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What are your goals for your grocery budget in 2020?
How many people does your budget cover?
Let's support each other in our efforts to keep our grocery budgets on-track!


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My goal is to spend no more than $96 per week on groceries. This will cover our family of five - two adults and three kids. I am going to do my absolute best to stick to in-season produce, sale items, etc. plus what's already in our pantry and freezer. Any extra at the end of the month will go to another part of our budget.
 

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In 2019, I set my goal to $200 per week for a family of 6. I was able to stay way under that, but I'm hesitant to make my goal too far under $200 per week, as it includes everything we eat and paper products, cleaning products, etc, and I want to be realistic for our area.
 

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I am going to set a goal of $200.for groceries and house hold products for 1 :flash:that for a month hope i can stay under budget.
 

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mmm not sure I try to spend as little as possible except w kcups coffee part went up! instead of ground drip. but $200 to 250.. w pet food household stuff etc .. prices are going up and up here. and teens so just keep doing what we are doing sales, better eating habits less waste and pickiness.
 

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I would like to try to get my monthly grocery budget to $250.00.
That includes paper, health and beauty, food and litter for the cat
and cleaning and laundry supplies. That is down from $400.00.
 
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**ShopRite**
1 12 pack Cottonelle $5.99 (normally $8.59)
4 Quaker Chewy Granola Bars $1.88 each (normally $2.59 each)
2 boxes Ronzoni Rigatoni $0.59 each (normally $1.49 each)
4 Knorr cheddar broccoli rice packs $0.88 each (normally $1.29 each)
1 ShopRite aluminum foil $2.69
4 cans ShopRite chili beans $0.50 each (normally $0.89 each)
2 cans ShopRite diced tomatoes $0.79 each
4 cans ShopRite cream of mushroom soup $0.99 each
4 boxes Minute rice $1.14 each (normally $2.49 each)
4 boxes Kellogg's Frosted Flakes $1.49 each (normally $3.99 each)
1 large box Goldfish $7.99 (normally $8.99)
1 box ShopRite Saran Wrap $1.79
1 lb 93% lean ground beef $8.73
2 packages of pork chops $2.50 each
1 large family pack hot Italian sausage $5.81
1.25 green peppers $2.11
1.45 red peppers $4.34
1 sweet onion $0.50
10 navel oranges $10
2.12 lb green grapes $8.46
2 boxes salted butter $2.99 each (normally $3.49)
2 gallons 1% organic milk $4.99 each
2 boxes Banquet Turkey sausage $1.50 each (normally $1.99 each)
1 6 pack Portuguese rolls $2.99
2 4 packs Pure Protein chocolate shakes $5.99 each (normally $6.99 each)
1 bottle ShopRite brand Allegra $23.49 - ugh...but I need it and it's cheaper than name brand

Total $151.43

**Acme**
2 boxes Cinnamon Toast Crunch $1.50 each (normally $4.69 each)
1 Signature Kitchen Black Raspberry Ice drink $0.69 (normally $0.88)
1 large bag Tostitos $4.00 (normally $5.29)
2 packages Chewy Chips Ahoy $0.99 each (normally $3.99 each)
1 box SleepyTime Tea $5.49
1 Purex Laundry Detergent $5.99 (normally $6.99)
1 Downy Fabric Softener $5.29 (normally $6.99)
4 banquet Turkey Sausage $1.48 each (normally $2.99 each)

I also had $7.00 in rewards points

Total: $26.15

Total for the day: $177.58/$200
Total for January: $177.58/$200

That Allegra angers me because I'd be at $150/$200 without it. Alas, allergies drive the grocery bill sometimes. :)
 
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Amy I still like Target for a lot of (store brand) staples and free shipping at $35. Stuff like acetaminophen is also cheaper than CVS for example. I get the Pure Protein bars box of 12 for about $14 from Target on a regular basis.
 

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I'm so frustrated with the Pure Protein drinks, dlrcpa. I can find the bars everywhere, but the drinks are harder to find. I will definitely try Target the next time I'm there. The closest one is about 20 minutes away, though.
 
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LOL...nope! I guess not! :)
 

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Jan.6 Spent $23.25 today only got two grocery items 1/2 gallon milk bag coleslaw rest was household items.
 
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We have 4 adults here with 1 spending his money on dining most of the time. I'm increasing the budget to $350/mth. I spent $475 in December and noticed increasing prices as well. I include toiletries/cleaning supplies in the budget. I'm not sure how realistic that is but I'll have to try to get close. I'm finding lots of cereals on sale for $1.99 or less and organic.
 

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I've never had a grocery budget and have never participated in this thread......I read it but have never watched my grocery bill but am trying to save to the max this year so this will be a new experience for me....there is only the two of us and we don't eat like we use to....husband doesn't eat breakfast and eats chickfila every day for lunch...I have English muffin with either peanut butter and banana or cheese for breakfast...no lunch as I sleep late......dinner is always a meat (mostly chicken) starch (rice, potatoes, noodles) veggie....that's it...I keep cookies for my husband....no chips or junk food...(have no idea why I am fat) .today I got a pork roast for $4 and it will be three meals.....spent $40 today....will keep track of what I am spending a month....will be nice to know....
 

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Grocery prices have been going up for quite a while. Farmers are struggling due to factors such as flooding and trade wars. I expect increases to continue as more farmers are bankrupted. We noticed on our drive home from Missouri last fall that too many crops were still in the fields, many in standing water. It didn't look good. Climate change is wreaking havoc on the heartland where so much of our food is produced, another reason I expect rising prices.
 

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Grocery prices have been going up for quite a while. Farmers are struggling due to factors such as flooding and trade wars. I expect increases to continue as more farmers are bankrupted. We noticed on our drive home from Missouri last fall that too many crops were still in the fields, many in standing water. It didn't look good. Climate change is wreaking havoc on the heartland where so much of our food is produced, another reason I expect rising prices.
I noticed this past weekend, driving through Missouri, that many of those fields still have standing water, and ponds and lakes are full to the brim. A wet spring will mean more flooding.
 
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1/8 went grocery shopping heard rain and storms was suppose to be moving in today and then turn real cold i was needing pay couple bills anyway.Spent $54.86 just for groceries some things i didn't need just now but will be using sooner or later.
 

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Ham went on sale so I bought one. I regretted not getting one at Christmas when they were cheaper. Spent $38 so far this month so doing well. I did NOT buy any bread products or sweets. Did buy 5 lb box of clementines on sale. There is a turkey in the freezer that I will cook in the next few weeks. Ham will be cut up and frozen including the bone.
 

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We got a little Cure 81 ham today for $1.99/lb.

The forecast is for another wet spring, which will mean late planting which will again push the harvest later into fall into potentially wet weather. It's a worrisome cycle.
 
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