Fun Friday Shopping Totals {+ Grocery Saving Tips!} 12/28

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Fun Friday Shopping Totals: It’s that time again! See how I feed my family of six (including 3 teens) for around $125/week. See our $125 Budget Weekly Menu here.

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PUBLIX-Spent $23.05.  

Grocery Saving Tip: Plan your weekly menu around super sale items.

The Eat Smart Veggies were $2.50 a bag this week, so we are having raw veggies and ranch dressing with lunches, Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry for Dinner and Veggie Breakfast Scramble (recipe here) for breakfast one morning.


Grocery Saving Tip: When an item is on sale at its lowest price, buy as much as you can afford and use before it expires.

My daughter eats Udi’s Gluten Free Bread and Bagels every week, so when I found $1/1 manufacturer coupons AND $1/1 store coupons, I knew it was time to stock up. We bought 4 items for $11.96 (normally $19.96).

 WALMART–Spent $62.24.

Weekly Total: $85.29 

December Monthly Total: $321.28    

($125/week budget for six people)


2012 Annual Grocery Spending: $4999.34

(That is amazingly close to $5000 to feed our family of six for the year, which averages to $416.61 per month, or around $104 per week. I’m happy with that number!

Need to lower your grocery bill? Read more about how I stick to a $125 a week budget in my e-book Save More-Clip Less.





Related Topics:

Why I Shop At Multiple Stores

What We Do About Snacks

Click here to see previous week’s shopping trips.

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This Week’s Menu

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How did you do this week? Leave a comment!


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  1. says

    That is truly amazing! I commented on your Facebook page earlier. I’m trying to get my husband to eat better and off the addictive high cost potato chips he eat. I have to say, you wrote on one of your blogs, you can’t get the money back you eat. It all of a sudden made so much sense to me. I’d rather spend my money on bills, and fun stuff then food.

  2. Angelina says

    Do you ever “run to the store” during the week? If so, how does it affect your budget? I know I have a “shopping day”, but there always seems to be something that I forget and I end up having to run to the store midweek.

    • says

      I avoid the store like the plague–haha! I rarely go midweek because I make a very detailed menu and grocery list. For me “running to the store” equals spending $20-$30, which totally blows the budget.

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