Groceries - What do you spend? how many in your family?

Leah - posted on 04/30/2010 ( 270 moms have responded )

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My husband wants me to spend $100 a week on groceries? i would love to do coupons and save like i see alot of people doing but where we live there just isn't alot of big box stores to choose from. I would have to go to the twin cities to get choice. The one store that does ad's don't do double coupon. then there is walmart. in the Cities we have Cub and Rainbow (rainbow does double coupons, up to a limit) but both are 20-30m drive. I have 5 members in the family and 3 furbabies. I am trying to get an idea what is somes grocery spending so I can show the man my findings. i know food cost may go up some when the kids start summer vacay.

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Jana - posted on 05/06/2010

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Tell your husband to do the grocery shopping himself and he will find that it's easy to go over the $100 and that $100 won't get you far. I do clip coupons and try to use them on every shopping trip. I don't budget myself although I should. We are a family of 3 with 4 furbabies ( like that term). Just covering those furbabies takes a big hunk out of that $100. There are basically 2 grocery stores I go to and neither does double coupons. We have Walmart and Target which help to lower the cost. I think buying in bulk and stocking up when things are on sale will help.

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I have a 3 person household myself, my husband (aka the black hole) and our 10 month old son.
I roughly spend 500 - 600 a MONTH on groceries.
I normally shop between costco, superstore and walmart depending on how prices are. Since my son is EBF all I buy is solids and I tend to make alot of his food from scratch.

Amy - posted on 05/06/2010

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I noticed that many posts indicated making weekly meal menus. I completely agree with all of those posts! If it's not planned in the menu, you're putting yourself at a higher risk of letting the food spoil or expire and then you ended up spending your money on nothing. Also, I rarely ever buy any namebrand product; it's usually the store brand that we get. With that in mind, we have 4 to sometimes 6 people to feed in this house and we budget $250.00 every two weeks. I try coupons when I can but normally store brand products don't offer coupons. I also try to visit several stores if possible, though it's very tempting to just drive over to the store that's a block away. I still wish I could lower my grocery shopping. Good luck though!

Kristen - posted on 05/06/2010

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We have 8 in the family and we spend 3 to 4 hundred a month at Costco then in between we go to Albertsons and spend about 1 to 2 hundred on things we run out off. Th bulk we spend at Costco. Hope This Helps good luck

Brenda - posted on 05/06/2010

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my household is 5 and 1 pet, and for us it's impossible to spend 100 dollars on groceries weekly; although most of the time i buy special sale. I recommend you check the ads in supermarkets, grocery stores and compare. I recommend you also try pillsbury.com find there valuable discount coupons.
good luck

Dorita - posted on 05/06/2010

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I too live in an area where we have very little choice. Walmart and Shop-n-Kart. I have to drive an hour to Winco. I spend 125 - 150.00 a week for a family of five, and purchase mainly fresh fruits and veggies, dairy products, and some Organic cereals, dry beans and rice. I cook mainly from scratch, almost everything. We even made homemade hamburger buns this week....I do not know how to cut it any more, although we have started our garden and that shall help some over the summer. Groceries here in WA state are insane!

Elva - posted on 05/06/2010

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Wow I need to more frugal...there are only two of us plus 3 pugs, 1 cat, fish and my little yorkie. We spend anywhere from $400 + not including eating out. One of the things we do is buy bulk and have some delievered. We buy a lot of brands and whatever we like... I try to make a weekly menu. We keep both refreigerators full plus a freezer. I think I am out of control. Any suggestions.

Stacey - posted on 05/05/2010

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I wish I could help, but I struggle with having to feed 3 adults (father-in-law lives with us and EATS alot!), two kids (3 & 4) and one cat. Even with menu planning, I spend between $250-$300 every two weeks and that's on the conservative side, only food. Does not include the paper goods and other things.

Christina - posted on 05/05/2010

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FYI...i don't buy frozen meat...it sounded like that's what i was saying. i buy fresh meat and then freeze if need be! :o)

Christina - posted on 05/05/2010

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we have a family of 7 and i spend anywhere from $100-150 a week. i keep my cans and boxed good stored up so i don't have to buy them every week and usually get things that are on sale. i mostly shop at walmart or resibeck's pick n save. i get my WIC (we have 2 on formula and all of our 5 are 3 and under so we get a lot of WIC...it's a life saver!) at kroger's because we can earn points to go towards gas. it's doable...we eat a lot of pasta (very cheap and very filling) and i buy BIG bags of frozen veggies and meat. if meat is on sale and i can afford it i will but an extra packet and freeze it. i freeze a lot of our meat. you can even freeze 1% and skim milk if it's on sale and you want more than 1! hope this helps!!!

