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Old 02-01-2013, 05:08 PM   #1
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How often do you grocery shop?

I go to the grocery store about once a month. I buy milk, butter, cheese and fresh fruits (at this time of year) and sometimes fresh veggies. This is probably not the norm. How often do the rest of you grocery shop?

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Old 02-01-2013, 05:13 PM   #2
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I get all of my fruits and veggies at the organic farmers market every Sunday afternoon.
I get honey there too.
I purchase meat a few times throughout the week (depending on who has organic/grass fed) and get milk once a week.

Other than that, it's just little things I need now and then, like wine, or flour/sugar

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Old 02-01-2013, 05:17 PM   #3
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Pantry staples I shop for once a month. For perishables, on an 'as need' basis.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:27 PM   #4
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Once a week. On Saturday between the hours of 0800 and 1000. Purchase limited to the specific items required for the coming weeks menu plan excluding bulk items.

Impulse buying is not allowed. We are strictly limited to items ON THE LIST. All household members can contribute to the list or make menu suggestions electronically at anytime throughout the week.

Left Right Left Right.... we are buying groceries now. Forward March. Left Right Left Right. Halt. About Face....

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Old 02-01-2013, 05:28 PM   #5
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Seems like I'm at the grocery store every week. It varies what I'm getting but bread and milk are 2 things that don't last long around my house. I try to buy meat in bulk at Sam's club but will pick up bits and pieces at the grocery. Then there are the times when I get specific meal requests and don't have all the ingredients so I'll make a run to the store. Fortunately there are several stores close by for those frequent trips.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:43 PM   #6
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I go to a few different stores through out the week. I never really do a large order at any of them. I just pick stuff up as I go.

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My girlfriend is a restaurant manager and goes out to shop for work a couple times a week. She usually grabs us stuff when she goes. I pass a grocery store on my way home from work. I drive my teenage daughter to and from town quite often. I rarely pass a grocery store without stopping in for something.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:51 PM   #7
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Pretty much every day or two for something. Today it was mushrooms, so I added a couple other items. No way I can go a month without getting fresh veggies and milk at least three or four times during that month period. Fresh veggies are just too perishable IMO.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:45 PM   #8
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Whenever I feel like it. Once a week maybe sometimes more.

In the summer I do farmers market twice a week

I wish we were more European. I'd shop every day or two.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:52 PM   #9
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I go once a month for the "big" shopping trip then about every 10 days for fresh items I will need.

I try to go alone most of the time but sometimes I need DH there for large or heavy items. And it ALWAYS costs more when he comes along LOL He sneaks things in the cart when I'm not looking and when we get home I see things that I never would have purchased. I'm thinking maybe give him $10 to spend on whatever he wants .. that would sure be cheaper in the long run .. but I do love his company when he does come along so it's all good in the end.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:28 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by jennyema View Post
I wish we were more European. I'd shop every day or two.

i wish we were russian.

then we could get it done faster...

between dw and i, i'd say we shop about 3 to 4 times a week. we each do one larger trip for staples and things we plan on cooking that week, and then maybe one smaller trip each for things we forgot or ran out of.

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