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November 7th, 2013, 09:32 AM
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When I was couponing I spent less but I've gotten too lazy to coupon. We usually spend close to $200 a week on groceries. We have five kids so I don't think that's too bad but we do spend a lot of money on food!

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November 7th, 2013, 10:38 AM
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We grow a lot of our own fruits and veggies so that really helps.
$40 on a pick and pack fruit/veg box for the things we can't grow
Then about $100 on other items. We buy a lot of local things which keeps the prices down.

This is for 8 people.
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November 7th, 2013, 11:29 AM
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About $250, maybe more. Including dog food, diapers, etc.
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November 7th, 2013, 12:32 PM
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a lot. Probably $300 or more a week, for 12 people.
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November 7th, 2013, 12:51 PM
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I would say right now, about $300 or less thats just for food no toiletries and household things. I think we would spend less if we didnt buy local organic and special slaughtered meat like lamb and goat ect and chicken though.

My 3 older kids dont live at home 2 live of them have their own home, so this is really only for 7 of us! 5 kids and DH and I.
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November 7th, 2013, 01:41 PM
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Sadly whether I had all 8 kids here or not I spend close to the same, but I homeschool so that means I make all meals where as before I mainly did dinners.

I spend about $300 every two weeks. If I averaged it monthly it could vary between $600-$800 a month. This includes everything though, chicken food, dog food, toiletries, ect...
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November 7th, 2013, 08:05 PM
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Yup, we're in the same range, typically $350 every 2 weeks, about another $75 every 2 weeks on toiletries. Baby boy isn't due until January and the next youngest is 5, the other 4 kidos are all boys so that number will change once we add in diapers and AF supplies...
Our family is 2 adults and 5 kids, one on the way, and only 6little fish as far as pets go:-) all of our kidos are with us all the time, the other parent for the kidos with a dad or mom outside of us is not around so this is 7days/week, fulltime kidos and adults wouldn't have it any other way(not that there is a choice)!!
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November 8th, 2013, 10:20 AM
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I've kept track in the past, and it's about $300 a week. That might sound high considering we only have 5, but that's how it is here, wages are high and cost of living is high too.
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November 11th, 2013, 04:37 PM
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There are 11 of us and we spend approx $400/wk on groceries (food, toiletries, and cleaning supplies).
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November 12th, 2013, 05:55 AM
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Maybe $150? I budget $800 a month, but that also includes cleaning supplies, pet food, etc. No more diapers - yay!
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