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Old 10-01-2002, 02:14 PM
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chuckle Re: USDA frugal family of 4

Originally posted by BellasMom
The USDA says that while a liberal family spends $174.80 a week on food, a frugal family spends $93.00.........If anyone has a great price book maybe they can figure this out.
Don't have a price book but I did do a little quick guesstimating. I came up with $96.50....depending on which of the small food items you would have to purchase. It's a conservative estimate however. Anyone achieving this would have to be an excellent shopper. I shop "discount" food stores(these have dented cans, slightly outdated products, etc.), box stores and watch the sales very carefully.
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