Do u take a calculator with u when u go grocery shopping?
• United States
25 Aug 08
Unfortunately I don't. At first I try to add everything up in my head but if I start buying more than 10 things, I lose my count. So what I do now is write the prices on my grocery list next to the product I picked and then add as I go along. At least the numbers are still on paper, and I do round them up to make it easier for my brain (plus the tax too). Though that doesn't really stop me from overspending at a grocery store. I only buy what I need if I don't have much money. But if I have extra money, I go grocery berserk!
23 Jul 09
I do not really bring a calculator when I go shopping. I do however use the calculator in my mobile phone considering that I carry always my phone and one of the feature incorporated with such is the calculator. It is really amazing how this gadgets are designed and how many additional things you can do with your mobile phone nowadays.
• United States
26 Aug 08
Great idea! I am glad that you do that. It is easier to get the best deals when you use a calculator, even the one that is built into your cellphone. I have found that my calculator has basically paid for itself, in how much money I end up saving when I go shopping.
24 Aug 08
No I don't and it would of absolutely no use to me whatsoever if I did! lol. I am living in an Arabic speaking country and do not know the language so whenever I go grocery shopping I have absolutely NO idea what many things cost until such time as I go to pay for it! The larger supermarket chains do use both Arabic and Western numerals but I cannot always get to these stores! Much of my shopping is done at local stores and there is not an English word or Western numbering system in sight. Thankfully over time I at least have a rough idea of what things cost so don't end up with a nasty shock when I get the total bill!
25 Jul 09
Do you consider taking a handphone with calculator function is call bringing calculator ? Anyway i will not bring calculator to supermarket because i think it won't help to save money whreas taking note of the prices of the product we used normally is much more useful , when it is having a offer we buy more , when it is getting more expensive we look for other alternatives
15 Jul 09
Oh, I never take a calculator with myself when I go grocery shopping because I never buy too much stuff for a single time. I don't need to do much complicated calculation. I can do the calculation of money and price in mind as I don't buy too much. If I do have to do the calculation seriously, I usually take out my cell phone to do that for me as it has the built-in calculation feature.