Budgeting for school expenses can be tough for moms, especially with the constant surge in market prices. But the right habits can save you a lot of time and money without having to compromise quality. Prepare your list—it's time to do some smart shopping!
Plan your child's baon for the week.
There are no shortcuts when it comes to your child's daily meals. Take note of what you can prepare for the week and shop for ingredients you will need in advance. Prepare baon ahead of time and in big batches. Doing so will help you save time and avoid stressful mornings.
Stock up on basics.
If weekly planning is not your thing, having pantry staples such as bread, eggs, pasta, fresh fruits, and veggies should make things easier. Egg sandwich, pizza pan de sal, spaghetti, and rice with mixed veggies are just some options you can make the night before. But for the very busy parent, you can choose cereals with low sugar content and high fiber. Just add fruits and nuts and you're all set.
Buy in bulk.
When it comes to snacks and school supplies, buying in bulk is cheaper. Take advantage of "buy one, take one" promos so you can get more bang for your buck. Buying in bulk means fewer trips to the supermarket and more time at home.
Avoid the back-to-school rush.
Do your school shopping weeks ahead. If you shop early, you will be able to check different stores, compare prices, and find more reasonable options. That's way more ideal than panic buying!
Invest in quality shoes and bags that can survive the school year and beyond. Sure, you might have to spend a bit more, but you'll understand their worth years down the road.
Take advantage of promos and discounts.
Rewards and discounts are your best friends. Not only do you get to save, but also get a chance to win freebies, courtesy of Robinsons Supermarket's Fit Kids promo.
Throughout the month of June, shoppers can get a P100 discount coupon for a minimum single receipt purchase of P3,000 (inclusive of P350 worth of participating items). With every P350 worth of participating items (single-receipt purchase), you get an e-voucher to support the school of your choice. To learn more about the mechanics and participate, visit the Robinsons Supermarket website.