My family lives on a shoestring budget...it's never easy to make ends meet. We have to cut corners every way we can...and that isnt always easy, especially since I love to cook and bake, and I love to prepare healthy foods for my family.
Shopping at major chains is out of the question, they are just too expensive.
I can feed my family of four for less than $100 per month, just by pinching my pennies and shopping at our 99cents only stores. We have at least 3 of these stores to choose from in our surrounding communities...the prices are awesome, nothing is ever over 99cents, and many items are two or three for 99cents. I get all my canned foods there, most of my fresh produce is gotten there. I even get some meats there.
And they have items that the major chains dont carry...like clothes, and yes, Im not ashamed to admit I get some of my son's clothes there and he absolutely loves them! They have a great selection of toys, bath products, kitchen products, gift ideas, holiday ideas, makeup, etc...its not just food!
These are like your old time mercantile stores used to be like, but money goes a lot further at these stores than it did in the old days!
I dont know how I ever managed to survive before I found out about these stores.