How Often Do You Go Grocery Shopping?

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  1. Adeal4u

    Adeal4uActive Member

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    I'm not a person who likes to eat a lot, so I go grocery shopping once a week. I know some of my other friends are going almost 2-3 times a week. It just depends on how big your family is, and how much they eat. How many trips do you make to your local market?
     
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  2. brittanytruskosky

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    I make a trip to the store at least twice a week but I am feeding a lot of boys. I'm not complaining though. I just get the coupon's out and make big dinners and sometimes we get leftover's. My boys love spaghetti. The store is almost like a nice little outing of something I do on my own. Got to love it!
     
  3. AlwaysAMama

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    I have 5 kids, so a family of 7 all together and I do have to go more frequently. I usually make 1 big trip every other week and a few small trips in between. Some times my kids eat the heck out of bananas or use a lot of milk so I need to get more. Stocking up on stuff would be smart, but if I try to stock up and buy extra suddenly no one likes bananas and milk that week lol,
     
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    I make a list of what to shop for so I would only buy what's really needed. And I only shop for groceries once a month but I make sure that's in bulk because I don't really like going to the grocery store every now and then. It's far from my place and it's taking a lot of my time.
     
  5. Parker

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    I am single with no kids, but I go to the grocery store at least 4 times per week. It helps that one of my favorite grocery stores is within walking distance. There's also a local farmer's market near me too. I don't like to buy a lot of vegetables at once because I don't want them to go bad. I also buy some type of fish every few days. It helps that I love grocery shopping. ;)
     
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    I don't eat a lot and only got grocery shopping twice a month. If for some reason I do need something after that I just take a trip down the street and pick it up. Emergency items only really include milk though.
     
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    We are a family of 7 and make at least one big trip a week and stop a time or two during the week. Even when I do stock up all the kids seem to gobble everything up in the first 2 days anyway.
     
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    I don't even go once a week. I say I go once a week, but it's actually more like once every ten days or so. I really only go to the grocery when I run out of something, and since I'm only shopping for two people, we don't run out of things quickly.
     
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    I'm not a grand shopper.
    I buy little things every other day.
    It gets me out and is good exercise.
     
  10. Sandra Piddock

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    I don't have a specific shopping timetable. There are only two of us, and I have a freezer. Also, there is a street market within a couple of miles two or three days a week, so if it's just a few bits of fresh stuff I need, I'll pop to the market. I may go to the supermarket twice in one week, and not at all the next. It suits me to shop as I need it, rather than observe a particular shopping day each week, come hell or high water.
     
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    It's me and my two grown kids. We shop 3-4 times per week. I used to do one big trip per week, but since I started walking to the grocery store to take advantage of the exercise (it's a 1.5 mile round trip) I make more trips. It also saves on gas and really makes me think about what I'm buying. I don't make those impulse purchases any more because the more stuff I add to the cart the more stuff I have to carry home.
     
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    I personally go grocery shopping every 3-4 days for my family. I can never spend less than 300$ per trip. I guess its just the cost of having 5 people live in the same home.
     
  13. steph84

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    I am always shopping. I am a couponer so I like to shop at various stores to maximize my deal. I know that some people think this isn't cost effective, but I walk so I don't spend a dime on gas money. It's like I get a work out and get my shopping done all at once.
     
  14. Mystique

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    My fiancé and I go out to buy groceries about twice a week. We buy more when we have the kids over for the weekend, which is every other weekend. We stock up items such toiletries, frozen veggies, cereals, sugar, rice, coffee/tea, and biscuits. Depending on what we feel like eating, we would go into town to buy fresh vegetables and fresh meat/seafood. So, yeah, I would say about two to three times a week. We have never used coupons before because coupons are not big here. We do get points for every item that we buy, which the points would go into the card and we can transfer it into cash.
     
  15. BarelyHangingOn

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    We keep a notepad on top of the microwave. We buy groceries once a week and if its not on the list then it's not bought. It kind of saves us from buying impulse or junk food purchases when at the grocery store.
     
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    I do not do grocery shopping because my mom does it. She does it once a week and twice on rare occasions. We are not a family of eaters so that;s why once a week is already enough. There are only 4 persons in out house and all of use do not eat a lot that;s why my mom could save a lot from food consumption.
     
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    I have 8 kids so I have to shop often. I go on different days for different specials. I scour the adds and see whats going for cheapest where and I go stock up. I keep a large home pantry so we could go awhile before running out of anything. So I primarily watch to see what we are getting low on and replace my stock. I have certain stores I shop at. I make a list of what we need and then wait for specials. Like Aldi's had a wednesday meat special on Whole chickens. They were 69cents a lb. I went and bought 12 whole chickens and cut them up and repackaged them for the freezer. I often buy things in bulk to save. I make meal plans for the month and make sure I have what I need on hand. I also don't allow free eating. The kids have set meals and snacks each day.
     
  18. adolf

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    I love shopping. My family is not a big, there are only three persons in my family so I have to go grocery shopping twice a month. We all of use do not eat a lot so we can save lots of money from food consumption.
     
  19. katniss

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    We get groceries delivered about once a week with Peapod. We occasionally forget things and have to stop in for a couple items during the week, though. Meal planning really helps us keep the extra trips to a minimum.
     
  20. Jessi

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    A couple years ago, I only went shopping once a month. I would buy everything up at once and do a ton of cooking early on for the freezer, etc. The only things I'd buy throughout the month would be occasionally a gallon of milk or some fresh fruits/veggies.

    Last year, my family situation changed, as did my location, and I went shopping every 3-4 days. It was the type of area where you bought small quantities rather frequently. Now I'm back to shopping about once a week or every 2 weeks. You're right about it depending on family size, too.