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Old 03-06-2012, 08:30 AM   #201
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Zhizara, $33 is not a lot of money. It's a stretch to think a person could eat based on $1/day. How do you do it?
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:48 AM   #202
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It's only supplementary. I have enough income to buy the rest myself.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:14 AM   #203
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We try to spend about $90.00 a week for 2 adults & 1 child... We are currently taking the Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University course so we are using the envelope system. Each pay day we put $90.00 in it, that way we can't go over!! And if you do then there is no money to spend because there is no cash in the envelope. Then each week if we spend under the $90.00 then we add whatever is left to the next week's Grocery bill. (Example: Last week we only spent 80.00 at the grocery store for everything so this week we've got an extra $10.00 to spend if we want too) Dave stresses highly about it. Says if American's would use his envelope system we wouldn't be able to overspend every week. We try very hard not to go out to eat that much anymore. I can cook almost anything that we could order at a restaurant so we normally just eat at home. But sometimes DH likes to go out to eat just so I don't have to cook everyday of the week (which is nice) but i'd rather save money so in the end we can live like no other - Dave Ramsey's QUOTE
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:38 PM   #204
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In Uk I spend about 100 ($150) per week on family of 4 + cat for food, booze and all other household stuff (including nappies (diapers)). I know people who can do it for 60 ($100) but it is either a very basic diet or vegetarian (no chance here).

That does all our meals as me and the boy take packed lunches and dh and the baby eat at home except one breakfast out a week on top.

Coupons aren't really a thing here - loyalty cards (you get points on everything you spend) are for 2 of the major supermarkets but I don't shop with them as it doesn't make up for the increase in price. I do have a couple of loyalty cards that I can use on amazon and similar online shops and on my gas/electric bills and I can then spend the points on food shopping but I get so little I tend to save them up for christmas.
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Old 03-17-2012, 04:32 PM   #205
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We also need to bear in mind that the size of shopping carts has gotten larger over the past few years, with the specific intent of getting consumers to buy more.........marketing stratagies gotta love em!
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Old 03-17-2012, 04:37 PM   #206
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We also need to bear in mind that the size of shopping carts has gotten larger over the past few years, with the specific intent of getting consumers to buy more.........marketing stratagies gotta love em!
The Wegman's where I shop has small ones now. I always use them, I can't afford to fill up the big ones anymore!
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Old 03-18-2012, 03:06 AM   #207
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do they have a stick wuth an orange flag on them aunt bea?

again, those are supposed to be for kiddies to tag along with mom and dad and pretend to shop.
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Old 03-18-2012, 04:39 AM   #208
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again, those are supposed to be for kiddies to tag along with mom and dad and pretend to shop.
The kiddie-carts are just shrunken versions of regular carts.

There are adult-height half-carts available at several stores.

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Old 03-18-2012, 05:57 AM   #209
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That is the one!
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:41 AM   #210
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Never tried to figure a weekly average. There are many things like foil, dertergents etc. that are not purchased every week. Also, we will buy meat/seafood when on sale and stock the deep freeze. If I had to guess, probably $80.00 in food, for 2.
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