+ Reply to Thread
Page 4 of 10 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 100
  1. #31
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Mackay
    Posts
    6,275
    Thanks
    809
    Thanked
    2,399
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    For a household of 4- Me, DH, DD1 (4 years) and DD2 (15 months)- our grocery bill is $450-$460 a fortnight, not including meat, smokes etc. I get meat from the butcher so thats another $45, plus around $40 a day for smokes.

    When we had custody of DH's 3 younger siblings plus we had a housemate (so a family of 8) our grocery bill was around $450 a WEEK.

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    6,337
    Thanks
    677
    Thanked
    767
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    $40 a day on smokes! Wow!

    (someone had to say it)

  3. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to brogeybear For This Useful Post:

    Areca  (06-10-2011),elleandsam  (07-10-2011),Littlemissmetal  (06-10-2011),Luna Lovegood  (06-10-2011)

  4. #33
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    2,654
    Thanks
    736
    Thanked
    423
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I couldn't afford to smoke :P

    Thanks for all the replies. I was really interested to see how much large families spent compared to our own family of 3.

    I buy meat from the butcher - $3 for 10 chicken patties, chicken breast are only $6.49 or $7.99kg and mince is always 2kg for $9.90. Cheap as !!

    I also find that Coles is cheaper in store. More specials..... But that's only since I have stopped chucking stuff in the trolley and actually stick to the list

  5. #34
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Home, where my life lies waiting, silently, for me.
    Posts
    8,990
    Thanks
    3,308
    Thanked
    1,659
    Reviews
    11
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    we eat meat 7 days a week, but i get reduced meat (every tues its half price at our local woolies) and we only eat small portions.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to trishalishous For This Useful Post:

    LoveLivesHere  (06-10-2011)

  7. #35
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    21,643
    Thanks
    15,088
    Thanked
    11,253
    Reviews
    14
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 5/2/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 31/10/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 24/10/14Busiest Member of the Week
    For those who ask how to cut down on their bill, here some tips

    Firstly find cheap recipes that your family will eat.

    Look at the meat you are buying and how you use it and if it is cheaper to buy in bulk. I often buy a whole rump for 4.99kg, take it home and cut it up into stir fries, cassarole meat, steaks and roasts. Chicken breasts at 8kg and cut it up too. Even snags can be cut up when cooking to make them strecth further if need be.

    buy fruit and veg in season. grow your own if you can even if it just in pots.
    frozen homebrand chopped veg can used to bulk up most meals

    eggs are great for cheap dinners

    make cakes, muffins, cookies etc from strach. Eg the 100 cookies for $5 is a good one. basic muffin mix is eay to whip up. pizza scrolls etc If you want recipes just ask.
    use these for school/work lunches

    meal planning

    omac/owac save heaps. no need for take aways when you already have meals that just need heating up.

    unit pricing alway check it.

    shop around for the best deals

    Don't be affraid to ask for discount or use coupons on things.

    buying a $10 gift card when go under budget, so that when you go over or have a bad bill week you have a little stash of giftcards to help out. I do this for my christmas groceries shopping too

  8. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to LoveLivesHere For This Useful Post:

    Beachside Mumma  (06-10-2011),elleandsam  (07-10-2011),lilpearl  (31-10-2011)

  9. #36
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    mcdowall
    Posts
    488
    Thanks
    139
    Thanked
    135
    Reviews
    6
    I love tip on giftcards , Ive never thought of doing that, so clever

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to fichicken For This Useful Post:

    Luna Lovegood  (06-10-2011)

  11. #37
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    6,728
    Thanks
    663
    Thanked
    862
    Reviews
    15
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by fichicken View Post
    I love tip on giftcards , Ive never thought of doing that, so clever
    I agree Will def be stealing that one

  12. #38
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Home, where my life lies waiting, silently, for me.
    Posts
    8,990
    Thanks
    3,308
    Thanked
    1,659
    Reviews
    11
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    geez $40 on cigarettes is a house deposit after a year, or first class family holiday to europe for a month!

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to trishalishous For This Useful Post:

    elleandsam  (07-10-2011)

  14. #39
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    11,313
    Thanks
    1,749
    Thanked
    1,815
    Reviews
    24
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    I spent $400 yesterday, that will last about 2wks. Thats for 2adults, ds1(3yo), two dogs and nappies and wipes.

    Sent from my Transformer TF101 using Tapatalk

  15. #40
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    2,843
    Thanks
    62
    Thanked
    432
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    It used to be $400 average fir 2 adults and 2 kids.

    Now it's $200 saving half plus. Only cause I go to a butcher, fresh produce markets, Tupperware (saves us big on money, nothing goes off) and Aldi, plus I make alot of stuff now not ready meals.

    This includes all food, baby needs, formula, dog food for 2 giants, hygiene, cleaning products, etc, everything!


 

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-04-2012, 14:01
  2. Game - grocery swap
    By Buttoneska in forum Games & fun stuff
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 19-01-2012, 12:27
  3. 4 kids? How much is your grocery bill?
    By our4boys in forum General Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-12-2011, 21:00

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Fridge-To-Go Australasia
Xmas with a NEW Fridge-to-go Lunch Bag! Fridge-To-Go Australasia
Fridge-to-go 8 hour cooler bags are ideal under the Christmas tree! Now in modern lunch bag designs - fill them with toys and chocolate to make parents and kids happy! Stay super cool and eat healthy and fresh food all summer long!
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
The Health Hub & Glowing Expectations
Glowing Expectations is conveniently located at The Health Hub in Darlinghurst. We offer pre & post natal personal training, small group pregnancy exercise classes, flexible mums & bubs sessions, massage, & naturopathy in our air-conditioned studio.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!