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Old 01-19-2017, 10:33 AM
 
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I have found H Mart to not have great prices, lower, compared to my regular grocery store. I was hoping it would and after a couple of trips, which is about 17 mile round trip, I decided to not shop there.
It definitely depends on what you buy.
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Old 01-19-2017, 10:55 AM
 
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It definitely depends on what you buy.


Well, I was hoping the produce at hmart would in general be cheaper. But not so.
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Old 01-19-2017, 02:14 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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I go online, & check the prices of the markets near us, & as we have to drive by one to get to the other, I will stop in both, if they have a good deal on something. But it is not a detour, so the gas money is the same. Grocery Outlet is great for many things, but I still go to Save Mart or Foodmaxx for the loss leaders on chicken or meats. Or produce. It is definitely harder if a person does not have many supermarkets in town.
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Old 01-21-2017, 03:33 AM
 
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I spend $150 monthly on groceries. I think you're spending too much.

You should try eliminating meat from your grocery list and eat two meals daily instead of three. Those two adjustments should bring your grocery bill down to a more reasonable amount and convey health benefits to boost.

Eggs are a great source of protein and are very inexpensive. I just bought 60 eggs for $7 at the Mexican grocery store. I eat two eggs for my first meal each day with three pieces of whole wheat bread. The cost of that meal is under $1.
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Old 01-21-2017, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I spend $150 monthly on groceries. I think you're spending too much.

You should try eliminating meat from your grocery list and eat two meals daily instead of three. Those two adjustments should bring your grocery bill down to a more reasonable amount and convey health benefits to boost.

Eggs are a great source of protein and are very inexpensive. I just bought 60 eggs for $7 at the Mexican grocery store. I eat two eggs for my first meal each day with three pieces of whole wheat bread. The cost of that meal is under $1.
I am not sure the OP is looking for a way to cut, he simply wants to know if his budget is too high; it appears for the average person it is not high. Cutting out meat and skipping one meal a day certainly is a good way to cut costs and is healthy but it doesn't work for everyone. BTW are you eating quality wheat. Just because the package says 100% whole wheat, you need to really check the ingredients.
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Old 01-21-2017, 04:19 PM
 
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I hate judging people but some of the responses I find are borderline fanatical.

Unless a person is seriously strapped for cash, I personally find $50 a week on the low side. Now I live in a high COL, but I don't think food prices are that much cheaper elsewhere.

Everyone is different, so it's hard to say what it should cost. But unless some people don't eat meat or seafood, I find it hard to believe that a person can eat healthy with variety and TASTE GOOD for less than 50 a week.

Sure some people have small appetites and need only two meals a day, never eat out, and buy food only on sale and in bulk, and don't need meat or seafood, but it's probably in the minority.

Normal average couples probably spend 50 a week just eating out for dinner for ONE MEAL.

This type of thread depresses me in what people will do to scrimp and save money.
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Old 01-21-2017, 04:23 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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I hate judging people but some of the responses I find are borderline fanatical.

Unless a person is seriously strapped for cash, I personally find $50 a week on the low side. Now I live in a high COL, but I don't think food prices are that much cheaper elsewhere.

Everyone is different, so it's hard to say what it should cost. But unless some people don't eat meat or seafood, I find it hard to believe that a person can eat healthy with variety and TASTE GOOD for less than 50 a week.

Sure some people have small appetites and need only two meals a day, never eat out, and buy food only on sale and in bulk, and don't need meat or seafood, but it's probably in the minority.

Normal average couples probably spend 50 a week just eating out for dinner for ONE MEAL.

This type of thread depresses me in what people will do to scrimp and save money.
I scrimp & save & cook good food. Tonight it is chicken pot pie with leftover chicken. I save money on our budget so we can travel the world.

This year we will be in Ireland for 3 weeks, & next year it will either be France or Africa. Don't be depressed for me
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Old 01-21-2017, 04:34 PM
 
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I scrimp & save & cook good food. Tonight it is chicken pot pie with leftover chicken. I save money on our budget so we can travel the world.

This year we will be in Ireland for 3 weeks, & next year it will either be France or Africa. Don't be depressed for me
Honestly, great for you. You are doing what you love and creating memories.

But how much do you spend on food a week per person in the household? Your chicken pot pie does not sound that cheap compared to what others here eat.

It's the others who penny pinch and just horde it till they die that I find depressing.
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Old 01-21-2017, 04:39 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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Honestly, great for you. You are doing what you love and creating memories.

But how much do you spend on food a week per person in the household? Your chicken pot pie does not sound that cheap compared to what others here eat.

It's the others who penny pinch and just horde it till they die that I find depressing.
I aim for $200 a month for 2 of us. That is food only, pet food & cleaning supplies are separate. Oh I plan on spending quite a bit of money before I pop my clogs

The chicken is left over, I bought bone in breasts for .99 a pound, they are large breasts. I will top the pie with mashed potatoes instead of pastry becasue that is what I have & I add a fresh leek & some carrots. So it is a cheap meal.
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Old 01-21-2017, 06:20 PM
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I scrimp & save & cook good food. Tonight it is chicken pot pie with leftover chicken. I save money on our budget so we can travel the world.

This year we will be in Ireland for 3 weeks, & next year it will either be France or Africa. Don't be depressed for me
Good for you. It is definitely a motivating factor for me to reduce the amount I spend on food. I want to do fun stuff with the money I save.
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