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Apr 15, 2024
How a Kentucky Couple Came in $74 Under Budget on a Week's Worth of GroceriesGroceries
“Curbside pickup just makes it so easy.”
Mar 21, 2024
I’m a Dietitian Living in India — My Family and I Spent $32 on a Week’s Worth of GroceriesGroceries
“I make a conscious effort to control impulse purchases.”
Mar 14, 2024
I’m a Personal Trainer Living in Texas — I Spent $125 at Sam’s Club on 2 Full Weeks of GroceriesGroceries
“I prefer to grocery shop at one place and buy in bulk.”
Feb 5, 2024
How a Pennsylvania Couple Spends $158 a Week on Groceries (Mostly) at AldiGroceries
They also shopped at Target, Grocery Outlet, and Weis, a local chain.
Dec 28, 2023
My Husband and I Shopped at 5 Grocery Stores for the Week — We Spent $105 and Came in $5 Over BudgetGroceries
Oh, and they also went dumpster diving and foraging.
Dec 14, 2023
How a Tennessee Family of 4 Spends $178 a Week on Groceries at KrogerGroceries
Grocery pickup and the drive home take less than five minutes!
Nov 23, 2023
My Boyfriend and I Both Work 2 Jobs — We Spent $82 at (Mostly) Aldi on a Week’s Worth of Groceries and Came in $9 Under BudgetGroceries
They shopped mostly at Aldi and stopped buying produce only once a week.
Oct 23, 2023
I’m an Academic Consultant and My Roommate’s an Attorney — We Spent $221 on a Week’s Worth of Groceries and Came in $29 Under BudgetGroceries
“We rely primarily on grocery delivery services and receive two each week.”
Oct 14, 2023
I’m a Driving Instructor and My Husband Works Odd Jobs — We Spent $141 on a Week’s Worth of Groceries and Came in $9 Under BudgetGroceries
They shopped at four retailers and even scored freebies from a Facebook Group.
Sep 26, 2023
I’m a Stay-at-Home Mom and My Husband’s a Chiropractor — We Spent $212 on a Week’s Worth of Groceries and Came in $38 Under BudgetGroceries
“I visit multiple stores (ideally on the same day) to get only the best deals.”
Sep 19, 2023
I’m a House Cleaner Living on a Remote Alaskan Island — Here’s What I Make with a $144 Grocery HaulGroceries
“Grocery prices are among the highest in the country” in her town.
Aug 10, 2023
What a Writer and a Stay-at-Home Dad Spend on a Week’s Worth of GroceriesGroceries
They shop twice and plan three or four meals at a time.
Jul 24, 2023
What a Sales Manager and a House Husband Spend on a Week’s Worth of GroceriesGroceries
A trip to Trader Joe’s and a few solid rotating meals are key to keeping costs down.
Jul 8, 2023
How a California Family of 4 with No Kitchen Spends $125 on a Weekly Grocery HaulGroceries
In the thick of a kitchen renovation, strategic meal planning is key.
Jun 22, 2023
How a Kansas Family of 8 Spent Only $189 a Week on GroceriesGroceries
They shopped mostly at Aldi and Walmart, plus Hy-Vee and a local produce market.
Jun 8, 2023
I’m a 36-Year-Old Writer Living in Utah —  Here’s What I Make with a $41 Weekly Haul from Trader Joe’sGroceries
She shopped at Trader Joe’s and only made one trip to the store all week.
May 18, 2023
I’m a 92-Year-Old Retiree Living in New Mexico — Here’s What I Make with a $64 Weekly Grocery HaulGroceries
She does grocery pickup at Walmart and only made one trip to the store all week.
May 4, 2023
I’m a Pharmacist and My Husband Is Retired — We Spent $108 on a Week’s Worth of Groceries and Came in $42 Under Budget
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“I HATE to waste food and frequently plan for nextovers because I am only cooking for two people.”
Apr 20, 2023
We’re a Family of 5 in Indiana and Shop Mostly at Walmart — We Spent $160 on a Week’s Worth of Groceries and Came in $40 Under Budget
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I order my groceries online to be picked up later that day — this saves time and so much money!
Feb 15, 2023
We’re a Family of 5 in Pennsylvania and Shop Mostly at Aldi — We Spent $180 on Groceries This Week
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We almost always have pizza on Friday.
Feb 2, 2023
We’re a Family of 2 in Iowa and Shop Mostly at Hy-Vee and Trader Joe’s — Here’s How Much We Spent on Groceries This Week
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We don’t follow a specific meal plan, but approximately 70 percent of our groceries are consistent from week to week.
Jan 20, 2023
I’m a Part-Time Copywriter and My Boyfriend Works in the Film Industry — Here’s How Much We Spent on Groceries This Week
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They spent $114.77 Canadian dollars, which is just under $85 in U.S. dollars.
Jan 5, 2023
We’re a Family of 3 in Illinois and Shop Mostly at Aldi and Costco — We Spent $205 on a Week’s Worth of Groceries
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Here's everything we bought and what we made.
Dec 29, 2022
We’re a Family of 3 in Georgia and Shop Mostly at Kroger — We Spent $127 on a Week’s Worth of Groceries
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"We cook three dinner recipes per week, plus a Wednesday 'snack plate' night."
Dec 8, 2022
We’re a Family of 4 in Kansas and Shop Mostly at Costco and Sprouts — Here’s How Much We Spent on Groceries This Week
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"We cook mostly at home and are professional picnickers and snack haulers."
