how many times do you go to the grocery in a month?

@maroseqf (3657)
Philippines
October 15, 2008 6:04am CST
Me and my husband goes to the grocery almost every week. We buy the food that we will cook and eat during the week. We don't like to stock alot of food in the refrigerator and i only plan for the weekly meals that we will have. it is easy because there are only 3 of us in the house and the grocery is about 5 minutes away from our house. Well, there is no definite day that we go to the grocery. We just know when it is time to buy food again when there is almost nothing to eat. lol!
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14 responses
• United States
15 Oct 08
Our family stocks up all the time and mostly on things we don't even need, but we go maybe four or five times a month to restock because there is six of us. :)
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
15 Oct 08
really? what kind of things which you don't need that you bought? do you have a list to help you when you buy your food? i think that would help.
• United States
15 Oct 08
Yea we make lists but no one ever goes by them, we just buy a bunch of junk food at least that we do not need.
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
i think most of us really don't follow our lists strictly. we just jot down those we actually need. but when we are already in the counter, we have alot more in our carts and most of them are "junk". lol! well, that's okay. it really happens. anyway, goodluck on your next visit to the grocery. :)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
I say, I never went to the grocery or the supermarket this past 3 months. I don't have the time to do it, especially that the nearest supermarket is a 30 minute drive from home. Small stores are just around the block, so, I just hop from one store to the other just to get the things I need.
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
Good for you that everything you need is available.
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
nope..i'll just go for the alternative. if i can't find one, learn to live without it for a while. lol!
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
20 Nov 08
It is kind of embarrassing but I love to spend my time shopping at walmart. I go almost every day or every other day. Usually not intentionally, but I always forget to buy something the first time I go so I go the following day. Then the next thing i know my son is out of pull ups got to go again. Then he is out of juice. So you get the point.
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
20 Nov 08
Maybe it would help if you make a list of those you need to buy.
@aj2006 (1536)
• Philippines
20 Nov 08
I do the grocery twice a month and going to the wet market almost once a week or thrice a month.. I make sure to have a handy list before going to the supermarket/groceries and the wet market as well.. Its time consuming if you don't know what to buy in the first place.
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
20 Nov 08
We usually buy the same things so no need for a list.
@maxilimian (3099)
• Indonesia
19 Nov 08
almost the same doin with me, even i'm not married yet i go to the grocery once or twice a week every month, buying some daily stuff and food to cook and eat, the grocery it's in the mall, usually i went to the store after finishing my workout at gym which is located in the mall too lol! i save my times shopping
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
19 Nov 08
That's nice! Doing two different things in a day.
• Philippines
18 Nov 08
We go every weekends. We buy food for cooking coz my father loves to cook for us. Though we can't finish everything in our fridge, it's better we buy than be sorry afterwards...
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
18 Nov 08
But just make sure that your food don't get spoiled or expired.
@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
18 Nov 08
Hi there maroseqf. My family usually does the groceries weekly except for bread which we bay daily or every other 2 days. Also apart from that i make my own shopping at times because as my girlfriend's grandma leaves the town often for days, we take this opportunity and stay together so we need food as well :D
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
18 Nov 08
You really are close to your girlfriend's family. That's nice!
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@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
17 Nov 08
My husband and I go grocery shopping once a week, usually we will go during weekends. Same as you, we don't like to stock a lot of food in the fridge, also to avoid the food getting spoiled. We always buy the vegetables for the whole week. As the grocery shops and supermarkets are very near to our house, sometimes we even buy those groceries twice a week, so that we can get fresher vegetables.
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
We can't afford to go to the grocery often anymore since we already have a baby and we can't leave him at home since our maid is not familiar with taking care of little babies.
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
hello maroseqf. I love going to the supermarket ! Any household chore is a pure delight for me. I go to the grocery every week. I usually make a menu for the week and buy only the things I need for that week. We crave for a dish every now and then and I make it a point to cook a variety of healthy food for my family.
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
we almost share the same thing.
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
18 Nov 08
we used to have our groceries every 2 weeks, but now whenever we go grocery there are always stocks that i am forgetting to buy, so we now go to grocery almost weekly...
@caskins (689)
• United States
23 Oct 08
hello my fellow myLotter, i go to the grocery store about every week also. me and you are alike on this topic cause that's when i go to buy food also. lol. happy posting!
• India
23 Oct 08
It is nice to do it your way. then you do not have too much stocked up and avoid a lot of wastage. I generally try o make it once in two weeks.
@balasri (26553)
• India
23 Oct 08
Twice.The first seek of the month and the third week of the month as the stocks dwindle in my house.
@austere (2816)
• Philippines
21 Oct 08
we do grocery two times in a month.. every payday!hahaha that's every 15th and 30th of the month.. or the weekend after that date!hehe i would usually go with my mom while doing the grocery and since there are eight of us in the house, 6c siblings plus my mom and dad, we usually just finish all the grocery before 2 days or 3 days before the the next payday!hehehe but sometimes, when my parents would be cooking vegetables, we would still have some canned foods left and have to grocery less canned goods!:)