Shopping Around the World

27 Aug

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.This month we are focusing on items that we *have* to have in our lives.

Items priced this month – Prices in Georgia USA:

  • Water.  We buy 24 packs of Nestle water when they are on sale for $3.00 – this is for 16.9 ounce bottles.
  • Bath Soap.  We are kind of picky here at the Hotel Thompson on our bath soap.  Mommy ❤ the Lever brand – that’s almost all she ever buys.  Every once in a while, our local grocery store will have packages of two bars on sale for $1.00!  Mommy stocks up on it when they go on sale.  It always smells so fresh!
  • Deodorant.  What is up with prices on deodorant?!  Mommy and daddy – even though it’s made for a woman snorts – use Secret clear gel.  This runs $4.99 a bottle – that’s almost like highway robbery just so you don’t stink… well that’s what mom says – snorts.  Sometimes if mom is lucky, she can get a package of two for $7.99 and she sometimes has a coupon for $2.00 off making it $5.99 for two – which is a lot better than $4.99 for ONE.  Thank goodness I don’t need this stuff – WOW!
  • Laundry Detergent.  We use Tide pods – dad ❤ this stuff.  It’s easy for him since he does all the washing/drying.  He can just throw a pod in and doesn’t have to measure anything.  We buy a tub at Sam’s Warehouse for $21.00 for 90 pods.  That’s pretty good for us – it almost lasts us an entire year!  Not bad at all my friends.
  • Random Item.  Andy Capp’s Hot Fries.  Delicious – Yummy – Out of this World – Licks Piggy Lips  This is one of mom’s weaknesses.  If she goes to our local Sam’s Warehouse, she has to buy a box of these.  There are 48 bags to a box and the box runs $9.00 – that’s lots of joy.  Have you seen this?  This is what the picture of them look like to the right.  You want some now, don’t you?  Snorts

If you have some items that you want to get on the list, email me at

Hope you had fun!!



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37 responses to “Shopping Around the World

  1. wallaceandsamuel

    08/27/2014 at 1:15 am

    Great shopping list this month Bacon & Fozziemum! Once again our prices are pretty similar except for the laundry detergent, mom would love to buy the pods butt they are still quite new here in SA and so rather pricey.
    Now about those Andy Capp chips – did you know that Andy Capp is a comic strip? Mom remembers reading it as a kid … translations MANY years ago *BOL*

    Here is the link to our shopping trolley for this month:

    Wally & Sammy

    • PigLove

      08/27/2014 at 9:44 am

      OMP – I saw your list and was in awe by it. Winks – I also took some notes from it from our friend Corkscot. Hopefully, I can come up with a few things in that direction for next month’s Shopping Around the World list. We really appreciate your pawticipation in the monthly shopping – thanks so much my friends!
      We haven’t had the pods here too long but they are dad’s favorites. It’s so much easier for him to throw a pod in than to try to measure with his vision limitations.
      As far as Andy Capp – snorts – mommy used to read that cartoon strip. She ❤ it! And the bags of chips, they have a little cartoon strip on the back of them too. It's a riot for sure! XOXO – Bacon

  2. easyweimaraner

    08/27/2014 at 1:55 am

    I will publish my shopping post immediately, brother. wait till you see the price for our laundry stuff :o( we sometimes think it’s better to buy new clothes, lol. Your random item is super tasty, I would take a bath in that 48 bags :o)

    • PigLove

      08/27/2014 at 9:48 am

      Those chips are awesome brother – so very delicious with just a hint of heat behind them. Licks piggy lips. I’m off to see if I can persuade daddy to give me some. XOXO – Bacon
      P.S. I saw your listing. OMP (Oh my pig!) I can’t believe the price of your laundry detergent. WOWZER! You better make sure those clothes are stinky – I mean really STINKY before you wash them – snorts.

      • easyweimaraner

        08/27/2014 at 9:52 am

        we need the undies of Fozziemom’s post, they are always fresh lol

      • PigLove

        08/27/2014 at 10:00 am

        Snorts. I know if daddy drives in the Smart car and tries to make it a Fart car – snorts rolling around laughing – he might need to keep a package with him for fresh undies. XOXO – Bacon

  3. draliman

    08/27/2014 at 4:52 am

    Sounds like some real bargains in there! Hopefully I’ll do my list tomorrow, as I have Friday Fictioneers tonight.

