how much do you spend

@doormouse (4619)
October 17, 2009 1:26pm CST
how much do you spend on food shopping every week,in my family there are 5 people,3 kids 2 adults,i roughly spend £130 per week,where as my friend has a family of 6 and they spend bout £60-£70 max
4 responses
• United States
17 Oct 09
Before i moved, i was taking care of my grandchildren (two of them), and my daughter, and averaged about 30.00 a week on groceries. I did take a lot of short cuts though. Also, i only bought what was on sale that week.
@doormouse (4619)
18 Oct 09
how on earth did you manage to shop for £30 a week,my kids eat me out of house and home
• United States
18 Oct 09
I was very careful in what i bought. Usually, i only bought what was on sale, and then i cooked around what i had available. I did use a lot of coupons also. Also, i made snacks, cakes, pies, brownies, and popcorn at home, which cut out buying a lot of sweets.
@rosepedal64 (4192)
• United States
17 Oct 09
Hi doormouse There is just me and my hubby that live in my house. So I usually spend about 80 dollars a week on groceries. I try to plan my meals out for the week and get his lunch stuff too. I've been working on how to cut that back some too. It is just so hard with the prices going up every week. Great discussion. Keep up the good work.
@doormouse (4619)
18 Oct 09
that's quite a lot of money for just the 2 of you
• United States
18 Oct 09
I just got back from grocery shopping. I only spent 53 dollars today. I think that will get us thru to next pay check. I still down and planned the meals a little better this time. I will have it made if I don't have to go back during the next week.
@jugsjugs (13045)
17 Oct 09
I have 5 children that are living at home as well as me and my husband.Every week we do a main shop and that is about £140 sometimes £170 as well as we top up shopping during the week with milk,bread etc.Perhaps your friend buys take aways or is never there at meal times.
@doormouse (4619)
18 Oct 09
oh my god,i'm so glad i only have 3 kids,your shopping bill is really high
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
3 Nov 09
We are a family of four and we are now down to less than 100 dollars a week for our food. I cook dinner at home nearly every night (we have cut down eating out from two times per week to 1 time every other week). I write out the plan of what we are planning to eat for the next two weeks and I write out a shopping list. Then I take my list first to Aldi's because it is the cheapest and buy as many of the things there as I can. Then I go across the street to Wal-Mart and get the things that Aldi's didn't have. We aren't eating a lot of junk either. For this week we had soup beans and cornbread last night, we are having meatball subs, black bean burritos, homemade pizza, roast with potatos and carrots and hamburger steak.