We spend including diapers, wipes , formula and house hold items around $300 every two weeks. Sometimes a little less .
I think it all depends on where you live really. Here, I can't grow my own vegetables cos the earthquakes have lifted a ton of silt and the soil is just foul. So I can't save money that way.
And NZ is considered one of the most expensive places food wise. So $140 a week is actually not bad.
<blockquote><b>Quoting MunchkinWrangler:</b>" Jesus, how do I spend so damn much??? My cart is never even totally full!!! Ugh. Do you all coupon at all?"</blockquote>
No..no coupons. i buy bulk as much as i can though. especially with meats.
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" Jesus, how do I spend so damn much??? My cart is never even totally full!!! Ugh. Do you all coupon at all?"
Some coupons, but it's not ever much. We buy in bulk when it's cheaper, sale shop, meal plan and buy generic.
I save money by buying bulk lots of things like lentils and chickpeas when they are on sale. They are cheaper than meat anyway so when they are on sale it's a lot less money to spend! We eat vegetarian most nights. Saves a lot of money. And SOs NY resolution is to stop buying chips and chocolate and coke so we should save a lot of money this year!
Quoting LumpySpacePrincess:" We have a family of four, 2 adults, 2 kids and we spend around $140 a week."
whats your secret???
Quoting 1st Time Mommy-March 8th.:" whats your secret???"
We eat a lot of vegetarian meals and we buy things in bulk.
Oh and SO is some freaking amazing shopper. He does all the shopping. If I do the shopping we end up spending way more and I have no idea how
250-350 a week on all that stuff. Minus diapers I buy them once a month for 30.00 give or take.
We are 4 ppl but 6 all together. My parents buy too but we do separate shopping but everyone uses it. Lol
family of 3.5 and I spend about $400 a month
for 2 adults, 2 kids and a formula fed baby, we spend $700 a month on groceries/formula, sometimes more
ETA: we spend probably about $50 a month on toiletries as well.