Supermarket Shopper

Please choose a scenario:

Scenario 1: Flatting with friends
$180 to spend on groceries for a week for 4 people

This is exciting, you are moving out and flatting with three friends. This is a very big step! As a group you have decided that you can spend $180 for a week’s worth of groceries.

Click ‘next’ to see which items are on your shopping list. You will need to make decisions about what items to buy.

Scenario 2: Meat free week
$90 to spend on groceries for a week for 2 people

After watching a documentary, you and your flatmate have decided to not eat meat for the week. After making a new shopping list you have decided that you can spend $90.

Click ‘next’ to see which items are on your shopping list. You will need to make decisions about which items to buy.

Or choose a custom budget

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Identify each item as a need or want.

There are 32 shopping items on your list and you need to choose if each item is a ‘need’ or a ‘want’. When you’re done, click ‘next’ at the bottom of the screen.

Typical needs and wants.

Compare the highlighted items to the standard needs and wants, you may need to scroll down the page. Why are there any differences? Do you think any of your selections should be changed? If you're happy, click 'next' at the bottom of the screen.

Research and price these items from your shopping list:

Go to shop.countdown.co.nz and research these eight items from your shopping list and enter the price below. The other 24 items on your list have been priced for you.

Select for each item how many you think you need for the week.

Make sure you check your total after you are done by using the 'calculate' button at the top of the screen. If you have budget remaining, you may want to add a few more items. If you don’t have enough budget you will need to remove a few items. Always use the calculate button to check your total spend. When you are done, click 'next' at the bottom of the page to check your items.