Shopping Around the World

28 May

My friend Fozzie and I have scheduled a group posting today of Shopping Around the World.   We thought it would be interesting to see the differences between different countries all over.

Here are our prices for the following from our area – Georgia USA:

  • Price of internet for one month.  We are pretty fortunate here at the Hotel Thompson.  Our monthly internet service runs us around $15.00 a month.  We run my laptop, dad’s i-pad, mom’s computer and mom’s i-phone off of it.
  • A pint of Ben & Jerry’s.  If you don’t have Ben & Jerry’s, post what you do have.  Ben & Jerry’s is right up there with Häägen Dazs here.  It runs about $4.00 a pint.
  • A six pack of Coca Cola.  Mom just bought some at the market last week on sale.  On sale, they run about $1.99 – off sale $2.99 each
  • Coffee.  Whatever brand you buy, just be sure to list the brand and size.  Mom and dad usually get Eight O’Clock coffee.  It runs $6.00 for a 12 ounce bag.  If they are lucky, sometimes they can get it buy one get one free.
  • A regular sized Snickers candy bar.  $0.80 each
  • Grooming.  🙂 Most of us anipals get groomed.  How much does it normally cost you to go to the spa?  Snorts.  The last time Mouse Girl (one of the purr things here) went, it cost $40.00 – :O  This was for a wash, cut, groom and dry.  She’s girly like that – PLOL (piggy laughing out loud).  The last time I went, I cost $25.00.  There’s not much to fluffing a pig – snorts.

Are you surprised at any of the prices above?  Do tell.  If you have suggestions for the next Shopping Around the World – please email them to me at


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52 responses to “Shopping Around the World

  1. sunsetdragon

    05/28/2014 at 1:40 am

    I hope it is ok for me to post mine here.
    Internet per month is $57 and we are very happy with our internet provider-comcast.
    Bryers ice cream is $3.00 a pint-no Ben and Jerrys here.
    6 pack of coke is $3.29
    folgers 12 ounce instant is $5.99
    regular sized snickers-$1.09
    Ali does not go to the spa and i groom here at home.

    • PigLove

      05/28/2014 at 8:13 am

      Awesome! It’s so interesting to see the varying prices. So cool my friend. Thanks! XOXO – Bacon

  2. Reilly Denny

    05/28/2014 at 1:46 am

    Yowsers we want your internet…..ours is such a rip off but it’s the only option we have….the rest of our prices will be posted later today.

    • PigLove

      05/28/2014 at 8:17 am

      Cool – I can’t wait to see them. We have our internet with our home phone. You can’t beat the price! Next month, we need to post cable prices – I’m sure that will be interesting to see as well! XOXO – Bacon
      P.S. I got your suggestions too my friend. We will include everything next month 🙂 Thanks for suggesting some items.

  3. easyweimaraner

    05/28/2014 at 4:22 am

    wow you must have the bestest internet pawider ever! Please ask Mr Ben and his friend Jerry for a discount of their ice cream here, I’m a big fan of that stuff :o)

    • PigLove

      05/28/2014 at 8:18 am

      Mom finagled with the internet company and got a great deal. She’s creative that way 🙂 snorts. She should have been a lawyer instead of being a crime fighter. XOXO – Bacon
      P.S. Ben and Jerry are personal friends of my mom too. You can tell from the size of her… what mom? No I’m not talking about you. Gotta run – snorts.

      • easyweimaraner

        05/28/2014 at 8:36 am

        hahahaha… good one, brother. But if they are really part of your family, please ask if they need a quality tester…

  4. Molly The Wally

    05/28/2014 at 4:57 am

    Wow everyone is cheaper than us. We did not get a chance to check our prices but interesting reading everyone else’s. Goes to show rip off Britain really lives up to it’s name. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

    • fozziemum

      05/28/2014 at 6:10 am

      Think rip off Australia is close second Molly hahaahah 🙂

    • PigLove

      05/28/2014 at 8:19 am

      Never fear sweet Molly. We will be doing another one next month. Jump aboard then if you can. I’ll be posting the information hopefully next week sometime. Have a great hump day. XOXO – Bacon

  5. dezizworld

    05/28/2014 at 5:15 am

    OMC Bacon, ow purrices awe faiwly close dis time. ‘cept da innerwnet. Ows is way high. Wees need tu figgew out how tu get cheapew. Oh well. hav a Pawsum day. Dis is vewy fun.

    Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses ♥♥♥


    • PigLove

      05/28/2014 at 8:20 am

      Thanks sweet Dezi! I love seeing the different prices from all over the world – it’s so cool! XOXO – Bacon

      • dezizworld

        05/28/2014 at 1:34 pm

        Yep Bacon wees seein’ sum weally high purrices dis time. Is funny dat da “junk” purrices hop way up der all ovew da wowld. MOL

        Luv and Hugs and Kitty kisses ♥♥♥


      • PigLove

        05/28/2014 at 1:55 pm

        Yes it is my sweet friend. XOXO – Bacon

      • dezizworld

        05/28/2014 at 3:34 pm

        And yous know wees all payin’ it. MOL Hoomans, deys gotta hav dat junk food.

        Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses ♥♥♥


      • PigLove

        05/28/2014 at 3:43 pm

        You know you are so right my sweet friend. That daddy of mine is pure JUNKY. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

      • dezizworld

        05/28/2014 at 3:55 pm

        MOL MOL MOL Meez bets yous daddy is a weal hoot.

        Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses ♥♥♥


  6. wallaceandsamuel

    05/28/2014 at 5:53 am

    We did our post Bacon! You can find it at:

    WOW! Your internet is WAY cheaper than ours!! Mom forgot that you can now get Haagen Dazs here…probably because it is SO expensive: $8.00 a pint! That’s just redonkulous!

    Wally & Sammy

    • PigLove

      05/28/2014 at 8:21 am

      OMP (Oh my pig!) $8.00 a PINT?! Oh piggy heavens. Mom would pass our for sure! There has to be a law about that somewhere. That’s highway robbery. XOXO – Bacon

  7. fozziemum

    05/28/2014 at 6:11 am

    Boy Bacon..think us Aussie are getting stooged!! hahaahahaha 🙂 great lists everyone 🙂 hugs fozziemum xx

  8. peacelovenwhiskers

    05/28/2014 at 9:09 am

    Next time you go to the groomers, please show before and after pictures. I want to see a fluffy bacon.

    • PigLove

      05/28/2014 at 9:45 am

      Snorticles! Voyeur – you know I’m kidding. I most certainly will do that. I will tell you that we are friends with the groomer who also does my nana’s pups. She was most intrigued to do me. Snorts oink. XOXO – Bacon

      • peacelovenwhiskers

        05/28/2014 at 4:24 pm

        I want to keep up with the best Southern blogging pig. 😉 I would love to hear the story of the first grooming date.

      • PigLove

        05/28/2014 at 4:27 pm

        I will certainly see what I can do about that my friend 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

      • peacelovenwhiskers

        05/28/2014 at 4:31 pm

        Yay! 🙂

  9. Sarge

    05/28/2014 at 10:07 am

    Hey Bacon!
    Wow, this is a really fun set of posts! My peeps are amazed at the wide range of costs. I’m really only interested in that ice cream. BOL Gotta love Ben&Jerry’s!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Pol Comm

    • PigLove

      05/28/2014 at 10:11 am

      Hey my new friend! Isn’t Shopping Around the World awesome? It’s so neat to see the different prices from all over. I can’t understand why ice cream has to be so expensive – snorts. Be sure to check back to my blog soon. We will be doing another posting next month! XOXO – Bacon

  10. Frankie and Ernie

    05/28/2014 at 10:08 am

    We have OUR list up today…. butt YOU win the PRIZE fur the Lowest cost fur intermutts service. THAT is UNBELIEVABLE. LUCKY YOU.

    • PigLove

      05/28/2014 at 10:13 am

      Well my mommy must have been a lawyer in a previous life – snorts. She talked them way down in price a while back to keep her service. She stayed – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  11. purrfectkitties

    05/28/2014 at 1:40 pm

    Isn’t it fun to see all those different prices… 🙂 Our humans are happy about the low cost for internet too! Whatever would they do without internet!? MOL (*snorts* 😉 ) xoxo Roxy & Tigerlino ❤

    • PigLove

      05/28/2014 at 1:56 pm

      Exactly! Cause you know ALL of my friends live in the internet 🙂 ❤ XOXO – Bacon

  12. katsrus

    05/28/2014 at 2:50 pm

    Price of internet for one month.
    We have Charter cable and it’s bundled(with phone and TV)for $29 otherwise by itself it would be $50 a month just for internet.
    A pint of Ben & Jerry’s.
    At the grocery store on sale 2 for $6
    A six pack of Coca Cola.
    Folgers $5.99 on sale. Sometimes coffee is over $10 for a huge one. The price seems to change a lot. I buy whatever is on sale as long as I like it.
    A regular sized Snickers candy bar.
    Grooming. 🙂 Most of us anipals get groomed. How much does it normally cost you to go to the groomers?
    No idea. Don’t use this. I know my vet charges $15 for nail trims on a kitty.

