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starfire62

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how much do you spend weekly on food shopping. Tue, 12/18/12 2:23 PM (permalink)
its just me and my wife at home and i do all the shopping and i spend about $140.00 weekly on food and staples.i go to wegmans and aldi usually and a nice little meat market for my meats.usually eat out once or twice a week mostly fish fry on fridays and breakfast with the guys once a week. wife thinks we spend too much .i say NO.i like to eat and see a full fridge when i open the door. how much do you spend weekly and how many in your family do you feed?
 
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    chefbuba

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    • Location: Near You, WA
    Re:how much do you spend weekly on food shopping. Tue, 12/18/12 2:48 PM (permalink)
    I spend about $100 a week just on staples, then add in meat & fresh produce couple times a week
     
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      felix4067

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      • Location: Near Grand Rapids, MI
      Re:how much do you spend weekly on food shopping. Tue, 12/18/12 2:53 PM (permalink)
      There are two of us, and as a general rule including staples and special items, we spend about $75-$100 a week. A full refrigerator doesn't do anyone any good if you can't eat everything in it before it spoils.
       
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        kland01s

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        • Location: Fox River Valley, IL
        Re:how much do you spend weekly on food shopping. Tue, 12/18/12 3:10 PM (permalink)
        Just two of us and I think we spend around $50. We don't eat meat so that saves a lot I guess.
         
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          CCinNJ

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          • Location: Bayonne, NJ
          Re:how much do you spend weekly on food shopping. Tue, 12/18/12 7:06 PM (permalink)
          I end up feeding countless college students...both at home and with care packages to go.

          I have the coupon thing down to a science...so I might drop $5 a week at the Supermarket to keep the inventory stocked.

          $25 at the Indian Cash & Carry
          $50 at the Fruit Store
          $50 - $75 at the Butcher + $25 - $50 Seafood
          $25 - $50 between Deli & Bakery



           
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            pnwchef

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            Re:how much do you spend weekly on food shopping. Tue, 12/18/12 8:57 PM (permalink)
            chefbuba


            I spend about $100 a week just on staples, then add in meat & fresh produce couple times a week

            Buba, what did you do, adopt 5 kids........OH, I forgot about that spoiled dog
             
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              Cosmos

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              Re:how much do you spend weekly on food shopping. Thu, 12/20/12 10:05 PM (permalink)
              Back when I had a life I shopped once a week and I could tell you what the bill was...Now I work 6-7 days a weeks and pick-up fixings for dinner nearly every night...I know we're spending and wasting more...
               
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                carlton pierre

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                Re:how much do you spend weekly on food shopping. Fri, 12/21/12 8:11 PM (permalink)
                2 of us and we spend roughly $100/week
                 
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                  MetroplexJim

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                  • Location: McKinney, TX
                  Re:how much do you spend weekly on food shopping. Sat, 12/22/12 10:45 AM (permalink)
                  As Mrs. Metro insists on "organic" and as we have a Whole Foods all too near:  TOO MUCH!
                   
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                    CCinNJ

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                    Re:how much do you spend weekly on food shopping. Sat, 12/22/12 10:53 AM (permalink)
                    I grew up with Grandparents that would point at the freezer and say that it is for two things...

                    Ice cubes
                    Ice cream

                    Period. Go be fresh...and be fresh on a daily basis.

                    I listened.
                     
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                      SeamusD

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                      Re:how much do you spend weekly on food shopping. Fri, 01/4/13 1:27 PM (permalink)
                      I probably spend $50-60 a week on food. Just me, and I like to eat fresh also, so it's easy for me to keep expenses down. A pound of broccoli crowns or green beans for $1.50 goes a long way, and I can get chicken breast for under $2 a pound most Sundays at the grocery down the street.
                      I did get a book full of restaurant coupons for Christmas, so I will probably be eating out more this year, but likely just the places that serve things I don't cook for myself at home very often, if at all. Buy one get one free meals and whatnot.
                       
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                        Hot Dog Empire

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                        Re:how much do you spend weekly on food shopping. Fri, 01/4/13 7:10 PM (permalink)
                        I make a trip to the restaurant depot once a month, $2-$250. Another $25/week at the local mom/pop store for fresh produce. Family of 4, but kids are always having friends over and they stay for dinner. We eat lots of boneless skinless chicken, legs, pork loin, some steaks, fajita's, some seafood. Whatever is on sale.
                        $25-$30 week for wine/cheeses.
                         
                        Sometimes I run 2 freezers in the cellar, depending on the sales at the time. When boneless/skinless chicken breast's hit $1.19 on sale, ill stock up with 60-80 lbs. Then I may not buy it again for 3 months because of the price. I usually have strawberry's right through till spring, but I had a hard time getting a good price on them last summer so I didnt stock up.
                        We dont eat out much, maybe once every 2-3 months. Just too expensive as a family to be a habit. Id rather take that $100 and throw it in the vacation jar.  Thats something we can enjoy for 8-10 days as a family, not an hour at a restaraunt - before nature takes its course.
                         
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                          Michael Hoffman

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                          Re:how much do you spend weekly on food shopping. Fri, 01/4/13 7:36 PM (permalink)
                          I do not want to know.
                           
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                            lleechef

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                            Re:how much do you spend weekly on food shopping. Sat, 01/5/13 11:09 AM (permalink)
                            carlton pierre


                            2 of us and we spend roughly $100/week

                            Heck, sometimes we spend that much on one meal!

                             
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                              Michael Hoffman

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                              Re:how much do you spend weekly on food shopping. Sat, 01/5/13 11:20 AM (permalink)
                              lleechef


                              carlton pierre


                              2 of us and we spend roughly $100/week

                              Heck, sometimes we spend that much on one meal!


                              I said I do not want to know.
                               
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