ITS HARD ENOUGH FOR SINGLE FOLKS TO STICK TO A BUDGET WHEN GROCERY SHOPPING….
BUT IT’S CRUCIAL FOR FAMILIES, ESPECIALLY THOSE WITH MULTIPLE CHILDREN…
AMBER SMALL HAS FOUR KIDS UNDER THE AGE OF SEVEN…. AND SHE’S DEVELOPED A SYSTEM FOR STRETCHING HER DOLLARS……
":First things first….let’s grab some apples. When you have four kids, there is no such things as a normal shopping trip":
AMBER SMALL IS SHOPPING FOR 6 PEOPLE….HERSELF, HER HUSBAND AND FOUR KIDS UNDER THE AGE OF 7….
":We try to do 200 dollars a week….we try! And that’s for 6 people That’s for 6 people and that includes everything.":
":What else do we always get at the grocery store Do you see anything that we always get":
TRYING TO EAT WELL ON A BUDGET IS A CHALLENGE AT THE SMALL HOUSEHOLD….
":I know the vegetables that they will eat and I know the vegetables that they won’t eat, so that’s kind of how we, how I decide what I’m gonna do…":
":carrots…are these your favorite":
":Then when I see something that’s on sale, that jump my eye, and I know its something that I’ll use, then I’ll go ahead and buy that.":
":let’s check to see if there are any good meat deals!":
SMALL SAYS SHE DOESN’T KEEP A GROCERY LIST BECAUSE SHE BUYS THE SAME ITEMS EVERY WEEK, AND SHE DOESN’T USUALLY USE COUPONS….
":our family in particular, we don’t eat a lot of processed foods, and that’s what you usually see the coupons for…frozen meals or like name brands…I don’t buy name brands…or it’s at such a small quantity that I have to buy it in bulk anyway, so coupons don’t really work for me, but I think they’re beneficial for others, probably people with smaller families.":
SMALL USUALLY BREAKS HER TRIPS UP…..BUYING PRODUCE AND SMALLER ITEMS AT HANNAFORDS AND BULK ITEMS AT SAM’S CLUB…..
":alright guys, we need eggs and bread.":
SMALL TRIES TO BUY LOCAL AND ORGANIC FOODS, WHEN SHE CAN….
":this year especially, I really like how Hannaford and some other stores have told you that this product is from Maine and that farm.":
":I do try to buy as organic as possible…it’s a little bit more expensive, so I have to pick and choose.":)
AND ALTHOUGH SMALL HAS DEVELOPED A SYSTEM THAT WORKS FOR HER FAMILY….
":alright, crackers and I think we’re out of here.":
SHE SAYS SHE’D LIKE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOW TO CUT COSTS…..
":how are you today Good, and how are you":
AND HOW TO SHOP MORE EFFICIENTLY, AND GET THE MOST NUTRITIONAL VALUE FROM WHAT SHE BUYS….
":card swipe….105 dollars.":