Christina - posted on 05/05/2010

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Well, I posted before I actually took a look at how much we spend. I was appalled by what I saw and will be making an extremely bigger effort to change how much I spend on groceries.

Leah - posted on 05/05/2010

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I spent about 350 to 400 a month on food for our four person family. on the first of every month one of the stores i shop at has a meat sale. so I get all my meat that day. usually chicken, burger meat, a little steak and pork chops. i plan our meals weekly and don't get anything that is not on my list. I keep fresh fruit and veg at my house at all times. my two love apples bananas, carrots, and any other kind of fruit and veg pretty much but those are their favs.

Amy - posted on 05/05/2010

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Our average is about $120 a week-family of 4 with two teenagers that seem to have bottomless stomachs at times!! We have been trying not to eat out

Shari - posted on 05/05/2010

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With 6 children and myself we spend near $200 a week. Sometimes more due to the fact my children ALWAYS have friends over. My 18 yr. old and a couple of his friends seem to walk through the door around dinner time but all is good. I will shop according to what my grocery ads have on sale. Which usually means going to 2 or 3 stores but I so save. I use coupons that I receive online or through our Sunday paper and at times, I pay $0 dollars for an item. First off it's buy one get one free and with a dollar coupon from store then manufacture coupon it comes to nothing. Now those are few but when I do I take advantage of it. I also have learned to shop the outter part of the grocery store and not so much the isles. I buy tons of fresh veggies and fruits. I learned this from Dr. Oz. And buying whatever meats are on sale, then bread, dairy and need it be, the isles, but I make this very short and stick to my list. I also shop at Sam's once a month and buy in bulk and I am amazed at how much I save doing this. I think through experience I have learned these techniques. That and being allowed only so much for food. I hope this helps. =)

Karin - posted on 05/05/2010

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I have 6 to feed at home plus soccer, baseball and 1 classroom a week. So with that, toiletries, birthday parties and more, it comes to about $230/week. Food alone comes to about $180/wk, or $200/wk in the summer when they eat, eat, eat. Now granted, I have 2 in diapers, so that adds up.
I don't get a newspaper, so no coupons, however, if there is a sale on a staple item, I stock up. I plan out my menu 1 month in advance, and go from there. It REALLY helped to cut down on the food expenses, and we eat in more often. Less processed food makes more healthy kiddos too. Good luck! Budgeting always stinks, and the food budget is usually the 1st thing to get trimmed down.

Jess - posted on 05/05/2010

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Amber, I have a picky child too. I would suggest trying to back off on the carbs and get him to eat more fruits and veggies. If you can't then I suggest a multivitamin. The have them in liquid form so you dont have to fight to get him to take it. Also, there is a web site that helps with meal ideas for young children. They are all pretty simple and quick. It is wholesomebabyfood.com. It has helped me a lot over the past 2 years.

Jess - posted on 05/05/2010

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That is sort of unrealistic. I have a family of 4 and we spend about 250.00-300 every two weeks. You can pare-down by buying off brands, comparison shopping, on-line coupons, and only buying frozen or canned fruits and veggies but that is about it. I do not recommend only buying canned fruits and veggies because fresh is best. Sometimes farmers markets can be cheaper but you really have to look. If your family is really in financial trouble I would suggest seeking assistance from family or government. Good luck!

Dawn - posted on 05/05/2010

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we spend well over 400 a month. i live with my mom and dad, plus me and my son who is 3 and my fiance who eats supper with us. so 4 adults and 1 kid...plus a dog...theres a place her called aldis which we shop first, then buy what we couldnt find there at walmart...walmart only because that is all that is around us. i usually dont clip coupons..i dont have time and besides i always forget when i get to the checkout! haha.

