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Old 10-09-2008, 12:57 PM   #1
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What is your limit?

What is your usual budget you try to stick to for a weeks worth of groceries or two weeks worth?

I am currently just shopping for my daughter and I and it seems lately I am hitting about a hundred a week (with coupns!) and I cringe each time! Is this a normal amount? Or is this the change in grocery prices??

So what amount do you TRY to stay under whith you trip to the store?

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Old 10-09-2008, 01:03 PM   #2
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Just Paul and I here too... and 100$ used to do it... I think we're up to about $150 a week now. It hurts but what can ya do. We need to eat.
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:32 PM   #3
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Five here, and we stick to around $150 per week.
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:33 PM   #4
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Wow! What's your secret Mav?
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:41 PM   #5
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ALDI for most stuff, lots of coupons anywhere else. Love to get things on sale and have a coupon as well. Most grocery stores here are even taking expired coupons as well. That and right now we are keeping meals simple to keep them cheap.
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Old 10-09-2008, 02:02 PM   #6
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When Buck was alive, we spent $95 per week, which included pet foods/supplies, too. Now I spend significantly less, mostly because I have no appetite and eat just to "fill the hole." It takes me over a month to finish a 12-ounce bag of potato chips.

Like Maverick, I shop at Aldi. Also, take advantage of specials and am a coupon hound.
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Old 10-09-2008, 02:19 PM   #7
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budget? what's a budget?



we spend around $200 a week, and get takeout once or twice a week. usually sushi ($65), or italian ($50), and usually eat out for sunday brunch or dinner (another $50 to $75) . so, i guess we come in around $300+.

i have no idea where all of that goes.
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Old 10-09-2008, 02:40 PM   #8
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I usually spend a good $100 a week on groceries. We very seldom eat out.....I can cook just about anything we would order a whole cheaper. With the way the economy is going I will probably be eating out even less!
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Old 10-09-2008, 02:49 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 10-09-2008, 02:55 PM   #10
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oh, i didn't think of that stuff. just food.

we buy paper products and stuff like aluminum foil, ziplock bags, garbage bags, etc. at costco, seperate from our food bill.

the pets are another story. chalk up another $40 a week for them. (cats, parrots, hermit crabs, and a turtle)
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