No strict budget. Family of 4. For us it's about need not want. We purchase meats that will make 2 meals. We get fresh veggies not can. Its all about seperating into meal plans.
Before we go grocery shopping, we check what we already have then make a list of what we need for two weeks. We try to buy things in bulk which last longer. I usually try to find sales in flyers for things we don’t buy in bulk and either get the sale item or price match. We also have a budget as well so sometimes while we’re shopping, we don’t get EVERYTHING on the list. Just what we need on a daily basis like breakfast foods and dinner foods. We usually spend the most money on meat cause it can be frozen and last really long.
What coupon sites does everyone use? I usually try to stick to more natural and organic foods (personal choice, no judgement) but I never seem to find any coupons that I can bring to the store... just have to shop around for “deals”. Any suggestions would be welcomed! :)
I’m on a debt free journey, so we budget everything. I write a list and we TRY stick to only that. It’s hard sometimes, but I’m not spending $800- $1,500 a month on food anymore. 🤷🏽♀️🤷🏽♀️ and this is for 2 1/2 of us.
I find planning my family meals makes it a lot easier to stay on budget because I buy less random stuff. I don’t shop around, I mostly shop at Walmart as they price match flyers (you can use flyer apps) and anyway it’s usually cheaper. I try to stick to a list but I usually end up getting a few things not on my list but I’m careful to keep it to only a few.
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