So I went to Winco on Sunday and I had a few surprises, but I guess I shouldn't have been since it has been in all the other stores, it just took a long time for the shortages to catch up to Winco. The wall of deals at the front of the store was missing it's stacks of canned green beans, corn, potatoes, and all beans but black beans, and fruit. In it's place they had Chef Boyardee and Nally chili and tomato products. It was shockingly noticeable. The regular canned good aisle was obviously lacking stock.
On the bright side their was plenty of chicken. Thighs, legs, wings, breasts, and whole. It's been a while since I've seen that, especially wings, which have been missing for 18 months. I still can't find pork sausage though. And the cost of cheese has gone up 70 cents a bag or brick. Oh, and I did find 5 pound bags of French fries, for the first time in 18 months, so grabbed two. I will go back once the freezer is set up and has been running for 24 hours.
Anywho, here's what I bought along with their prices and some analysis.
2 Franz buttermilk breads at $3.98 total
2 5 lb bags Winco fries at $7.96 (She made an error here and only charged me for 1 of the fries)
2 boxes honey nut Chex at $5.16 total
1 box of cinnamon Chex at $2.58
1 sleeve Orowheat crispy Englis Muffins at $2.18
4 packs of Winco CoJack Cheese Sticks
4 Roma tomatoes at $1.01
1 jalapeno at 13 cents
1 2 lb bag shredded CoJack cheese at $6.48
1 bag of party size Tostitos tortilla chips at $3.68
1 bunch cilantro at 48 cents
1 large sweet potato $1.85
4 onions $3.14 (She made an error here and charged me for sweet onions and not yellow onions).
5 lb bag of red potatoes at $2.98 (They didn't have a single bag of yellow potatoes although there was a sign for it).
Red grapes $3.75 for 2.23 pounds
4 containers of chicken thighs at $35.23
Total money out $96.21
There were 10 chicken thighs per container, so I divided that up into 5 bags of 8 pieces, which is what our family eats at a meal. It works out to $7.05 per meal of chicken. I used to be able to get chicken thighs for .99/lb, but the new normal at Winco is $1.59/lb for the same meat. Legs were cheaper at $1.29/lb, breasts were $1.99/lb, whole chickens were $1.19/lb and wings were $3.48 per pound.
I came out ahead on the cashier's errors, but I didn't even see them until today when I was going over the receipt. Winco's policy is that if the cashier makes a mistake in your favor you get to keep it and if they make a mistake in their favor they'll correct it. It might even be you get the item free, but I can't remember. But since I came out ahead, I won't bother going back about it.