Food. The one thing that no matter what is going on in my life, my kids keep asking for. I still have to cook meals for them and make sure they eat, even when I am no longer eating with any regularity. For the past few weeks, I have been eating salad, and pretty much nothing else. Except tonight, because we had company and I cooked a nice meal.
Because of my new life situation, I have been thinking of ways to make my grocery money go a little further. While this is not an easy thing to do, there are certain places I can shop that have lower prices, but the same quality of products. One of those places is Family Dollar. They have their own store brand of food called Family Gourmet, and they are so sure that it will stand up against the name brands they offer a 100% Guaranteed or money back within 30 days for a refund or exchange with receipt! To me, that sounds like they are pretty confident about their products.
One of the products that I usually buy the store brand of is cereal. I think the prices of the name brand cereals are ridiculous. In fact, the prices of most name brand breakfast foods are high. Buying the Family Gourmet brand can save you over 30% versus the national brands. You can save $1.35 on pancake mix and syrup simply by buying the Family Gourmet brand. Since we love to do pancake breakfasts on Sunday mornings, saving money on these products is important to me.