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  #1  
February 21st, 2013, 06:50 AM
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Has anyone else noticed food prices seem to be increasing on a regular basis at the moment? I swear every week when I go shopping my food bill gets bigger and bigger. I'm going to have to take a really good look at my food budget and start working out how I can reduce our food bill as much as possible. *Sigh* It's not like I buy lots of luxury items either. I stick to the essentials.
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February 21st, 2013, 07:02 AM
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Yes, we've definitely noticed. We have also noticed, though, that there is variation between the supermarket. We tried Asda last week and the shop was like 50 cheaper than the previous Tesco shop, for a lot of the same items. I may start getting what I can from Aldi and then going to Asda for the stuff Aldi don't do, the branded stuff for the kids and such.

Do you plan out your meals before you go shopping? I used to do that and think we may have to start again.
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February 21st, 2013, 07:38 AM
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yes, ive definatly noticed that, prices are creeping up steadily, ive spend way more this month than i would normally, like you im going to have to really have to look at the food budget to reduce it
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February 21st, 2013, 11:01 AM
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I was using Aldi a lot for a majority of our shopping but started getting a bit lazy as I would have to go to two supermarkets (Aldi & Sainsburys) each time I did my shopping, just to get everything I needed. I was meal planning each week too but since being pregnant my appetite has been all over the place so I haven't been as strict with meal planning as I was. Once the baby gets here I am going to have to work harder to make sure our food budget stretches as far as possible.
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February 21st, 2013, 11:20 AM
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deffo noticed, even though i do it online its still sooooooo expensive
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February 21st, 2013, 11:23 AM
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I go to about 4 different shops on grocery day ( i tend to go monthly though) and it takes me ages to do it all!
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February 21st, 2013, 12:41 PM
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It does take forever Rach! I hate food shopping.
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February 21st, 2013, 01:05 PM
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i dont mind shopping but i hate outting it away!!!
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February 21st, 2013, 01:35 PM
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Yep it is a pain going to 2 supermarkets which is why I haven't used Aldi for a bit, but needs must...
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February 22nd, 2013, 03:26 AM
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I can spend all day online switching between sites to see who has what for the cheapest!
I meal plan and write a shopping list and try to stick to it. Each week I can be between 70 & 90 depending on what else has been needed, with 3 older ones we go through a lot of deodorant, shampoo and then there's sanitary products for me & the 2 eldest, so that can all add a chunk on to the bill!
I don't do too badly considering that's for 6 of us, I know of one family who have 4 kids like us and they spend 200+ a week, God knows what they're buying!!!
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February 22nd, 2013, 04:39 AM
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They're probably just not thinking about it Yvonne, it sounds like you're super organised whereas they're probably just buying stuff they see because they fancy it, offers, etc.
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February 22nd, 2013, 05:44 PM
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I have deff noticed the increase in our shopping bills!! insane
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February 23rd, 2013, 05:14 AM
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We did our shop at tesco yesterday as we was up that way (its about 15 miles from me) and OMG the prices where so much more expensive then ASDA.

I have also started to go to home bargins for my shampoo/cleaning products and some basic foods too (beans, crisp, tinned toms etc) as they are dirt cheap in their.
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February 23rd, 2013, 06:54 AM
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200 a week on food shopping?! That's insane!
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February 24th, 2013, 03:14 AM
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I have started getting biscuits and stuff from home bargains too Emma
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February 26th, 2013, 08:36 AM
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Yes, I have noticed the constantly increasing prices too. I detest doing the food shopping because I hate spending so much money on stuff that will be gone in a week - so frustrating! I shop at either Tesco or Asda and for the most part I don't notice a huge difference but I would say that Asda is a little cheaper. However, when I shop there I am more tempted to buy junk food as it is always on such a great deal, ugh!
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February 26th, 2013, 09:51 AM
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That's def true about Asda lol. I wish I had time to shop at all the local farms, sustainable shopping lol, I wonder sometimes whether that would be cheaper as you're buying direct from the producer, but I bet by the time you've totted it all up plus petrol (cause some are dairy farms, some crop farms, etc) it wouldn't be.
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