Out shopping the other day in Sainsbury's I noticed that my usual coffee was on sale again.
It used to go on sale regularly, £4 for the 300g jar size instead of it's more usual price of £7 and whenever it did I would stock up enough to last me until the next round of sale offers ... I usually manage to stay ahead of the game. This time although it's still a good reduction the sale price has gone up to £4.50 for the same sized jar. As you can see I bought four, saving me £10 on my four jars ...a saving still well worth having, but just another instance of sneaky rising prices that are going up in leaps and bounds rather than the pennies and pence they used to.
The £2 I didn't save this time could have bought me 5 packs of 40p spaghetti ... something that is for now still the same price, it shows the difference price hikes can make to a persons budget.