Most of my food shopping is done at the farmer's market, so mostly in cash -- with trips to Whole Foods, Safeway, and the corner market for "other stuff." We tend to eat out somewhere nice about once a week. I do a moderate amount of clothes shopping, but with debit not credit. I tend to use credit cards for travel only now -- we had issues with credit card debt when we were younger, but paid it off and want it to stay that way.
First of all I gave up credit cards and health insurance over 20 years ago. I pay with cash for everything I buy and unfortunately, due to the new rules, I just got on health insurance again. I can't stand an insurance company telling me what I can or cannot do to my own body. If they could following my shopping habits they would see that I purchase 99% healthy foods and like Meek said I cook the same meals over and over and usually buy the same foods.
Total SparkPoints: 224,301
SparkPoints Level 22
Fitness Minutes: (93,600)
6/27/14 4:03 P
That we buy a lot of so called healthy foods, lots of produce, diet type foods, and then also buy some regular, tasty foods, and no telling who in the family is eating what. Lots of coffee, fat free milk, and also Hamburger Helper, lol. There should be a law against doctor's and their minion's and especially insurance companies doing this, those companies CEO's should be prosecuted, but they own the politicians who make the laws. Too late now to cry about it.
Plan for tomorrow, but enjoy the heck out of today.
They would see that I buy almost everything on credit, but pay it off each month. Groceries, gas and tolls are my main charges, but that I tend to buy clothes, etc. in batches. And that right now, I'm being very careful with my spending.
May Minutes: 1,164
Fitness Minutes: (28,690)
6/27/14 2:47 P
"if they could track your supermarket store cards (maybe in the future), WHAT WOULD THEY SAY ABOUT YOU AND HOW HAVE YOU DONE IN THE LAST 6 MONTHS? "
They would see that I am neither a patient nor do I use a supermarket store card.
If someone could look at the last 6 months spending habits then they would probably see a difference depending on who did the shopping for the household. They would probably notice that we are buying food for multiple people and they wouldn't know who actually consumed it. They might conclude that we spend about the same amount each time. They might notice that we buy certain items pretty consistently. They could notice that we do not buy tobacco products at all, alcohol rarely and soda pop rarely. They would notice we buy books and don't have cable tv. They would notice we aren't paying for a gym membership but never had one. They would notice that only one person in the household is on a medication.
Fitness Minutes: (38,635)
6/27/14 2:15 P
They would probably wonder how someone could subside on such an impossibly boring (but reasonably healthy) diet - I generally eat the same 4-5 meals over and over again, so I'm pretty much buying all the same things every time I go shopping.
current weight: 18.0 over
Fitness Minutes: (224,100)
6/27/14 1:29 P
If "they" track my credit, they would see that I carry no debt and have a great credit score.
"Doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies are beginning to use credit card data and other private information to track patient behavior. " Obviously, it is not PRIVATE information if it is available to those places...
Edited by: LUANN_IN_PA at: 6/27/2014 (11:40)
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