Being the queen of frugality among my friends, and feeding two pre-teen boys and 1 very hungry man, I had to answer this one Dani! We do our grocery shopping every 2 weeks, with a short run weekly for fruits, vegetables, bread, and milk, plus any paper products we may run out of. I buy everything on a cycle system. Our local grocery stores are full of sales and I cut coupons only on the things we use, so we are not tempted to buy something we don't need or like because it is cheaper. I plan our meals out based on the sales, and we use many generics. After watching How It's Made, I saw Dole vegetables being canned at the same factory as Weis Market vegetables, just with different labels! It is the same with every generic, and they are at times 50% cheaper than name brand. I buy our meats in bulk when they are on sale and freeze them. I buy turkey after Thanksgiving, and ham after Easter. I also never buy pancake, waflle, muffin mixes, or biscuits. I make my own. My fiance though has a stash for the bad days, because he has gotten spoiled. When we break down our budget, for 4 people ( 3 men), 5 cats, 3 dogs, and 2 tropical fish, we spend $110 a week on groceries, cleaning supplies, and animal food and treats.