Amber - posted on 05/05/2010

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Well we're on a really set income and my son is 3 and my daughter is 10 months, My son is an incredibly picky eater. He eats PB&Jam sandiwches alot for snacks and scrambled eggs every morning and pastas for dinner. I'm trying to get him to eat healthy but not having much luck.
My daughter refuses to eat her baby food anymore but I am having a hard time trying to figure out what to make for her besides scrambled eggs and blended pasta. P.S I am the worlds worst cook lol

my shopping list mainly contains: Eggs,Milk, Tons of Bread, Stuff for spahetti (me and my bf have that alot) but I mainly only buy my sons stuff and everyone knows not to touch his food.
My grocery store here doesn't do coupons but I get 16$ in food vouchers every 2 weeks from my pregnancy outreach worker, so that helps alot!

Kim - posted on 05/05/2010

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There are 4 of us humans and 4 pets in family. I spend 200. plus every two weeks. If I do one week shopping, I spend more @ 150. per week. I tend to buyer more in bulk (family sized meats, etc) when I shop every other week.

*Sara, ty for the links!

Lauren - posted on 05/05/2010

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I spend about 350-400 a month, for a family of 5. (not including my mom in laws dog) My husband, mother in law, 3 year old daughter, 8 month old son, and I.

I also don't by all that pre-packaged, single serving, or easy-meal stuff. You are mostly paying for just plastic!
also, plan all your meals ahead of time.

everything is store brand, because it all tastes the same to me! if it is not store brand or on sale, I don't buy it. We do not waste anything. leftovers are put towards soups or stews, or casseroles. I sometimes may shop at up to 4 different stores a month... It can be a pain, but I always get the best deals.

And, lliana is right: before you put anything in your cart, ask yourself, "do I really need this?" will it go far? will it make other meals with the leftovers?

I make all desserts from scratch. not all the time, but its cheaper, and better for you. Make your own baby food. Its actually better for them, and if you make it at the beginning of the week and freeze them in single servings, can you IMAGINE how much cheaper that would be?
I am sure it will go up a little once both my children are in school and older, but I still have the right idea, I think.

Christina - posted on 05/05/2010

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We have 2 children under the age of 2. I am not nursing as we adopted both boys. We spend (for our family of 4) about $500 per month, but I'm trying to cut back too. $100 seems pretty low, but it can be done. My Brother's SIL makes it work. She does meat and veggies first on the conveyer (and the most important items) and gets them to total up every so often. When she gets to $100, then the rest goes back. It helps to have a weekly list of what you will need for that week (if you are doing weekly shopping). I do monthly. Coupons are good for those items that you won't settle for anything else, however, if you buy the store brand, chances are it is cheaper than the item with the coupon. Hope this helps.

Kerry - posted on 05/05/2010

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Wow ok so in the UK we shop at the Walmart which here is called Asda but spend roughly £70 per week for 5 of us and that includes a couple of small treats. Personally I find it better to shop alone as that way it gets done quicker and you only have yourself to blame about whats in the trolley at the end of it, so send whoever has the best willpower x

Angela - posted on 05/05/2010

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HI. I have a family of 6 plus 4 furbabies. I have gotten very good at budgeting lately. I am not sure if you realized this but...Walmart will match a sale from ANY competing store as long as you bring the circular. It must match the same brand,size and dates of sale. Also most of the drug stores now have "bonus bucks" or vouchers that are redeemable on your next trip to the store. These are fabulous. I can usually get things like toiletries and paper goods just about free. Last week Rite Aid drug store actually PAID ME $5 for buying Dove shampoo and conditioner. It really is a matter of sitting down and going thru your circulars and mapping out a plan for the week. It might be worth it to visit 2-3 stores and save ALOT of money.
Hope this helps. Call your local Walmart and ask them about competitors pricing. It's a great little secret. Happy Shopping!!!!

Emma - posted on 05/05/2010

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Well I spend R3000 (USD 316.02) a month to feed 4, and 2 pets that includes all food, nappies, cleaning products ect

Im a discount Shopper so i hunt for stuff on special, and buy in bulk where i can.

Karina - posted on 05/05/2010

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Well I'm not sure if this helps but i spend $150 a fortnight on groceries. There is just my hubbie, me and 1yr girl. We cut back on alot and eat the same meals a few times in a row. You just need to plan out what your going to have to eat everyday for the next week or two. Just so you know I do live in Australia and coupons are non-existant. ALSO TAKE CASH NEVER PAY WITH CREDIT!

