How much do you spend on your monthly grocery bill?

Necuno

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pick n pay; 2 adult person.

R1400 groceries - (this now everything excluding bread, veg, fruits)
R300 extra for buying veggies/bread/fruits

so roughly it is R1700 i put aside for total food and related usage......
 

Sackboy

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Two days ago, we went shopping, and for 2 people, our groceries came up to about R1.4k. :eek:

What's the cost of your monthly groceries????:confused::rolleyes:
About R100 to R150 a visit + Ackerman Tax:p
(A few visits a week to P&P.)
 

neobyte

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R3250 for two of us including pet food and toiletries... We mainly shop at Checkers and Pick n Pay with fruit and veg from Woolworths!
 

Moederloos

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I find it incredible that people buy fruit and veg at WW.

Woolies cauliflower - neverless than R8 or so, farmstall: 80c sometimes.
Brocolli the same
butternuts - half the price at a farmstall.
green beans - R9 a bag vs 2-3 a bag
tomatoes - R10 for 6 vs R4 a bag.
lettuce - down to as low as 19c at the farmstall vs average of R8 at WW

and so on
 

koeks

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I find it incredible that people buy fruit and veg at WW.

Woolies cauliflower - neverless than R8 or so, farmstall: 80c sometimes.
Brocolli the same
butternuts - half the price at a farmstall.
green beans - R9 a bag vs 2-3 a bag
tomatoes - R10 for 6 vs R4 a bag.
lettuce - down to as low as 19c at the farmstall vs average of R8 at WW

and so on
hahahaha
they want organic:D:p:D
 

xrapidx

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I find it incredible that people buy fruit and veg at WW.

Woolies cauliflower - neverless than R8 or so, farmstall: 80c sometimes.
Brocolli the same
butternuts - half the price at a farmstall.
green beans - R9 a bag vs 2-3 a bag
tomatoes - R10 for 6 vs R4 a bag.
lettuce - down to as low as 19c at the farmstall vs average of R8 at WW

and so on
I just find it lasts A LOT longer than other places- and if you're only feeding two people - I don't want fruit and veggies that go off in a couple of days.
 

Moederloos

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I just find it lasts A LOT longer than other places- and if you're only feeding two people - I don't want fruit and veggies that go off in a couple of days.
What you may consider a pro, I see as a con.
Fruit and veg is SUPPOSED to go "off". Lord knows what they do to it to remove this natural "ripening" process.

:p

But, jokes aside - find a decent farmstall. We are lucky to have Rebel Farmers on Hendrick Potgieter (plug), and their stuff lasts a long time.
 

jvk

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around R2500 for two ppl ... i do eat alot though !....
 

Moederloos

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Where exactly on Hendrick Potgieter is it?
kind of between Hillfox and Makro.

Do not be put off if you go there one day and see "nothing nice".
They have good days and bad days - you will get used to it if you go a few times.
Some days I walk out with a huge box of stuff for R50-R60.
Other days, their stock is low - depends on harvest / weather etc.
 

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apparently someone on the forum buys a whole week's worth of groceries on only R20.
 

koeks

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kind of between Hillfox and Makro.

Do not be put off if you go there one day and see "nothing nice".
They have good days and bad days - you will get used to it if you go a few times.
Some days I walk out with a huge box of stuff for R50-R60.
Other days, their stock is low - depends on harvest / weather etc.
tks will try them:D
 

koeks

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apparently someone on the forum buys a whole week's worth of groceries on only R20.
hahaha. shop lifter:D.

when i was in tertiary we would go to score and the guy at the till would make us buy groceries for R500 and only pay R135 or so. Today the same guy is a manager :D:):D
 

Kalvaer

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2 adults, around R2 500 including toiletries, cleaning stuff etc
Thats about the same as me an my wife.. at least my toiletries. She always gets other stuff elsewere and I am to afriad to ask. Buy everything from checkers if we can. I hate woolworths.
 

Peder

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I just find it lasts A LOT longer than other places- and if you're only feeding two people - I don't want fruit and veggies that go off in a couple of days.
i would actually prefer getting my own veggie garden, cause imagine what crap is sprayed on your fruits and veggies and then what is done to them to increase their shelf life...

There is a Story going around that places like woolworths and the likes have massive storerooms full of vegetables and fruits and if they need them they irradiate the fruits to make them go ripe in 24hrs so that the moment they arrive at the shop they are "perfectly" ripe.
 

koeks

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i would actually prefer getting my own veggie garden, cause imagine what crap is sprayed on your fruits and veggies and then what is done to them to increase their shelf life...

There is a Story going around that places like woolworths and the likes have massive storerooms full of vegetables and fruits and if they need them they irradiate the fruits to make them go ripe in 24hrs so that the moment they arrive at the shop they are "perfectly" ripe.
we are still here, aren't we??? ;):D:rolleyes:
 

Peder

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we are still here, aren't we??? ;):D:rolleyes:
yeah we are... But its just like smoking takes a while to take its toll...

I would rather eat a tomato from a garden than eat one from a chain store... now don't get me wrong i do eat tomatoes from chainstores unfortunately :( but i wanna make my own garden, soo much more rewarding.
 
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