When you go grocery shopping do you buy more than you wanted??

United States
April 10, 2007 1:55am CST
When I go grocery shopping I end up buying a lot more stuff then I had in mind. I mean you go and when you get there you see killer sales and you can't resist yourself. Or you see something that you know taste good but you haven't had in a while so you go ahead and get it. Or the usual you take your child with you and they want something. Have you ever done this?
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@RLH4871 (163)
• Singapore
10 Apr 07
I always do. Sometimes I prepare a list for groceries shopping but even that also I still buy a lot of things which are not in my list. I guess it is a human nature. But I do see people who can really stick to their mind by not buying unecessary things. Just wondering how can those people be so good in their buying power.
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• United States
10 Apr 07
Yes just what i'm trying to get at here.
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10 Apr 07
I usually dont have enough money to go and splurge and buy whatever I want. I usually just buy the essentials and maybe some snacks for myself. If I do have any extra money I buy anything and everything I see in front of mee that even looks good. Im not good with money handling which is the reason I dont have any extra money most of the time.
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@lilaclady (28227)
• Australia
10 Apr 07
This always happend to me, sometimes I go in for bread and milk and come out with 3 bags of groceries, I think the marketing of these places work very well.
• United States
10 Apr 07
Yes exactly what I mean. You can never go in and come out with what you wanted when you entered.
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• United States
19 Apr 07
I would have to agree with you. Whenever I go to the grocery store for one certain thing, I usually cannot just come home with that one thing. I also work at a grocery store, so I know all of the sales from week to week, which makes my unneeded consumption increase drastically. I hate spending the extra money, but there's always those things that you want that are on sale and just calling out to you.
• Philippines
18 Apr 07
that's really usual... especially if you have a lot more budget... you pick out some stuff that is not even on your lists, if you do have a list... ;) when i do my groceries, i still walk on every lane, coz there might be something that i miss out, so this thing usually do happen to me! ;)
• United States
10 Apr 07
i always go in with a list. but like you i end up leaving with at least a few things that were not on that list! my biggest problem is i usually end up getting to the grocery store at the same time that i get hungry. which is never a good idea! lol