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Old 03-31-2010, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Family of 3 - sometimes there are 2 of us b/c the 3rd one works in a restaurant at night.

I buy meat, chicken, fish at a meat market so it probably runs $250 a month.

Other than that - about $350 per month including the household items like toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies.

I grew up in the restaurant business so I've always gone to a meat market, the old fashioned kind.
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Old 03-31-2010, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile Dog Food

We have 2 dogs - how could I forget about them?

I order their food online from a place called healthypet.net.

I pay $96 every 3 months for a 20 pound bag. Shipped to us.

(Great food, BTW) - I mean, they love Eucanuba better - that's like dessert every night but this stuff is really healthy. Founded by a woman vet.
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:10 AM
 
Location: Wherever I want to be... ;)
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...vertical production scheme for most of the products...
Meant to say "horizontal." Doh!
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Old 04-01-2010, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Hookerville, formerly in Tweakerville
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Has anyone been to a Save-a-Lot store? It's a Food4Less type store, but I think it's owned by Albertson's.
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:13 PM
 
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Has anyone been to a Save-a-Lot store? It's a Food4Less type store, but I think it's owned by Albertson's.
I checked it out a time or two, but ugh, the ones I was in are really, really nasty, really bad rancid smell and dirty. And nothing I want to buy there.
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Old 04-01-2010, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Hookerville, formerly in Tweakerville
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I went into one once, and didn't see anything that I was interested in at that time or any other. Haven't been back since.
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Old 04-02-2010, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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family of 2 - i cook most of the meals as we rarely eat out. my grocery spending (food and household stuffs all inclusive) is about $280 per month on average. i buy/cook whatever items are on sale. i buy in bulk even though it's only the 2 of us - and then i just split up into smaller quantities, rebag for freezing and then thaw whatever is necessary for cooking the meal.

i just looked through what others have posted...seems like my spending is on the low side even for just the 2 of us. is the cost of meats/vegetables much more expensive in places like socal, washington etc? i thought grocery prices are already quite high where i live?
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Old 04-02-2010, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, AK to SoCal to Missoula, MT
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bigfatturkey--

I think the reason my grocery bill is so high is because every night we have some sort of animal protein at dinner. Can't think of any other reason.
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Old 04-02-2010, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Montgomery Village, MD
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Went to the grocery store today and spent 58 dollars

I got:

two lbs of ground beef
tomato
two potatoes
two boxes of no junk mac & cheese
pack of chicken drumsticks
bag of no preservative potato wedges
loaf of bread
gallon of milk
about 10 bananas
3 apples
2 oranges
pack of provolone
turkey lunch meat
heavy cream
chicken broth
butter
mushrooms
shredded cheese
two bags of broccoli
2 lbs of organic strawberries
6 large bottles of water
cereal


And this paired with some of the stuff in our freezer will be about 8 days worth
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Old 04-02-2010, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Hookerville, formerly in Tweakerville
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Went to the grocery store today and spent 58 dollars

I got:

two lbs of ground beef - how lean?
tomato
two potatoes - what kind - brown, red or white?
two boxes of no junk mac & cheese
pack of chicken drumsticks
bag of no preservative potato wedges
loaf of bread - white, wheat or whole grain?
gallon of milk -what kind - whole, skim, or fat free?
about 10 bananas
3 apples
2 oranges
pack of provolone - store brand or name brand?
turkey lunch meat - preservatives and lots of sodium
heavy cream
chicken broth - salted or unsalted?
butter - salted or unsalted
mushrooms - canned or bulk?
shredded cheese - store brand or name brand?
two bags of broccoli - whole or florets?
2 lbs of organic strawberries
6 large bottles of water - store brand or name brand?
cereal what kind - generic or name brand?
And this paired with some of the stuff in our freezer will be about 8 days worth
I could get all this for about $20-$25, excluding what I don't eat.
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