Friend Makin' Mondays Shopping

Friend Makin’ Mondays: The Grocery Store

Weekends always seem to fly by, and this weekend was no exception. I’ve experienced so many good things lately, but I’m looking forward to the new week. I’m flying out of New York to see my niece and her ‘rents later today so life is good. =)

Now it’s time for Friend Makin’ Mondays! If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section of this post so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

FMM: The Grocery Store

1. Do you make a list when you go grocery shopping? Do you stick to it?  I make lists, but I rarely stick to them.  I tend to write lists most when I’m trying new recipes and don’t have all of the ingredients on hand.

2. Do you buy more groceries when you’re hungry?   I’m much more aware of my hunger now so I’ve come a long way in this, but I’m sure I still do it…at least sometimes.

3. Coupons. Use ’em?  I use them for buying clothes and yarn and things like that, but I’m not good about using them for food.  I’d appreciate tips on that from those who do use them because it’s definitely a smart idea.

4. Have you ever complained to the manager of your grocery store?  Yes..It has been a while, but I do respectfully share my complaints when I have them.

5. Do you like to buy groceries at huge chain stores like Wal-Mart and Target? Or do you shop exclusively at food stores?  I shop at food stores, but if there’s a Wal-Mart or Target around, I stock up on things that I can buy there for less.  I tend to buy produce and specialty items at food stores.  I can find PopChips in most stores now, but I can only find PopCorners at Whole Foods.  Whole Foods also has the largest variety of freshly ground peanut butter, almond butter, etc.  while  A&P  has the best freshly ground cashew butter I’ve ever eaten.

6. How much time do you spend reading labels in the grocery store?  I tend to buy the same things over and over.  I read labels on everything that isn’t already familiar.  I use my WW iPhone app a lot at the store.  Thank you Weight Watchers!

7. Do you push your own grocery cart to the car and return it? I shop for one so most of the time I don’t bother with a cart at all.  I should because by the time I get in line I have much more than I should be trying to carry with my hands.  I look ridiculous. 😉

8. What is the one food item you always buy at the grocery store that you must have in the kitchen? Bananas, Fage 2% Greek yogurt, navel oranges, instant oatmeal and several other things. =)

9. Do you enjoy grocery shopping? Sure…it’s necessary so I do it, and sometimes I really enjoy it.

10. How often do you shop for groceries? I shop for groceries every few days.  I never know what I’ll be in the mood for in the evenings.

Now it’s your turn to share your answers! Don’t forget to come back and leave a link in the comments! And have a happy Monday!

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29 Comments

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    Shari @ FindingAWeigh
    April 18, 2011 at 5:53 am

    Fun topic, I really look forward to Mondays now!

    http://findingaweigh.blogspot.com/2011/04/fmm-grocery-store.html

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    Chubby McGee
    April 18, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    1. Do you make a list when you go grocery shopping? Do you stick to it? Sometimes we have a list…sometimes we wing it.

    2. Do you buy more groceries when you're hungry? Yes! We try to eat before we shop now. 😉

    3. Coupons. Use 'em?
    Sometimes, but after seeing that "Extreme Couponing" show…OMG…I really want to get into that kind of couponing.

    4. Have you ever complained to the manager of your grocery store?
    Nope. But I've begged and begged our local "Whole Foods" to carry Sweet & Sara vegan marshmallows…they still don't carry the darn things.

    5. Do you like to buy groceries at huge chain stores like Wal-Mart and Target? Or do you shop exclusively at food stores?
    We mostly go to GIANT…they have a "treehouse" for kids 3 and up. It's AMAZING.

    6. How much time do you spend reading labels in the grocery store?
    If the kids are with me: no. I just stick to what I KNOW. If the kids aren't with me: yes…I indulge in reading as many labels as possible. LOL!

    7. Do you push your own grocery cart to the car and return it?
    For the most part, yes. However, if I have the kids with me and the return bin is FAR away: no way. I have a huge fear that someone will jump in my car and steal it AND my boys. I just leave it near the spot…out of the way of cars.

    8. What is the one food item you always buy at the grocery store that you must have in the kitchen? Soy milk.

    9. Do you enjoy grocery shopping?
    Depends on my mood. Sometimes I love it…other times…UGH!

    10. How often do you shop for groceries?
    Once a week…with a few trips in between for "forgotten items."

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    Misty
    April 18, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    I thought it was time I finally came out of lurking and joined in so here's mine!

    http://watchmistyshine.blogspot.com/2011/04/fmm-grocery-store.html

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    nikkipicky
    April 18, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    I see in your cart what looks like Sushi. I have never tried it. I know I need to branch out.

    http://firemanlover.blogspot.com/

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    alwaysjessie
    April 18, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    http://always-jess.blogspot.com/2011/04/fmm.html

    🙂

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    Jodi
    April 18, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    i finally got my post done! only took about 4 hours! lol

    http://andinmycorner.blogspot.com/2011/04/fmm-day-9-and-more-whadda-posting.html

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    Bethany
    April 18, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Yay!! I'm finally participating!! 🙂

    http://wwcollegegirl.com/fmm-the-grocery-store/

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    lanae
    April 18, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Yet another fun topic!

    http://lanaesway.blogspot.com

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    Denise
    April 18, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    I love shopping!

    http://yapsaboutweightloss.blogspot.com/2011/04/friend-making-monday.html

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    HilBil
    April 18, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    I really like FMM! Cool idea!

    http://the-big-weight.blogspot.com/2011/04/friend-making-mondays-grocery-store.html

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    | PN |
    April 18, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    I loved this topic! Thanks,

    http://zingzangzoom.blogspot.com/

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    Colleen @ Goodbye, Fat Girl!
    April 18, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    I did this earlier today and forgot to link!!

    http://adiosfatgirl.blogspot.com/

  • Reply
    Bailee
    April 18, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Second week doing FMM 🙂
    http://passionate4performing.blogspot.com/

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    morgnifique
    April 18, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    I, too, thought it was time to stop lurking and join in on the FMM fun!

    (I'm also a lover of Fage Yogurt.. so good!)

    https://morgnifique.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/fmm-4-18-11/

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    PlushBelle
    April 18, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    I love the topic this week!

    http://plushbelle.blogspot.com

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    brookenotonadiet
    April 18, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Yay for grocery shopping!! 🙂

    http://brookenotonadiet.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/fmm-the-grocery-store/

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    Jen
    April 19, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Great questions!! I am joining in!!

    Jen

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    ashallann.com
    April 19, 2011 at 2:10 am

    I really enjoy participating in fmm! http://ashallann.com/2011/04/18/1488/

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    Michelle
    April 19, 2011 at 2:49 am

    great questions this week (but they always are!)

    http://menarethattheymighthavejoy.blogspot.com/2011/04/friend-making-monday.html

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    healthytasha
    April 19, 2011 at 4:39 am

    This is the second time I have participated in Friend Makin' Mondays. Sorry it's so late getting a comment up on your blog!

    http://healthytasha.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/friend-makin-mondays-the-grocery-store/

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    pocketsaviour
    April 19, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Really interesting to read everyone's answers! And great questions 🙂

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    Kim
    April 20, 2011 at 1:08 am

    WAHOO! LOVE FMM!
    Can not wait to read everyones answers tomorrow

    http://learningandlovingonli.blogspot.com/2011/04/friend-making-monday_19.html

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    sorryaboutyourweight
    April 20, 2011 at 4:07 am

    If you need help with couponing, I can direct you to some great coupon blogs!

    http://sorryaboutyourweight.blogspot.com/2011/04/friend-makin-mondays-grocery-store.html

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