A TIKTOK influencer known for his budget advice has posted a video revealing the dramatic impact inflation has had on Walmart’s grocery bill.
With nearly 88,000 followers, TikToker @Amywaytosave has introduced three shopping destinations for 2020-2023.
The mega-store was previously criticized for having prices soar amid inflation.
“Towards the end of 2020, I went to Walmart and bought all these things for $10.90.
The video showed Amy dropping a variety of staples into her shopping cart, from milk to potatoes to eggs.
It seems that I was able to make a week’s worth of meals by myself using the ingredients I purchased.
“At the beginning of 2022, there was a lot of talk about inflation in the grocery stores.
That was over a year ago.
Amy puts her shopping experiment to the test again and is back at the grocery store in 2023.
“This week, I went back again and bought the same item,” she said.
Many social media users flooded her comments section with their reactions to the shocking experiment.
One user was quick to blame the grocery store.
“I think it’s important to note that this isn’t just inflation, businesses are intentionally raising prices and making record profits,” @draculawyer wrote.
Another TikToker was skeptical of the news about how widespread inflation was, noting that grocery bills didn’t line up with reported increases.
TikToker @dallascoal commented:
Some people have taken matters into their own hands.
“I’m growing potatoes and lettuce this year. If it wasn’t for HOA, I’d have chickens!” exclaimed @carlat92.
TikTok users aren’t the first to transition to subsistence farming to save money ahead of the looming recession.
Despite the dark news, deal queen @Amywaytosave continues to post all of her best finds at Walmart and other discount department stores.
A Walmart representative did not immediately respond to US Sun’s request for comment.