How To Make Food Stamps Last
I don’t share a lot of my childhood on this site. Not because I am ashamed of where I come from, but because sometimes I am afraid of being judged. Growing up my family was on
When you’re on food stamps making every dollar of them count is very important.
Make sure you take the time to check the sales that are going on at different stores. Be strategic and make sure your buying items at their lowest price. I like to use my price book to keep track of prices. If I find one at or below the price in my book I stock up on a few extra to get me through to the next sale.
Make sure your combining sales and coupons. Now this will mean you’ll have to shop more frequently but that’s a good thing because shopping monthly is a horrible idea. You not only pay more for certain things, but you also forget somethings. If you’re wanting to learn how to coupon check out SouthernSavers they are a great resource.
3: Meal Planning
When you sit down to go over the sales for the week start planning your menu for the week. Knowing what you are having will help you only buy what you need. Make a list so you don’t by things that don’t make every dollar work for you.
4: Shop Weekly
As I said above to get the best bang for your buck you’re going to need to shop sales. Which also means you’re going to have to shop weekly.
5: Left Overs Are Your Friend
Use leftover to your advantage. Whether you have them for lunch the next day, dinner, or even repurposing them. Whatever you pick saves you money! For example Chili. I Make it for dinner one night and then the next day for either lunch or dinner we have chili dogs. 2 meals for the price of one.
6: Think A Ahead
Do you have a special occasion coming up? Start looking for items that you can buy ahead of time. If you catch stuffing on sale by a few extra for the holidays. If you catch cake mix on sale buy some for the birthdays that are sure to come.
You can make food stamps last all month. It just takes some strategic planning. Make sure your sticking to your meal plan, coupons, sales, and most importantly stick to your meal plan.