Beth - posted on 05/04/2010

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My budget is $300 a month, there are 6 in my family (13 year old, 3 year old, 2 year old and 7 month old, my husband & myself) and we are expecting another baby in the fall. This budget includes the household items as well as diapers for the two youngest. I try to use coupons and buy things on sale, but a lot of the things I buy I rarely (if ever) find coupons for. It is very difficult for me to keep in the budget and often end up running out of things before the end of the month. But we make do and no one goes hungry around here.

Amber - posted on 05/04/2010

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wow I feel so poor reading this lol! We're a family of four and we only spend about $100 - $150 a month on groceries

Tressa - posted on 05/04/2010

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My advice would be to gain a repertoir of inexpensive (but nutricious and tasty) meal recipes and then make a pantry list of what you need. This is called "the pantry principle" and is much more practical than making a menu and sticking with it because you end up using more of what you have when you just stock up your pantry with what you need. Eat leftovers or make them into soup. Make everything from scratch. Buying the store brand of things usually saves more money than using coupons. Go to your library and check out "The Tightwad Gazzette" by Amy Dacyczyn. She is a dollar stretching genius.

Brianna - posted on 05/04/2010

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Well we have 3 in our family and we spend about 300 a month on groceries. I shop at our local Fry's store and I don't cut coupons. I find them cheaper than Walmart with the VIP card. Just check around for sales and special deals on stuff at your local stores. I know some people who will go to 3 or 4 different stores just to save money with the different sales. :-D Good Luck!

Jessica - posted on 05/04/2010

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I do not think that $100. a week is a enough for a family your size. I know that it is not. I spend $400. a month on my household which includes myself and my four year old son and 1 cat. I penny pinch too. I cut coupons. I use a crock pot regularly. I used to even share food with my neighbor who is a middle aged single woman and the three off us would eat together. I have food stamps. I know what it means to be on a budget. If you have any questions I can email you my phone number.

Cleo - posted on 05/04/2010

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around 260 and there's three people who eat solids, i'm not including the two month old, and two cats.

Rachelle - posted on 05/04/2010

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I don't know where all of you guys live, but up here in Southern BC, Canada, our food prices are ridiculous...$6 for a 4L milk! The closest Wal-mart is a 1/2 hour drive and that is where I buy my diapers as they are so much cheaper than in our small town, but now they have just recently stopped carrying the brand I like so I have had to switch to a name brand...3x the cost! I also have a lactose-intolerant baby so our formula costs $55 for a case of 12 cans that lasts us about 10 days. Our grocery budget has been blown out of the water lately...it should be $400/mth for 2 adults, 1 toddler and 1 baby, but it has been closer to $600. When I buy big cases of things at Costco, I figure out how many months it will last me and take that much out of each of those month's budget instead of taking it all out of one month...this has helped a lot when it comes to buying bulk.

Lila - posted on 05/04/2010

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We spend a good deal of our budget on food 1) because food is a priority for my husband and I and 2) I see our extra spending on food as an investment in our health and preventative medicine. I agree though, food is really expensive. When we need to scale down we pick a healthy staple like beans (my husband was born in Mexico and ate beans all the time) and eat them frequently. They are really satisfying and healthy; my son loves them too (you may also surprize your doctor when you get a super low blood sugar reading if you eat them frequently). You can make a pot of beans and fresh tomato salsa very cheaply and add extras to vary it, avocado, quesadillas etc.

Eileen - posted on 05/04/2010

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Cooking from scratch is cheaper than using boxed meals. In 2005, I spent $200/month, but with the rise in gas prices and the death of our chickens, that went way up. It's double that now for a family of four and a large dog. The nearest grocery store is 12 miles away, so I try to make a large purchase once a month, and pick up milk and eggs as part of a combined trip. We could easily spend more than that if we opted for convenience foods. It would be less if my garden produced more than weeds. This includes paper products and other household supplies.

Heather - posted on 05/04/2010

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I keep my grocery budget to $200 for every 2 weeks, and I have a family of 5 with 2 pets. I have 10 chickens, so I don't have to buy eggs, but their feed is in that budget as well. I don't really clip coupons or go to Costco, but I'm really carefull and make a 2 week menu.

Jamie - posted on 05/04/2010

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Hey Leah..My husband and I are trying to save money and penny pinch anyway we can. We found a website www.e-mealz.com that is a tremendous help. It cost $5 per month but you end up saving a ton at the grocery store. Basically they give you a menu for the week with a grocery list and tells you which items to buy. It has become a HUGE help in helping us stay on track. We usually spend about $60 a week on jut groceries not counting formula/diapers and cat food and stuff. We go to Sam's Club for paper products, shampoo, cat food and litter, diapers and whatnot (things you dont usually buy everyweek).

