I made my list and I'm sticking to it!

@jillhill (37384)
United States
August 18, 2008 8:02am CST
I have to do the walmart adventure today to pick up a few much needed things. But before I go I make a list and I am sticking to it! If I don't I tend to pick up things that are either on sale or things I don't really need! So when you go out shopping do you make a list? Do you stick to it?
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
18 Aug 08
Have fun shopping today at Walmart. I also need to go and do have a list. I stick to my list also otherwise I'd end up with all kinds of craft supplies I don't need. Always think I can start something new and do it in the winter since I am home more often. Once in awhile I will buy something that's not on the list but nothing bizarre.
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
18 Aug 08
THat is the department that gets me into trouble! LOL
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
18 Aug 08
I need to get there to check out the eye drops. If I don't make a list, I'll spend all my time looking over crafts and buying more plastic canvas that I don't need...lol Maybe if they removed the craft department, I could whiz in and out of there.
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
18 Aug 08
Stickers and paper.....dang them! And there's usually some stickers in the clearance aisle! LOL
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@ellie333 (21029)
18 Aug 08
Hi Jill, well when you get back you can post to us all the extra items you did buy LOL. I do this determined not to pick up anything extra and I always see something. Well done you though if you do manage to come back with just the exact items on the list and no more. Good luck. Ellie :D
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
18 Aug 08
I did it last week and we'll have to see what I do today! LOL
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@ellie333 (21029)
18 Aug 08
Well done you, I always get too tempted by it all, but even then will only buy things on offer that I will actually use. Ellie :D
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@Wyldrose (1217)
• United States
18 Aug 08
If I make a list, I usually forget it unless I put it in my purse right away. Then when I get to the store, I forget that I even made a list to begin with. On the rare occasion that I do happen to use my list, I get what's on it and then some. Lists just are not for me..
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
18 Aug 08
I have just started doing this.....I thought it would bring down the price of my shopping excursion! LOL
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@Wyldrose (1217)
• United States
18 Aug 08
Good luck! I can never get out of WalMart with less that $50 worth. Shoot, that's putting it mildly. If I spend less than $50 I've probably forgotten something.
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@4aps777 (1528)
• United States
18 Aug 08
yes i do i have to because i might buy something i really dont need
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
18 Aug 08
Good for you!
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
18 Aug 08
If going for more than one or two things yes, a list is the only way to do it for me. I pretty much stick to the list, ever so often might see something on sale that is too good to pass up or see something that I forgot to put on the list.
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
18 Aug 08
Yes...sometimes it is something that I need on sales and I wander off the list! LOL
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@ctrymuziklvr (11060)
• United States
18 Aug 08
Good luck to you! I'm not strong enough to go into any store with a list and stick to it. I always find something I want or need and get it!
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
18 Aug 08
Well it worked last week we'll have to see if I can do it again! LOL
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@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
18 Aug 08
Hi jillhill. I do tend to make shopping lists. Then, I go right in the store and pick up what I'm looking for. I am usually not a "big shopper" unless I'm out of town and there are new stores to explore. While at home, I usually want to get in and get out quickly. But those darn stores, they always put the most interesting things out in the main aisles and on the ends of the aisles, or right up by the check-out, don't they? Even so, an object has to be pretty compelling for me to impulsively buy it. It has to past my test questions: 1--do I really need that? 2--how will I clean it? 3--where will I store it? Good luck with that Wal Mart adventure, jillhill.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
18 Aug 08
I did it! I actually forgot one thing on my list...How's the weather? I have had the weather channel on all morning watching what's going on! Hope you are fairing fine!
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• United States
18 Aug 08
Hi jillhill. Congrats on your trip to WalMart and following your list. Don't cha just hate it when you miss an item that was right there on the list?? That is so sweet that you have been watching the Weather Channel. Believe me, we have, too. We tend to watch the Tropical Storm report that's on at 50 minutes past every hour. There's nothing going on here with the weather. It's been overcast the whole day, which is quite unusual in FL. We have maybe 3 days a year like this. First, the wind is eerily still, then it blows, then it gets still again. I don't think we've gotten a single sprinkle yet. I think it was on an elaborate plan on my husband's part to get that homemade pizza! We just keep expecting the rain to start coming in and the local reports are saying we could get 4 to 8 inches, which wouldn't be a problem for our house or property or anything. I guess it will be during the night. I don't know if that's good or bad. But I think I'm gonna sleep like a baby with all the runnin' around I did today. Take care.
