May 14, 2010

ALL YOU Grocery Challenge?

ALL YOU wants to "challenge" you to spend only $25 per person per week on groceries. They ran this contest last year but I never saw who won or what they spent. Do you think you could do it? Would that be a challenge for you? Do you even keep track of what you spend?

Just for fun I thought I'd pull up my grocery spending (we track ALL of our spending using Quicken). The hardest part was figuring what number week it was! :) [It's the 19th week of the year in case you were wondering.] So far this year my average grocery spending per week has been $95 per week for a family of mostly 7 (sometimes 8--we have a college student). That's under $14 per person per week! And I don't even feel like I'm trying very hard... I know I could do even better. In fact, I was happy to see I am doing better than last year. My average for last year was $129 per week ($16 per person since we had 8 most of the year).

Why am I telling you all this? I want to be an encouragement to you... YOU can spend less on groceries and even if you are already saving YOU can save more!


ericah78 said...

$25/person would mean I'm allowed to spend $125/week. I NEVER spend that much anymore. I would have to do some digging to get an actual average, but I think it's around $60/week for 5 people.

Wendy Jung said...

I'm averaging $84.00 per week for a family of 7 - 2 of whom are teenage boys (I know people always say those boys eat a lot, but wow! It is crazy!). Comes out to about $12.00 per person per week. This total includes toiletries, paper goods, cleaning supplies, dog food, diapers and food.

I'd feel like a queen if I spent $125.00 per week.