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kroberts13

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Re: On average how much do you spend on groceries?
« Reply #30 on: October 18, 2014, 09:05:24 pm »
i spend about 384. a month for a family of 4 but i have 2 diabetics in the house so i guess that is why i spend so much.i also go to food pantries what i dont get there i buy.they are building a dollar tree in my neighborhood so i guess my shopping for food will change, i cant wait.

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Re: On average how much do you spend on groceries?
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2014, 05:18:53 am »
On an average I spend about $75 a week on groceries for my husband, dog and myself.  We eat out maybe once a week.  I cook the rest of the meals.
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Re: On average how much do you spend on groceries?
« Reply #32 on: October 23, 2014, 08:10:58 am »
i try stay under 150.00 but sometime that does not happen with my big family.

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Re: On average how much do you spend on groceries?
« Reply #33 on: October 23, 2014, 08:20:20 am »
with just me and husband i usually average between 80-100 a week..that's all i can budget in for the moment
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Re: On average how much do you spend on groceries?
« Reply #34 on: October 23, 2014, 08:26:15 am »
We spend too much on groceries, since my daugther and her family moved in we spend an average of $200.00

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Re: On average how much do you spend on groceries?
« Reply #35 on: October 23, 2014, 09:03:46 am »
We probably spend $400-$500 a month.  We're really bad about small trips.

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Re: On average how much do you spend on groceries?
« Reply #36 on: October 23, 2014, 10:29:39 am »
I don't spent all that much, but I never do "big" shopping trips. I go once a week or so and just pick up whatever I am out of. For my daughter and I, I think I am usually under $200 a month.

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Re: On average how much do you spend on groceries?
« Reply #37 on: October 26, 2014, 04:59:09 pm »
Usually $100 a week

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Re: On average how much do you spend on groceries?
« Reply #38 on: October 26, 2014, 08:43:21 pm »
I average around $100 - $125 a week for a family of four.  The meat prices alone makes grocery shopping expensive.

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Re: On average how much do you spend on groceries?
« Reply #39 on: October 29, 2014, 10:04:38 am »
I realize i spend about $50 biweekly.

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Re: On average how much do you spend on groceries?
« Reply #40 on: October 29, 2014, 03:51:25 pm »
For a family of four, we spend about $160 to $180 a week.

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Re: On average how much do you spend on groceries?
« Reply #41 on: October 29, 2014, 05:59:44 pm »
I don't know cause I don't really do the shopping.  Honestly it depends on what you buy.  Premade stuff will cost you, but if you have the time to make stuff, then you can work on saving more money.  I'll make enchiladas which can cost about $20 in total for all the ingredients, but I have enough for maybe 12 servings, so if you cut it down to a one serving size, it isn't that bad cost wise.

The best thing to do is plan out what you want to make and figure out other things to do with the ingredients.  Like, I use onions a lot.  One onion can easily be split across 4 recipes to reduce the left overs like 1/4 for enchiladas, fajitas, sweet and sour chicken, and spaghetti.  Granted, onions don't cost a lot, but all those left overs can be a pain if you don't have a good way to store them.  Plus, after the 4th day of something, sometimes you begin to hate it.

If you do a lot of planning to maximize what you are buying across multiple meals, I'm sure keeping costs low wouldn't be too difficult.  And, of course, coupons and deals would also make things easier.

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Re: On average how much do you spend on groceries?
« Reply #42 on: October 29, 2014, 06:49:32 pm »
Well if I am eating whatever i want to in a month i spend close to 500 dollars at walmart on better months though its closer to 350 :)

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Re: On average how much do you spend on groceries?
« Reply #43 on: October 29, 2014, 07:26:28 pm »
I think on average I spend about 150 a week on the two of us.  But, we also eat out a lot!

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Re: On average how much do you spend on groceries?
« Reply #44 on: October 29, 2014, 10:36:49 pm »
Well since I buy for 5, it's hard to say how much per person. We spend 500 or so a month.

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