Tiffany - posted on 07/20/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )
I need some help from other moms, on ideas of how to cut costs. We have shut off our house phone, sattelite, went to levelized billing so our utilities are the same each month. I also sold my Volvo, and paid cash for a small SUV so no more Volvo payment!! My biggest problem is our food bill.
I am a huge Coupon fan, so I print off coupons and hit the sales, ect. But Still my food bill will run us about $700-800 ( about $200 A WEEK) a month not including eating out. FOR THREE PEOPLE! We do eat alot of meat, and fresh fruits/ salads so I know that adds to the bill. BUT I try and buy in bulk, or on the sale rack for the meat. especially if I know I am getting ready to freeze it anyhow.
We take our lunch everyday, so we are not eating out. I try to cook a few dinners on Sunday for the rest of the week, so i dont have to spend so much time when we get home from work.
Anyway, what are some tips that you have done in the economy to cut costs overall? Also, I dont shop at wally world or places like it, I stick to the grocery stores, and Dollar Tree. Otherwise my bill would be even higher a week!! I use Dollar Tree for things like paper plates, cups, TP, Paper towels ect. Just staples, everything is a dollar!! Then the grocery for food items, you cant get at the dollar tree.
Just curious how other moms do it. And if you feel comfortable, what is your weekly grocery bill for how many ppl?