Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Hot Button: Groceries?!

It seems I have stirred up a conversation in my microscopic corner of the blog world. If you'll remember, a few days ago I posted about Sac Lunches, and in the comments portion I mentioned my own weekly grocery bill average. The amount of response (from family, emails, and blog comments) has surprised me. The reason being that I don't see myself as some super-duper-bargain shopper. I shop at a store that I think has great prices over all, but I don't go to several stores for different items on sale that week and I don't cut coupons. I have read about some amazingly frugal people, so that is how I know I don't exactly fit in this category. On the other hand, I know people who buy a pantry full when they shop, and I know I don't fit that category either.
What category do you fit in? A serious coupon cutter? A hungry, reckless grocery shopper? Or just a regular ol' shopper buying what you need at the best priced store?
Maybe you have a different opinion of my grocery bill average. Or perhaps you have a cost-cutting tip or meal idea to share. This is your forum.

One reader shared this $10 Grocery Budget. Amazing, but not exactly what I'd call enticing.


PJ said...

Ok. I'm not sure how I missed this post! But, yeah-you're right: you did spark quite a conversation.

And, I've got to tell you that, even when you factor in my two children, unless they eat, on average 2 1/2 times as much as Shawna and I do, then we are (compared to you) way overspending.

I think we probably fall into the "regular 'ol shopper" category; you, on the other hand are, quite possibly, one of the "frugalist" people I know (with the exception of that $10 grocery budget woman; that's atrocious).

But, you're slowing changing us...


SheGazelle said...

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are on sale this week at Save Mart & WinCo...get while the gettin's good!

PJ said...

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts taste like chicken.

I have a hard and fast rule: never eat ANYTHING that tastes like chicken (as the list includes such delicacies as rattlesnake, frog legs, snail, and dachshund [as intimated by a Vietnamese college instructor I once had]). All in all, a list of foods to steer clear of.