Loc: New York
|Posted: 11/11/2013 7:45:14 PM|
How many people do you shop for?
How often do you shop?
Where do you shop?
How much is your average bill?
Im curious, b/c I feel like I spend a ton of $$ every week on groceries.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 11/11/2013 7:58:59 PM|
7-5 adults, 2 kids
Once a week
Mostly Kroger with an occasional Trader Joes and Sam's Club thrown in.
$250/wk. I don't use coupons, buy few convenience foods and we eat pretty darn healthy. My total includes cleaning supplies, etc.
|Posted: 11/11/2013 8:07:04 PM|
How many people do you shop for? Just myself and two dogs, three cats.
How often do you shop? Once a week sometimes twice if I'm getting a lot of fresh vegetables. I try to buy in small quantities so that food doesn't go bad on me.
Where do you shop? Usually Wegmans
How much is your average bill? $50 to $80 a week
Loc: Retired no alarm clock needed
|Posted: 11/11/2013 8:12:26 PM|
two of us adults
and buy all my milk at Walgreens with rewards card
lots of other foodie items with rewards as well
$50 per week
boring + nerdy
|Posted: 11/11/2013 8:22:11 PM|
Three people: DH, me and DS (who is 5)
I do most of my shopping on Saturdays, but that includes multiple stops.
In season (May-November), more than half of my shopping is at our local farmer's market. Most of the rest is at Whole Foods and New Seasons, and a bit at Fred Meyer.
On average, I spend about $150/week. That does include poultry and seafood, but no pork, beef or lamb, which we buy in bulk once a year. Also does not include any kind of non-food items.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 11/11/2013 8:23:24 PM|
once every two weeks
Meijer, Sam's Club, Whole Foods
& the Velcro dog
Loc: Somewhere over the Judgy-pants Rainbow
|Posted: 11/11/2013 8:37:06 PM|
2 adults, 1 teen boy
2 to 4 times a week
A Giant store & WalMart & a local butcher shop
I don't know for sure what we spend a month. Probably between $500 & $700.
We buy a lot of organic foods and fresh fruits and vegetables. When we shop the market with the good selection of specialty items, the bill is easily $75 for 2 bags of items.
I try to plan, hit sales and stock up when frequently used items go on sale. But, some of the prices have just gone crazy. Spent $5 on a container of strawberries on the last trip.
The difference between genius and stupidity is genius has its limits. ~Albert Einstein
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 11/11/2013 8:46:45 PM|
Once a week, Sunday morning, HEB. 2 adults, 2 kids age 10 and 12. About $200/wk including paper products and cleaning supplies. Not many convenience foods other than breakfast cereal and individual Greek yogurts. Embarrassingly, 10% of our grocery budget each week is spent on yogurt.
Loc: North Texas
Loc: PNW USA
|Posted: 11/11/2013 9:32:37 PM|
6 people-- 2 adults, 3 kids and a baby (3 months old, doesn't eat food yet)
once a week with the occasional extra trip for milk and fruit
Winco, Safeway, Fred Meyer, Costco and the farmer's market (during the summer)
does not include cleaning stuff and diapers which I get at Target...
Loc: New Jersey
|Posted: 11/11/2013 9:42:35 PM|
I feel sooooo much better about my food bill after reading these posts.
I am shopping for 3 most of the year (have a kid at college). I go EARLY Monday morning most of the time. Generally to Wegman's and Stop and Shopâ€¦sometimes Whole Food or Shoprite.
I have been spending between $110 and $150 a week depending on the menu that week. I thought it was getting out of control, but now feel like it is similar to others. I just think that food costs have gone through the roof in the last 3 or so years.
WIsh I had my grandma's green thumbs, she lived off her garden most of the year.
Who am I kidding? Too tired to drink tequila
Loc: Port Coquitlam, BC
|Posted: 11/11/2013 9:53:37 PM|
How many people do you shop for? 4
How often do you shop? Every Friday
Where do you shop? Walmart and Costco
How much is your average bill? $100 weekly at Walmart, $250 monthly at Costco, including paper, cleaning, shampoo, etc.
I meal plan and buy meat in bulk. It makes a huge difference in my grocery bill. I used to spend almost $1000/month.
Loc: New York
|Posted: 11/11/2013 9:56:08 PM|
Well, Ill add mine...
I shop for 5 (2 adults and 3 growing kiddos)
I shop once a week
I mainly shop at Wegmans (maybe Ill pick a few paper products up at Target)
I spend between $160-190 a week.
I just feel like that is really A LOT! I do use coupons and buy on sale as I can, but even the coupons lately stink! Im not sure if its that Wegmans is so darn expensive, or maybe its just food in general is pricey.
Loc: Northern Virginia
|Posted: 11/11/2013 10:04:25 PM|
I shop for two adults, 2 teens. One of who is a football player--a lineman. So he eats a ton and a lot of it is lean protein. Also, I usually buy at least one meals worth of food for the food pantry.
I usually spend about $150 a week, which includes health and beauty and cleaning supplies. I do all of our main shopping at a military commissary, which is significantly cheaper than most grocery stores. I do use coupons--probably about $20-$30 a week. (The commissary has their own coupons, often on meat, produce, milk, cheese, etc.)
I often make a produce run mid week, but that total is in the $150 estimate. We don't eat out often--maybe once or twice a month. I cook ahead of time and freeze meals, which is very convenient for our busy schedule--a kid always needs to be somewhere or picked up from somewhere. When it's really crazy, I buy Stouffer's lasagne or pre made chicken Kiev or an easy meal. Or we will just have hot sandwiches.
|Posted: 11/11/2013 10:29:41 PM|
Once every 2 weeks
Trader Joes and Whole Foods
350.00 every 2 weeks ($175.00 a week)
including ingrediants for homemade cat food-ground turkey and pumpkin
Debbie in MD.
|Posted: 11/11/2013 11:03:26 PM|
I'm single so I just shop for me. I pretty much buy what I want without worrying about what is on sale or coupons.
I shop at Winco every 4-6 weeks and usually spend around $125 there. I will also go to Walmart or Target every two weeks to pick up a few things. Spending about $30 each time on food.
I typically run to the small, local grocer across the street once a week for milk and a few other things. Spending about $10-$20 each time.
|Posted: 11/11/2013 11:14:23 PM|2 adults, 2 toddlers
I usually spend around $90 at our fruit market (much fresher fruits, vegetables, meats, etc.) weekly and then anywhere between $100-$250/2 weeks at the grocery store, depending on what we need. That includes groceries, cleaning supplies, health and beauty items, dog food/treats.
I sometimes make a run to Costco for toilet paper, paper towel and some odds and ends. Usually can keep it between $75-$150. Sometimes monthly, sometimes every other month.
We also spend a ridiculous amount of money on Zone Perfect protein bars every month but we love them.
ETA: my grocery bill sometimes includes diapers too. I usually buy from Amazon but sometimes we run out before the next shipment.
Mary Kay Lady
I'm thinking . . .
Loc: The state of Confusion!
|Posted: 11/12/2013 12:16:11 AM|
I shop for 3 people. Myself, DS 20 & DS 14. I spend $100/wk which includes groceries and toiletries. I do most of my shopping at Kroger, some at CVS and Walmart.
I belong to a couple of FB coupon groups where some of the other members are very serious about couponing. They've helped me save quite a bit of money.