This week Gattina at Writer’s Cramp wants to know how we handle our household grocery shopping.
With only one source of income I actually do try to be aware and be conscious of our grocery shopping bill. Thanks to the conveniences of modern technology I first go online and review our three closest grocery stores sale ads.
The winning store is determined by who has the most of what I need on sale. Occasionally if the sale is enticing, for instance laundry detergent for $5.99, I will go to a store specifically for those items. I have slacked a lot on utilizing clipped and e-coupons. (Did you know at Safeway you can load coupons onto your Safeway Card Member Card?) I do need to get back into the habit of coupons because it truly can help offset some serious costs if you are faithful and acquire a nice stockpile.
If I had it my way I would take the time to purchase specific items at certain stores. For instance, I prefer the produce section of Safeway, the meat section of Acme, Walmart and/or Target for sundry items and Food Lion for snacks. Sometimes I feel this would really cut our grocery bill, but I can’t justify the time and travel needed to be traveling to various stores for specific products when they aren't exactly local to one another.
I do prefer to grocery shop once a week and don’t mind the quick errand to purchase additional items if needed. Though pricier, I love the convenience of Acme’s self checkout—especially if I’m running in for a quick item or two!
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