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post #41 of 54
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Originally Posted by Justbranches5 View Post

I admire all of you so much! We have 5 in our family, but our son is an hour away at college. We can't help him with much school wise, but we do buy his groceries (he rents a room from a guy with a house off campus).  I started the Dave Ramsay envelope trick last week with a $200 budget (for household goods, toiletries & food) and failed miserably!! I was over by $60 :(   

I did only allow myself $$150 this week to make up for at and I haven't spent much yet (4 days left!). I am determined to make this work!  I guess I need to spend more time on these boards! drool.gif

 

We do live in a very expensive area for groceries (only a Walmart-more expensive than most) & 2 grocery stores) with no Aldi's.  I also am very health conscious and on a weight loss plan so I buy a lot of fresh foods.  I price match at Walmart and clip coupons but most coupons aren't for the things I buy & I find I'm spending more to switch brands. 

Ugh. Wish me luck...seems I should be able do much better than $200/week!! 


Quoting myself above :)   Okay, I am proud and happy to announce that of the 150 I had in my envelope this week, I still have $60 left! I "pay" myself $200 on Mondays to spend for the week so I guess I will see how much I can keep rolling over :)  I definitely did better my second week than my first!

 

post #42 of 54
According to the article below, the average family grocery bill is going to rise $875 per year next year because of the drought.

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/08/06/food-prices-rise-drought-money-saving-tips/
post #43 of 54
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Originally Posted by Kim View Post

According to the article below, the average family grocery bill is going to rise $875 per year next year because of the drought.
http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/08/06/food-prices-rise-drought-money-saving-tips/

That's almost $20 extra per week. I think if wiser choices are made and less unnecessary items are purchased then, overall, an impact toward the food budget could be avoided. Yes, some items will certainly go up due to the drought. If you always put the same items in your cart time after time with no regard for the price increase, then of course you'll definitely be hit. If you get a bit creative then you'll be fine.

 

 

What I feel like will be a greater problem toward grocery budgets will be the rising gas prices. That impacts every consumer product across the board, not just regional foodstuffs. That will make keeping budgets and meal plans in check much more challenging. I'd be far more interested in a study predicting that nightmare.

post #44 of 54

I spend for our family of 6 about 250-300 a month. 

post #45 of 54
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Originally Posted by mompapa View Post

 How much money do most families of 4-6 people spend in groceries a week??

 

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Our Family budget is $70 to $80 for a week. :)

post #46 of 54

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post #47 of 54

We average about $75/week, not including eating out.  The eating out messes up the food budget, but we are working on eating at home more and bringing lunches to work smile.gif

post #48 of 54

There are 6 of us in the southeastern US and I have been spending about $600 a month not counting eating out. The last few weeks I have noticed that I am throwing out more and more food. So the plan is menu planning and reducing it a little at a time. The goal for March is $400. This means couponing and sticking to a meal plan.

post #49 of 54
In the last few months our grocery bill has literally doubled. We haven't bought anything different. Are good prices rising? I know ground beef is for sure. Our family of 4 spends about 100 dollars every week! It used to be 50. Also, we don't shop so much at Aldis after we found a roach in our pasta. =-O
post #50 of 54
We spend between $200 n $400 a month on groceries
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