Go shopping on weekday or weekend.

@shia88 (4582)
Malaysia
July 29, 2010 1:31am CST
Dear MyLotters, Shopping is my hobby. I prefer to do my shopping during weekdays to avoid the crowds.I don't like to join the long queue in the cashier. Shopping during weekend will definitely a very hectic shopping day because it is so crowded and every corner are full of people. Nowdays, I seldom shop for myself,most of the time will shop for my boy's stuffs. I will do my grocery shopping twice a week,definitely during weekdays. How often do you do your grocery shopping? on weekdays or weekends? Do you like to go for shopping? Pls share...Thank you
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
29 Jul 10
I am just like you. I too prefer to shop for my groceries on weekday. Since I am not working, I can take the opportunity to shop on weekdays to avoid long queues, I can take my time to slowly check the item for expiry dates, promotional items etc. I do visit the shopping malls for weekend with my family but I do not do groceries. We actually go for movies and dining.
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@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 10
Hi Iriene, We have the same habit,shop grocery on weekdays. It is the best time to do in the morning,whereby the vegetables and chicken are all fresh. I seldom go to wet market,unless I am buying some fishes. I prefer to go to supermarket for my grocery shopping, it is cleaner and not smelly. I seldom go to shopping malls on weekends,my husband also does not like crowded place and bringing a small kid out to crowded place might not be that appropriate. We also seldom dine-out, i always cook for my family. and for movie outing, I have not been stepping to cinema for more than 3 yrs ,since my son was born. I am so out-dated on what is the nice movie screening in the cinema now. I just enjoy my motherhood and my parenthood moments nowadays.
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@doryvien (2293)
• United States
29 Jul 10
Hi Shia, I do my grocery once a week, usually on a weekend with the whole family, this becomes our bonding time. When I need to buy for my own clothes I prefer to shop alone during weekdays after work.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
29 Jul 10
Hi, It is good to have a family shopping together on weekend,it is also the time for family bonding. So will you go ahead for lunch or dinner together after the shopping journey? For me, I prefer to do my grocery shopping on weekdays. As for weekends, the supermarket will be super packed and I don't like to bring my son along to those crowded places. For clothes shopping, nowadays,there are many online stores and I will choose this practical way to shop for clothes. Once a while, I will go the mall for clothes shopping and I prefer to be alone,not tagging my son and my husband.
• Philippines
29 Jul 10
I prefer going to grocery on weekdays. Shopping, I love it when it's on sale. But I do prefr shopping for clothes early am, or when closing time is near, as I donthaveto get throughcrowds, or fall in line in fitting rooms
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
13 Oct 10
Hi, I do wish I have chance to shop early morning or when the shop is going to close,then the crowd is not that many and I can select the things I want more freely. As what you said is right, less people in the shop means less queue in the fitting room too.
@gahoi1785 (121)
• Philippines
10 Oct 10
hi shia, i work during the weekdays so i do my shopping usually in the weekend. but sometimes, when in a hurry or of heavy reasons i tried shopping in during weekdays after work. what matters is i had the enough money to buy the stuff i need or want to buy. haha how i wish i had endless money. haha happy mylotting. :-)
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
13 Oct 10
Hi, I do think everyone wish to have lot of money in the pocket/ wallet,so that they can shop anything they like. But then life is not easy and we have to work hard in order to earn more money for living. Yes....I hate to go out during raining season and I always do my grocery shopping in the morning after sending my son to school. I can shop freely and also can get fresh chicken and vegetables.
@shibham (17025)
• India
10 Oct 10
i have no special day for shopping. actually i go for a shop to buy vegetables and household items and it's evening time of a day. we have not so crowd in market so we can shop easily without hectic. have a nice day.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
13 Oct 10
Hi, I did my grocery shopping at least twice a week,sometimes it can hit to 3-4 times a week because I want to get fresh vegetables for my lunch and dinner. I don't like to store vegetables in fridge for few days,it may not be fresh anymore. I seldom go to wet market,most of the time will go to supermarket for my grocery shopping.Pretty convenience as they do sell chicken and fresh vegetables.But I have to go there in the morning..If at night time, no more chicken and fresh vegetables.
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
25 Aug 10
Hi, shia88. I like to go shopping in the early morning hours. It can be in the weekend or the weekday. I like to go when the crowd is not so big. I want to be able to ring all of my items up without holding up the traffic.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
26 Aug 10
Hi, I seldom shop early in the morning...most shopping mall only open around 10am and the most earliest I have been is around 11am. At least,bt that time most shop are open and I have more things to see. I don't like to go shopping on weekend...too crowded and I prefer on weekdays where everyone is working and I can shop for free.