    • PigLove

      08/27/2014 at 9:49 am

      Awesome. Can’t wait to see it my friend! XOXO – Bacon

  4. fozziemum

    08/27/2014 at 6:34 am

    Hahaah well I also remember Andy Capp cartoons..these sound delish my friend 🙂 and I am surprised that you have a Sam’s warehouse 🙂 we do too!! although that’s not what I call it hahahaaha my list is up too 🙂 and let’s go shopping! pee ess Nestle do water ? who knew 🙂 hugs and loves Fozziemum xxx

    • PigLove

      08/27/2014 at 9:50 am

      Snorts. See, you learn so many interesting and new things with our monthly issues of Shopping Around the World. Isn’t it the coolest thing?! Awesome list that I saw of yours as well. I also saw on Samuel and Wallace’s listing of what to add for next month 😉 winks. XOXO – Bacon

      • fozziemum

        08/27/2014 at 9:53 am

        Sweet 😉 and yes we learn all sorts of stuffs 🙂 hugs and loves Fozziemum xxx

  5. Reilly and Denny

    08/27/2014 at 7:30 am

    My dad ue to work for the company that makes those Andy Capp Fries! Our shopping list is up today too

    • PigLove

      08/27/2014 at 9:51 am

      Oh dear piggy heavens above. My mommy would absolutely have loved your daddy working on the plants making those Andy Capps. Mom loves those things and has since she was a small child. When mom and dad travel and stop at gas stations for fill-ups, she always looks to see if they have them. We saw your list – awesome!! We just love to see the different prices from all over – thank you my friend for pawticipating! XOXO – Bacon

  6. Molly The Wally

    08/27/2014 at 7:31 am

    Have a wonderful Wednesday Bacon and we are dashing about as Google has been a pain today.
    Best wishes Molly

    • PigLove

      08/27/2014 at 9:52 am

      Snorticles. Have an awesome day sweet Molly. Show that Google who the boss is! XOXO – Bacon

  7. sally

    08/27/2014 at 8:39 am

    Like fozziemum I am in Australia. Water is free, it is collected off my roof, stored in a tank and comes out of my tap. I make my own soap from goats milk, coconut oil, olive oil and essential oils. I make 12 to 15 bars for about $1 a bar. You’ll be glad to hear I buy deodorant! I buy dove roll on (the dry variety) for $4.00. I make my own washing powder from washing soda, borax and soap flakes. I grind up my own soap in my blender for the flakes and buy washing soda and borax, it costs about $12 and lasts three months.

    All of the above makes me sound like a cheapskate but I prefer to work less, so less income, but more time to make some of my own stuff. Just different choices.

    My random item is a 400gm Toblerone, on special at Target for $5, I tried to copy a picture, it wasn’t working for me but I found out that there is such a thing as a Toblerone cocktail so I’m going back to take another look.

    Happy Shopping

    • PigLove

      08/27/2014 at 9:56 am

      hhhmm – mommy has seen Toblerone in the stores but never bought any. It intrigues her and after reading about it from you – she needs to try it. I’m going to put it on her grocery list – thanks.
      As far as being a ‘cheapskate’ – NO WAY! Anytime one can be original and make their own stuff from the land is awesome in our books. We bow to you for that. Your soap sounds wonderful!! You go my friend!
      Thanks for pawticipating in our monthly Shopping Around the World. ❤ you XOXO – Bacon

  8. purrfectkitties

    08/27/2014 at 2:15 pm

    Oh My Cats! NO!! We’ve totally forgotten that the “Shopping around the World” post was scheduled for today! We’re so sorry! What a bummer! But let’s see if we can improvise…

    Water (6 packs) – 1,50 €
    Bath soap (1 bar) – 1,00 €
    Deodorant (150 ml) – 1,50 €
    Laundry detergent (5 kg) – 8,99 €
    Random Item: Chicken McNuggets (500 g) – 2,99 €

    Have a super nice Wednesday, sweetie! 🙂 xx Roxy & Tigerlino ❤

    • PigLove

      08/27/2014 at 2:41 pm

      Licks piggy lips. Mmmm – chicken nuggets. I ❤ chicken nuggets. I want some now. Snorts – thanks my friends! Another great month of shopping for sure. XOXO – Bacon

