(Closed) What is your weekly grocery budget for 2??

posted 8 years ago in Home
  • poll: What is your weekly grocery budget?
    Below $50 : (19 votes)
    9 %
    $50-70 : (53 votes)
    25 %
    $70-90 : (47 votes)
    22 %
    $90-100 : (35 votes)
    16 %
    $100-125 : (49 votes)
    23 %
    We eat out more than 2x per week : (10 votes)
    5 %
    We eat out most of the week : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 49
    Member
    7172 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I think you are doing really good with that!  I track our groceries monthly and we range anywhere from $475-$650 a month with around $550 being average.  That’s only grocery stores and doesn’t include tolietries (but does include alcohol).

    We do another $300-600 on eating out (per month).  That’s brunch on the weekends and maybe 1 dinner out per week.

    Post # 50
    Member
    794 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We do a monthly shop and spend between 300-500 dollars depending on if we need cat stuff, toiletries.  I want to cut it back but we really don’t splurge it is just the essentials.

    Post # 51
    Member
    4371 posts
    Honey bee

    About $125-150 a week for 2.

    Post # 52
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    5219 posts
    Bee Keeper

    We eat out so much I would be scared to see our weekly bill! Although… we keep the eating out to Fri and Sat nights with friends, and I do most of the cooking/pizza ordering during the week!

    Post # 53
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    1458 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @MCC919: Haha I’m no expert, but I do take tips from the experts! There are some really great blogs I follow that do all the drugstore matchups. My favorite is Hip2Save. She also posts any good printable coupons, as they often run out of prints really quickly. 

    As for groceries, people usually scan the ads ahead of time and post them online with all the coupon matchups. Find out what day your sale cycle starts, and just google it. For example, I would google Shaws coupon matchups 10/7 and I can easily find it. WeUseCoupons is a good resource.

    So really, I just follow what other people post about. I get the Sunday paper, clip all the coupons, and keep a giant coupon binder that I tote to the store (okay, I think this is the only part that makes me look like a crazy coupon lady) because a lot of times there are unadvertised sales or clearance items you can get for free with a coupon. I find it’s easier to start small and pick one grocery store and one drug store and work from that. CVS and Walgreens usually have similar sales and rewards, so just pick one so you aren’t overwhelmed. I was really frustrated when I started, but once I got the hang of the sale cycles and stores’ coupon policies, it didn’t take much more time than if I was shopping without coupons. If you have any questions, feel free to PM me. Or maybe we should start a spin-off couponing thread!

    Post # 54
    Member
    1356 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    holy cow. I spent $40/week for the two of us. I stack coupons and shop target.

    doesn’t include dog food, but that’s every other month or every 2 months, so I don’t count it. I typically buy bread, pasta, fruit, etc – meat every other week (bulk and freeze it) and the weeks in between, any toiletries I might need.

    Incidentals like tampons, I buy once in awhile at BJs. 

    Post # 55
    Member
    1420 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    We you usually have two or three weeks when we spend around $100 per week and then two or three weeks when we spend about $75 (two adults, one dog, one cat).

    I don’t buy any meat at the supermarket (I work at a meat processing plant) and we don’t drink a lot of milk or eat alot of fresh vegies which reduces our grocery bill.

     

    Post # 56
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    952 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We spend probably between 80 and 100 dollars a week. I like to buy lots of pre-cut veggies and fruit. It encourages me to eat a lot more of that stuff so I think it’s worth it. We do however plant a huge garden and also eat a lot of deer and elk so that saves us some $$. 

    Post # 57
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    1221 posts
    Bumble bee

    i voted 50-70 because i go one week to do a big grocery around $120… and the next week i go back for banana’s (hate mushy bananas) salad… for some reason it always goes bad! usually the second one is only like $20-$30

    Post # 58
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    405 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We spend about 100-125 per week.  That includes paper products, detergent, alcohol and drugstore/target stuff.  I try couponing but really I try not to buy more fresh produce so those coupons are hard to come by.  We eat out probably 1x per week.  

    Post # 59
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    2432 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We spend $150 every two weeks. Definitely look for coupons.. I buy some higher-priced items (like cage-free, omega-3 eggs) but often can find coupons which make them about the same price as the “regular” variety. I typically save 50-70 dollars with coupons, so I suppose we’re actually buying closer to $200 worth of merchandise.

    Post # 60
    Member
    1697 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    A WEEK? I have a 12 year old boy who eats like a horse and we pay 150-200 A MONTH!! we eat very healthy and never eat out. ever. but my Fi was in the restaurant business for many years in his 20’s so he is amazing in the kitchen. We buy our meat in bulk and freeze and get fresh produce weekly. And we mix it up a lot too!

    Post # 61
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    1398 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think we average about $75 a week. We get paid every 2 weeks, and on payday we do a big shopping trip and spend about $100, on this trip we usually buy all of our meat for the 2 weeks and pet food, paper products and cleaning stuff. On the next week, we usually do a grocery trip for bread, eggs, produce, and milk and anything we have run out of since the big grocery trip. That usually runs us about $35-50.00 We try to only go to the store once a week, and I think that alone saves alot of money. We do try to hit the farmers market on the weekend in the summer time and that is usually about $20, but well worth it for all the fresh yummies.

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