I want to just come out and say that I’ve never been a big fan of going grocery shopping at my local grocery store. I happen to have four different ways to get frustrated when I shop.
I have the local Shoprite supermarket, which I swear to you deliberately stops carrying the items that I actually want to purchase, replacing them with new types of Dog Food…is this a hint of things to come for me?
There is also the local Price Chopper. I like going there only because I can get points that rack up to savings discounts on gasoline. But that’s a tradeoff because their prices tend to be a bit higher, even though they advertise “Lower Prices Everyday”, if you’re the Donald!
Then there is the local Hannaford’s. This place was great when it first opened…it was new what the hell right. I went in a few times paid outrageous prices for simple stuff like Strawberries and a bag of chips. I almost never shop there anymore.
And then when I’m feeling really adventurous, I will stroll into the local WalMart. Honestly, sometimes I may find something that looks like I can purchase it as far as fresh meat goes or maybe take a stroll down the cereal aisle.
In any case, what I really hate the most is that moment when you’re on the checkout line, and you see that bill rising, and you utter the words at the final total “are you kidding me! We didn’t buy anything.”
And the worst part about this is that you’ve got more food for the dog, then for you and the wife. Dog food anyone?
I can certainly understand what you mean by the final total reaction, it happens to me all the time. Usually I am easily convinced to buy more then I actually need, so you can imagine how I am always surprised by the amounted total. What can I say, I am crazy for bargains and I am not sure I want to change that about me.
Going grocery shopping could really be of big deal for others because of so much to consider. One thing to be considered is the prices of the needed stuffs for daily meals that goes higher most of the times which only suggests for us to be wise spenders. In grocery shopping, planning carefully and shopping local, fruits and vegetables can help cut down your long-term grocery budget. With that, four ways to cut down on your produce costs might help you out of the trouble.
I don't mind grocery shopping that much, although my wife despises it. The prices these days do bother me though. There's not much I can do about it except to make a game out of it and see how much I can save by shopping smart (shop S-Mart!) and buying only things that are on sale. Even coupons don't have that big of an effect, but when you can take advantage of the buy one get one sales, that's when you can actually feel like you got something for your money.
My grocery shopping trips usually consist of me wearing my headphones and making my "I don't like to chit chat with people" face.
I'm usually the type to only go when it is diar and just walk through the isles and pick whatever is on sale.
Grocery shopping for me is miserable because of the people at the store. What is with the lack of shopping cart etiquette that people have now? Dont leave your cart in the middle of the aisle while you are off looking at something else. And dont push it down the middle of the aisle going insanely slow. Oh and its not a race to the checkout line. You dont have to haul it in line just because you see someone else aiming for the same line. But those are just a few of my reasons....
Between the grocery store and the gas station it's no wonder I'm broke. Danielle are you seriously getting by on $650 a month? How?
No, James. That was an error on my part. I abolutely despise and suck at Math! =) I make about twice that a month. But I'm spending on average around $260.00 to $300.00 a month on groceries. So that's more like one-fifth of my monthly income. Either way, I also agree with the fact that gas prices are kicking American's butts!
At present, my roomate owes me a few hundred dollars, and she is reimbursing me by fueling my tank with her gas card. I suppose I shouldn't complain about that because that's an extra $156.00 dollars in my pocket per month. It all adds up and something needs to be done to look out for our own citizens rather than other country's citizens.
Well there is an easy fix. Drill for oil here instead of buying it from crazy people who want to kill us. If there was an announcemrnt today that the Anwar Province is now open for drilling, the price of oil would drop like a rock.