Chicken on average in my local store is $1 a pound boneless and I'll grab a few pounds and eat for the next 2 days off $3+ any extra cost for BBQ sauce or salt. I can guarantee you if it comes to finding food local I've found all the holes in the wall and stores who have prices lower than the rest.
When you haven't eaten in a week and you have no way to eat for another few days you start window shopping and finding the place that will cost you the least even if you have to walk everywhere to spend the least amount of money. I'll work it into my usual routine around the area and save myself time and effort getting food.
Also I have no fridge or freezer anymore, so I have to think about that when shopping too. While it's cold out I hang a bag from the window
As for nicotine my closest gas station 5 minutes away has the best prices on Blu pens and refills anywhere around, but the worst pricing on juul. For cigs they have really good prices actually
Now when possible I don't smoke anymore. Usually I just bum a cig or 2 depending on what they feel like giving me and when I can I get a vape. I really miss my gx350 mod. That thing was just the right weight, shape, and side for my hands. Even when my hands were frozen I could use that thing. It only occasionally works now and then it days ohms too high. Womp womp.
I'd like it though if I get the job I applied to today. It's not too far from home and it's a low stress job I can use to ease myself back into working again. I had really hurt my back. To the point I wouldn't apply for jobs until I felt I could work without hurting myself again. I still shouldn't dive head first and put my back into a job so soon after feeling better either.