Monday, July 31, 2017

Grocery Shopping

In #housespouse news, men are buying more groceries.

Even though I didn't get groceries today, I'm doing it more and more. So it's nice to see that some retailers are recognizing that. Men's Health recently did a survey, of JUST men, and got some (expectedly) skewed results. But there is some truth to it.

Like "...when they do head to the store, men tend to buy many items at once, and shop alone..." [The Washington Post - July 28, 2017]. Fits me to a tee. When I shop, I prefer to shop alone because I can get in and out of the store faster. And yes, I buy lots of stuff.

And then there's the part about buying for that day or night and not the upcoming week [ibid]. Yep, I do that too. I'm terrible about making a menu for the week. But I'm still wrapping my head around being a house spouse so it's still new for me. Plus I'm still on probation when it comes to cooking.

What I'm curious about, and something that wasn't really mentioned, is what about bargain hunting? I'm all for paying less for something but I've never been a fan of coupons. They always seem like a hassle. I mean, you have to cut it out, organize it, remember to take it to the store, and hope it doesn't it expire. But I'm more than willing to stop, pull out my phone, do some math, and find what store has the lowest price.

Which brings me to my question for you. What's easier, coupons or finding the lowest price? How do you make couponing less of a hassle?


Gayle said...

There are grocery store apps. Some stores have their own. And there are coupon apps and grocery list apps.

Neil Richard said...

I've used exactly one grocery store app. It was okay but I never explored the coupons. Haven't even thought about coupon apps. Certainly a good idea though.