Anyone Planning A 27.5% Price Increase?

Business By indydebi Updated 16 Mar 2009 , 4:20am by SugaredUp

indydebi Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 12:17am
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Today I'm in my walmart and Betty Crocker cake mixes went from $0.98 to $1.25 a box. A 27.5% increase. icon_eek.gif

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Kiddiekakes Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 12:54am
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You think that is expensive...Here in our regular grocery stores Duncan Hines and Betty Crocker are $3.79 each regular price!!! Now I won't pay that so I wait for them to go on sale at 10 for $10.00 or 2 for $3.00 and then I buy several cases!

dragonflydesserts Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 12:54am
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I did! No one else is lowering their prices in the recession.... certainly not cheaper to bake a cake! My local supermarket sells cake mixes for atleast $2.25... or more. Atleast butter is dropping for now.


marmalade1687 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 12:59am
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I started buying my cake mix in bulk - 20kg. bags for $74.00. It's a lot cheaper than buying individual boxes, and I (most!) always have it in stock - takes a lot longer to run out!! icon_biggrin.gif I think that a lot of the price is in the packaging. thumbsdown.gif

indydebi Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 1:08am
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kiddiecakes, walmart is definitely the lowest cost on these around here. There's another grocery that sells the cake mixes for close to $3/box. Always ticked me off when I'd send hubby to the store to get a couple of mixes for me ... he'd go to the expensive store and spent $6 on two cake mixes that I could have gotten for $1.86 at walmart icon_mad.gif (back when they were $0.93 each). I'm scared to see what that other store is selling them for right now!

cindy6250 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 1:10am
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Where can you buy cake mix in bulk?


calivettie Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 1:18am
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target still sells them for $1.07 regular price.

ClassyMommy Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 1:20am
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If you catch a sale at Safeway they have been having "buy 2 get 3 free." Now, the original price is almost $2, but that means that I am getting 5 cake mixes for $4. Pretty good deal. Just watch in the ads for a sale and go and stock up.

marmalade1687 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 1:21am
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I'm in Canada, so I'm not sure of your stores in the US, but I buy my cake mix at Bulk Barn.

ZAKIA6 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 1:26am
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at my nearest walmart regular price BC mix is $1.18 - and they only carry choc & white.
at my local supermarket regular price cake mix (DH. BC, PB) are $2.19-$2.59 per box.

i usually wait until they go on sale 10/$10, 2/$3 or bogo.

psurrette Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 1:32am
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WOW I have noticed the price increase for cake mixes. I pretty much buy at Walmart and this week thier price was 1.29 and that's up .10 from 2 weeks ago. At my local store they are $2.79 RIDICOLUS! I only pay that if I am desperate!

tonia3604 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 1:33am
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Indydebi, Kroger has kept Betty Crocker mixes at .99 cents for several months now. And about once every month or so they have a manufacturer's coupon 3/$1.00 off making them $.67 cents each. I know there is a Kroger in Martinsville, but not sure how close one is to you...

JenWhitlock Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 1:36am
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last time I went to Target the mixs were <$1
so I go today... $1.27!!!!
I was shocked and ANNOYED icon_mad.gif

BabyBear3 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 1:39am
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10x confectioners sugar has gone up used to be under a dollar and I think the last time I went to go get it, it was a dollar and some change. defintely not as cheap as it used to be!!!!!! thumbsdown.gif

cakesbycathy Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 1:48am
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I shop at Aldi's and most of the prices have also gone up.
Powdered sugar used to be 99 cents. Now it's $1.29
Chocolate chips were also 99 cents. Now they are $1.49 icon_confused.gif

indydebi Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 2:30am
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cathy that price jump is crazy!! icon_surprised.gif

tonia, I actually can see a Kroger's sign from my front porch, so I'll check it out! thumbs_up.gif

snarkybaker Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 3:03am
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You know flour eggs and butter have all gone down in price pretty dramatically around here in the last couple of months.. If you started baking from scratch you'd be MAKING more money icon_wink.gif

Deb_ Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 3:06am
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Originally Posted by snarkybaker

You know flour eggs and butter have all gone down in price pretty dramatically around here in the last couple of months.. If you started baking from scratch you'd be MAKING more money icon_wink.gif


indydebi Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 3:13am
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snarky and dkelly, you both made me LOL!!!! You just might have a point! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

melodyscakes Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 3:25am
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I'm just glad that butter has finally gone down. and milk....kiddos drink a lot of that, and when it was almost $4.00 per gallon I'd actually have to limit their milk intake.

I make the real butter cream icing and so glad butter prices are back to normal.

BeesKnees578 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 3:47am
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Originally Posted by cindy6250


Where can you buy cake mix in bulk?


Do you have a Gordon's Food Service (GFS) near you, or any other restaurant supply store? I have never used GFS brand, but I always see it there. Good Luck!

kbak37 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 4:02am
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I thought cake mixes were expensive up here...$2.23 the other day for BC. I guess I can drive the 45 miles to the military base and pay $1.20, but gas is $2.36. Hmmmm. It is ridiculous.

step0nmi Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 4:19am
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yea, unfortunately I found out this information last semester when I did my feasibility study. My professor was shocked at the amount of increase....and so was I icon_sad.gif

dandelion56602 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 4:23am
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I guess I'm not shocked. The prices went up here months ago & it annoyed the crap out of me!! When they were on sale everywhere else Valentine's week ($.89 & $.99) I price matched every day that week & you should see my supply. Then I sent dh to walmart, told him to price match 4 mixes & did he, NO! So, I hear ya indydebi!! My dh would do the exact same thing, why? So he didn't have to fight the walmart crowd.

LaBellaFlor Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 4:24am
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Wow, gas is $2.36 in Alaska?!? I thought it would be cheaper there since you guys have your own oil! And I for one am so happy that milk has gone down too! It used to be like .20 away from $5.00 and that was a quick price increase too! But I haven't seen a significant price change in the eggs & butter. They are still on the high side from when the gas was going crazy high. I just pray for all of us to make it through this trying economic times icon_smile.gif

indydebi Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 4:31am
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Here's the tracking I have on egg purchases. These prices are for 15 dz from the same supplier....

01-01-08 ..... $14.72
02-07-08 ..... $25.85 ..... 75.6% increase
05-14-08 ..... $17.85
06-04-08 ..... $19.22
06-11-08 ..... $21.08 ..... almost 10% incr in one week.
07-10-08 ..... $22.01
10-01-08 ..... $20-04
01-01-09 ..... $20.94 ..... 14.7% higher than 01-08

StaceyCakes75 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 4:35am
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I literally just walked in the door from Ralphs/ Krogers and started complaining to my husband that I didnt quote enough for the cake I am making for Sunday. I got them 2 for 4.00 (DH) which is cheaper than Albertsons but still way too much. Im going to have to check Wallmart. At least trader Joes has eggs for 1.49 icon_smile.gif

__Jamie__ Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 4:35am
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I'm many packages of off the shelf mix does it take to say....make a cake for 100?

jlynnw Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 4:42am
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I like the box mix and doctor it up a bit. Walmart is supposed to have DH on sale for Easter. Maybe it is BC, not sure. It is crazy how much things go up. I like the convenience of the boxes instead of the big 50 lb bag. They always keep fresh and easy to carry about. DH have that anti walmart gene.

lindambc Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 4:45am
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The best price I have found for BC mixes are .98 at WinCo. The store opened about a year and the price for these hasn't changed! Knock on wood. I would wait for the 10 for 10 deals but haven't had one anywhere in forever. So if you have a WinCo nearby, try there!

I also found that their boxes of brand named pudding is at least 10 cents cheaper!

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