B and I were discussing with N and her hubby (TC) our respective grocery bills. I think N and TC just about had a heart attack when we said that we spend about $1000 a month on groceries.
We realized that $1000 might be a bit of a stretch - because that includes all diapers and wipes and anything "extra" we buy at BJs, but for the most part we spend $400 a month or more at BJs and $200 a week on groceries for the 4 of us.
Granted L is a pig, B eats about as much as 3 people and that includes us packing our lunches at least 3 times a week because buying lunch in NYC is hellish.
This week -- I stuck to the list and only spent $160. We didn't even go grocery shopping last week. I have a few more things to get that will easily run me another $40 (milk for everyone, bread and a few more green things that I can't get at BJs), but $200 in two weeks is GREAT for us.
Now, give me your tips for spending even less. Our small organic grocer is cheaper then the chain, so we buy all fruits and veggies there for cheap. I am no longer buying prepared meals and I am going to try cooking on the weekends, etc. But I need more ideas on how to be frugal in this area.
B and I WILL be out of debt before we move -- or at least that is the goal. We are getting so close that it is getting more and more real after each paycheck.