@juryse (753)
• Philippines
25 Aug 10
Shopping is my therapy. It relaxes me even though sometimes I have to walk a lot. It's okay with me. I would usually do it during the weekends but I try to do it as soon as the mall opens so as to avoid the rush.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
26 Aug 10
Hi, Shopping is definitely a way to get out from stress and I used to do it when I was working in Singapore.During my off-day, I like to go shopping, be it,is windowm shopping, I still feel happy.
@JamesKYTan (1607)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 10
I personally prefer to go on weekedays but since I am working, normally I will let my wife to do the groceries shopping on weekdays. She will drive to the supermarkets and do the shopping. However, shopping on weekend do have its advantage since they normally have promoters or sales people to promote the products especially like drinks, yogurt and sausages where we are given a chance to sample it before we buy. The disadvantage is at times we feel like be 'harass' by these promoters to buy their products
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
31 Jul 10
Hi, I agreed with you,sometimes the promoter may let you try their new product and then will pester you to buy some back home. I seldom try on those product that promoter give. I will just walked passby and when they offer me,I will say : no, thank you. That good that your wife is doing the grocery shopping for your family.
• Philippines
30 Jul 10
I usually go shopping once every two weeks. I make sure things are budgeted right, groceries and daily needs are enough for 2 weeks so I wouldn't run to the grocery when it runs out. I hate shopping when theres a lot of shoppers esp. when there's panic buying, last day sale or holidays. It gives e head ache. ;o
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
31 Jul 10
Hi, I also hate to join those people crazy over the sales items. especially in the supermarket,no space to walk and the cashier is so long queue. But sometimes really no choice,the price deduction is alot and really worthy to buy.So have to dump myself in the crowded place and grabbed the items that I want to buy.
@renu64 (2)
• India
30 Jul 10
oh ,i like shopping very much.it does not matter whether it is a weekday or a weekend to me to go for shopping.i go out happily even with my friends just to help her in shopping and to enjoy window shopping myself.i do grocery shopping once in a month.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 10
Hi, Shopping is your hobby.....it is fun and great to have a shopping even on weekend or weekdays. Sometimes, I will just go for window shopping,to relax myself. Window shopping is great too...everytime when go out to shopping mall,it does not mean that we have to spent money. We can just have a walk and chat with friends,the most just need to spend money on food.
@krnavtr (285)
• India
30 Jul 10
Com paired to other day's i feel myself relax on weekends.I like to do shopping during weekends as we see most of the friends coming for shopping that day.We get enough time to roam,chit chat with friends and go for movies too.With the more number of peoples we get things at a cheaper rate.So i like during weekends than during week days.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 10
Hi, It seem most people love to shop during weekend.whereby can chat with friends and meet up with them while go for shopping. I love to shop in weekend too when I was single. But not now....now I prefer to stay at home on weekend.avoid the crowded place. Weekend is also my family day,spent more time with my husband and my son.
@olisaur (1932)
• United States
29 Jul 10
I usually go shopping whenever the need arises, I don't really have a schedule. But I have noticed that going shopping on weekdays- more so at retail shops rather than grocery stores- there are a lot less people and it can get kind of awkward with employees asking "Do you need help with anything?"
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 10
Hi, For me grocery shopping need to be done at least twice a week as I am doing a cooking everyday for my family. My grocery shopping is not only for daily products ,but also for vegetables, chicken and meats. I do agree with you sometimes when we just walked in to the store,the staff might approached asking : can I help you? Normally, I will just answer : I just have a look first and if need any help, I will look for you. If the staff keep walking at my back,then I choose to go off,feel awkward when There is someone always walk at my back.Feel uncomfortable.
29 Jul 10
I do my shopping when it needs doing. That is usually on the weekend between 9 and 12 at noon. It's when I have the most free time so I make use of the only time I have. On weekdays I'm usually too tired to do any because of college. It's also less crowded at the super market so that's better for me. Shopping is not my hobby I actually hate it it's so boring so I try to take someone with me to ease the boredom.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 10
Hi, Shopping can be a nice hobby...especially you were to go shop for the things that you like. You can always get an accompany when you are out for shopping,at least you won't feel bored. Sometimes, I prefer to shop alone.at least I can take my own sweet time to select the things that I like and I feel more freedom.