Nov 24, 2022
We’re a Family of 3 in Ireland and Shop Mostly at Lidl and Supervalu — Here’s How Much We Spent on a Week’s Worth of Groceries
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Here's what they bought and what they made with it all.
Nov 3, 2022
We’re a Family of 4 in New Hampshire and Shop Mostly at Hannaford — Here’s How Much We Spent on Groceries This WeekGroceries
They also keep six backyard hens, who provide them with about three dozen eggs a week.
Oct 27, 2022
We’re a Family of 5 in Ohio and Shop Mostly at Costco and Kroger — Here’s How Much We Spent on Groceries This Week
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They purchase chicken, fish, meat, some produce, and pantry staples at Costco.
Oct 15, 2022
I’m a Business Analyst in Seattle — I Spent $85 on a Week’s Worth of Groceries and Came in $15 Under Budget
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"I don't mind making a meal and eating it for several days in a row."
Sep 29, 2022
I’m a Data Specialist and Shop Mostly at Giant Food and Acme — I Spent $60 on a Week’s Worth of GroceriesGroceries
"What sounds good to me can change in an instant and it's important that my shopping reflects that."
Sep 15, 2022
I’m a Data Analyst and My Boyfriend’s a Preschool Teacher — We Spent $109 on a Week’s Worth of Groceries
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"I use a designated whiteboard to plan out dinner and who will cook it."
Jul 28, 2022
I’m a Writer and My Husband’s a Customer Sales Associate — We Just Spent $146 on a Week’s Worth of Groceries
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Here's everything we bought and what we made.
May 12, 2022
I’m a Chemist and My Husband Is an EMT — We Just Spent $264 on Groceries at Trader Joe’s, Walmart, and Sam’s Club
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Here's everything we bought and what we made last week.
Apr 28, 2022
I Work at a Liquor Store and My Partner Works at a Cafe — We Spent $96 on 11 Days’ Worth of Groceries
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We batch cook and make "boxes" to eat throughout the week.
Mar 17, 2022
I Live in Australia and Shop at Aldi — Here's What I Bought for the Week
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"My freezer ALWAYS contains a bag of Aldi frozen prawn gyoza."
Mar 3, 2022
I’m a Stay-at-Home Mom and My Husband’s a Computer Programmer — We Spent $106 on a Week’s Worth of Groceries and Came in $14 Under Budget
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"My resolution for 2022 is to not restock my pantry or freezer until I use everything."
Feb 10, 2022
I’m Retired and My Husband Works in Public Relations — We Shop Mostly at Winco and Costco and Just Spent $60 on a Week’s Worth of Groceries
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"I love being able to put a dinner salad on the table in 15 minutes."
Jan 20, 2022
I’m a Teacher and My Partner’s an Engineer — We Shop Mostly at Aldi and Just Spent $66 on a Week’s Worth of Groceries
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"I only buy meat that is heavily discounted and then I freeze it for later."
Jan 6, 2022
I’m a Full-Time Student and a Vegan in Idaho — Here’s What I Made with a $29 Grocery Haul Last Week
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This 21-year old vegan shopped at WinCo and only made one trip to the store all week.
Dec 16, 2021
I’m a Registered Dietitian and My Boyfriend Is an Accountant — We Spent $91 on a Week’s Worth of Groceries
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Here's everything this couple bought and what they made with it all.
Nov 18, 2021
I’m a Vegetarian and My Dad Eats Meat — Here’s How Much We Spend on Groceries for One Week
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Here's what she bought and what she made with her $167.84-grocery haul.
Nov 1, 2021
I’m a Graduate Student and Stay-at-Home Mom — I Shop Mostly at Aldi and Spent $152 for 3 Weeks’ Worth of Groceries
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Here's everything I bought and what I made for one week.
Oct 7, 2021
I Eat Mostly Vegetarian and My Husband Eats Meat — Here’s What We Bought and What We Made Last Week
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"I shopped at the big farm stand down the road and at my local Hannaford."
Sep 26, 2021
I’m a Vegetarian (My Roommates Are Not) — Here’s What I Made with a $53 Grocery Haul Last Week
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This 23-year-old vegetarian shopped at QFC and Whole Foods and didn't eat out all week.
Sep 17, 2021
We’re a Family of 4 in Spokane — Here’s How Much We Spent on a Week’s Worth of Groceries During This Terrible Heat Wave
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"The average for this week is 95°F, which is an improvement from last week’s 110°F"
Jul 19, 2021
I’m an Accountant in Los Angeles — Here’s How Much I Spend on 2 Weeks’ Worth of Groceries
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"This week, I went to Whole Foods for a proper grocery shopping excursion (for the first time in about a year and a half)."
Jun 12, 2021
I’m a Baker and My Boyfriend Is a Musician. Here’s How Much We Spend on One Week of Food in Columbus, Ohio.
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The haul was right on target for our weekly budget.
May 24, 2021
I Recently Lost My Job — Here’s How Much I Spent on a Grocery Haul That Lasted Me 6 Weeks
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Proof that Costco can work for a family of one!
Apr 25, 2021
I’m a Line Cook and Currently Out of Work — Here’s How Much I Spend on 2 Weeks’ Worth of Food
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"Without the help of food stamps I have no idea how, or if, I would be able to afford rent, bills, and food for this amount of time."
Apr 3, 2021
My Husband and I Are Healthcare Professionals and Spend $160 a Week on Groceries
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Here's what we bought last week — and what was already in our freezer!
Mar 16, 2021
I Live In Austin, Texas — Here’s What I Ate the Week After Winter Storm Uri
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She volunteered a lot and was able to get a good amount of assistance, too.
Mar 3, 2021