We’re a Family of 6 in Baltimore, Maryland — Here’s How Much We Spent on a Week’s Worth of Groceries

We’re a Family of 6 in Baltimore, Maryland — Here’s How Much We Spent on a Week’s Worth of Groceries

Title: Zora 
Location: Baltimore, MD
Variety of folks in family: 6
Age: I’m 40, my husband is 44, and we now have 4 kids (ages 21, 16, 14, and seven).  
Occupation: I’m a Well being Care Buyer Service Consultant and my husband is a truck driver. Our kids are all college students.
The place did you grocery store? And for a way lengthy? I shopped for one week’s price of groceries at Sam’s Membership, Walmart, and Aldi. Subsequent week, I’ll in all probability solely have to get some extra recent produce.
Quantity spent on groceries this week: $207.27. My weekly finances is meant to be $150, however I normally spend nearer to $200. I spent $81.60 at Walmart, $79.73 at Aldi, and $45.94 at Sam’s Membership.
Dietary restrictions: My husband would like no high-fructose corn syrup, however generally it occurs.

Right here’s my system: I normally spend about two hours grocery procuring on Saturday mornings. I begin at Walmart at 7 a.m., then I’m off to Large Meals (however this week I skipped it). I get to Sam’s Membership slightly after 8 a.m. and am off to my final cease, which is Aldi. I completely hate procuring after 9 within the morning and all the time have.

What do you intend on making?  

I begin making my meal plan on Wednesday and I normally have an entire record by Friday. This week, I deliberate to make use of proteins that I already had in my deep freezer, which included hen breast, shrimp, and bacon. I additionally all the time set up my pantry to verify I don’t purchase any elements we have already got. If I neglect something as soon as I’m achieved procuring, I’ve to improvise as a result of I don’t make additional journeys.

I don’t like cooking within the evenings after work, so I prepare dinner dinner for the week on the weekend. This normally lasts us till Wednesday or Thursday. I all the time make no less than one meal within the Crock-Pot (this week it was hen tortilla soup). I additionally made a loaf of sourdough in my Crock-Pot as nicely. My Crock-Pot is my favourite kitchen equipment. After we run out of dinners sooner than anticipated, I all the time have frozen meals able to go as lifesavers. This helps to keep away from ordering takeout (as a result of takeout for a household of six is pricey!).

As soon as I get residence from grocery procuring, my youngsters assist me unload and put every little thing away. I then submit my receipts to Ibotta and Receipt Hog for present playing cards. As a result of I don’t purchase a whole lot of brand-name gadgets, it normally takes some time earlier than I can earn a present card from Ibotta, nevertheless it’s all the time price it to submit my receipts.

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