Rock bottom prices varying with your location. If you are in a small town where there are few grocery stores, it will be harder to find lower prices. I would consider going to a bigger town when the stores there are having a big sale, Some stores will mail you their flyers, some chains have their ad on the Internet or on FAVADO. If it is far away, consider car pooling with a friend or neighbor or grouping the trip with other errands.
These prices are in the Seattle area.
Flavored mashed potato packets .87 -
Diced tomatoes .5o - .67 ( 15 oz can ) Fred Meyers
Beans .50-.67. Fred Meyers - Haggens
Sliced black olives .70 - Winco
Olives 1.00 the last ones were at Fred Meyers
Hunts pasta sauce .80 - the last ones were at Albertsons
Refried beans - less than a buck - the last ones I found were at Costco
8 ounce can of tomato sauce .25 - Albertsons
I want ice cream for 2.50 or less. I got Tillamook for 2.33 .
Pasta. I want less than 1.00. I have found it for as little as .38 the last I bought was firm.80'with ibotta and five dollar Friday at Safeways.
I usually point out really good sales when I post ads weekly.