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Old 02-01-2013, 08:36 PM   #11
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Whenever we need to. DH and I both have grocery stores on the way to and from work.

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Old 02-01-2013, 09:15 PM   #12
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:20 PM   #13
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I do tend to go every day or two. I tend to compartmentalize. One day its lots of produce. Another it will be shopping the sales for pantry/long shelf life type things. Another day it will be bagels and bread. Another day I'll shop the meat sales for the week.

I don't like to buy perishables in bulk because I want the freshest available.

Plus I like to go to different stores for different things. My local
Safeway only seems to carry produce from Ecuador/Chile. I don't do Ecuador/Chile produce unless forced. I go to my Foodland instead because they sell locally grown produce.

I'm sure this is sort of weird. I can't imagine being well trained / organized enough to shop only once a week.

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Old 02-01-2013, 09:56 PM   #14
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I do the big shop once a week on Thursday's and then on Monday's if we want some more fresh vegetables for example for the rest of the week I get them then
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:59 AM   #15
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The grocery is a block from work and on my way home...sometimes I stop in the morning too, if I had nothing planned for lunch. We tend to shop on a daily basis, I call Shrek everyday to find out what he would like me to pick up.
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:01 AM   #16
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I do a big monthly shop and buy fresh fruit, veg, bread and milk daily :)
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:21 AM   #17
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I go to the store, on average, a couple times a week. Once for a big shopping trip, and usually a second time to get fresh veggies and meat for later in the week.

Some of you are going to think this is weird, but I shop completely backwards from most people. The only list I take is for non-consumables like soap, paper towels, water softener salt, and so on. As far as meals go, I do very little planning ahead. DW and I have worked it out where we have 5 nightly meals at home per week. The other two nights we eat out. Two of the sit-down meals are usually vegetarian.

So what I do is take a notepad with me to the store and jot down numbers 1 through 5 - one number for each meal. Then I walk to the meat & seafood area of the store see what's fresh, looks good, is on sale, etc.

Whatever I pick up there is generally what I plan meals around. So I write each item next to one of the numbers. Then I head back to the produce and dry goods sections and get the sides and veggies to go with the meals. Sometimes I'm surfing the net for recipe ideas while in the store.

I know. It's bizarre. But I've been doing it this way for over 30 years now.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:28 AM   #18
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We make the 65 mile round trip to shopping centers once or twice a month. In between, we purchase locally (25 minute round trip bicycle ride) 1 or 2x per week, in combination with a visit to the post office, library, town dump, and or bank.
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:00 AM   #19
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I usually make 3 trips a month, one to Save-A-Lot, and two to Walmart. When Rouses has a good meat sale I like to make a trip there too, but that only happens every 3 months or so.

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Old 02-02-2013, 04:09 AM   #20
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I shop weekly, online, for everything, fresh veg, milk , bread, meat etc. I plan what I will cook ahead of my shopping list and then shop accordingly . I only go into the supermarket if I have forgotten something, I love the convenience of an online delivery and I have been using that service for years now .

We stock up for items like bog rolls and kitchen roll at Costco every other month or so plus I usually pick up some meat , I like their meat .

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