Friday Fun - Grocery shopping

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Friday Fun - Grocery shopping
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Fri, 10-09-2009 - 9:26am

How, when and where do you grocery shop?

Do you do it on an as-needed basis? Once a week? Once a month?

Do you do all of your shopping at one place, or visit multiple stores? Do you belong to a wholesale club? CSA? Co-op? Do you shop a farmer's market? Or grow a lot of your own?

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Registered: 08-25-2005
Fri, 10-09-2009 - 9:58am

How, when and where do you grocery shop? **Is there more than one way to grocery shop? LOL. I do it at the store?

Do you do it on an as-needed basis? Once a week? Once a month? **Twice a month

Do you do all of your shopping at one place, or visit multiple stores? Do you belong to a wholesale club? CSA? Co-op? Do you shop a farmer's market? Or grow a lot of your own? **I get most stuff at Walmart (though I'm going to give Aldi a go next time since I really hate walmart) and I get fruits and Veggies and a couple other choice things at Whole Foods. I also go to Sam's Club once a month for bulk stuff (coffee mostly).






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Registered: 07-21-2008
Fri, 10-09-2009 - 11:43am

We're all over the board with shopping.

DH actually likes to go, so we usually go once on the weekend to the regular supermarket. I stop in a lot for random things I need, usually with the kids after school.

Once a month or so we get to the Sunflower Market (which is like Whole Foods but much cheaper). We try to get to Costco once a month for the big stuff. And I also try to visit the farmer's market as often as possible, but the one in our town doesn't offer much. It also closes next week until May.

We decide on a whim every day what's for dinner. I'm thinking I'd spend less if I would start planning weekly meals though.

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Registered: 01-27-2006
Fri, 10-09-2009 - 1:04pm
How, when and where do you grocery shop?

My DH does 95% of the shopping. He likes to spend tons of time "researching" the best price. He'll stand there and figure out which is a better value, this with a coupon or that on sale. I can't do that. I just buy which ever one calls my name. Sometimes that's the cheaper one, sometimes the expensive one. I have no patience to count my pennies like that.



Do you do it on an as-needed basis? Once a week? Once a month?

He shops about once a month or so. He'll get a whole bunch of stuff that lasts us several weeks. He usually switches between canned/boxed one month then frozen the next.



Do you do all of your shopping at one place, or visit multiple stores? Do you belong to a wholesale club? CSA? Co-op? Do you shop a farmer's market? Or grow a lot of your own?

DH shops at Pak-n-Save, Safeway's "outlet". I shop where ever a store is, lol. There's no co-op around us and I can't talk DH into a CSA. He's not a veggie fan and probably most of the veggies would go to waste. When we get a real house with a real yard I plan on growing some veggies.

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Sat, 10-10-2009 - 3:56pm

 

 

 

 

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Sun, 10-11-2009 - 4:25pm

How, when and where do you grocery shop? I usually shop at Wal-mart, they have the best prices. I go in the middle of the week so it is a little less crowded.


Do you do it on an as-needed basis? Once a week? Once a month? I go once a week but if I forget something or if there is something we run out of like milk or bread, I make a quick stop to pick that up.


Do you do all of your shopping at one place, or visit multiple stores? Do you belong to a wholesale club? CSA? Co-op? Do you shop a farmer's market? Or grow a lot of your own? Mostly just Wal-mart. We do go to the farmer's market but it is only May-Oct and there isn't always a whole lot there. We also grow our some of our own veggies in the summer.

 


Terri

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Registered: 07-29-2002
Sun, 10-11-2009 - 5:36pm

I do a large shopping bi-monthly.

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Mon, 10-12-2009 - 1:43pm
Ha! Our DHs sound a lot alike. I secretly think he only "likes" grocery shopping because he doesn't trust me to go alone and get the best deal. He's such a cheap-arse!
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Thu, 10-15-2009 - 1:15am

Oh my gosh!