The feature highlighted how they spend “only” $350 a month to feed their family of six. They used coupons, price matched, and matched up those sale prices to the coupons. I didn’t see anything I hadn’t read before, except for the idea of grinding my own hamburger to save money. I also enjoyed the analogy of bargain hunting as a game. I’ve always considered it a bit of a sport, myself.
I also remembered a post by Crystal at Money Saving Mom. Crystal, who is famous for feeding her family for $40/week, recently realized that a family of four who is receiving food stamps typically gets $117/week to spend on groceries.
So where does that leave us? Well, we’re a family of five… although the twins still don’t eat a ton (but they do love milk!) and we average $271 per month on groceries… or $67.75 per week. So we’re cheaper than America’s Cheapest Family and we spend less than a family on food stamps does.
I think we eat pretty well for the money. It’s all about learning how to make your dollars stretch.