Does A Dollar Buy What it Did a Year Ago? (Answer to win $10)
Winners update!! -- Congrats to the following winning submissions:
A dollar goes further this ... Submitted by Carole (comment #19): "A dollar goes further this year than last year when buying gasoline."
- @MMMeg "$1 now buys more stuff you don't need, but less stuff you do"
I notice it every time I go to the grocery store to shop for my family of six: Same food = higher prices. With a little ingenuity, I can come away with about as much merchandise as did a year ago, and with only a slight increase in my total bill -- but it’s much more work. Other items, like things I find on Craigslist and those hard-to-sell McMansions, are facing drastic crashes in their price points.
What pricing trends have you noticed in the last year? Are you taking advantage of some of the pricing dives by refurnishing your living room on the cheap or working out amazing barters? Share your before and after example from the past 12 months, and you will be entered to win a $10 gift card!
Those of you who aren’t familiar with the “drill,” read below for full details:
Win a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate
We're doing two giveaways -- one for random comments, and another one for a random tweets.
How to Enter:
- Post your answer in the comments below, or
- Tweet your answer. Include both "@wisebread" and "#WBTrivia" in your tweet so we'll see it and count it.
If you're inspired to write a whole blog post, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.
At the end of the drawing, we'll update this post to include (and link to) all of your helpful responses.
- Contest ends Thursday, July 23rd at 11:59am CST. Winners will be announced after July 23rd on the original post and via Twitter. Winners will also be contacted via email and Twitter Direct Message.
- You can enter both drawings -- once by leaving a comment and once by tweeting.
- Only tweets that contain both "@wisebread" and "#WBTrivia" will be entered. (Otherwise, we won't see it.)