Grocery shopping: small or large quantities? :)

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Grocery shopping: small or large quantities? :)

DreamWolf DreamWolf
Because of buying stuff smarter, and the simple reason that W/we go to town only about once a month, it is just neat that indeed, W/we buy pretty much everything in largelarge quantities, unless it is a question of freshness of course... ^^

How often do you go to do your grocery shopping, and do you rather buy small or large quantities?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Large
41  (55%)
Small
23  (31%)
I don't buy nothing cause someone else does it all for me! (Like slave, parents etc...)
2  (3%)
Other? :)
8  (11%)
Total votes: 74
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09/30/2012
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Taylor Taylor
I go twice a week, so I don't usually buy a whole lot of stuff in one trip. I don't feel all that comfortable keeping a whole bunch of food around, since I've had an eating disorder in the past and still feel a little uneasy when I have a lot of food around. So I tend to buy enough for 3-4 days at a time
09/30/2012
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
It really depends on what I am buying meats I get in larger quantities especially when there are BOGO sales. We at my house have a huge deep freezer so we separate our meats into portions we need and label them. Drinks,veggies and such we get about every 2 weeks. The main stuff though like I said with the meats,pasta sides,canned items and things that have a good shelf life or can last in the freezer for a good bit we go ahead an grab up especially if it is on sale.
09/30/2012
Kissy Kissy
I really hate the process, but we eat fairly fresh, so we go often.
09/30/2012
Thumper Logic Thumper Logic
Depends on what the week's schedule looks like. If I have time, I'll do a bunch of small trips throughout the week, and if not, I do one big trip
09/30/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
Because of buying stuff smarter, and the simple reason that W/we go to town only about once a month, it is just neat that indeed, W/we buy pretty much everything in largelarge quantities, unless it is a question of freshness of course... ...
We have no time to shop, so we buy large quantities of things that have LONG expiration dates, and just do quick "grab and go" stops for veggies and perishables (milk/bread...etc).
09/30/2012
funluvinmama funluvinmama
I like to do large quantities and stock the house. This allows me to spend my time doing more important things instead of shopping.
09/30/2012
RedKyuubi RedKyuubi
large
09/30/2012
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
We buy large quantities of a lot of items and then make a few quick trips to the store for produce every month.
09/30/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
I prefer to buy in bulk where possible as it works out at better value for money, the only exception is if I'm carrying things and it would be too heavy.
09/30/2012
sXeVegan90 sXeVegan90
large.
09/30/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
Large. I hate making a lot of trips.
09/30/2012
sexfairy sexfairy
It depends. When I am single and alone at home, small. when I have a men here, usually big
09/30/2012
Sammi Sammi
We try to just go once a week, and get everything we need in one trip.
09/30/2012
Trysexual Trysexual
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
Because of buying stuff smarter, and the simple reason that W/we go to town only about once a month, it is just neat that indeed, W/we buy pretty much everything in largelarge quantities, unless it is a question of freshness of course... ...
Tend to buy larger, though in my new living situation I am migrating the other way.
09/30/2012
Kitten has left the site Kitten has left the site
Depends what I'm buying. Hamburger tends to be bought in the family pack while the rest isn't because I cook it all up and we have supper for at least 2 to 3 days.
But we buy small, we only live walking distance from the store.
09/30/2012
Rossie Rossie
I like to plan ahead on what I'm cooking for the next two days and buy accordingly, because I prefer very fresh ingredients.

There's one exception, I like to stock up on rib eye steaks, I grab them whenever they're on a good sale, then store them in my second freezer.
09/30/2012
Sera26 Sera26
I usually like to stock up on a lot of stuff I know that I need at a time because I hate being around so many people due to my social anxiety.
09/30/2012
Cat E. Cat E.
I get just a weeks worth.
10/01/2012
Anne Anne
I always buy in bulk
10/01/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
Our lists are always long. I hate grocery shopping!
10/01/2012
GONE! GONE!
I buy it all at once. I hate being about to cook but missing one ingredient or something.
10/01/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
This is a Bone of Contention between my husband and I. When I go grocery shopping, I buy as much as I can possibly afford, in large quantities, as it not only saves on gas for future store runs, but I will have things in the house to cook with.

My husband goes to the grocery store every day sometimes 2 or 3 times a day, buys small quantities of a few things. He may be on his way to buy, say, ground beef and tomato sauce, and I'll say, "We need aluminum foil and a container of soy milk and a 10 lb bag of unbleached flour, too." He'll say, "I was just going to buy what I'm making for dinner." WTF? You're AT the store! Why should I have to get my car out, make a separate trip, waste gas to buy things we need because you only planned to buy 2 or 3 things, only to go back tomorrow?

Drives me crazy. He also buys the smallest quantity of whatever he's buying. A single roll of toilet paper (or a four pack, and we have two bathroom and go through at least 2 rolls a day in our family) two gallons of water, when we easily go through 3 or 4 a day (I buy water in bulk when it's on sale, like 10 or 12 gallons) or the smallest box of whatever he buys. It appears he's "saving money" but in the long run he's watching the pennies and the dollars are flying out the window.

Drive me crazy, that man.
10/01/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
Because of buying stuff smarter, and the simple reason that W/we go to town only about once a month, it is just neat that indeed, W/we buy pretty much everything in largelarge quantities, unless it is a question of freshness of course... ...
large quantities every 3 weeks or so
10/01/2012
llellsee llellsee
I like getting a big shop every week, my husband gets the smaller shops during the week.
10/01/2012
Jimenko Jimenko
My family tends to do a big shop once or twice a month, going to a bulk food store once every month or two. I end up going to the store fore just one or two items a few times a week though.
10/01/2012
WhoopieDoo WhoopieDoo
We'll buy a metric ass ton of stuff maybe once a month, and then do small trips as needed.
10/01/2012
SecretKinksters SecretKinksters
Small, the market is just down the road from our home, less spoilage with smaller quantities
10/01/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
Once a month is big shopping. But I tend to go to the store about 2-3 times a week.
10/02/2012
Bex1331 Bex1331
Usually go once every two weeks for big stuff and then get a few little things that I need last min in between
10/02/2012
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