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Are you good with your grocery budget or do you buy everything you see on the shelf without consciously looking at the price? How do you cut down on the cost of feeding your family?

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  • Buy in bulk when items are on a good special. Make as much from scratch for bakery items and biscuits


  • Plan the week out, buy meat on special and dont buy takeaway


  • I’m trying to meal plan, we also try to stock up when things are on special


  • I do tend to just buy things on sale due to the price.


  • creating a weekly meal plan helped us a lot in avoiding excessive grocery shopping. You only list items that is necessary for the meals and immediately see the cost of each meal or item. From there you can check the online prices say for a brand then do price comparison again when at the store. I normally buy the cheapest priced item with the same quality. We do bulk buy only when the price was reduced. Specials on meat are okay as long as you cook them on the same day.


  • Nice to read what everyone is doing :)


  • Check out the weekly specials and maybe try 3 or 4 ingredient recipes.


  • Shop around, buy what’s on special and plan meals. Also check the price per kilo, THAT is what you are really paying. Try seeing if you buy any un necessary items and cut back on those! Have one vegetarian meal a week. And look at portion sizes for everyone. When we have a roast dinner my husband always has bread and butter on the side to help fill him more (such a cheap option!). You can buy garlic bread rather cheaply, which we also use as a filler!


  • Pre planning on meals can help.


  • I always check my cupboards and place my order on line and pick it up. That way I don’t walk around the shop and pick up any extras. It’s quite difficult at the moment as we live in a small town and the prices have always been higher than elsewhere.


  • We have been spending more but shopping less at the moment. We have been writing a list as we go and trying to stick to it.


  • Meal plan and shop sales


  • Try to eat more vegetarian meals! Meat is so expensive compared to vegetarian staples like beans and rice. I meal plan for the week and only shop once a week for the things I need.


  • We’ve started having 1-2 meat free dinners which has helped keep costs down.

    Meal planning and sticking to just the items you need.


  • I buy things when they are special and rely on my pantry items that are on special.


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