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Food Products: It's official - They're getting smaller and smaller.

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sandikosh wrote: It is not apples to apples. Look at the page again. Noticed the items below the cheese that have "SAVE..."? That is SALE price.
Thanks. I hadn't noticed that. Which only serves to underscore my earlier point that "Another example are flyers that have many products shown at regular intermingled with sale merchandise." What's particularly egregious about this flyer is that the item most prominently featured on the cover page isn't a sale item.

Note too the large yellow down arrow ⬇ beside every price that suggests the item is on sale even when it's not.
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bylo wrote: Note too the large yellow down arrow ⬇ beside every price that suggests the item is on sale even when it's not.
I guess I missed the trolley 'cause $7 (more precisely $6.98) for the cheese looks like a sale price to me so I think you're on the money from the get go
Green peppers (lettuce etc) are 88 cents/lb there's an arrow but no "save" amount but believe me that's a sale price for green peppers given recent history across the major supermarkets flyers

PS Walmart's private label Great Value cheese blox are 2 for $8 this week!

https://www.walmart.ca/en/cheese-blocks ... ?b=1019684
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bylo wrote: Thanks. I hadn't noticed that. Which only serves to underscore my earlier point that "Another example are flyers that have many products shown at regular intermingled with sale merchandise." What's particularly egregious about this flyer is that the item most prominently featured on the cover page isn't a sale item.

Note too the large yellow down arrow ⬇ beside every price that suggests the item is on sale even when it's not.
No. Look at the top left corner of the page. The arrows refer to the "Save Your Receipt" promotion for this week.
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jenviea wrote: $6.98 at FreshCo is cheaper than $9.99 to $10.47 at Walmart

https://www.walmart.ca/en/cracker-barre ... derBy=DESC

But I'll take your advice to wait for a not too rare sale for $4 (or less?)
Walmart had a sale last week on 450g of Armstrong cheese for only $4.47. THAT was a great deal!
(Good to see someone's keeping the 450g size...but for how much longer?)
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Ritz crackers are now 180G instead of 200G, and same price.
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jenviea wrote: Just noticed $4.44 at Foodland for 400-450g Armstrong block
I wonder which cheese is only 400g? The two bars shown in that flyer are both 450g.
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playnicee1 wrote: I wonder which cheese is only 400g? The two bars shown in that flyer are both 450g.
Sometimes the flyer pic is an older pic on file.
I had this problem at Freshco when the flyer pic did not match the new packaging for mortadella.
The person in charge of meats would not honor the flyer price on it.
I contacted the company and Freshco and it was confirmed it was the same item just new packaging.
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playnicee1 wrote: I wonder which cheese is only 400g? The two bars shown in that flyer are both 450g.

For Armstrong cheese bricks, we've noticed that the light/25% less fat versions are always 400g.
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crayola1 wrote: For Armstrong cheese bricks, we've noticed that the light/25% less fat versions are always 400g.
450gm -> 400gm is lighter but 25% less than 450gm is 337.5gm ;) ;)
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zod wrote: Kraft cheese slices shrunk :(
Looks like you can still get Armstrong melts slices at 450g. They are on special this week at Giant Tiger showing for Ontario at least anyway for $1.97 a pack.
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