Monday, October 5, 2009

Yes - I do shop in other places!!

Apparently I struck a nerve today on the show! I talked about how frustrated Walmart grocery shopping makes me!! (Too many people - trying to shop at the same time - not enough space!!) One viewer said I need to broaden my horizons a bit - and shop in other stores. Truth be told - I do. However, I have found walmart to have the cheapest items - when I have to buy a bunch! I would much rather shop at Target - but, they don't have any produce or meat! I enjoy the local grocery stores - and try to shop there when I can - but it gets expensive! - helps me find great deals in local stores and I try to utilize them when I can. However, many times life gets too busy - and I would rather make one stop at Walmart!

On that note, what do you guys do? How do you make grocery shopping a little less painful? I need your tips!! Thanks - Leslie


L.Ritterbush said...

Oh how I feel your pain about Walmart! I only shop there a couple of times a month at most. I make my grocery shopping an enjoyable experience by going without children on Sunday afternoons while the rest of my family is napping. I usually take my time and enjoy the hunt of a good deal because I don't have children asking if I'm done yet:)

Anonymous said...

I like the one spot stops like Walmart. Ease with shopping start with a good list. Make a list of all of your staple needs. Things like soap, cleaning supplies, canned good, tp, baking goods and mixes, and what ever you feel you need for a good pantry. Then make a par level of how many of each item you would like to always have on hand. Use this information to make a spread sheet and make several copies of it. On shopping days before you leave home check the sheet while looking in your pantry, remember to check your calender to for events that you may need extra or special items for like pot lucks at church, or munchie day at work. Now that you have your list try to shop at low traffic times at the store, like early mornings. Also when you are checking out try to send items thur at the same time that you will be storing in the same area when you get home that way putting away when you get home will be easier. For instance send all the bathroom items such as tooth paste and tp, and then follow with all the pantry items.
Hope this helps:)
Just Me DeAnna Anderbery

anonymous said...

At Walmart, I mostly get dry goods like cereal or packaged items like soup. But I will not get meat or produce there.

I would much rather get that at a grocery store.

We do most of our shopping on weekday nights, like Mondays and Tuesdays. We find the stores are virtually empty. We wouldn't dream of going on a weekend!

And don't forget your reusable shopping bags!

Anonymous said...

Local grocery stores are necessarily as expensive as you think. Sure they are going to have some items that might not be on sale or slightly higher than what WalMart has but you are also supporting your local economy by buying locally. And I can guarantee that if you are looking for a hard to find item, WalMart won't take the time to find it for you, but your local grocer will.