Shopping on a budget

By DonnaAnn Latest Reply 2009-04-19 23:54:18 -0500
Started 2009-04-16 04:57:19 -0500

I recently tried t get a lower mortgage rate. And was able to, BUT!, one of the things I had to do was cut my grocery bill from 100 dollars a week down to 70 dollars a week. Am I the only person who is finding this near impossible? its not like people with conditions can just pick up this food or that food. Specific diets are not cheap!I use coupons and coins and am a good shopper. Does anyone else have this dilemma of trying to keep thier foodbudget down, but have a tough time? Any suggestions as to how to do this? On the today program a few weeks ago they had a show on people who are on welfare and food stamps. People on this program are allowed 21 dollars a week for food! Take a look at your grocery list and bill. What would you have to cut out to do this and how would it affect your health? I only shop for myself and still end up going over in price by about 10 - 15 dollars. how in the world is some one with a family of 4 suppose to live and eat right?

3 replies

cakeybakes 2009-04-19 23:54:18 -0500 Report

I wish I knew. There are 4 in my family and I can't do it for under $125 a week. And that's making sacrifices by not getting as much fresh produce as I need. It's so darn expensive to eat the healthy foods anymore. No wonder people are fat and unhealthy in this country! One expert on one of the morning shows recently said the best way to eat is to spend more and eat less. Isn't that scary? She meant fresh, unprocessed foods cost more, and you really have to eat smaller amounts. It just costs a fortune.

bigjrm45 2009-04-16 14:56:00 -0500 Report

I feed three people [not kids] for $300 a month,I buy meats on sale family packs,10 for ten doolars deals,99cent stores,it is hard but it can be done.

Sally 2009-04-16 13:18:58 -0500 Report

I really do hear what you are saying. Just for my husband and myself, I find it nearly impossible to get out of the store with a bill under a hundred dollars a week. It is really tough because I am trying to stay on my diet, and still allow my husband to eat a "normal" meal plan. He is really good about eating diabetic meals (he is not diabetic), but he likes his "normal" snacks, not what I have to snack on. It is a hard balance right now. My husband says that the diabetic meals I cook don't fill him up, and so therefore he snacks all evening. They don't exactly fill me up either, but portion control is what keeps my sugar in check. It gets harder every week, because I don't want him to sacrifice what he likes to keep me on my diet. And every week prices are higher, or so it seems.

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