    • PigLove

      05/28/2014 at 3:28 pm

      Oh my friend – this is awesome! Thank you for participating. I think you are the winner for internet services with phone and tv being bundled. AWESOMESAUCE! I wish we had Charter cable here. And not a bad price on the ice cream might I add. I really *really* want ice cream tonight. Can you write a letter to my mommy – snorts 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

      • katsrus

        05/28/2014 at 4:03 pm

        I should of said for the whole bundle price I pay $150 a month(will be $20 more in July as a deal I got ends). Just the internet when bundled is that price. They charge extra for digital boxes, modems, etc. Anything they can think of. They are ok. Have had many issues with the TV and phone service. Mostly the internet works.Yes have your mom gets some ice cream. Yum! Hope your having a nice day.
        Sue B

      • PigLove

        05/28/2014 at 4:23 pm

        aaww – snorts. I was fixing to pack a bag and come live with you for that price! Oink – oink. I’ve sent mommy a text that I wanted ice cream for dessert tonight. She said maybe. 🙂 That’s a good sign, right? XOXO – Bacon

  13. pawedblog

    05/28/2014 at 3:15 pm

    oh wow! You has the best prices I have seen so far Bacon!!
    Hugs, Carrie and Pups x

    • PigLove

      05/28/2014 at 3:29 pm

      It’s kind of a toss up here/there. I think Katsrus’ internet/tv/phone is an awesome deal! XOXO – Bacon

  14. Genevieve Petrillo

    05/28/2014 at 4:15 pm

    I’m surprised at the grooming prices! No wonder Mom just unceremoniously throws me in the tub and scrubs me with doggie shampoo….

    Love and licks,

    • PigLove

      05/28/2014 at 4:25 pm

      Snorticles! Sounds like my mom lately. I’m not complaining though. I don’t think a “groomer” would throw carrots in the tub for me to attack while she has her way with me – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  15. angelswhisper2011

    05/28/2014 at 4:19 pm

    Your Internet is much cheaper than ours, Bacon. We don’t have it for that price in the Netherlands. Thanks for starting this shopping adventure. It’s so much fun 🙂 Pawkisses for a Good Night my furriend 🙂

    • PigLove

      05/28/2014 at 4:26 pm

      You are so welcome my friend!! Thank you so much for participating. Internet is pretty good here at the Hotel Thompson… cable on the other hoof – snorts. That’s another story. XOXO – Bacon

  16. Leo

    05/28/2014 at 5:35 pm

    The trouble is that I am in the UK now and although I have picked up some good items the conversion factor is not very good if you change Rands to Pounds. Luckily I left my pension here so holidays are a pleasure.

    • PigLove

      05/28/2014 at 6:32 pm

      It’s sounds great my friend. I’ve missed you! XOXO – Bacon

  17. hairballexpress

    05/28/2014 at 6:51 pm

    I didn’t do this shopping thing. The human doesn’t let me go to the store- some fuss from Walmart about me helping myself to the seafood section…*(morons)*

    • PigLove

      05/28/2014 at 7:22 pm

      What!? How dare them. Us anipals have to eat too. Unbelievable my friend. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

      • hairballexpress

        05/29/2014 at 12:23 am

        Yeah, I agree. They have no sense of humor over there! *(pout)*

      • PigLove

        05/29/2014 at 8:43 am

        I agree 100%. Did you know they don’t allow oinkers in the place with four legs unless they are on a slab. Talk about rude! Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

      • hairballexpress

        05/29/2014 at 2:09 pm

        OH MY FLIPPIN FLEAS! Iits time to deliver a hairball or two or sixteen… And some fleas fur good measure…

      • PigLove

        05/29/2014 at 4:25 pm

        I’m in! I’ll see what I can do about that this weekend and let you know 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

      • hairballexpress

        05/29/2014 at 7:46 pm

        Pawsome, thanks!


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