• United States
19 Aug 08
I make a list and I stick to it. But I'm a guy so that is probably why I can do that. I want to get in there and get out as soon as possible. I hate shopping.
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
19 Aug 08
That is also a good thing. If I am going for just a few things I am in and out. But if I wait too long and dwaddle....then I pick up extras!
@schulzie (4064)
• United States
18 Aug 08
Well good luck at Walmart! I go there all the time but the lines are just awful!! But, yes, I usually make a list and use it as a basis, and then if something that I need is on sale I will pick that up too if it is something we use all the time, like shampoo, toothpaste, canned veggies, etc. Sometimes I forget to get what is on my list, especially if my kids are with me when I go shopping. I prefer to leave them at home if I can. Have a great day and happy myLotting!!!
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
19 Aug 08
Thanks for sharing!
@onlydia (2808)
• United States
18 Aug 08
HAHA yes I make a list. No I don't stick to it. When I have to I send my son and roommate in. I wait by door if they have no money. And I have to pay. Oe I give them the money and wait. lol. can't pass up a sale. or something I don't need. Have a goodday
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
18 Aug 08
Wow that's quite the way to handle it!
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• Australia
18 Aug 08
I am hopeless too especially at sales i have just doe the big midyear toy sales and gone crazy spending money and getting cool gifts for my boy and acouple of his little friends.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
18 Aug 08
They make it too easy! LOL
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
20 Aug 08
I only make a list of the things that we are out of or almost out of when going to the store. Half the time I leave it at home anyway. I don't stick to it. I get things that are not on the list all the time and half the time I don't get things that ARE on the list.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
20 Aug 08
lol!!!
@MH4444 (2161)
• United States
19 Aug 08
Good for you. I do always make a list; but if there is something that's a good deal I buy it. Especially if it's at a place that tends to always have new things that last only a short while. You never know when it will be back in stock.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
19 Aug 08
I will tell myself that next time I pick up something I don't really need! LOL
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
19 Aug 08
I try to, because i spend much less money that way.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
19 Aug 08
That's what I have noticed....not so much sticker shock at the cash registar!
• Philippines
19 Aug 08
IN the grocery yes, we really make a list and stick to it. That would be useful and less time consuming. But for my personal needs, i also make a list but when i see something that catches my eyes, i would see the price first if it would not hurt my budget, then maybe, get it. :)
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
19 Aug 08
That is a good way to do it.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
19 Aug 08
it is very good resolution. it is what i think every time i do shopping. each time i end up buying so many things that are not at all needed.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
19 Aug 08
Me Too!
• India
19 Aug 08
I am always tempted by the 'offers' and 'sale' part. I do make a list and try to stick to that, but that does not always happen. In fact at times end up even buying things that i don't really need.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
19 Aug 08
That's why I am sticking to the list thing....I end up with stuff I don't really need!
@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
18 Aug 08
I usually have a list. When I get to WalMart, I try to buy the things on my list. I usually find something I had forgotten to put on my list and add it to my cart. I don't know if that is too bad to deviate from the list like that, though. I do sometimes end up in the other areas of the store where I don't have anything to buy. I'm not too much on whim buying, but do it occasionally, but it's always something I need.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
19 Aug 08
THey do make it tempting to buy bargains....once in a while its okay...but occasionally I pick up stuff I don't really need!
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
18 Aug 08
Lol I make a List but when I go I sometimes treat myself to something in the Sales that is when I buy my Clothes So I guess no I don't stick to it lol but I never over spend as such
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
19 Aug 08
That's good!
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• India
18 Aug 08
Sticking to the list??? Easier said than done ! How i wish I could. but I rarely do. I do make a list and usually after all of it is bought with a few additional items, I am just so tempted to walk down the other aisles and thats when trouble begins. I end up buying a lot of unwanted stuff. Since I can't stick to the list, I have curtailed my visit to superstores ! Go there only when absolutely needed.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
19 Aug 08
That's what I am trying to avoid...buying things I don't really need...I did good today and just followed the list again!
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