(Closed) How much do you spend on groceries?

posted 5 years ago in Married Life
Post # 31
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

We spend maybe $25 a week for the two of us, but we only shop about every 3 weeks unless we need some milk, eggs, bread, or salad. For the most part we eat at work. I work 6 days a week and I get breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided and by the time I’m off I’m not hungry enough to eat at home. Same with him, so really we eat cereal, PB and J, grilled cheese, saladn, fruit, or yogurt at home. He got a 300 pound pig for free from his last job so he’s got a winters worth of meat for himself. I guess we’re cost efficiant eaters! Half our budget just goes to Mt. Dew for him TBH.

Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Around $100/week and we eat pretty healthy. I don’t buy snacks or drinks except for milk. Our staples are eggs, milk, meats and produce and random things like peanut butter and whatnot.

Post # 33
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

I feel like we spend way too much after reading through these… 

Our monthly spending is about $1,000, but that’s everything we buy at the grocery store, so that includes cleaning and other household/bath products too.  I try to buy only all-natural and organic ingredients, and we live in Alaska, so things are more expensive here than other places.  

Last month spent $1,500 in one day going to Fred Meyer, Costco and the butcher, but that’s to stock up on stuff in case we have any bad storms hit this winter.  The last thing I want is to get stuck in the house with nothing to cook! 

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

$100 to $120 a month

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest

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paigey22:  About $120 a week for the two of us, but somehow my grocery budget picking up the odd thing here and there ends up being about $600-700 a month 

FYI I live in Ontario 

Post # 36
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I budget 300 a month for groceries. We eat most of our meals at home and make lunches to take to work. We spend probably another 100 on eating out each month for work lunches/date nights when they come up. 

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I would estimate we spend $80 per week. We do a lot of buying ahead when there’s sales on meat specifically. We’ve gotten ridiculously good at budgeting and coupons lol. We’ll move our food plans around what sales are going on that week. We also primarily shop every two weeks at those huge bulk places like Woodman’s, Sam’s Club, etc. If we shopped for the same stuff at a generic grocery, our bill would be at least $160 per week. We also buy generic unless we really prefer brand name. Fresh fruits and veggies are still in our carts – those I refuse to cut out. 

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t always keep track perfectly, but it’s usually about $300/month for the two of us (including things like toothpaste,toilet paper etc). So, about $75 per week, and we eat well! We stock up at Costco once a month and supplement with small walmart trips when we need to. We don’t buy many processed/prepackaged foods because we prefer healthier whole foods. It works out well that that stuff is much cheaper!

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

LOL we are soooo cheap right now as I am out of a job at the moment :/ & just graduated college (walking saturday 🙂 ) …. we spend about $100 or so a MONTH… sometimes more ( when we are to busy to shop and end up grabbing easy meals)  but avg. ……………………… that sjust foo dI should add we dont regurally buy things like paper towels, toilet paper or cat items etc bc we buy that stuff in bulk at sams…

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Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

About $200 a month – sometimes less sometimes more. We usually shop at Costco, Whole Foods, and Market Street.  

Post # 41
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I try to spend about 50-70 a week at the grocery, not including beer. We eat healthy so most of that is produce. I don’t buy any snacks or drinks from the inner aisles of the grocery. Also we usually buy meat at Sams or Costco. We do go out to eat at least once a week. 

Post # 42
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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paigey22:  its embarressing how much we spend but we live in a remote community. so organic milk is 6 bucks for us, a half gallon. so its got to be about 150 a week also ild say but keeping in mind that we forage a lot. we hunt for deer (if we have a deer roast or turkey we made soup from the bones and leftover meat), smoke fish, catch fish, pick berries, pick mushrooms, and i have ducks so i only eat duck eggs now. my Darling Husband eats but i try not to buy tons of chips. i try to splurge on healthy food, like nuts, they fill you up more so i eat less. i dont budget food per say. i think what we put into our bodies is super important. if i notice we are going to the store too much we try to make it a priority to stay home and eat what we have. there is just the two of us. Darling Husband has a large family that lives in town so we all eat together a lot. but when they come over im feeding about 10 people. so its give and take. i say 150 a week but its prob more like 600 a month. which freaks me out thinking about it. but i buy a ton of veggies and am spending 50 bucks just on produce today. i watch everything i do buy at the store though. one time i was going to buy an apple and it was 5 bucks…. seriously. so i put it back and waited till the large bag of apples were on sale for 7. i also like to buy stuff on sale and make from what i have at home. i made all meals from scratch. i dont like to eat processed food but will have a can of tomato soup here and there. 

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

200 on meat. We only eat Omaha steak and hit them up once a month when they have sales. Another $100 on everything else. I only buy during bogo. Also another 100 on alcohol.

 

Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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LindyLu:  This! I gave up on trying to clip coupons because it was all for Lean Cuisines and other frozen meals or crappy, packaged goods and I didn’t want to buy something I normally wouldn’t just because I had 40 cents off.

Post # 45
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Buzzing bee

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paigey22:  We spend $200 a month for Fiance and I. We live in NYC so keeping costs this low is definitely a challenge! If you want to PM me I can give you a link to my blog that really goes into how I am able to do this. I’d rather not post my blog on here since I like to be a little bit anon. 🙂

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