Good Luck!

Tanya - posted on 05/04/2010

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We are a family of 5 (me, my husband and 3 children 1, 4, and 7) On groceries alone I'd say we spend on average about $200 - $250 a month this is not including household products and pet food. If I add in pet food I'd say we average about $300 a month (we have 1 very large dog, 2 cats, 2 hamsters, fish and turtle) and if I include our household products we average about $350 to $375 depending on what we need on our trip to the store. We are a one income family so we are all about saving! Buying what we need not what we have an impulse to buy (always bring a list) and buy in bulk if its cheaper. I shop walmart I don't use much coupons they do price match find out if they will price match any sales in the area (I always forget my sales so I end up not using them most the time) Also plan out your dinners knowing what you are going to need during the next couple of weeks can keep you from buying things you are not going to need. As far as summer vacation I always make a little extra dinner to keep in the fridge and we eat leftovers most the time.. Oh and make sure to check prices and don't be afraid to by the store brand most of the store brand items are just like the name (my exception is american cheese I like the name becuse they melt..lol) Good Luck..

Andrea - posted on 05/04/2010

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We are a family of 7, no pets. (only 6 food eaters; the baby is only 3 months & breastfed). I can't say exactly how much I spend, but I would guess it averages $150 per week (probably less). I can usually go to the grocery store every 2 weeks for major food shopping, and spend about $150. Then I do go to the warehouse club, maybe about once every 2 months & spend about $300. The only things I usually purchase weekly are perishables: milk, eggs, bread, and produce. I rarely use coupons because I can never find any for the foods I buy, and I am not going to buy something just because I have a coupon.

PLAN. PLAN. PLAN.
#1. Plan your breakfast & lunch menus. I have a set menu for breakfast & lunch (every Monday cereal for breakfast, pb&j for lunch; Tuesday eggs & toast for breakfast, tuna for lunch, etc.) obviously, there are occasions where plans change, but knowing what is for each meal saves time & money.
#2. Plan your dinner menus. I usually make my dinner plans the night before I food shop. See what's left in the freezer, fridge & cupboard; see what's on sale in the grocery ad. (if you don't get a mailing, a lot of stores put their ads on the internet). Plan your dinners around the sales & what you have on hand. Then only purchase those items you need to complete your menu. Be sure you plan the whole meal- meat, veggies, & other side dishes. One thing that helps is picking a couple of your families favorite meals & designating them for a specific night each week. For example, every Thursday might be spaghetti night & every Sunday is pot roast. Now you only have 5 dinners to come up with every week instead of 7.
#3. Make a list (and stick to it). I imagine most people have a bunch of things they purchase that are the same every week. I have a pre-printed list with these items on it. At the bottom, there is a place to write my weekly menu so I can refer to it as I am shopping. And of course there is space to write in the items I need to complete my meal plans. Save it on your computer, then print one as needed. As you make your meal plan, write down the things you will need. As you go through the week & use up staple items, jot them down.
----side note--- it is also helpful as you go along to keep a master list of all the dinner meals you have in your arsenal, that way if you are stuck on menu planning, you can go to your list to see what you have made in the past that the family will eat.
#4. as you are doing your food shopping, keep a running total of every item you are putting in your cart. Use estimate prices & always round up- if it costs $2.49, write it down as $3. I weigh every produce item too so I can write that down. this helps you see what you are spending as you are spending it.
#5. This might not give you immediate savings, but as you do your shopping, keep a notebook with lists of the items you buy most frequently. As you go to different stores, check out their regular prices on those items & jot it down. Do comparisons of prices so you can be sure you are getting the best price. Over time you will see where you should do most of your shopping. This is especially helpful with non-food essentials such as toilet paper, paper towels, foil, tissues, etc.
----don't be afraid to buy store brand items. As someone whose family works in the food industry, I can tell you that most store brand items are made by the same companies that make the name brand stuff.
#6. If the kids are going to be home all day during the summer & you think they will eat more out of boredom, maybe put a limit on them. perhaps they can each pick out a snack item from the store, then figure out together what a reasonable serving is, how many servings per package, & decide how long it should last. If they need to make their snack choices last for a week, and they eat it all by day 3, they will obviously not have any more snacks for the next 4 days. The hope would be after that, they would learn to be more conservative with their snacking. (can't say if this works from experience, but in theory it sounds good- I think I saw a variation of this idea on an episode of Super Nanny-I guess it would also depend on the ages of your children- mine are still young enough that I can ration them & they have no choice in the matter)
I realize my response is crazy long, but I know this is something probably every household struggles with and these are some of the ideas I have been given that have worked for me. It takes a little time to do all the planning, but it is worth it.

