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2/18/14 3:35 P

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I have three regular stores where I grocery shop: Costco, Trader Joe's, and Fry's. Since it's just the two of us at home, Costco is mostly frozen items (chicken breast, fudge lites, stir-fry veggies, berries) Trader Joe's is organic or specialty items (plain Greek yogurt, artisan breads, wine, peanut butter, cereal, coffee, soups, beans, meats), and Fry's is fill-in and staples (milk, potatoes, onions, deli). I'm part of an organic community garden so most fresh fruits, herbs, and veggies I grow myself. I shop 2-3 times/week depending on menus - since I'm retired now, have much more leeway there.

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2/17/14 5:35 P

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I shop for staples every 4 to 6 weeks at a local supermarket (Stop & Shop if you know it). Occasionally I will stop at a local market to pick up odds & ends that I might need, i.e. cream for coffee, etc. I do use coupons regularly and usually save between 15 and 25% on my groceries.

In winter I make use of Peapod, which is a grocery home delivery program through Stop & Shop. You order on line and depending on when you schedule delivery, there are time slots with discounts. It is easier for me since I'm fearful of carrying cases of water, etc. as I navigate the sn*w & ice. The good thing about using this service is that I am not tempted by snack foods, etc. I eat much healthier. :) I also save money because I do most of my shopping in the Specials area of Peapod, supplementing with just a couple of items I need for my menu. It also makes for easier menu planning. This past Saturday I scheduled delivery for 6 to 8 AM - since I'm up by 4 AM or so - and only paid full price for 3 items.

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2/16/14 2:09 P

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I go once a week. I try to make a list and stick with it. I also try and use coupons and store cards whenever I can.

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I go every week to every two weeks. Just depends. Lately, I've been trying new recipes so I've had to make more trips. I've also started using our Sam's club membership. This allows me to get items in bulk.



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2/16/14 12:32 P

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I usually go once per week, but sometimes it's every other week depending on my health issues or the weather.

I always check the sales, and make a list; I'm not sure how much I spend on average, it varies.

I live in a small town and the places available for grocery shopping are Meijer, Walmart, Aldi, and Save A Lot. My favorite store is Meijer, but I also like to go to Aldi once per month.


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2/16/14 11:54 A

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I get staple items a couple times a month, bread & milk weekly, & follow the stores ads in my hometown paper or on the internet for sale items. Hard to say actual "food" expenses as I buy pet food, bathroom items, soap, etc. at the same time. I always have a list & follow it or I will wander up & down each isle picking up too much.


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I go every couple of weeks for my work lunch stuff. Hubby goes to a warehouse club about once a month to stock up.

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How often do you go grocery shopping? Do you check ads and follow sales? Do you make a list and or plan recipes so you have all you need in one trip, or do you go to several stores? What stores are popular in your area? What would you say your weekly food cost is, and for how many people?


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