One shop or many shops for food shopping

@maximax8 (28249)
United Kingdom
March 23, 2010 8:57am CST
I wouldn't be able to get all the food I eat from one shop. I like to go shopping at Waitrose for fancy foods and to Asda for bargains. I have to pop into Sainsbury's and Morrisons to get things that I need to eat. I go into town once a week to buy bargains at Wilkinsons. Now I have passed my driving test my shopping takes much less time than it did by bus. Are you able to get all you eat and drink from one shop? Do you go to many different shops to get all you eat?
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@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
24 Mar 10
I get most my groceries from the store next to my house. It's called Stop and Shop. It get healthy food and all my cruelty free meat from a health food store called Trader Joe's. I used to shop at this store called Whole Foods, but they were disrespectful of me. I'm in a wheelchair.
@cupkitties (7174)
• United States
24 Mar 10
We usually end up going a couple places because theres always a time when each store will carry something the other one doesn't or the other has a certain item you want of a better quality product.
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
24 Mar 10
Hi max, in my temp residence, I only have a bar fridge, so I have to shop every second day. However when back in Thailand, it's a weekly event.
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@Porcospino (17801)
• Denmark
23 Mar 10
I live in a village where there is only one supermarked. It is a little expensive compared to other shops, but it is very easy to buy food there, because it is close to my home and I don't have to go by car. When I want to buy new clothes, go the library, eat at a restaurant etc I have to drive to another town, and while I am there I usually do my grocery shopping, because there are several supermarkeds to choose from, and I am able to buy food that I can't find in my village.
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• United States
23 Mar 10
I normally limit it to 2 places usually wal-mart then our local meat market for our meat. we live in a small town so choices are kind of vague. I can most of everything we need at wal-mart and the meat market I usualy get pretty good deals. every now and then we might go to one of the near by bigger towns and spend the day shopping there when we have the extra money
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@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Mar 10
I can get most everything I want at Raley's. I have to go to a donut shop to get good donuts and a bagel shop to get decent bagels, but in general I can get most of what I need at Raley's.
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
23 Mar 10
I like to shop around for my food shopping, that way you can pick up the bargains and some shops have special offers on certain items, so if you shop around you can save quite a bit of money, providing the shops are all within walking distance. I like Tesco for my main food shopping, Poundland is great for some bits I need, and when I feel like really treating myself I will go to Marks and Spencers. Once a month I do a big shop and take my car to Tesco and then I can just rely on getting a few bits when I am out as I tend to walk and don't want to be loaded with too many shopping bags at once.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
23 Mar 10
Before, i prefer convenient, so i only shop at one shop for every things that my family need. But, after i checked and compared the prices of every household things that i buy with other shops, i found that i had spend my money unwisely. So, from that onwards, i prefer to shop all my household things according to the shop that gives cheaper price. Now, i feel that i can save some extra money by doing that way. I think it's wise to buy all our household things at the cheapest price as possible.
23 Mar 10
I tend to go to the big Sainsburys we have on the outskirts of town. I can get everything there, all in one place, under one roof and just the one bill - LOL
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@jakill (835)
23 Mar 10
we go to lots of different food shops too. Lidls is the nearest and cheapest and the Coop is also in walking distance. In town we have Asda, M & S, Sainsburys and Aldi, while Tescos is about 3 miles away. wikinsons is in town too, but I haven't been in yet. I didn't know it was good for food, so I'll have to go and look. My choice often depends on how flush or broke I'm feeling. Sainsburys is the most conveninet because a) it has a car park and refunds the parking charges, b) it's next door to the bank, and c) it's near the high street and lots of other shops. All this is very different from where I used to live in the Dorset countryside, but strangely more food shops were in walking distance. The nearest were Waitrose, Somerfield (now the Coop, I believe) and Lidls.
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• Kenya
26 Mar 10
I buy most of my foods form one shop. I deliberately do this because it is convenient to buy most things from one supermarket. The traffic can be crazy when you move from shop to shop. It is less stress to shop under one roof.
• United States
25 Mar 10
I tend to shop at several different places for groceries. I tend to shop at one main place for most of my items and then I'll shop at other stores for my other needs especially if those stores are running excellent sales then I'll pay them a visit.
• Philippines
25 Mar 10
Hello maximax, I usually do my shopping for food on one shop only. I like to do my shopping on a specific day, like once a week on a Saturday or Sunday. I would just look around to see what we need for the week. Almost all supermarket here have a complete product line up. Take care
@giegrace (214)
• Philippines
24 Mar 10
I do my groceries on several stores - Asda, Lidl, Tesco, Iceland, and others. I buy cheap bargains at Asda and Lidl. Iceland has a variety of frozen foods that costs just a pound. Tesco is a bit more expensive than Asda, but nevertheless, its a great place to buy. For my personal care needs, I go to poundland and Wilkinson.
• Philippines
24 Mar 10
I prefer shopping for food from one store. I feel it's more convenient. But for times when I can't find everything from one store, I would try to go to other shops in order to find it.
@mnajib (1)
• Malaysia
24 Mar 10
it better to go to many shops..you can compare the prices as well
@pandaeyes (2068)
24 Mar 10
I am like that too. I shop a lot in Asda because it has the best prices near to me, then sainsburys if the things would cost the same as asda because I can collect loyalty points to spend on special food at Easter and Christmas. Then Iceland for a few frozen things in larger packages and sometimes Lidl because they have good bargain sometimes on fruit or Veg. I spread it out though , I don't rush about all in one day.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
24 Mar 10
Since I still take the bus I can't really show where ever there are bargains. Luckily there are 2 store that are pretty reasonable and 1 is right by my house and the other is right on my bus line. If I miss my bus I go shopping at Smith and if I can catch my bus right away I shop right by my house at Albertsons. Usually 1 or the other has a sale going on
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
24 Mar 10
I mostly go to one grocery store once a week and that's "Foodland". That's on my way home from church, which is about 10 miles north of where I live. I stop in there on my way home from church on Wednesday Night and I find just about everything I need in there. If I don't get a chance to go to church on Wednesday Night or if I forget my checkbook, I just go to "Son's Supermarket", which is a locally owned grocery store here in town, the next day. Son's has good prices but I believe I like Foodland's prices better. They are even cheaper. Kathy.
• United States
23 Mar 10
When I was single and didn't mind eating like an idiot, sure, I could get all my stuff from one place. However, now that I'm married and smart about my diet, we can't possibly get it all from one place all the time. We go to a regular grocery story, a healthy foods store and costco regularly. Some weeks we don't have to go to all 3, but that is only because we freeze stuff and some things last for two weeks, but we are always going all over the place just to stay healthy and save a few bucks!