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    that must be so hard.. what about boost or full fat yogurt, or milk shakes?

    yes rujerro we are more expensive for some things but depends where you are .. like fruit and veg you can get cheap depending where you are and always lots of choice of fresh stuff. but like everywhere know your prices.

    can't say haven't been in the stores all the time. dh is at library and getting bread and mandarins cuties or something similar for lunches and snacks. ds has a cold so needs healthy vit c. yesterday it was milk and creamo. just not as organized gave him two bags to drop in the food bank bin. ordered some gas pills , my kcups and a case of fancy feast for the cats from amazon. best prices and can't get gelusil brand in stores anymore here. think my budget is fine just grown w teens and want to take advantage of sales too. spent just under $100 the other day on all the basics for us. at else used up some things that have been sitting around the house.

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    Placed Target order $49. About $10 was for flu medicine (day & night) which hubby wanted on hand. He is so worked up about this Corona virus. He bought extra TP already. (The virus does not keep him from going to the grocery store every 2nd day.) I may need to teach him how to use handkerchiefs instead of Kleenex and rags instead of paper towels for cleaning. $9 was Olay for me. So really only $30 was regular food. Got 2 cans raspberry pie filling on clearance which I will use like jam on homemade bread.

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    well spent about $150 today and yesterday...mostly to get stuff we needed like fruit and veggies.. seem to be in the store every other day. $30 for 48 kcups for dh.. granted a bunch of wants in there and get some extras like mayo, tomato sauce on sale. stuff we need a couple weeks. got my good gouda cheese too. was a couple of stores haven't been for over a year. got some meat ends and cheese ends from the deli. did order my kcups , 24 can of fancy feast and gas pills from amazon too for $100 at least it is 96 kcups for mine and cheapest place to get them.

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    My husband is worried about the virus also....mostly cause I have no immune system....and, he still works and goes into hosptials and restaurants and is worried about bringing germs home....not much we can do about that since he has to work. I did go to the store yesterday and stocked up on wipes, clorex, lysol, etc. I had quite a few coupons so that helped.
    I am planning on staying home and only going out if I have to.....like to get the deals at Krogers on Friday and Saturday..

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    For Feb. Spent $201.69 i haven't spent any in March for grocery or hba.oldest dd insisted her sister take money the other day for some groceries and they thew recipe in trash wouldn't let me see it.I am still going with $175.for March
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    Spent $43 at the grocery today. I did get a couple of non-food things, 3 boxes kitchen matches and huge bottle of distilled white vinegar. Unfortunately no good meat mark-downs. My auxiliary pantry is pretty full, 2-3 extra boxes/cans of many things. I have 10 lbs flour, brown sugar & baking powder coming w/ the Target order. Bought 4 lb sugar today at store. Ordered yeast and cocoa powder from Amazon (cheaper). I still need to get extra saran and foil. I made cornbread mix and brownie mix in pint jars the other day, nice to have handy.

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    Just exceeded March grocery budget by $2. Got things like detergent so won't need more for several months. Might need some veg & dairy during the rest of the month but hoping it's very little. I do have frozen and canned vegs & powdered milk which is Ok for baking. Corned beef goes on sale TOMORROW so had to wait if I want that. I was hoping for meat mark-downs but they didn't have any. Well-stocked but people probably already grabbed the discount stuff.

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    Did go over budget $80 in March, trying to fill the pantry using Target.com. March was not a good month at all. Hubby has been going to the store, he is not a frugal shopper. However I don't track or count what he spends. I think April will be OK spending-wise for me.

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    dircpa I just posted on another board about how my husband is not a frugal shopper....and I'm the same as I don't track or count what he spends....since I'm staying in, he has been doing the shopping....I make a list and gets it....you never know what he will come home with....yesterday I asked for turkey and ham for sandwiches....he spent almost $20 just on those two things....I didn't say anything.....it's good turkey and ham but I sure wouldn't spend that much...
    I'm waiting on my yeast to come from Amazon....it shipped but I think I order the wrong kind....I think it's coming from china....

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    yes I hear you dh doesn't have much of a clue but he just buys basics if I send him. now training ds..sent him to store for jug of milk, bread ramen and bananas. came home and said no oh in the kitchen.. I said what.. bread is squeezed ..was in the same bag as the milk. said you don't have them in the same bag, that you need to go to someone older that actually buy groceries then young one. he said I didn't have a choice..which is true at the moment but this has happened a few times in the past. said you have to learn and tell them not too lol

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    I have already spent most of June grocery budget. I'm stocking up, so buying on sale and put in freezer (meat), also did a Target order for pantry. Need to organize more storage space. It is spread out everywhere but if I group by category it should work (cans, pasta, crackers, baking). So not going to limit myself this month $$$-wise. I will just feel better of we have a good supply on hand.

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    We don't really have a grocery budget, but we've blown past our averages by far the past few months. Couldn't care less. Basically we're pre-paying next winter's grocery bills now so we can stay home as the virus gets worse and flu season starts, so when it's all said and done, we probably won't spend any more than usual.

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    I've given up even trying to stay within a budget for food....I have enough meat for at least another month but after that we are at the mercy of his shopping....we may be eating lots of scrambled eggs and spam....

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    We do not have a grocery budget either. If you have the money to spare it is good to buy extra when your favorite foods go on big sales. You may go over budget that week, but will save money in the long run.

    I often hear on frugal sites about being frugal so you have extra money on hand for emergencies. Well this is one of those emergencies you were saving money for.
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    I love scrambled eggs and SPAM...

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