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How Often Do You Go Grocery Shopping?

Living 2012/09/05 22:50:49
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What can we say? We're gaga over groceries! While we shop for our favorite snacks at the store, we often wonder if our grocery store etiquette is the same as others. Do most people sneak in samples at the candy bins while deciding whether or not they're going to buy the goods? What do you do when the cashier gives you too much change? And is it normal to go grocery shopping three times a week? We're finally going to find out.

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  • Elliot 2012/09/10 16:23:41
    A few times a week
    Elliot
    +4
    I typically buy things as I need them. I live walking distance from a grocery store (2 actually) so there is no sense in buying food way in advance and letting it spoil. Why eat food that has been sitting in the fridge for a week when you can get food stocked earlier that day?

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  • Christopher Kirchen 2012/09/08 15:41:52
    Once a week
    Christopher Kirchen
    +1
    I've seen some people who go every day, and get what they need for that day. I don't know how that would work for some things, garbage bags, soap, shampoo, etc.
  • Stevethinks 2012/09/08 14:29:16
    Every day!
    Stevethinks
    +1
    We're bachelors and live next to Wall Mart. It's our pantry.
  • sami Steveth... 2012/09/10 21:16:28
    sami
    +1
    When I am near a Walmart I take in all the ads form the other stores ... They honor all of them ... I got 69 cent cantaloupes and 89 cent a pound green grapes the other day ... Their price for the grapes was $1.88, so that saved me almost $1 a pound ...The regular price on their instant tea is cheaper than the other stores too, so I buy two at a time because my husband goes through alot of it ... I thought I would tell you in case you didn't know that already ... You can save the ads that come in the mail or newspaper next time for when you go shopping ...
  • Steveth... sami 2012/09/10 21:19:07
    Stevethinks
    That's good advice. Thanks!
  • Cunning Stunts 2012/09/08 12:28:03
    Every day!
    Cunning Stunts
    +1
    I hate shopping malls and prefer the convenience of the servo when applicable.

    I rarely enter a supermarket before 10pm. Even then when it is near empty with other people they are just too damn big.
  • Kezzi Morris 2012/09/08 12:14:22
    Once a week
    Kezzi Morris
    Once a week
  • Just Jenn for Now 2012/09/08 08:49:51
    Once a week
    Just Jenn for Now
    +1
    We actually limit it to once every other week for regular groceries, but if we want fresh veggies or meat instead of frozen, usually we end up going for a "fresh run" once between the once-every-other-week regular trips.
  • Commenting_one 2012/09/08 06:49:50
    A few times a week
    Commenting_one
    +1
    Actually, it is about twice a week, usually, but there was not that option. I like different markets for different items and also, the Dollar store for soap, batteries and other household items.
  • sami Comment... 2012/09/10 21:18:14
    sami
    +1
    Kroger has their own brand of batteries that are good prices ... Also if you are a senior you get a discount on their brand ...
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2012/09/08 06:35:51
    A few times a week
    MOMMA THOMAS
    +1
    STOP AT THREE STORES FOR SPECIFIC NEEDS ONCE A WEEK..
  • Jdogg 2012/09/08 05:21:07
    A couple times a month
    Jdogg
    +1
    Bi weekly and on those non payday weeks just a very few items
  • Lawnmowerman~PWCM~JLA 2012/09/08 04:45:46
    Once a week
    Lawnmowerman~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Lunch stuff for work mostly, meat for grillin', soup, milk. unsweetened tea (i use stevia), baked chips-n-dips, low sugar and fat cookies & ice cream.
  • Joey 2012/09/08 04:28:22
    Once a week
    Joey
    +1
    I don't know ..I just go when I am hungry and not getting out .
  • AvK 2012/09/08 04:01:57
    Once a week
    AvK
    +1
    I don't really like keeping food around for a long time. If it's open, I generally try to use it within a few days.
  • chamchamgal 2012/09/08 04:00:33
    A few times a week
    chamchamgal
    +3
    I live in NYC, no car to put all my bags in anymore. Just what's in my hand and a long walk home.
  • KrisD87 2012/09/08 03:15:49
    Once a week
    KrisD87
    +1
    once a week on a Saturday;)
  • countrygirl16 2012/09/08 03:09:39
    Once a month
    countrygirl16
    +1
    I go with my parents to shop least once a month, but if need little things, then least couple times a week, or every two weeks;depends
  • Drebi 2012/09/08 02:56:04
    A few times a week
    Drebi
    +1
    I don't have a vehicle so I walk to wherever I need to go, which means I mainly shop at the local stores/markets. I can only carry so much at a time and gives me a reason to get out of the house (plus it's better for my wallet, health, and the planet).
  • Jesse 2012/09/08 02:43:02
    Once a week
    Jesse
    +1
    With 4 teenagers (2 of them being teen boys) and a 2 year old in the house, a lot of our food is gone pretty quickly. The good news is we have 4 incomes to keep up with the food and the bills and the toys.
  • Jennifer Villarreal 2012/09/08 01:32:46
    A few times a week
    Jennifer Villarreal
    +1
    I go to two different stores..
  • Quazar 2012/09/08 01:10:43
    Once a week
    Quazar
    +2
    On Wednesday, it's senior citizen day and I get 5% discount for being OLD!!!!
  • Comment... Quazar 2012/09/08 07:01:06
    Commenting_one
    +1
    YAY.. right?
  • sami Quazar 2012/09/10 21:26:05
    sami
    If you have a Kroger near you, as a senior get 10% off their brands every day ... If you have an Albertson's borrow a, in my case, a Dallas Cowboy jersy and go on game day and save 10% off the total ... If you ever go near a Walmart, in my case once or twice a month, you can take the ads from other stores in to them and they honor all ads ... I got 69 cent cantaloupes and 89 cent green grapes the other day ...
  • Azrael-In GOD we trust 2012/09/08 00:33:11
    A couple times a month
    Azrael-In GOD we trust
    +1
    If I could get out of shopping that much, I certainly would. I hate to shop-everything is so darned expensive.
    Whenever I'm putting something in my cart, I think to myself, "When my mom used to buy this when we were kids, it was only 49 cents-now it's $4."
  • Kigan 2012/09/08 00:21:02
    A few times a week
    Kigan
    +1
    Twice a week.

