What stores, Rebecca? This week was the first and only time I've ever seen them in my area. In fact, the "sale prices" have been creeping up: 3 for $8, etc.
Across the board, except for loss-leaders, I've noticed a 10% hike in the "sale prices" and at Aldi in our area. That translates to about 20% increase overall. (I'm sure the truth is obfuscated in the govt. reports!) So, now, I stock up on loss leaders like I'm stocking a bunker.