Meet America's Cheapest Family: Get Money Saving Tips

One family tells you how to cut your grocery bills.

ByABC News via logo
December 18, 2008, 12:38 PM

Aug. 22, 2008 — -- At a time when many consumers' grocery bills are rising, the aptly named Economides family is able to feed itself inexpensively.

The family of six spends only $350 monthly on groceries.

Annette Economides said she and her husband, Steve, see the search for great deals as thrilling entertainment.

"If your job is to stretch your dollars and you can do it and have success at it, wouldn't you?" she said.

The pair and self-proclaimed cheapest family are able to stock a lot of food for a little bit of money, thanks, in part, to coupons. They use them for almost every item. During one recent shopping venture, for instance, the Economides bought more than $140.58 worth of food for $53.01.

The typical American family usually spends more on a few bags of groceries, so "Good Morning America" challenged the Economides to see what they could get for $100.

Leaving the store with 13 grocery bags, the Economides were able to get everything from luncheon meat to fruits and vegetables for $101.77. You, too, can save big on your food items.

Check out their tips for saving at the grocery store.

Visit the family's Web site at

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