electronics, they will be permitted to touch the packet.
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Old Feb 10th 2017, 8:39 am
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Originally Posted by Pizzawheel
I spotted the british section in the walmart near the new work site; local one doesn't have.

I now have a pack of choccy hobnobs.

As a kind and generous parent, I have declared that if the ankle biters are good, eat all their veg, clear up and don't go obnoxious over the electronics, they will be permitted to touch the packet.


My local Walmart doesn't sell them and Walmart don't stock them online anymore... I'm so jealous of you!
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Old Feb 10th 2017, 10:03 am
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Both Sobeys and Superstore have Top Sirloin (steaks and roasts) @ $3.99 lb all week...
Stepdaughter came home with four more packs for $35 from Superstore. Quality not quite at Sobeys standard but I've cut them up into 5 lots of four steaks and some left over for a curry or stir-fry.

Originally Posted by Pizzawheel
I now have a pack of choccy hobnobs.
Originally Posted by Siouxie
My local Walmart doesn't sell them...
There's something not quite right about chocolate on hobnobs. Doesn't it lose what makes them distinctive?
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Old Feb 11th 2017, 9:14 am
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Went grocery shopping today for the first time in quite a while. Prices have gone up a bit.

3 boxes cereal

6 mr noddles (27 cents each)

Pork roast pre-seasoned (3-5 meals from it)

Frozen fish filets (5 meals)

Oat meal

Peanut butter

Rice

Apple Sauce

Milk

eggs

cheese

bananas

pork chops (7 meals)

salmon filet (2 meals)

bread

$78.68 total.

According to the receipt saved $21.
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Old Feb 11th 2017, 10:51 am
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
Went grocery shopping today for the first time in quite a while..
Blimey, what were you eating until now? Or were you in suspended animation?

Wait...you've not been eating the contents of your aquarium have you? And fish milk in your tea?
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Blimey, what were you eating until now? Or were you in suspended animation?

Wait...you've not been eating the contents of your aquarium have you? And fish milk in your tea?
Fortunately when we had a bit of money over the summer, I stock piled some food. Now we have gone through it so were pretty low on food stuffs but it got us through most of the winter.

The aquarium fish are like 3"...lol.. I don't even think they would sustain the dog...lol
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Old Feb 11th 2017, 12:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
Fortunately when we had a bit of money over the summer, I stock piled some food. Now we have gone through it so were pretty low on food stuffs but it got us through most of the winter.

The aquarium fish are like 3"...lol.. I don't even think they would sustain the dog...lol
Shame you lost Shrimpie, he would have helped
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