May 23, 2012
People are saving food dollars by eating out less, reports Drug Store News. A total of 71 percent of U.S. consumers have cut their fine dining spending, says the Empathica survey quoted by DSN. Other foodie numbers in the results: Casual dining has been reduced by 50 percent, quick service/fast food by 42 percent, and supermarket/grocery spending by 18 percent. Major reasons for these changes given by survey respondents were trying to avoid incurring debt and having to spend more on basic housing and utility costs, leaving less discretionary money in the budget. Do you think these results reflect your family's food spending? Share below! Want to stretch your food budget? Try these Top 10 Money-Saving Ingredients. How do you make your grocery money go further? Where have you trimmed your food spending?
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