I watch milk prices like a hawk. When prices go down I soar in for the kill. That's why last week I was so excited about the free milk deal when you buy Kellogg's cereal, I needed that milk.
Again, according to the USDA the cost of milk increases an average of 2% per year. In 2006 the average price of a gallon of whole milk was $3.02. In 2007 the price rose to an average $3.08 per gallon. But in 2008 the price had risen to an astounding $3.87 a gallon! That is a 26% increase in just one year!
I have never paid $3.87 a gallon but I had noticed prices were higher last year and it was really killing me. Occasionally I could catch a sale for $2 a gallon but they were far and few between last year. Even Costco's regular price was about $2.50 a gallon. I guess at least it wasn't as expensive as gas.
This year prices are falling again, on gas and milk. HURRAY! There have been sales on milk at Fred Meyer's about every 3-4 weeks, there have been several free milk coupons available at Albertsons and -------
Costco has just lowered their milk prices!! As of last week Costco was selling their 2 gallon packs of milk at the following prices
- non-fat $2.99/2 gallons
- 1% $3.29/2 gallons
- 2% $3.49/2 gallons
- whole milk $3.69/2 gallons