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Turn Grocery Shopping Into Family Time: Rainima

In today’s modern society, shopping has become an important part of many peoples’ lives.  Shopping is considered recreation by some, an emotional outlet by others. But for this year’s Vodafone
12 Sep 2014 21:13
Turn Grocery Shopping Into Family Time: Rainima

In today’s modern society, shopping has become an important part of many peoples’ lives.  Shopping is considered recreation by some, an emotional outlet by others.

But for this year’s Vodafone Miss Hibiscus Queen, Nanise Rainima, grocery shopping for her is always fun, especially when it is done as a family.

Miss Rainima kindly agreed to share a few shopping tips she learned from her parents in this week’s Sun Shopper.

She will represent Fiji in Samoa at this year’s Miss South Pacific Pageant in November.

On this note, the beauty queen encourages parents to involve their children when they go out shopping and preparing family meals.

She explained that it is a way of “spending quality time” as a family.

Adopting her parents shopping skills

Family shopping is done on a weekly basis for the Rainima family who live in Nakelo, Tailevu – mostly on Fridays or Saturdays.

But when they run short of the basics like toiletries, the village shop is always an immediate option.

“I love this time with my family because apart from being together at home, we have fun just going through the aisles of the store and sneak a snack or two into the trolley without our parents looking, but before we know it, our dad usually take it out of the trolley.

“One thing I also love to do is observe how my parents choose the groceries amongst the variety of things that are available. Their choice of groceries has become our choice as well, especially on the choice of brands.”

“A family budget allows us to prioritise what to buy. We have a variety of things we want when we’re at the store, but our parents would let us know, that is a need or not. Our budget would vary depending on what is needed to be replaced at home. Of course there are times when we cannot get everything replaced, however we make do with what we have.”

 Marketing Options

Miss Rainima said every family have their own strategy of shopping or marketing because of their budget.

“How my family shops or what we prefer may be different for another family but when it comes to groceries and marketing, I’d say always go for the value and not the taste.”

But when it comes to marketing, fresh green leafy vegetables is always a must for her family.

“It doesn’t get better than fresh vegetables compared to supermarket vegetables, these includes ota, moca and rourou. Root crops also can be found in the market and sometimes the prices are so good because they are in season.

“What’s more important is that we help the families of the vendors by choosing to buy from them over the supermarket when it comes to vegetables and root crops.”

 

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