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Old 07-17-2009, 08:32 AM
 
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How many are in your family and how much would you say your groceries cost per month? Do you think you are super-thrifty using coupons, finding the best sales, ect? My girlfriend and I are having a debate -she finds food more expensive in Florida than here in Canada but I don't!
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:35 AM
 
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It's just me and my husband with occaisonal weekend guests. We spend about $350 a month on groceries. I would say I'm pretty thrifty, but I only shop at one grocery store. I tend to buy a lot of fresh lunch meat, produce, meat and dairy so my bill is a bit higher.
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:45 AM
 
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Windsor...I am Canadian as well (born in London, raised in Hamilton) and I believe that fruits, vegtables and beef are more expensive here. Chicken, fish and canned goods are cheaper so I think it all evens out. I was a big fan of the Real Canadian Superstore....and I miss it!
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:55 AM
 
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How many are in your family and how much would you say your groceries cost per month? Do you think you are super-thrifty using coupons, finding the best sales, ect? My girlfriend and I are having a debate -she finds food more expensive in Florida than here in Canada but I don't!
Not too get too far off your original post, but I find groceries at least 20-30% higher in Jacksonville, than where I shop in Jersey. We tend to shop at Winn Dixie, as Publix is just too expensive, and I still spend $200-300 a pop, for a single very young man.
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:04 AM
 
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Thanks ! I spend about 700$ a month for a family of 4 (canadian $$ though, so that's like 620$ US) but my friend spends about 100$ less a month because she's "the queen of the deal".

MacleanL, she finds the "canadian superstore" too expensive, although I like it!

Anyone else?
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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My girlfriend and I do all of our shopping at Publix and spend roughly $250 a month on groceries. We don't buy a lot of junk food, just stuff for meals, and we eat out at least once a week.
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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my wife and i (late twenties) spend about $300/mo on groceries, and another $100 bucks on eating out.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:11 AM
 
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For a family of 5, 2 adults and 3 boys ages 7 to 14, I spend about 1000 a month plus eat out 1 to 2 times a week. I shop at walmart publix winn dixie. I try to find the best deals that week.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:17 AM
 
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Holy mackarolly! But I know growing boys do like to eat!
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:02 PM
 
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We have a family of 5 like LJ. We spend about 800 a month. We very rarely eat out. We do 99 percent of our shopping at Walmart. We have 3 boys 12 8 and 4
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