Transcript for Mom saves $1,000 on groceries with her new method
- And now to one mom who found a way to save $1,000 a month on her family's grocery bill. Now, she's sharing her advice in simple five-step method. Stephanie Ramos has the story. Stephanie, I don't know if I spend $1,000 a month for groceries.
- It adds up. All those snacks? Come on. Those kids want snacks, right? Well, this mom says her family was in debt. She was just one step away from a financial disaster, and she decided to make a change. And now, she is teaching others how to save and also get some free stuff.
- Here's a grocery store hack for you.
- She's known online as "The Freebie Lady."
- This question I get asked all the time.
- And this morning, Becky Guiles, is sharing how she saves $1,000 a month on her family's grocery bills.
- So since we've been doing this, we have saved about $1,000 a month, which equals out to about $12,000 in an entire year.
- The mother of two says she uses five easy steps, an acronym she calls BORES.
- BORES is the method that I have used to our groceries down from $1,200 to $1,400 a month to only $400 a month. In BORES, B stands for budget.
- Guiles recommends putting aside $100 a month for food per person.
- O stands for organize.
- She says being disorganized will cost you.
- I go into my pantry and I take out everything that is expired or we're not going to eat, and that'll just kind of give you a clear plate for what you have and what you need to get. R is for reuse.
- Guiles says you can repurpose food, turning chip crumbs into breading, stale bread into croutons, and veggie scraps into vegetable broth. Her next letter of advice?
- E is for eliminate waste. We try to eliminate waste as much as possible. I think of food is every time you throw food away, you're actually throwing money away. Once you start thinking about food like that, it totally changes your mindset.
- And lastly.
- S stands for simplify. The more you do it, the more you are going to save, and these are just basic principles that anybody can do, no matter where you are in life or what your family situation is like.
- And when it comes to simplifying, Guiles also says you should simplify a meal plan and have themed days of the week. It helps with grocery shopping and meal-planning. Guiles also says she was determined to cut down on those expenses, and this worked for her. And Lindsey, whatever you're doing we need to know if you're not spening $1,000 a month on groceries.
- Please share.
- Mac and cheese all day.
- Yeah, exactly. I'm a them day every day. All right, OK. Stephanie, thank you. And you can scan the QR code on your screen right now to head over to GoodMorningAmerica.com to learn more.
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