General Discussion on North Carolina Deals, Questions/Answers, and Deal Bragging
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I have to admit that I am an every-aisle kind of shopper. It drives my DH nuts, but I often find unadvertised sale items that I have Qs for.
Today I started in frozen (the 'last' aisle at HT) to make sure I got the frozen veges. Then I worked 'backwards.' I used to do this all the time, as it puts produce and bread last, so they are on top of my cart -- not buried under everything getting squished.
When I had to start shopping with kids, I started with produce, bread and meat to make sure I got the bulk of my essentials done quickly in case of child meltdown. Since I do 1 major shop per week, it takes about an hour to go through the store, so starting with frozen may not be the best thing.
I like saving produce and bread till last so I can 'build' my cart and really stuff it (as I tend to fill my cart). How do you guys go about the store? How do you keep your stuff from getting squished when you have a kid occupying the seat?
Maybe I should grab one of the baskets and put produce and bread in it and just stick that underneath the cart (along with my 2 gallons of milk, 1 1/2 gallons of OJ, etc etc)...
I'm usually all over the place, because I'm typically not that organized. The good news is that I move pretty fast.
Aisle 1, Aisle 9, Frozen, Deli, Back to aisle 1, wait...forgot something on aisle 9. You get the idea.
I went to the store one day with a friend and her kids and quickly realized the value of Harris Teeter curb side shopping!
I love when I go to Lowes Foods or Harris Teeter, I make my list on their online store first, where you can make grocery lists. Then I print that out and it already has the aisle or section it's located. Knowing that I never know for sure if I will have to go with kids in tow or not, I make sure to do 85% of the work before I go to the store. I figure out my estimated total to stick to our budget, sometimes I go over during triples though.
I love it though, I'm usually in and out for a week's worth of groceries in about 45 minutes, unless I have something on the list I couldn't find online and have no idea where it would be, or if something on my list is out of stock and I need that particular item so I'm figuring out which other product there is cheapest, and I have to customer service for my rain check(s). With the kids, I'm in and out within 1 hr. 15mins. tops.
I love already having the aisles. What's funny, when I need to go to CVS or Walgreens, I feel more lost, b/c I have to go and figure out what aisle everything is on.
South Raleigh (near 40/42), NC
Wife to Ricky, Mother to Caleb (6/15/05) and Ava (1/12/07)
That's Me !!!!
Glad the kids are grown Just do it with the grand kids once in a blue moon .
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