• S
  • Groveland, USA
  • 4 months ago

Budgeting for Groceries

How do you budget for groceries? Do you stick to a strict list when shopping?
  • K
  • Auburn, USA
  • 3 days ago

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.

  • K
  • Toronto, Canada
  • 10 days ago

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.

  • B
  • Sammamish, United States
  • 22 days ago

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! :)

  • J
  • La Mesa, United States
  • a month ago

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.

  • A
  • Halifax, Canada
  • a month ago

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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