We’ve all been there: Trying to tackle our grocery shopping on a Sunday, when stores are mobbed and shelves are feebly stocked. Sure, that may be a convenient day off from work to handle chores -- but it also happens to feel like a lousy time to approach the task when you can’t even find a space in the parking lot or an empty shopping cart with four working wheels.
So what’s the best day to shop for groceries? If you can swing it, Lifehacker suggests you try Wednesday nights. Grocery stores tend to release their new sale advertisements that day, while also honoring advertised sales from the previous week. Further, mid-week is when stores often restock items like produce and meat.
The New York Daily News suggests Wednesday is also the least-crowded time to shop -- and that almost no one (just 4 percent of us) is shopping between the hours of 9 p.m. and 8 a.m. So you can have a little elbow room if you do your weekly shopping during off hours.