LauraBeth - posted on 05/04/2010

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We spend about 350 every two weeks and it is me, my hubby, our one year old and I am currently prego. But I cook everything from sratch and organic. and it is a bit more exspensive. plus a 12 year old jack russell that has health problems so her food cost $$$$.

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I have a fmily of 5 and we spens about 250 on food a month. I have 2 boys in school and 1 daughter home with me, and my kids take snacks to school. I really dont use coupons i just stick to my list and buy only what we need also i buy generic brands. They taste just like the expsive or name brand.
On house itmes i spend about 150 a month i switched to a steam mop and saved alot on Mr. Clean products. Tissue and paper towles i buy more of and laundry detergent. The of course ziplock bags for snacks and freezing meat that i have broken up in to portions.
I know once my sons get older I will be spending more on food but for now 400 a month on food and house items is a good bill...lol

Ameriah - posted on 05/04/2010

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Currently, my family of 4 spends over $500 a month on groceries. That is not including what is spent on school lunches. I try couponing as much as I can but save more by shopping ALDI, etc.

Melissa - posted on 05/04/2010

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I have 4cats, 3dogs, 2kids and 1 husband and we spend on an average about 125.00 a week. Sometimes I do clip coupons and choose mvp items over brand names...it helps some but it seems like everything has gone up.

Susan - posted on 05/04/2010

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wow and i was moaning about spending 127.90 this week on two adults 3 teenagers and 8year old and 6 yearold and cat and guinepig .like said in previous message last week spent 95.00 for all of us i like others have said find it easier to shop without kids i shop online that way dont buy stuff dont want and if to exspensive you havent got other people tutting in line and stroppy cashier asking over microphone for assistant to put items back you just deleat before checking out i buy2 kilo chicken breasts 40 sausages 2 minced beefs backbacon burgers and sunday joint every week then buy 2kilos of carrots 1 kilo peppers mushrooms onions leeks garlic suede parsnips cauliflour broccoli peas monday night toad in hole eas enough to make served with mashed carrots and suede and cauliflour cheese tuesday girls have got rainbows and brownies so something simple like chicken wrapps with salad and rice cooked in 20 minutes wednesday make a chicken bacon leek pie with mashed potatoes and peas thursday i make a big pan of bolognase and have bolognase on thursday make remainder into lasanger saturday is fish and chips night once a week treat sunday i eithermake a american breakfast or english breakfast and for sunday lunch have tradional english roast roast potatoes roast parsnips cabbage roast carrots cauliflour cheese and roast pork or chicken or roast beef and yorkshire pudding fruit trifle for afterwards then for tea normaly have something light like sandwiches or beans on toast ,i make packed lunches up every day for kids ,schools have got real strick thanks to jamie oliver so not allowed crisps everyday not allowed fully covered chocolate bars not allowed fizzy drinks in school only wateror fruit juice or milk in primary they have to have fruit in lunch or salad most primary school in somerset dont have school dinners and dont provide hot school dinner and ones that do are quit exspensive average costing 2,75 per child when got 5 like me its cheaper to provide packed lunches.always make sure kids eat fruit and cereal not sugary cereal or toast and peanutbutter or marmite for breakfast with fruit juice making sure kids get between 5-7 a day in fruit and veg. hope this helps.

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Looking at what you all spend is amazing! Like it has been said before the cost of living ina ustralia is so high compared to what you have all said. I live in a rural area and we spend about $100 aus on groceries per week. Then there is about $100 extra on 2 dogs 2 cats every fortnight. And thats not including nappies or wipes which is fortnightly and about $60 we have a family of 4 and 1 on the way. I really ont know how we do it sometimes but we manage i guess by buying our meat in bulk and veges every fortnight and then its the milk and bread through the week.

Jacqueline - posted on 05/04/2010

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I live in Australia and spend between $60 to $100 a week that feeds my 3 year old 1 year old Dh and myself.

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