Military Significant Others and Spouse Support - MilitarySOS.com

View Poll Results: do you only buy things that are on sale, or doesnt it matter?

Voters
54. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes, I usually buy things that are on sale.

    19 35.19%
  • It doesn't matter to me.

    35 64.81%
Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 40

Thread: When grocery shopping, do you..

  1. Account Closed
    *Caraa's Avatar
    *Caraa is offline
    Account Closed
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Pottstown, PA.
    Posts
    3,961
    #1

    When grocery shopping, do you..

    Advertisements
    Only buy things that are on sale, or doesnt it matter?

    I realized today while grocery shopping, DF only usually buys things that are on sale.


    ETA;

    I should've explained better ..

    if you see something you need, example; soup. and you see a brand that's on sale, and the brand you usually buy, do you get the brand that's on sale, or doesn't it matter which brand you buy. if that makes sense.
    Last edited by *Caraa; 02-28-2012 at 12:06 AM.
  2. skp
    The journey is the reward.
    skp's Avatar
    skp is offline
    The journey is the reward.
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    4,476
    #2
    If it's something I NEED I'll buy it no matter what but I'll try to buy things on sale as much as possible.
    Most of my grocery shopping is just for me so it's very flexible.

    br33 is my professional deployment twin
    starsinthesky is my PAL
  3. Senior Member
    Heisenberg's Avatar
    Heisenberg is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    16,413
    #3
    I buy what we need and use, it's awesome if that thing happens to be on sale. A couple times I've found a better deal on something and put the original thing back, but generally I go with what I know I like vs what's cheaper. I'm very picky so there are a lot of brand items I won't budge on, like sour cream and ketchup.
  4. Senior Member
    azarmygf's Avatar
    azarmygf is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Me: AZ
    Posts
    14,447
    #4
    Usually only when on sale, unless its something I'm specifically going for. Like if I want to make pasta and have no sauce, I'm still going to buy the sauce if its not on sale, but next time its on sale I'll buy a few. Staples like eggs and bread I buy regardless.
    R.I.P. My Love, Everyone was supposed to come home together, I'm sorry you had to come home early
  5. ...
    andreacn's Avatar
    andreacn is offline
    ...
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Posts
    16,888
    #5
    It really doesn't matter. But some stuff we try to only get when it's on sale.
  6. Meet me underneath the Oklahoma sky
    LACY1020's Avatar
    LACY1020 is offline
    Meet me underneath the Oklahoma sky
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Bragg
    Posts
    5,009
    #6
    I buy what I need. If its on sale, that is just a bonus.
  7. MilitarySOS Jewel
    honeybun's Avatar
    honeybun is offline
    MilitarySOS Jewel
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Oceanside, CA
    Posts
    7,288
    #7
    I only buy things on sale. I am really strict with my grocery shopping.

    1-I keep a stocked pantry of the staples
    2-I never ever ever buy things just because I want them
    3-I will not pay over a certain set limit for things (ex. no more than $2 per lb for ground meat)
    4-I never run out and "have" to get groceries
    5-I don't shop based on what I want to cook, I cook based on what I buy/have (which is what's on sale)

    I despise paying full price for anything. If it seems expensive for what it is, I will not buy it.

    BiggyBiggs...the Wifey that makes me go "WoW"
  8. Senior Member
    Enthused Meerkat's Avatar
    Enthused Meerkat is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Bowie, MD
    Posts
    13,250
    #8
    I only have a set list of things that I buy each time I go. If I see one variation of these items on sale rather than another variation, I'll go for the sale...if not, then I pay regular price. But I don't stray from my list just because I see something on sale. If it's not on my list, I don't get it.
  9. Don't ever settle for less than you deserve.
    LoveMikeyBear's Avatar
    LoveMikeyBear is offline
    Don't ever settle for less than you deserve.
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Clearwater, FL
    Posts
    25,417
    #9
    I buy what is on my list only normally, and normally none of it besides maybe the cheese or hot dogs are ever on sale. I don't know how anyone would get everything they need only buying things on sale. If there is some trick to it I want to learn.
    Signature removed due to size.
  10. I was the perfect mom, until I had kids.
    *IGrow'EmXL*'s Avatar
    *IGrow'EmXL* is offline
    I was the perfect mom, until I had kids.
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Near Knoxville, TN
    Posts
    36,179
    #10
    I always buy what we need whether or not it's on sale. If it's on sale, awesome, if not, oh well. I'm a definite stickler when it comes to my meats. DH and I prefer to spend a little extra on good meats

    I also don't happen to be a "list" shopper. I'll go through my cabinents before I leave, see what I already have, and then walk up and down the aisles and pick things up that I'll use.


Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •