Today’s Fun Monday is hosted by Gattina. Here is her assignment:
When I came back from my weekly grocery shopping last week, I had an idea for Fun Monday on March 8th. I want to know how do you do your grocery shopping, every day, once a week, once a months, in different shops or in one big supermarket. A picture of your favourite store and maybe of your trolley would be nice.
I think it is interesting to know how we shop in different countries !
This is timely because for the month of March I decided to try something different. I usually just buy grocerries as I ran out, but that is becoming expensive. Why? because, I end up buying stuff I do not need just because it is on sale. I walk into a store with the intention of buying one or two items and walk out with the whole store. So, for the month of March, I decided to sit down and write a list of stuff we need for the whole month. I have then set aside monies for fruit & milk which I will buy weekly. I started off my shopping spree at Sam’s Club for the big stuff, like beef, chicken, toilet paper, rice, diapers and anything I need in bulk. I then went to Walmart and bought a few things off my list and then finally went to Aldi and bought the stuff that I do not mind buying off brand like canned beans, corn, flour, sugar etc. They are way cheaper than Walmart. I will visit my neighborhood Bi-lo to buy milk when needed. Henry does not drink milk as he used to, so one Gallon is taking us more than a week. One week down and I have only spent $4 out of pocket expenses on fruit (Aldi has a big bag of oranges for $2 and fresh veggies. My intention is NOT to buy anything extra and eat off our pantry, after all, I bought enough for the whole month. Go over to Gattina’s and read how people do their shopping, it might save you some money. Have a Fun Monday!