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Old Jul 30th, 2013, 03:43 AM   1
Beaney192
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am I living in a dream world? (food shopping)


Hi ladies just after a bit of advice please. I have always done food shop fortnightly and spent about 120 for oh myself and lo (22 months) but it seems im running out of food so quickly now and having to do lots of top ups.

Do you think I would be better of doing a weekly shop. Would this be cheaper? Im just starting mat leave so any ideas would be great.

What is a sensible amount to spend weekly?
Thank you for any help.



 
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Old Jul 30th, 2013, 03:48 AM   2
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We spend 50 a week for the 3 of us



 
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Old Jul 30th, 2013, 03:52 AM   3
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I was thinking this yesterday, I've been doin it weekly n still needing top ups, I asked hubby if he's feeding the neighbours!
I dunno where it goes ..



 
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Old Jul 30th, 2013, 03:59 AM   4
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We spend 70-80 a week for two of us. I do have a gluten intolerance which ups the price a bit!

I think you probably do need to spend a bit more! I like weekly shopping because fruit/veg doesn't spoil as much.

It does depend a bit on where you live. When we visit family up north it's like some kind of magical food paradise. They have markets where you can pick up 10 portions of decent fruit for about 3.50!



 
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Old Jul 30th, 2013, 04:01 AM   5
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We have a tight budget of 50 a week for everything, doing ok and even managed to throw some beers in last week. Also get a freezer pack from the butcher every 2-3months for 50. We were spending at least 75 a week before we cut down. Nappies are from Aldi, toilet roll from HomeBargains, wipes from Wilkos and laundry stuff wherever it is on special plus the odd trip to a pound shop.



 
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Old Jul 30th, 2013, 05:09 AM   6
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We spend about 50 a week but that doesn't include nappys wipes or formula x



 
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Old Jul 30th, 2013, 06:07 AM   7
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I can spend over 100 a week some weeks! Usually around 80 a week though and that is for 2 adults and the kids. Not including nappies wipes and milk.



 
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Old Jul 30th, 2013, 06:08 AM   8
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We spend 150 per week... I'm usually quite careful with what I buy as well so these threads always astound me when other families spend so much less...
How are you all doing it!!!?



 
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Old Jul 30th, 2013, 06:27 AM   9
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We spend usually 20 a week for me OH and LO most weeks. Some weeks it's higher though, due to nappies, wipes, and general freezer/cupboard stock-up xx



 
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Old Jul 30th, 2013, 06:40 AM   10
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We spend usually 20 a week for me OH and LO most weeks. Some weeks it's higher though, due to nappies, wipes, and general freezer/cupboard stock-up xx
20 a week?! How?? Id love some tips lol!



 
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