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31-01-2016 15:17 #81
31-01-2016 15:31 #82
We had a giant blue cold bag full.
Fruit- grapes, apples, bananas, nectarines, peaches, mandarins and kiwi fruit.
Veg- capsicum, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, spinach, zucchini and cucumber.
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31-01-2016 15:35 #83
Those who are quoting small amounts for their weekly shop eg under $150 are you only including food in this figure or everything you buy at the supermarket?
I went grocery shopping today and was thinking of this thread while paying for my groceries. A lot of non food items are in my trolley every week eg toilet paper, shampoo, razor blades, pads, tampons, deodorant, cleaning products, tooth brushes, tooth paste, socks (always seem to need replacing), whatever else we need.
The non food items would actually add up to be quite a fair bit every week. When I quoted my weekly grocery spend I was including all those items.
With three teens in the house, we go though a lot of the above.
31-01-2016 15:43 #84
31-01-2016 15:58 #85
Our weekly shop is around $250-$300. That includes 8-10 litres of milk, bread from Baker's Delight, one of which is sourdough which costs $5, and often 2 dozen eggs at $9 a carton. I meal plan but don't shop in season. Currently I'm paying $4.50 for an avocado and having 2-3 a week. We've cut down our meat consumption and eat mostly vegetarian, partly because we don't want to compromise on brands and I CBFd going to multiple shops.
Suits us. It's in our budget and we get tons of Flybuys points. I could make it less if I had to, but it would mean compromising on aspects we don't need nor want to.
Wine is in addition to this, about $60 a month.
ETA: me, DH who runs 70km a week (so eats more than "normal") and 2 boys. DS1 has hollow legs and I can't fill him. Also have 2 cats and a dog but their dried food I buy in bulk every 3-6 months so that's not included.
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31-01-2016 16:01 #86
31-01-2016 16:11 #87
I actually wouldn't have a clue what I spend. I think I prefer it that way 😎
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31-01-2016 16:16 #88
@SSecret Squirrel - I don't tend to need to buy non-food items every week, so for us it's not really an issue. For razor blades we signed up to the 'dollar shave club', so for about $7 a month we have 4 razor blades posted to us, which DH and I share because neither of us shave anything daily.
My Shampoo & Conditioner (mine only) lasts about 3 months, whilst the stuff for DH and the children lasts about a month. Toothpaste is something we buy fortnight, and toothbrushes 2 monthly. Shower gel, I buy the 1lt Dove bottles, so that lasts a few months. My skincare is a monthly purchase as is toilet paper. Deodorants again are probably a 1-2 month purchase.
Washing up liquid, spray and wipe, laundry powder etc are all 6 monthly purchases.
I guess for me, the way my non-food items are staggered I am left buying food items only more often than not, so the shops are cheaper, but yes, when I do buy non-food items, the end bill is higher.
31-01-2016 16:27 #89
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