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How much money do you spend on feeding yourself every month?  How much on groceries?  How much on restaurants?

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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Mar 1, 2009
    • I have not calculated, my bad.  I usually go to Costco and stock up.  Every visit to Costco is about $150-$200 and I have a biweekly or monthly visit.
      I seldom go out now to avoid salt and fat due to diet restriction.  In the past, if I went out, average bill between my husband and I were $30-$40.  And said we went out 3 times a month.  Or if we went to a cheaper joint, it would be $15-$20.

      I am eating a lot of salad & fruits - so it seems to be cheaper to eat at home.

      In a month time, perhaps I can answer with a more accurate figure.




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      Mary Clark wrote Mar 1, 2009
    • TOO DANG MUCH!!!!!!!!!!tongue out




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      Kountrykelly wrote Mar 1, 2009
    • Well, I spend about $160 a week on groceries. so roughly it is about $640 a month to feed a small family. I usually dont go to restaurants only on special occasions. I do all my cooking at home. I get the Sunday paper and clip coupons on the ones I need and try to load my Kroger card with downloadable coupons. It does save some money on groceries. I really  love to cook my meals and try different recipes that my family would love.




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      Mary Clark wrote Mar 1, 2009
    • Kountrykelly:  Do you like doing using the downloadable coupons with Kroger?  I think I tried to do it but for some reason it didn’t work or I didn’t do something right.




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      UK Girl wrote Mar 1, 2009
    • It used to be enough to feed a small African nation but in the New Year and with my diet I have now done a full inventory - I buy all my cleaning stuff - toiletries monthly have it delivered and fresh food weekely and do a meal plan - now two months into this we save £300 - which when you consider there are two adults and a dog and I eat out most days with work was just stupid ...

      Its the one area most households waste money ...
      We don’t have coupons really so have no need for them - I’m now big on buying two for one offers though but only if it’s applicable and something I would normally buy




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      Mary Clark wrote Mar 1, 2009
    • So Vicki...do you know how much your 300..I don’t know how to make the sign in front of the 300...LOL....but what is that equivalent to in US dollars.  I don’t care to learn a new language but I want to know how to convert money..LOL.




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      Tuliplady wrote Mar 1, 2009
    • I just blew $17 eating out this noon and brought my husband home a burger.  I rarely eat out unless it’s at subway when I’m in town over lunch hour.  

      Groceries?  Tough to say.  I buy some of them and The Man buys some of them.  He spends more than me, but buys less.  Meaning he doesn’t spend wisely.  Plus I buy a lot for church things and baking projects that actually feed a lot more than the two of us, so I guess I really don’t know.

      In 08, I wrote checks totalling $918 for groceries.  (I just looked it up.) Figure there were a few times I used cash, and figure The Man wrote checks for at least that much, that’s at least $170/month.

      Tulip




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