    On the weekend I do the big shopping trip, getting most of what I need. On Wednesday I do a "maintenance" trip. On that trip, I get things that I didn't get on the weekend for whatever reason, often relating to forgotten items/items I didn't know I needed and items that I need throughout the week but won't last that long if bought during the weekend trip.
  • Mrs.Vader 2012/09/07 23:27:15
    Once a week
    Mrs.Vader
    +2
    Actually I do "big" shopping every other week and just refill on the staples (bread, milk, eggs, cheese etc.) every week. I have three kids (11, 13, and 16) and a landscaper husband who eat like there's no tomorrow.
  • Culgan 2012/09/07 22:14:20
    Once a week
    Culgan
    +1
    It's a weekly thing, sometimes a few times a week and I'll just buy everything fresh as I need them.
  • Sister Jean 2012/09/07 21:52:40
    Once a week
    Sister Jean
    +2
    weekly
  • BabyBear 2012/09/07 21:28:53
    A few times a week
    BabyBear
    +2
    I prefer fresh veggies, and milk does not last long at my house. Also, I have the policy that if it does not fit into my bikes basket- it's too much stuff.
  • us 2012/09/07 21:26:42
    Once a week
    us
    +2
    Once a week is the plan, but some times we think of something different for dinner, so we go up to the store. We going walking everyday and it seem like we always stop at the dollars store.
  • Comment... us 2012/09/08 07:08:01
    Commenting_one
    +1
    I know, you don't always know what might be available at the dollar stores.. I appreciate them.
  • us Comment... 2012/09/09 00:13:05
    us
    +1
    thanks for writing back, yes they don't always have the same thing, but that is fine.
  • Comment... Comment... 2012/09/10 06:56:14
    Commenting_one
    +1
    As I read my comment, I know it didn't read as I meant it too. I meant on a high note that I go regularly too and that you never know what you will see!
  • karim 2012/09/07 21:19:11
    A few times a week
    karim
    +3
    i guess alot everyweek but not daily
  • clasact 2012/09/07 21:12:13
    Once a week
    clasact
    +2
    Sat .mornning before everyone else get there
  • Michael 2012/09/07 19:50:46
    A few times a week
    Michael
    +2
    Not because I like to, but I like fresh bread, fruit and chicken and fish... won't freeze anything but ice cream, so that is limiting.
  • Chanel 2012/09/07 19:21:57
    Every day!
    Chanel
    +1
    Every other day.
  • plainasitcomes 2012/09/07 18:54:08
    A couple times a month
    plainasitcomes
    +2
    once every two weeks
  • L1 2012/09/07 18:42:00
    A few times a week
    L1
    +1
    A few times a week....
  • zcberry 2012/09/07 18:36:56
    A couple times a month
    zcberry
    +1
    Food too dang high, I eat out mostly.

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