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    Default Price of food

    Is anyone else finding that the price of food has increased a lot over the last couple of years? A fortnights worth of groceries that would have normally cost us $250-300 is now costing us upwards of $400 and it's all the same sort of stuff. I'm just not understanding how it's increased so much!

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    Yes! I used to spend about $120/week, now it's about $200.

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    I honestly thought I was going crazy when I first noticed it. I did up a budget and accounted for the normal amount I used to spend and couldn't work out where the extra money went until I calculated just how much we had spent on food.

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    Yep, us too. We are spending at least $300 a week now (for 2 adults, a 7yo, a 2yo and a baby)... i have resorted to buying a lot of homebrand items (which I am always wary about bc of the country of origin stuff - think the recent HepA outbreak) but dont have much choice unfortunately... :/ we meal plan, dont eat a lot of meat, do lots of slow cooked meals and buy seasonal veg, just not sure what else to do apart from not eat!

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    Yep. Food is a killer!! It just keeps going up.

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    I've found this too! I now spend half a day doing groceries, as I've found that if I go to the green grocer & butcher for fruit, veg & meat, and then only get household stuff at coles I save about $50-$70. It's a hassle with DS in tow, but it's worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenmum View Post
    I've found this too! I now spend half a day doing groceries, as I've found that if I go to the green grocer & butcher for fruit, veg & meat, and then only get household stuff at coles I save about $50-$70. It's a hassle with DS in tow, but it's worth it.
    We do this as well it really does help. I told hubby I am going shopping myself this weekend while he has the kids at home. I need to be able to think while shopping instead of rushing before the next toddler meltdown lol

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    I've totally noticed

    I really notice it when I just grab a few items in a hand basket and it ends up being around $50 at the checkout.

    On the weekend I did a full shop at a Coles which wasn't my regular store and everything was more expensive - never again! I assume it was pricier because the area is affluent and there's no competitor nearby.

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    I try to get to the markets but I'll admit to often sleeping in too late on a Sunday


 

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