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$20 a week

September 20th, 2012 at 05:55 am

I read about a Kiwi woman who claims to spend $20 a week on groceries and teaches people on welfare to do it. I don't know the details so don't know if she has a veggie garden, lives with other people thus gaining economies of scale etc. I am interested in knowing if it is possible for a single person buying normal food at the local supermarket. I am not interested in driving across town to get the lowest price on 50lb sacks of oat groats, nor do I want to drink homemade dandelion coffee. But I am going to try it unless my health starts to suffer. No point winding up back on disability.

2 Responses to “$20 a week”

  1. twest Says:

    You might check out They also teach strategies to only spend $21/wk. I don't think they teach it as a consistent every week thing and they also teach that you can do what is best for you if $40/wk is better for example. It might help you to work toward lowering the grocery budget. Good Luck. I really need to work on our grocery budget as well, but just haven't gotten serious about it yet.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I have done $20 a week before. I don't have a garden, and I stuck to one store, but I didn't find it too terribly difficult. Mostly it's about making good choices and watching the unit price to get the most bang for your buck.

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