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‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’: Mama June changes her frugal habits

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Mama June is being affected by the paycheck that comes with being a part of a popular reality television show, and her frugal habits are changing. In Touch Weekly reports on April 10 that Mama June admits to buying an expensive pair of shoes, and she regrets the decision. The reality star purchased shoes that cost $100, but the ability to spend this amount of money without worrying is not enough for the mother on “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.”

The matriarch of the family later discovered a pair of similar shoes for $13, and she cannot return the pair she bought for $100. Fans of the show are used to seeing Mama June as the coupon queen who is known for her cheap habits and ability to save money at every turn. However, reality television appears to be slowly affecting the mother because she would not have bought these shoes before the series.

Mama June takes her shopping to the extreme, and the TLC reality show often shows her amazing grocery trips that involve stacks of coupons. She is able to save hundreds of dollars by carefully planning each trip, but a large part of her success comes from buying cheap items and living a thrifty lifestyle. The entire family helps her stay frugal, so it is not known how her daughters will react to her expensive shoes.

In a recent cooking video for “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” Mama June revealed the cheap staples she keeps in her kitchen because the family loves them. She showed off the ketchup, cheese balls and butter, but she admitted the ketchup gets the most use. Her daughters make a potato chip dip from ketchup, and she uses it for her famous sketti spaghetti sauce. Although most of the food she prepares is not healthy and junk items are popular in the household, this is one of the ways she saves money.