The following Best Savings Tip comes from reader, Carrie:
We keep what we refer to as the “Snack Bucket” in our car. It's an old Bright Builder bucket that's sort of square, really sturdy, and has a handle and a lid. It used to fit under the seats in our van and now fits under the captains chairs in our Suburban. I keep it stocked with individually packaged snacks or ones that I package myself. I try to keep them as healthy as possible – nuts, granola bars, dried fruit, crackers, etc.
When things take longer than expected (as they often do) I always have something to feed my children without having to spend money at a drive thru. I save money by buying ahead with coupons or in bulk and they get healthier food. I also don't worry if something is taking longer or we have something unexpected come up as I know I always have my Snack Bucket for back up.
This is SO smart! I cannot count the number of times we have been in and out of the car all day and was forced to stop for a snack. I love this and will be implementing this for our family!
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