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Old 10-09-2008, 03:15 PM   #11
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There are two of us. I pack my B'Fast and lunch daily. I pack DW's lunch. We cook dinner in. Maybe twice a week at the local diner for $25.00 or so. Groceries, including expendables is about $170.00. New York Metro area.

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Old 10-09-2008, 03:42 PM   #12
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There are two of us. I pack my B'Fast and lunch daily. I pack DW's lunch. We cook dinner in. Maybe twice a week at the local diner for $25.00 or so. Groceries, including expendables is about $170.00. New York Metro area.

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Is that per week Adillo?

And babe how many is yours for??

Thank you for eveyones responses, I was feeling like I wasn't watching my spending very well but I guess what we spend is looking pretty average!
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Old 10-09-2008, 04:24 PM   #13
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i grocery shop on line once a month. runs about 300 dollars. now remember that includes cat supplies, paper goods, cleaning supplies, food bags, foil etc. so not all is on food. since i don't drive this is the best way i have figured out how to do it.
Same here, babe. Buck's and my $95/week expenditure included ALL our shopping items. Detergents, paper goods, pet supplies (I already mentioned), canned, fresh and frozen foods. I also purchase OTC pharmacy items and toiletries and make-up, etc. out of that money.

Been shopping this way for more years than I can count, especially when the 5 children were small and I had to make our money s-t-r-e-t-c-h.
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Old 10-09-2008, 04:30 PM   #14
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We spend about 100-150 a week , which includes pet food, paper products etc. There is only 2 of us. We shop on Wednesday for the 5% off senior discount. as well as clip coupons.
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My budget is $175 a week and that includes everything - paper products, booze, baby supplies (even though he is not a baby anymore) -- I usually go over - that does not include eating and/or ordering out - we are a family of four.
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Old 10-09-2008, 05:37 PM   #16
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Good point, I didn't count the dog food, aluminum foil, or garbage bags. We don't buy paper products except toilet paper.
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Old 10-09-2008, 05:42 PM   #17
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Your family uses linen napkins everyday?? Wow thats alot of laundry!
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Napkins?? I think I have heard of them....
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Old 10-09-2008, 05:53 PM   #19
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Well even if you use your sleeves, it's still alot of laundry!!
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Dee lady - Yes that is per week. Buying B'Fast in NYC used to cost between $$7 and $10. Lunch was $7 to $15. DW was also buying lunch. While the grocery bill seems higher than what the rest are posting, I think we are saving. Since it is all measl. Dog food / pet supplies are bought in bulk. Food 200# at at time. Nupro 20# pails. Bovine femers about 2 every other moth.

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