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    Default Yet another grocery thread...

    I thought why not I haven’t seen one around lately.
    So currently I spend a stupid and embarrassing amount on groceries. I was good for a while and than just sort of lost the motivation.
    We have 2 adults, 2 kids, one being a teenager, 2 dogs and 2 cats. I find I’m going to the grocery store twice a week. One big shop and another “top up”.
    I would love to spend around $250 a week including cleaning items and pet food, not sure if that’s possible.
    I was speaking to a lady at work who has 1 child plus herself and hubby she said she spends $100 a week... I can’t even grasp that.
    So how much do you spend and for how many people? Also what do you guys do about pet food?

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    I also spend a stupid and embarrassing amount on groceries!! I was tracking it for a while but I could never seem to bring the amount down so I gave up. Will be following along to see what others say. Our household is 2 adults 4 kids no pets.

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    Two adults and two children (8 & 6).
    We spend around $300 per week. I know I could get it down but I don’t want to scrimp on quality.

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    It's around $200 a week at the moment, 2 adults 3 kids (one just a toddler though), no pets. Toddler in part time disposable nappies.

    We are vegetarian but eat a lot of tofu/tempeh which adds up.

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    Default Yet another grocery thread...

    3 adults, 6 kids and 1 dog and spend between $150 and $250 a week. That includes fruit, vege, school food x4, nappies x2 (2 in nappies full time, 1 in nappies at night), formula, cleaning products and personal items, and dog food.

    I meal plan, buy in season fruit, frozen vege when possible (cheaper and less waste), buy the cheapest brand on most things (except coffee!). I go through the fridge and pantry to see exactly what we need and write a list and stick to it. If something we use regularly and/or a lot of is on special for a good price I stock up then. I bulk meals up with extra vege so use less meat.

    We also buy meat packs in bulk and afterpay them from a local butcher and base our dinner meals from that. Better quality meat, and works out cheaper than buying from woolies or coles. 1 meat pack lasts us over a month.

    ETA- regional qld, only Woolies or Coles here
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    $500 per week here, 2 adults, 8 kids, 3 cats, 2 dogs, regional Queensland, only option, Coles and Woolworths.
    Last edited by stacey10; 23-08-2019 at 10:41.

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    Default Yet another grocery thread...

    I’ve never actually properly tracked it, but I’d say it’s somewhere around $200 per week on average. We’re a blended family and have kids on and off in every fortnight cycle. I really should try and add it up as I’m curious to know!

    Edit: 2 adults, 4 kids, 1 cat. The kids are at our exes houses every second weekend.

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    I would spend around $250 - $300 per week. I spend around $100 on fresh fruit and veg alone. It all gets eaten too. There are five of us. DD1 and DD2 are vegan. I mostly eat vegan food, but do eat fish 1-2 times per week. While we don't eat a lot of meat as a family, we do spend a lot on nuts and seeds.

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    A lot! About $100 per person per week.

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    I prob spend $250 in a big shop each week then an extra $50 on a mid week fruit/milk/bread top up


 

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