• China
29 Jul 10
I don't like shopping no matter weekday or weekend.Because I hate the crowds and don't like to walk so long time.So now my shopping is always using shopping online.It save many times and didn't take too tired.Of course,there will be the risk,but if sometimes we search carefully and when received the things,we didn't get the captious vision to treat.Everything will be OK.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 10
Hi, There are many online stores now in the market. You can always shop freely and take your own sweet time to choose the items that you like. The problem is whether the quality of the good is good or not and also the size might suit our body or not. Will the real thing looks similar to the picture? I never shop online,and maybe I will do it one day.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
29 Jul 10
I'm not the one who really does the shopping. Its my wife who does it. But sometimes I tag along and there are times that I do buy some things in the grocery when I find it really necessary. Well, my wife does the shopping and most of the time its done during the weekend. This is usually the time when we are free from work.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 10
Hi, It is so great that your wife is doing the grocery shopping. When I did my grocery shopping in supermarket, I saw some guys are doing the grocery shopping too. I just wonder when will be my husband turn to do the shopping for me. A lot of people will only have time on weekend to do the shopping ,because on weekdays they are working.
@krnavtr (285)
• India
29 Jul 10
My all time hobby is also shopping. But we are just the opposite, i go for shopping only in weekends. I get tried at the end of the weekdays, because have to go for duty. And if i go for shopping i will not enjoy much, as i do in weekends. because i am tried working in office the whole day. Try once, go for shopping in weekends. I am sure you will enjoy a lot. I just love doing shopping in crowed, all people around, busy sellers, tried customers. There is some thing which really make me happy. If by chance i miss out one day shopping in weekends i feel like i wasted one year of my life. You try once, but i am not going to force you. Choice in your hand.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 10
Hi, Shopping is everyone's hobby. I used to shop on weekends when I was working in Singapore.that was the best time for me to relax and have fun with my friends. Now, I am married with a kid and bringing him out for shopping is not that easy. So I prefer to shop on weekday,when my son is at school. I can shop freely and not that crowded too.
29 Jul 10
HOnestly I do my shopping on weekdays when I work. I get about an hours break and then quickly finish my shopping its a short time but believe me shopping all by yourself not fun but happens quickly PS this is groceries i am talking about cloth shoppin is almost every other week with friends. Best time to buy i would have to say is weekends
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 10
Hi, Thank you for your comments. I never go for shopping during my lunch break when I was working last time. The time was too short for shopping and also not in the mood to shop. I prefer to do my shopping after knocked off.At least, I have plenty of time to see the things I like. THat was my pastlife. Now, I am a fulltime housewife and in the morning, I will go for my groceyr shopping twice a week,the rest of the time I will be at home do MyLot and facebook-ing. Shoppping on weekend is always great, whereby you can catch up with some friends or colleagues.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
29 Jul 10
I enjoy shopping on matter what day of the weeik it is. if i have he choice, i do prefer to shop during weekdays. There seems to be less hustle and bustle in the stores. when the weekend comes, everyone seems to be out in the crwoded stores.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 10
Hi, I wish everyday is my shopping day. When I was in Singapore, I used to shop on weekdays and weekends. Because I am working on shift,so I will have 1 day off on weekday and 1 day off on weekend. I prefer to be out to shopping malls for outing rather than stay at home. Sometimes even I can't get a friend to accompany me, I just shop alone. Be it window shopping or just have a relax at cafe, I feel great and quite enjoyable.
• India
29 Jul 10
For me,weekends is the best day for shopping to me as I can relax my mind from those office works and I love roaming in the crowed place.And also it is the best way of hanging out with my friends.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 10
Hi Carline, I might agree with you that weekend is a great day to hang out with friends and do shopping. That was my past life, when I was still single. I used to shop on weekends with my friends,go for a cup of coffee or watch a movie in the cinema. Just want to get myself out from my work life,relax and get a fresh air.
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
29 Jul 10
I also shop during weekdays, because I can't stand the crowds. I go once a week maybe, sometimes less, because I try to plan my purchases a bit.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
29 Jul 10
Hi, We have the same habit,can't stand of the crowd. I just don't like to be in crowd.so many people are squeezing and the cashier is always on long queue. UNless during sales period, then no choice, I have to bear with the crowds and also the long queue cashier. Sometimes, the supermarket at my place here will have a member day once a year. No matter how early I was there, the people are already there and start buying things non-stop.People are rushing to buy their necessity. That is the only time whereby I have to be in the crowded place to get the sales items that I want.
@nuj_kmr (171)
• India
29 Jul 10
Weekends is best day for shopping to me as i can relax my mind and i can see my old friend and i like roaming in the crowed place .In weekend we can find our staff with causal dresses and it really change our eye.Shopping is a part of meeting good things and going to other person.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
29 Jul 10
Hi, It seems more people like to shop during weekends.Like what I used to do it when I was still single. I also like to hang out with friends on weekend,then proceed with shopping journey.so Fun and I definitely miss that moments. Now, weekend is my family day...the day where my husband is free and can spent more time with our son. So we avoid those shopping malls on weekends.prefer to stay at home and play together.