My 2008 grocery total

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Registered: 05-21-2003
My 2008 grocery total
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Wed, 12-31-2008 - 5:45pm

I've been tracking my groceries all this past year. After a quick trip to Aldi's today for milk, we're done with our grocery shopping for 2008.

I spent a total of $4285.39 for the year. That's an average of $357.12 per month. I usually think in my head that our grocery budget is $350. Now I know that has been a pretty realistic figure for us.

Now to come up with some ways to reduce that average for 2009. (I know one easy way but I'm not sure dh or myself would be willing totally give up our soda, lol!)

Kelly



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Registered: 11-09-2008
Wed, 12-31-2008 - 6:41pm

Wow!

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Registered: 05-21-2003
Wed, 12-31-2008 - 7:20pm
No, that amount is grocery only. On average, I spend about another $50/month on household stuff like toiletries, paper products, dog food, stamps, etc.


Edited 12/31/2008 7:21 pm ET by cl-busywith5kids
Kelly



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Registered: 03-03-2004
Wed, 12-31-2008 - 7:45pm

Kelly, I'm impressed!

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Registered: 10-25-2005
Wed, 12-31-2008 - 10:04pm
HOLY CRAP!!! I believe you have put me to serious shame. I didn't track my grocery spending, but the figure that really scares me is the eating out. Maybe I will track my grocery spending and get the eating out under control in 2009! I am in awe of you!

-Jan


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Registered: 08-01-2007
Thu, 01-01-2009 - 4:32am

Wow, I too am impressed!! I think my goal for 2009 will be to get my grocery budget down to your $357.00 a month. Yep, I'm going to take on that challenge. I will report back in 2010. I better write it down on my calendar or I will surely forget!!


Good job Kelly!

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 01-01-2009 - 12:46pm
Kelly, good for you, you are an inspiration.
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Registered: 07-26-1997
Thu, 01-01-2009 - 1:15pm
I should do that in 2009.

 

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Registered: 09-09-2007
Fri, 01-02-2009 - 11:46am

I just found this board and think it might be a good place for me and my tightfist w/ money!

I usually grocery shop for my fam of 4 for about $250 a month including all the toiletries, paper goods and diapers.

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Registered: 02-21-2006
Fri, 01-02-2009 - 5:01pm
I think i will try this for 2009.
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Registered: 11-23-2006
Sat, 01-03-2009 - 12:07pm

Wow!

 

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