  9. NotAPunkRocker

    08/27/2014 at 2:48 pm

    I need to do something “fun” so I think I will do this (finally!) 🙂

    • PigLove

      08/27/2014 at 3:34 pm

      Please do my friends – it’s loads of fun. Especially when you get to see the prices from all over the world. 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

  10. Miss Harper Lee

    08/27/2014 at 3:52 pm

    It’s my favorite day of the month. I absolutely love seeing what everyone posts for Shopping Around the World. (My mommy/blogging assistant was a real slacker this month and didn’t do the required shopping. Bad Mommy; but I’ll light a fire under her for next month!) You’re mommy is one very, very smart shopper. My mommy really admires that. 🙂

    • PigLove

      08/27/2014 at 3:56 pm

      aaww thanks my beautiful friend! We will definitely be doing it again next month. Information will be posted very soon. ❤ you! XOXO – Bacon

  11. dezizworld

    08/27/2014 at 3:59 pm

    Aaaaw Bacon wiff all dat’s been goin’ on mommy hasn’t shopped at all this munff, so weez didn’t get any purrices. But mommy uses a purrscwiption deadowant and it costs $25.00. And mommy finks dat’s just cwazy, but oh well. And it’s not covewed by hers insuwance. Mommy chokes evewytime hers has to buy it. Weez can’t believ y’all only do 90 loads of laundwy a year. Even wiff jusst mommy washin’ fur hers she duz mowe laundwy than dat. MOL

    Luv ya’


    • PigLove

      08/27/2014 at 5:01 pm

      Snorticles – I understand my sweet Dezi. Ya’ll have been under total duress these past couple of weeks with your house situation. Don’t you worry – we do this every month on different things. Hopefully things are going to change for the better for ya’ll very soon. We keep praying for that here at the Hotel Thompson – hogs and snout kisses. And yep, we are down to washing clothes maybe once a week now. That’s a big change. We were doing it several times a week but we reorganized and dad does ALL of the washing/folding now. He’s organized like that – snorts. Love ya! XOXO – Bacon

      • dezizworld

        08/27/2014 at 5:32 pm

        Yep Bacon it’s been a cwazy year fur us, but multiplied exponentially in June and just kep gettin’ cwazier. But mommy has pulled da ads and is gunna help me make a posty here in a little bit. 🙂 Meez just luvs da shoppin’ postys and weez need sumfin’ to take ow mind off all dat’s goin’ on wound us. MOL Is gweat yous dad’s so organised. Mommy only duz laundwy once a week too, but dat once a week is a foo loads at a time. MOL Hers wuldn’t mind payin’ a little mowe fur a good detergent ifin it wuld last a year. 🙂

        Luv ya’


      • PigLove

        08/27/2014 at 7:32 pm

        Aaww. You give your mom some hugs and snout kisses from us sweet Dezi. Y’all so deserve it! XOXO – Bacon

      • dezizworld

        08/27/2014 at 8:06 pm

        Fanks Bacon. mommy sez fank yous hers needed dat. 🙂

        Luv ya’


    • PigLove

      08/27/2014 at 7:34 pm

      Aaww. Awesome. Thanks my friends!! XOXO – Bacon

  12. jaspersdoggyworld

    08/28/2014 at 2:27 am

    Our prices are fiinally up. The hired help around here can be somewhat slow around here.

  13. angelswhisper2011

    08/29/2014 at 4:24 am

    Oh, my sweet snort furriend, you always give us something to laugh. I don’t understand that deo-stuff either. I smell very delishiy-fishy, without using any kind of deo 😀
    I think the prices are quite simular to ours this time, Bacon. Granny tried the laundry-pods once too, they were new and didn’t cost anything, just to try them out, but they’re to expensive Euro 6,99 for 16 pods, but we saw just now, that they’re on sale, 32 pods for the same price 🙂 We might not have noticed, when there wasn’t this shopping game. YES! Extra Pawkisses on your snout..and see you later 😀 ❤

    • PigLove

      08/29/2014 at 9:17 am

      Awesomesauce!! I’m so glad this monthly game has brought attention to sales. SCORE FOR THE LITTLE PIGGY huh? Daddy believes in those pods. They make his life so much easier being the housedad – snorts. XOXO – Bacon


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