Shopping Right When the Budget is Tight! Takes Planning Takes Time Takes Price Tracking Produced by Sandra L.

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Shopping Right When the Budget is
Tight!
Takes Planning
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
Plan a week’s set of menus following the food guide
pyramid
Identify necessary ingredients for selected recipes
Make your grocery list divided by the food groups:
grain, fruit, veggie, dairy, meat, other
Include fruits and vegetables that are in season
Decide on the amount you can spend and stick 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
Don’t shop when you are hungry
or in a hurry
Shop early when the store isn’t
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. Don’t go to more than one
store.
Check online coupons of items that
are on your list.
Publix Kroger Ingles
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.