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Takes Planning Shopping Right When the Budget is Tight! Takes Time Takes Price Tracking Produced by Sandra L. Owen
Planning on a Budget First, see if you are eligible for the supplemental nutrition program supplemental nutrition program Plan a weeks set of menus following the food guide pyramidfood guide pyramid Identify necessary ingredients for selected recipesrecipes Make your grocery list divided by the food groups: grain, fruit, veggie, dairy, meat, other Include fruits and vegetables that are in seasonin season Decide on the amount you can spend and stick to itstick to it
Shopping on a Budget Takes Time If you have to take your children, involve them in the shopping Shop once a week. If you go more often, you will spend more money Dont shop when you are hungry or in a hurry Shop early when the store isnt crowded and on the day the store is fully stocked Check per unit price to compare brands. Store brand is usually cheaper. Always check sell by or use by dates to ensure the freshness of the products
Tracking Prices for Budget Shopping Compare prices at various stores and shop at the one offering the best prices. Dont go to more than one store. Check online coupons of items that are on your list. Publix Kroger InglesPublixKrogerIngles Avoid buying already prepared food. These are much more expensive Look for and buy the two for one specials of items on your list If possible, coop buy in bulk with a friend or family member. If you have a senior in your family, shop with them on the senior discount day.