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Old 03-05-2014, 02:53 PM   #251
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I have no idea how much we spend per week. When I shop, I stock up on things when they are on sale. When I get low on something I add it to my list. When I go to the store for the things I need, I check around for things on sale to add to my stock.

To figure out what I "spend" per week, I would have to keep track of what I use all week and add up what the cost would be. I do a lot of shopping at Aldi's and that saves a bundle. I also go to WalMart for some things, and to the regular grocery store for others. It's been a long time since I went for groceries once a week and bought the food for the week.
You could average a month or two to get a rough idea.
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I have no idea. It's hard to tell when everything including food is taxed and at different rates.

I'll just have to take the time to decipher my register tapes to figure it out.
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You could average a month or two to get a rough idea.

That's what I was going to suggest.
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Old 03-05-2014, 05:24 PM   #254
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I have no idea. It's hard to tell when everything including food is taxed and at different rates.

I'll just have to take the time to decipher my register tapes to figure it out.
The amount you spend should include taxes, I think. You have to pay it to get the food, after all
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That's what I was going to suggest.
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I'm thinking of my Walmart shopping. So much of what I buy there is not food, or even cooking related. Clothes, books, office supplies, vitamins....
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I'm thinking of my Walmart shopping. So much of what I buy there is not food, or even cooking related. Clothes, books, office supplies, vitamins....

We have different things we buy at different stores. Since retiring, I don't browse as much because that causes impulse purchases. Social Security does not allow for them. At Walmart, I buy some food items regularly, but never a full order. I also buy most of my health and beauty aids there. DH buys some automobile supplies. Otherwise, I try to stay out of the other departments. We have Aldi's, Giant Eagle food chain, Target, WalMart and Kohls within 5 miles of our home. We also have a couple strip malls with small specialty stores. I remember WalMart when it didn't have a grocery department. Now they are expanding the grocery department in Target. I think that's a mistake since they have a Giant Eagle next door and WalMart and Aldi's across the street. I will buy groceries there if something is on sale for a good price, but not otherwise. I think the only groceries they will sell is if someone is in there for something else.
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Buckytom: what does your Irish or Gaelic sentence say? I tried an online translator (Irish to English) and it only gave me:
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Buckytom: what does your Irish or Gaelic sentence say? I tried an online translator (Irish to English) and it only gave me:
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Buckytom hasn't been around for quite some time I think he got really busy with work and his son's activities.
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I'm solo. I have a roommate that I try not to share things with. Usually $50/wk and I don't go out much for meals.
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