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How Money Are You: Trip to the Grocery Store, Safeway

Did you ever get frustrated at the contestants on The Price is Right for their inaccurate estimates? Then you'll love getting competitive with yourself in my new feature, "Trip to The Grocery Store." I'll test your knowledge about what items cost at the grocery store according to a receipt from my most recent trip. It will be interesting to see how prices change over time and how cost-aware we really are. In this case, the store was Safeway in San Francisco and the trip was just yesterday. How money are you?


How Money Are You: Trip to the Grocery Store, Safeway

Which of these items cost $3.69?

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JaeB JaeB 8 years
Sad for most things, but I was also surprised about the detergent being that cheap, and I live in the SF Bay Area, too. Safeway is pretty bad, so we try to drive to Target whenever we can to save a buck on everything and hope we didn't pay more in gas money to get there! About the razor blades: Why do they sometimes charge twice as much for new blades than for a whole new razor with a few refills? That's always confused me when I see it.
Glitter650 Glitter650 9 years
I got most right... probably because I live in San Fran... grocery prices are crazy right now ESPecially the eggs ! I usually shop at the little market down the street to save on produce... but they don't carry some other stuff I need. (Bread, other dairy)
beram1220 beram1220 9 years
Where the heck do you shop for eggs that cost 3.69???
ChicaCity ChicaCity 9 years
Ugh! Lucky!! NYC is soo much more expensive :(
gigill gigill 9 years
Damn, I had no idea about these price since I'm living in the UK and before that Canada. :P
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
That was fun.
murdock99tx murdock99tx 9 years
Regarding Gillette Venus: (In my best CSI Miami Horatio voice) "That, my friennnnds..." (pausing to put on sunglasses) "Is why I got.... laser hair removal..." (pushing jacket back w/both hands now placing hands on hips w/feet shoulder-width apart & staring off into the sun)
mz-jay mz-jay 9 years
This is EXACTLY why I moved from SF to Austin. My grocery bill for a family of 4 went from $300-350 A WEEK to $100-150 a week. SF just is not worth it anymore. You have to be a multi-millionaire to live like a middle class person in the rest of the country. I can't tell you how many times I had to bite my tongue from shouting out "It's so cheap!" when I first moved here. Native Texans aren't too keen on CA folk showing up here and raising prices on everything. Because it's all SO CHEAP in comparison.
fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
Amazing how prices differ by region. In Minnysoooder, I can get a dozen eggs for $1.89, and if I keep my eyes peeled for specials, sometimes even for $.99. For a half gallon of milk, I usually spend around &1.79.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Hmmmm that's some cheap laundry detergent...
oliveoyle625 oliveoyle625 9 years
yay, 4 out of 5. I always buy my products on sale or at least try to.
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
wow, cost is so different here in Florida!!!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
dozen eggs here are 1.99.
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
@kaytwo: where are you shopping?! In Piscataway, Arnold Natural Bread 20-oz. loaf, Health Nut, 100% Whole Wheat in Flax & Fiber 1/2 PRICE! -- $1.99 <-- at ShopRite
kaytwo44 kaytwo44 9 years
Wow! Where are you shopping? So much pricier in NJ...
MindayH MindayH 9 years
I would have gotten them all right if I had just noticed that I didn't click properly on #3!!! Oh well 4/5
verily verily 9 years
What kind of eggs are you buying?!? Even the organic eggs don't cost me that much... This one was tough because the cost of living is much lower in Texas, and I tend to buy my bread from the bakery for $2-3 and buy organic milk from a regional dairy.
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
Wow those prices are even more expensive then the prices here on the Cape. Our prices are crazy here though because it has to come over the "bridge"!
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
Lucerne milk is the generic safeway milk, so WF 365 would be better milk.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
I am out of touch with reality, I shop at a commissary. Not much selection but the milk is only 2.61 for a full gallon.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 9 years
i don't buy any of that crap so i didn't know the price. but things are priced differently based on geography so this isn't the best idea.
uptown_girl uptown_girl 9 years
I got them all wrong, but, here's why I think I live in Nashville, TN, which has a lower cost of living than SF. I get my eggs from my CSA, at $3 a carton, and have been doing so for a full year straight now. I don't buy or drink San Pellegrino, or bottled water for that matter (ever heard of Brita?). I have NEVER HEARD of Lucerne milk. I prefer to get WF's 365 gallon of milk, or Silk or Almond Breeze. But I do use Venus razors and have resisted buying them for the longest time because they are SO DANG expensive. But it's about that time again to buy em. I once got a super large pack at Sam's Club. They ended up being only about $1 each I think, but they only had the basic ones. That was a couple years ago though.
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 9 years
i hate buying razor blades. irritates me that they charge so much! i did pretty well though..probably because i do all the grocery shopping in my house and i watch the weekly ads.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
I agree with ladychaos. A little eye opening to see what others are paying.
Deba22 Deba22 9 years
That was fun! Too bad I never grocery shop, but at least I know those razor blades are freaking expensive!
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