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    Default What do you spend on your food shopping each week?

    Hi

    I'm just curious to see what people spend on their weekly shop..

    Theres me,bDH & DD who is 4 mths old so it's just formula & nappies for her..

    We spend anywhere from 150(when I shop online) to 280-300 was our most expensive..

    I don't buy minerals, alcohol or sweets..it's mostly vegetables, toiletries, meat & the basics

    I should mention i shop in woolworths..does anyone find them expensive?

    I have found groceries expensive as im only living in Australia a year.

    Has anyone any tips for grocery shopping or where is the best place to
    buy groceries..

    Any advice would be appreciated.
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    Default Re: What do you spend on your food shopping each week?

    We just went and did our shopping last thursday. Came to $520 something odd. Thats for 2 adults and 2 kids(4 next month and a 5yr old). We shop at woolies and i always get the necessities yet the other person who lives with me buys a heap of expensive crap we dont need such as flavoured milk when he have flavouring already at home etc.

    I have found woolies has got expensive over the last year but then again i was only shopping for myself, a friend and DS and it would average $300ish a fortnight and that was everything we needed. Obviously i have no tips really. I always look out for specials though. I only buy one brand of washing liquid and its normally $15. When its on sale for half price, i usually grab a heap. Havent actually had to buy any for about 5mths coz i went stupid crazy and bought about 20 bottles last time.

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    Default What do you spend on your food shopping each week?

    On average I spend $150 for the 4 of us a week (DH, 2yoDS, 4yoDS and myself). I shop at Coles mostly but do sometimes shop at woolworths (which I find a bit more expensive) I also just buy fruit, veg, meat, cleaning products etc. with a couple of snacks for the kids and DH.
    I do find going to a fruit and veg shop and then to the supermarket a little bit cheaper depending on seasons. Also bulk buying at the butchers does save is some money but I can never be bothered.
    I try to meal plan not day to day but at least work out what I will be making through the week. It saves stopping at the supermarket daily and buying things I don't really need.
    I'd like to cut my grocery bill down but don't think I will be able to. I think it also depends on what brands you buy. Some people swear by Aldi but I don't think it's "that" much cheaper.

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    Default What do you spend on your food shopping each week?

    $100 a week max.

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    Default What do you spend on your food shopping each week?

    For dh dd and myself between $80-$100 a week for everything

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    starting this week my budget will be $200.00 to $215.00 for 2 adults & 2 kids(1 in night nappies) & ( 1 teenager occasionally) and 1 small dog I can not afford to spend anymore.

    I plan on making everything I can from scratch, buying cheaper brands, buying in bulk when I can, limiting meat portions only a few treats eg ice cream & cola and looking at all the specials (I have coles, woolworths & iga in same building)

    That's a fortnight too
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    We spend approximately $200 a week inc delivery. This includes flavoured milk and junk DH likes, plus nappies, fresh fruit, veg and meat and a bottle of wine or 2 for me. I tend to buy in bulk so alternate eg 20 toilet rolls so the next week or so i don't need to buy more. Plus shop the specials and get things that havent run out yet but will keep. I use coles online.

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    About $200 each week at this stage.

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    Default Re: What do you spend on your food shopping each week?

    Between 180-200 a week at Coles for DH, Me and DS who is 16 months. That is us cutting down on everything if we cut down anymore we would be taking food from our mouths. Oh and no Aldi here just coles or woolies.
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    I have NFI, i seem to run out of something every second day. I'd say 150-200? I dont really keep track of it. Some weeks in the past i have had $50 to spend for a fortnight, so I enjoy the freedom of being able to buy fresh bread, milk, fruit, veg etc. when I want it.

    I do wish i was organised enough that i could get away with not going so often, because I do spend too much on impulse


 

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