Graham Clan

Budgeting For Groceries

Have you ever wondered how moms of a large family budget for groceries each week? What is the normal average amount families spend on groceries each week? How much should you spend on groceries each week? I have been asking myself these questions lately.

Ever since the girls have started eating more solids it seems that our grocery bill has gone up alittle. We are now a family of four on a budget for groceries and I am trying t figure out a way to keep the amount that we spend down.

I have done a lot of research and found some books to read to help figure out how I can spend the least amount of money at the grocery store, yet be able to get what we need for the week.

These are some of the books I found and will be reading in the next few weeks:

“A Family Feasts for $75 a Week” By Mary Ostyn “The Lazy Couponer” By Jamie Chase “How to Shop for Free” By Kathy Spencer “Make the Bread, Buy the Butter” By Jennifer Reese

I am hoping to find some helpful and inspiration advice from these books.

I also have been researching to find the best websites to find the best coupons. Since I live in Pullman, WA I tend to shop at Walmart since it is the cheapest grocery store out of the three that are here in Pullman. I found that Walmart’s website has coupons that you can print off and use at the store. I found www.coupons.com which is a great resource. There’s www.couponmom.com, www.couponcabin.com, www.smartsource.com, www.bensbargains.com, www.couponnetwork.com, www.thekrazycouponlady.com, and much much more.

I am now one of those ladies that you will see in the store with her coupon folder trying to shuffle through the coupons and find the right one for the right product.

I am going to be a stay-at-home-mom that makes her own bread, jams, hot dog buns, hamburger buns, yogurt, etc. I will also be printing more and more coupons and using as many as the store will allow. If it saves us money, then I will do it!

What are some resources or tricks that you have found that helps save some money every week?

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