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What kind of grocery shopper are you? (Comments & Reviews)


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I'm really more of "all of the above" though. I do make a list, and I do stick to it, but if I see something I'll need in the future is on sale, I'll get it even if it's not on the list. I'll also pick up fresh vegetables and fruits that aren't on my list if they look good and if they're something I'll use right away.

Anonymous

10/18/2010 - 10:52pm

These 4 questions r way to general. What's the point of it? Imake a list, often mental and then shop as many sale products as possible. But include all standard veges, dairy (still shop sales) & breads. Never buy snacks, cereals, drinks @ full price.

Anonymous

10/18/2010 - 8:53am

I make a list and stick to it, but my list is based on what is on sale.

Anonymous

10/18/2010 - 12:31am

Your options didn't quite capture my food shopping style. I keep a list of things I need -- but I am most creative when I shop for the best seasonal items and things that catch my eye. Today I bought a a marked-down bag of feiojas at the market. Even the produce manager admitted he had no idea what they were. I've since learned it is native to NZ and tastes a bit like guava. Considering I got a bagful for $1, I'd say it was a smart if spontaneous buy. We also enjoy shopping at farmer's markets that feature local, sustainable products. We like the idea of both supporting local gowers and enjoying the high quality good ttheir hard work brings to our table.

Anonymous

10/16/2010 - 10:47pm

I have favorite food stores,one of which I visit once a month and buy all of the bulk food I will need that month such as oatmeal, flour, rice, dried herbs and spices, tea, nuts dried fruits and seeds as well as fresh produce and what ever sale items they are offering that I use. Also a wonderful selection of artisan breads and cheeses.
My very local supermarket supplies me with more bread and dairy products, fish and meat, pet food, paper and cleaning products, fresh fruit.
A CSA membership supplies me with farm fresh produce eggs and goat milk from mid May thru November. I also pick fruit at local farms and orchards.
I HAVEN'T ADDED THE COST OF ALL THIS, however I eat great food and feel very healthy.
Eating Well magazine is my favorite source of recipes.

Anonymous

10/14/2010 - 7:58pm

I make a lisst and I stick to it. I am a 64 year young mother and grandmother. I have two of my four grandchildren living with me. They are two lively, beautiful girls, fifteen and thirteen. They have different tastes, so I have to stick to my list. The youngest has allergies and I have to pay attention to that. I have had a change of appetite since I have gotten (younger, smile), I don`t eat as much. I have custody of these wonderful girls so I have to be careful economy-wise and types of foods we purchase. Thank you for including me in the poll.

Anonymous

10/13/2010 - 7:12pm

I make a list, but also check what's on sale. I am selective about my coupons, because they are generally for highly processed or items I wouldn't normally buy. And I get a splurge item about once a month!

pp.henley

10/13/2010 - 8:08am

To save time and money, I only go to the store every two weeks. I also clip coupons for items I need, not for things I don't. I plan my two weeks worth of meals ahead and make a list. I have a mental map of my grocery store so I put my coupons in order of the store so I am not wasting time running up and down aisles. If there are great in-store coupons being offered on things I would normally buy, I will go ahead and use them. All in all my grocery bill is only about $420 per month for a family of four.

Anonymous

10/08/2010 - 10:18am

To save time and money, I only go to the store every two weeks. I also clip coupons for items I need, not for things I don't. I plan my two weeks worth of meals ahead and make a list. I have a mental map of my grocery store so I put my coupons in order of the store so I am not wasting time running up and down aisles. If there are great in-store coupons being offered on things I would normally buy, I will go ahead and use them. All in all my grocery bill is only about $420 per month for a family of four.

Anonymous

10/08/2010 - 10:18am

To save time and money, I only go to the store every two weeks. I also clip coupons for items I need, not for things I don't. I plan my two weeks worth of meals ahead and make a list. I have a mental map of my grocery store so I put my coupons in order of the store so I am not wasting time running up and down aisles. If there are great in-store coupons being offered on things I would normally buy, I will go ahead and use them. All in all my grocery bill is only about $420 per month for a family of four.

Anonymous

10/08/2010 - 10:15am

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