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    Default Grocery shopping/budget

    We are moving back into our home and I really need to cut back our grocery bill and meal plan.

    We still have two in full time nappies (hoping to TT dd once we move).

    The cheapest I can get it would be best!!!

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    I find it much easier if I buy online. That way I don't impulse buy and I only get whats on my list. Also I can have a look through the specials too. Its good because I can also keep track of how much I am spending.I usually make my menu plan and write out all the ingredients I need. Then it's so much easier to just type in what I need and it easy to find.

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    Cut down on processed foods.
    Buy fruit and vegies that are in season.
    Look at the price per 100g when comparing between brands and/or packet sizes.
    Don't be afraid to swap brands or try generic.

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    Default Grocery shopping/budget

    Don't get fruit and veg from the supermarket. Go to a fruit and veg shop. I used to always buy mine from the supermarket out of laziness but recently started to cut back our grocery bill and a lot can be saved. I was getting bananas for $4.90 kg and a whole cauliflower for around $6.50-$7. The fruit and veg shop has bananas for $2.90 kg and cauliflower for $1.90!!

    I second online grocery shopping too. Click and collect so you don't have to pay delivery fee. So easy to stick to your list, shop using the catalogs and see exactly how much you're spending before the checkout so you can cut back if need be.

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    I do coles online about 150fn. Including the girls in nappies full time and ds in night nappies. I sort products by lowest unit price first. Majority is home brand and thats fine with me. Then $20-$30 on seasonal fruit&veg from fruit mart ohalloran hill and meat from Shanahans at Woodcroft (just next to daycare) - the amount I spend on meat varies based on how much I have left! Eg on a good week dh gets a couple of steak. On a bad week we just eat mince and chicken breast.
    On the opposite week i spend about $20 topping up fruit, milk, bread.

    Stocktake, meal plan, list, shop. I can help you one day if you want :-)

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    Also budgeting- bpay your bills each pay cycle!

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    I thought about delivery but don't you pay for delivery?

    I'm going to BPay the bills etc. I've combined the gas elec into one bill too and just researched cheapest net etc

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    Try see if you can find a local farmers market as they are usually cheaper and fresher and better quality plus as pp said buy in season and meal plan weekly so you know exactly what you need , compare prices as I honestly believe you will find better prices and quality from local butchers, fruit shops and bakery's than buying from major supermarkets

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    I thought about delivery but don't you pay for delivery?

    I'm going to BPay the bills etc. I've combined the gas elec into one bill too and just researched cheapest net etc
    Unsure if it's national but here in Perth you get free delivery from Coles if you have it delivered on a Wednesday and it's over $100

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    They did that in Vic last year so I assume they still do. I stopped getting it delivered though as I found I spent more money that way.


 

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