I am a coupon clipper. I shop at my town’s junkiest grocery store because it offers double coupons. My husband reads the grocery circular in the Sunday paper to know what that week’s deals are for the things we eat. But, we can all benefit from some insider tips on the best way to spend on food–after all, it probably racks up more of our family’s budget than anything else. So when Breezy Mama reader April was looking for help on how to maximize her family’s grocery budget, we turned to consumer and money-saving expert, Andrea Woroch for help.
What is the appropriate amount per month to spend for a family of four without being wasteful?
I can’t really answer this as it depends on how many family members are being fed and the age of each child. For instance, two teenage boys will consumer a lot more meat than a toddler. For large families and growing boys, I recommend shopping warehouse stores where you can buy in bulk for cheap and avoid multiple trips to the store. Otherwise, you should be able to save at your local supermarket by using these smart shopping tips.
What are cost savings ideas? Example: Eating leftovers for next day’s lunch.
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