That is what we spent today. And we hardly got any food. That is our max budget for food, we can't budget any more for food right now. I said to dh "Are you kidding me? THIS is all you could get with almost $300???!!!" $275 used to go a long way a few years ago. We've gotten the same store brand items we always have, just the basics. Nothing has changed as far as WHAT we buy or WHERE we buy, but now we have to get LESS food to feed my three children. So much for Christmas presents. I'm not in the mood to buy Christmas presents, I'm too nervous about how much more our prices on everything will go up.
btw: NO we are not on food stamps and never have. We are the tightly squeezed middle class who is getting squeezed even more. Just watch and see how wonderful this Christmas is going to be. Everyone will be trying to pay for food and fill up their gas tanks instead.