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Efficient Grocery Store Shopping

Updated on August 28, 2011

Efficient Grocery Shopping



I utterly detest grocery shopping. I am always struggling to make the list. I loath looking for everything and my son is an impulse shopper. I can’t tell you how many times I make it to the check out only to find my son has added several things to our basket. I am too polite so I just pay for them.

It is a pain. If I didn’t have a child, I might skip many meals. I remember in graduate school I would only spend $30 a week on food. I am not kidding. I did it without coupons as well. You will not find such deals at the market anymore especially if you are health conscious and prefer to eat fresh food over processed.

Find Shopping Burdensome?

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The Impulse Shopper?

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Easier Shopping

So weary shoppers I have a few suggestions for you. If you are like me this should make your job easier.

1) Make a list and order the items according to where they are located in the store. For instances if paper goods are aisle one than number one on your grocery list should be paper goods. And so on and so forth. This really cuts down on your time spent in the store shopping. You can simple snatch and garb and your little ones will be so consumed by the list they will forget impulse shopping or at least impulse shop less. I had a friend with ADHD who couldn’t get out of the grocery store for less than $500 a week for two people.

2) Check out the coupons for only the things that are on your list. Be willing to switch brands instead of brandy paper towels go generic. I will include a several coupon links here for you to check out. Most stores honor all coupons.

Grocery Store Locations

3) Know your grocery store. I have inserted a link to locate your closest Publix

Hand in Coupons First

4) Hand Coupons in before the cashier starts scanning. This saves a lot of time and energy. And the rest of the day enjoy yourself knowing you have yet again conquered the shopping more efficiently.


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      jt walters 

      7 years ago

      Thnak you so much for following. Yes, I realize this hub will not be pertanent to Europeans but you do have market days right? In Italy there was a certain day and location and everyone would meet both the vendors and shoppers on one day a week. But even in the late 1980(s) they started to have open marekts in Italy.

      If you are ever in Florida you are set. And Spain and Florida go back a long ways.

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      7 years ago from Alicante, Spain

      Good tips! I hate grocery shopping too and would shop online if I could. Sadly that's not available here but I try to limit the time spent in the supermarket.


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