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Ranadi Shops Smart, Saves Money

Forty-three-year old Unaisi Ranadi travels all the way from her village in Nakorosule, Naitasiri, to do her weekly shopping in Suva. As she flipped through the Fiji Sun newspaper to
29 Sep 2017 11:00
Ranadi Shops Smart, Saves Money

Forty-three-year old Unaisi Ranadi travels all the way from her village in Nakorosule, Naitasiri, to do her weekly shopping in Suva.

As she flipped through the Fiji Sun newspaper to check for supermarket advertisements, her eye caught the ad of the newly-opened MaxVal-u Supermart in Suva.

“I just looked through the papers and saw how low the prices were in this supermarket and decided to come here and do my shopping,” she said.

Since her travel expenses are also included in her budget, she makes sure that she spends her money well.

“It’s part of my life to plan and budget because I only earn enough to buy our basic needs. Whenever I plan to come to town and shop, I pick out what will be worth my money.”

Her shopping list is usually aimed at the needs of her family members like canned foods, sanitary products, packaged foods like tea, milk , sugar, flour, rice and noodles.

She said it is always necessary that she buys what is on her priority list first.

Every Sunday, Ms Ranadi said that there is nothing else that her children love to eat, but a plate of delicious dhal with rice or dalo.

“My family is very simple and after church we get together and my children love to eat my pot of dhal which is sometimes served with rice or dalo,” she added.

Her advice to shoppers especially those who travel as far as she does is to always look through advertisements on the paper and be well informed before planning to buy groceries.

 

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