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Old Sep 20th, 2009, 13:02 PM   11
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We spend from 50-80 weekly. We have lots of homemade curries, pasta, roast chicken, steaks, stuff like that. We don't really eat breakfast but if we do it's toast or cereal. Lunches are homemade soups, sandwiches, rolls and leftovers. It's the meat and fresh fruit/veg that bumps up our bill.



 
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Old Sep 20th, 2009, 13:44 PM   12
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It's hard to say. We average about 180 a month on our supermarket shop but it's Sainsbury's so more expensive (I don';t approve of Tesco and Asda) and that includes household stuff like bog roll, toiletries, cleaning things etc. We also spend about 40 a month on a veg and fruit box which is also more expensive than we need but we get local produce that way and we have just started doing it now Byron eats so many veggies to make sure he's not limited to our narrow tastes. Oh and we're veggie so no expensive meat but we do get some veggie things (sausages etc) which are really overpriced. Maybe another 20 a Holland and Barrett for that.



 
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Old Sep 20th, 2009, 14:00 PM   13
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Anywhere between 40 and 90. We write a kind of dinner menu for the week and shop accordingly with our usual bits and bobs and depending on what we have in the cupboards.



 
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Old Sep 20th, 2009, 15:11 PM   14
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I think we shave a lot off the budget by not having much red meat (i.e. not having fillet steaks, lamb, joints of beef and eating red meat once a week at most) but we do eat organic dairy produce (for many and varied reasons) and good quality meat.

We also do shop around a fair bit, buying things that are cheaper in local shops (like cordials, snacks etc.).

It's all very interesting I think that people who make a list, based upon a menu they've laid out, and stick to it save a lot more money than people who go vaguely shopping when the cupboards are empty and wind up buying incomplete meals and going back for more.



 
Old Sep 20th, 2009, 15:24 PM   15
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About 300 a month and i get everything... ill eat anything in site im a lover of meat, esp my chicken and meat is expencive atm.. but yeah for 2 of us around 250 - 300 a month maybe a little less



 
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Old Sep 20th, 2009, 15:43 PM   16
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I'm actually not too sure, I know we eat alot of fresh fruit and veg, which isn't too pricey as we get it from the market, and organic stuff e.g. we end up spending an extra 10-30p and getting organic beans, brown seeded bread, rice/almond milk. We save a lot from not buying meat and cheese, but most of that is eaten up by vegetarian meals. So just the average really



 
Old Sep 20th, 2009, 15:46 PM   17
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I spend the same as FemmeEnceinte, and our typical menus are pretty similar xx



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Old Sep 20th, 2009, 15:47 PM   18
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Originally Posted by FemmeEnceinte View Post
I think we shave a lot off the budget by not having much red meat (i.e. not having fillet steaks, lamb, joints of beef and eating red meat once a week at most) but we do eat organic dairy produce (for many and varied reasons) and good quality meat.

We also do shop around a fair bit, buying things that are cheaper in local shops (like cordials, snacks etc.).

It's all very interesting I think that people who make a list, based upon a menu they've laid out, and stick to it save a lot more money than people who go vaguely shopping when the cupboards are empty and wind up buying incomplete meals and going back for more.
I agree, I always make a list, and spend around 60 which lasts two weeks. My mum spends about 200 per week as she will go and just buy "bits" every other day. The way my mum shops drives me mad. xx



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Old Sep 20th, 2009, 15:50 PM   19
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i spend between 70-100 a week on food. my weekly food shop is around 60 and then the rest is on stuff like bread and milk and anything else we run out of.



 
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Old Sep 20th, 2009, 15:52 PM   20
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About 450-500 a month for 6 of us



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