I am experimenting with my kids. I have given each of them $50 to purchases their food for the next week. This includes their snacks. Why??? I hear you ask.... Well the truth is I am sick of hearing "Mum there is nothing to eat. Mum what is for lunch, tea or breakfast?" So off they both toddled into the supermarket. Miss M into Coles (so she can use her staff discount card, points to her for initiative) Mr G wanted to go to Aldi (points also to him as it is the cheapest in town)
Miss M purchased 1 bottle of coke for the week, well it didn't last past tea time as her BF was over for a meal and he loves coke. She tried to keep it from him by pushing the half empty bottle under the table so he couldn't drink any more.
Mr G bought 3 bottles of softdrink costing less than Miss M's 1 bottle of coke.
The both bought meat. Miss M bought 2 piddly pork steaks for the price of 2kg's of mince the Mr G purchased.
Miss M bought lollies while Mr G purchased a cake mix and 1kg of yoghurt. Now don't forget these kids are 15 1/2 & just turned 12.
I am not sure who will last the longest but I have a heavy feeling Mr G will. Both did have some change left from their original $50. There are allowed the use toilet paper, milk, eggs etc but all else thay have to provide.
Miss M had a pasta meal tonight with sauce & almost a whole bottle of coke (thanks to the BF Sam).
Mr G had rissoles he made from the mince and a mixed salad (pre-mixed packet). Mr G still has some left over for lunch tomorrow.
Let me know who you think will last the distance..... Or if you try it out on your kids........