when you go to the grocery, do you already have a list to buy?

Philippines
March 22, 2011 7:05am CST
In this time of practicality, what do you usually do while in the grocery - do you already have a list of things to buy or just pick up anything that you like?
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11 responses
@LaDeBoheme (1988)
• United States
22 Mar 11
I hate any kind of shopping. I want in and out, so I'm a 'list' person. Grab what's on the list, no dilly-dallying, and out the door. When I make a list, I also attach any relevant coupons. So, again, no finagling with coupons while in the store, I already have them handy.
@Kirinx (1693)
• United States
22 Mar 11
my friend is exactly like that.he cant stand shopping and is practically running out the supermarket XD
• United States
23 Mar 11
My kind of guy!
• United States
22 Mar 11
I can't bother with a list. I just walk through the store picking up what I like. It mat take a bit longer but if I take a list I will end up putting it down any way.
• Philippines
1 Apr 11
sometimes i dont make a list too but then when i just walk through the store picking up what i like, i go out of budget most of the time. It is nice however, to just take time in looking over the products in the grocery, that is, if we are not in a hurry. :)
@sachii315 (489)
• Japan
22 Mar 11
Hi katrinapaz! I usually make a list of the things I needed to buy than picking up anything. I do this every time I buy groceries so I would not end up buying unnecessary things. I also do thing so I wont be out of budget and also saves a lot of time. Happy mylotting!
• Philippines
25 Mar 11
Right! the list we have allows us to save time. I have observed that the more time we spend on the grocery store the more unnecessary things we could pick up and buy! :)
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
22 Mar 11
When I go grocerys shopping i usually do make a list to bring along with me. i mainly do this so i won't forget something that i really need while i am out shopping. i don't always keep to the list but i do my best.
• Philippines
25 Mar 11
You are right, the list helps us remember the things we must buy however most of the time we see other things that we want to buy therefore we quite have a lot on our grocery bags! :)
@mayrah (1037)
• Philippines
28 Mar 11
Well I just pick up things I want to buy, I don't bring list because I'm so lazy to prepare list, but when I go to grocery I already have in mind what I really want to buy and I admit sometimes I have tempted to buy things I really don't need, that's the disadvantage of not preparing first before buying. But of course I always make it a point that I buy the sale item. I also agree we must bring list of items to buy rather than just going to the grocery without preparation to save time and money.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
23 Mar 11
Yes, I normally write down what I need to buy at home when I think of any, I put a sticky paper on the fridge, I just drop it dopwn when I think of it so I don't forget. But I tend to end up buying more than what I write on the list.
@sweet_pea (3326)
• Philippines
23 Mar 11
Hi Katrina! Welcome to Mylot! Yes I do have a list with me. I checked out what stocks we don't have at home and save it on my cellphone. Then I go over the list and pick it up on the grocery store. Sometimes though, it cannot be helped that I picked something not on my list. But basically it is still food and I don't save on food. It is better to buy healthy foods than pay for medicines later. But I still keep track of my spending as I am working around a weekly grocery budget.
@Kirinx (1693)
• United States
22 Mar 11
Well I usually have a list so i wont blow all my money buying stupid things that i dont need.Also a list saves me time if i am in a rush and need to get in and get out.
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
22 Mar 11
i NEVER shop without a list! if you shop without a list, you are tempted to buy all sorts of things that look good to you. if you have a list, (hopefully) you will stick to it.
@Joeyfish (239)
• United States
22 Mar 11
Usually when I go, I look for whats on sale, and buy only that. They have different sales every other day so you can get a lot of good stuff. Usually I save 3 times as what I spend. Oh, and never go to the store hungry.
@sswallace21 (1824)
• United States
22 Mar 11
We do both, We create a list and then we go up or down every isle and get our groceries. We always end up picking up more then what's on our list.