I do like to shop with my husband and find that between the two of us, who both cook, we are able to locate better prices on items. We shop about once every week and a half if possible to save money. Unless you shop strictly by your shopping list, you are more susceptible to overspending. We use a list and then look for meats that are on sale. Like I posted earlier, we usually don't spend over $1.99 per pound for meat and when we find a real good deal e.g. .48 cent lb turkey or .69 cents lb chicken, we stock up. We make good nutritious meals for very little.