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Grocery Challenge Challenge yourself to stay within a monthly budget that you set. Share your progress with others doing the same thing.

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Old 02-20-2008, 11:55 AM
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This might be enlightening....

Here's what the U.S. Government estimates families should be spending on food. Add it up for your family.

For my family, with 2 adults and 3 children ages boy 16, girl 12 and boy almost 6, we should be spending $172.60 per week on the FRUGAL plan! And this is only on EDIBLE groceries.

I spent about half that this week on edible items for my family.

How does this compare to what your family spends?
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:57 PM
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I did this a while ago, but I just want to check again. Can someone please tell me the average cost for:
Milk 1/2 gallon, low fat
Bread white sliced loaf
Bananas per kilo/lb
12 eggs

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Old 02-20-2008, 04:23 PM
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Well according to the government I should spend $561.70 for my family of food on food. I spend $300 average for food, cleaning, paper goods and dog food.

Below are the average prices in my grocery
Milk 1/2 gallon, low fat $1.79
Bread white sliced loaf $1.99
Bananas per kilo/lb $.49lb
12 eggs $1.79


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Old 02-20-2008, 05:23 PM
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Roberta, the prices are higher where I am on all but bread.

Below are the average prices in my grocery
Milk 1/2 gallon, low fat $2.49
Bread white sliced loaf $1.59
Bananas per kilo/lb $.69lb
12 eggs $2.39
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Old 02-20-2008, 06:35 PM
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Thanks, that's helpful.
For me
Milk $3-20
Bread $2-50
Bananas $1-80 Kg (about 2.2lb)
eggs $3-50

I think the price is higher here, but then maybe wages are too?? I don't know.
I still aim to spend a reasonable sum without being too stingy or too affluent!
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Well did a run on the Italian store today. Ispent $51.32 but should not need oil, vinager for a year. $122.26 to go
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:01 AM
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Went to Krogers today spent $79.69 and saved $87.31 with coupons $27.96 and sales $59.35.

Goal $300 family of 4 w/2 dogs
Spent to date $322.44
Coupons used $122.09
Store sales $135.98
Budget left $(22.44) but I've been under budget the last two months and picked up 15 lbs of meat today.

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Old 02-22-2008, 11:43 AM
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I am trying to stretch this months budget by only buying what I need when I need it ~means there has been no big shop for two weeks. Last night I needed eggs, butter milk and a couple of other things.
Spent $22-16
This month $423-30
Left $126-70
I might do a 'proper shop' today if I have time, but try and keep it to $100- which should allow me to come in just within budget by the end of the month.
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Old 02-23-2008, 11:29 AM
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Well today my dd did a Share pick up & order for next month, $33.00. SO I am up to$460.34 with $89.66 to go. My only downfall might be a meat stock up as we have a Super Walmart opening March 7, and all the surrounding stores are running fantastic sales, grd Round for $2.19, Chicken breasts bonelss for $1.49 & pork tenderloin for $2.97 a lb. If I can swing it I am going to take advantage of the sales.
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Old 02-23-2008, 01:39 PM
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