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Please tell me how much your weekly shop is so i canshow dh

(162 Posts)
mosschops30 Sun 26-Jun-11 14:40:18

he gives me £100 a week to do the food shop. That normally is enough, sometimes just over, sometimes just under, feeds 5 of us for 6 days and kn a saturday dh buys a takeaway.
He thins that this amount is totally unreasonable, and i think its pretty good.

So how much do you spend!
How many of you are there?

Thanks smile

trixymalixy Sun 26-Jun-11 14:42:43

The answer to this is to give him the responsibility for it and then he can see how much it really costs.

WhatWouldLeoDo Sun 26-Jun-11 14:42:59

Anything between £50 and £100 per week depending on if we need any big things like wine washing powder etc and how organised we've been on meal planning. we usually keep £50 in a tin each month for the occasional take-away, milk etc from the corner shop. That's just for 2 adults and one toddler.

wimpybar Sun 26-Jun-11 14:44:18

about £120 and about £50 on other bits during week

flagging Sun 26-Jun-11 14:47:05

£150 on the weekly Ocado shop. Plus £30 on top ups. 4 of us!

Madlizzy Sun 26-Jun-11 14:47:55

About £120 for 6 of us.

TrilllianAstra Sun 26-Jun-11 14:48:01

Why does he give you an amount - shouldn't you be deciding together how much of the budget to allocate?

Flossbert Sun 26-Jun-11 14:48:14

£100 sounds about right, and we're only 2 adults and a toddler. Probably do about £15 in greengrocers and two £40-odd shops at the supermarket during the week. It's crippling me - I seem to be running gout of everything at the same time, constantly!

Snorbs Sun 26-Jun-11 14:48:27

About £80 a week in total for one adult and two gannets children. Food prices around here (St Albans) are high.

ConnorTraceptive Sun 26-Jun-11 14:49:59

£60 a week with maybe a take away once a week. That's for four of us

Debs75 Sun 26-Jun-11 14:50:03

Usually £100-£150 a week
That is 2 adults, 2 teenagers and 2 babies
We have fish & chips once a week and usually 1 takeaway or dinner out.

mankyscotslass Sun 26-Jun-11 14:52:08

£85 a week for 3 adults (mum staying here due to ill health at the moment, 3 dc, and 2 cats. No take aways. (broke)

Sometimes it goes up to £95, but I usually budget for the £85 as a maximum.

JarethTheGoblinKing Sun 26-Jun-11 14:52:34

I think it's outrageous that food costs us £100 a week. We spend about £80 a week, but that's only for 3 of us!

With food costs the way they are, I think £100 is about right for a family the size of yours.

marycorporate Sun 26-Jun-11 14:54:45

gives you £100... wow... what, in cash? What if it's 2p over? Do you suffer the embarrassment of putting something back? Or do you have to walk around mentally calculating everything in the trolley? Flaberghasted to be honest.

But back to the original question, £between 60 and 80 a week here, me, DH, 12 year old half the week and a 5 and a 3 year old. We're vegetarian though. although we drink a lot of wine so add about 30 quid to this spent per week down the coop

£100 a week online with Waitrose, and then £20-30 a week top ups. That is for 2 adults and a toddler.

But forget the amounts, why does your DH have control over all the money?

Gay40 Sun 26-Jun-11 14:56:54

I spend about £100 a week on the big shop, and then £20-£30 on "bits" in the week, as I like to buy salad and some veg on the day we need it.
2 adults and 1 kid.

Catslikehats Sun 26-Jun-11 14:57:13

About £150 main shop for 2 adults and 2 DC's (5&6). I then top up with bits and pieces for about £30. We also eat out as a family one evening and one weekend lunch on average.

I really enjoy cooking and am going through a bit of a searching for new meals phase so usually find that more expensive than if I am just sticking to our "normal" meals IYKWIM.

Catslikehats Sun 26-Jun-11 14:57:42

Should have said the eating out is extra.

BuckBuckMcFate Sun 26-Jun-11 14:58:17

Max of £80 a week here, can do it for £60ish if we're ok for washing powder, toiletries etc. That's 2 adults, 1 teen boy, 2 primary school kids and a baby.

Any alcohol or takeaways are extra.

mosschops30 Sun 26-Jun-11 15:02:55

He doesnt have control over all themoney, i work so we split bills and mortgage but then he pays for all the food and all the dcs extras (swimming lessons, dinner money etc) because he earns more than me

mosschops30 Sun 26-Jun-11 15:03:56

Btw would love to know how some of you get your bill down to £65. Where do you shop and what sort of meals do you cook?

Shinyshoes1 Sun 26-Jun-11 15:06:18

about £150.00 - £180 a week and that includes a bottle of wine. That's for 2 adults and 3 children

Shinyshoes1 Sun 26-Jun-11 15:07:50

why are men such arses when it comes to money. This is not the first thread i've read on here today about men thinking it's unreasonable to want to feed or clothe their family

Bellared Sun 26-Jun-11 15:13:45

We've got a months shop including meat for £120 for 3 of us but add another £60 for inbetween bits throughout the month like fruit, veg bread etc and £20 for our once a month a take out so about £200 in total and thats between Asda and Aldi.

Gay40 Sun 26-Jun-11 15:19:13

I also cook most things from scratch and rarely buy tins or frozen. I eat stacks of fruit and veg. DP eats stacks of crisps and biscuits.

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