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    Default How much do you spend on food shopping?

    Wondering what everyone else spends on food shopping? I seem to spend a lot more than my friends do on food. It’s my thing. I love food and don’t drink or spend money on festivals or movies so I like to spend a bit. But I’m a single Mum and it’s getting expensive, especially if I don’t get an extra shift at work. I have 3 kids almost 7, almost 5 and a 3 year old. Some weeks I spend over $300! My youngest is still in pull ups overnight but my son with Autism has his pull ups covered by NDIS, which helps. Oh, and he is very fussy with his food so can lost a lot only being able to buy certain foods he’ll eat! Thanks

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    probably more than i realize but our “big” weekly shop is usually $150-$180 but then we often go to the shops a couple more times in the week at least for extras that we’ve either missed or needs to be bought fresh. these “small” shops are usually $40-$70. so if we do say, two of those, at say $65 each, that’s $130 plus say $180, so a total of $300 a week. eeek! i am trying to get our food shopping down as we spend so much but to a degree it is what it is.

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    Default How much do you spend on food shopping?

    Mine would be around $350-400 between woolies, butcher, fruit shop for 2 adults and 3 kids. 2 in nappies full time and one on pull ups overnight.

    I love hearing what people spend on groceries, I actually find it really interesting.

    ETA: we would have takeaway twice a week and I also do a fruit top up which is on top of the above.
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    Agh I was actually about the start a thread about this. I normally spend around $250 (for 1A, 1C) which is insane. I know it’s because I buy the expensive fruit (we love our fresh berries) but today I made a concerted effort to cut back on the experience stuff and it was still $200.

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    Probably about 350, give or take. We do a big-ish weekend shop, and then prob go twice during the week. Two adults, two kids. It feels like a lot, especially since a lot of it goes on expensive stuff we probably don't have to have as much of as we do.

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    forgot to add, one kid in nappies FT. and ours is for 2 adults and two kids (2 and 5).

    i just realized there are other “grocery bill” items i buy online, all my koala eco stuff for instance (laundry wash, household cleaning sprays etc). so i suppose that would add to this bill too.

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    $300 a week.
    2 adults 7yo and nearly 3yo only in night nappy for a tad longer (until I’m brave enough to take off lol)

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    Easily $300 a week I do a main shop on the weekends for around the $200 mark but all the little shops during the week add up.

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    About $300pw. 2 adults, 13yo, 8yo. Plus eat take away/out once a week.

    We get more convenience foods now, pre-packaged salad bowls for lunch etc, which tips it consistently over $300. Cheaper than buying lunch out though!

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