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Question Of The Day - Wednesday, May 28th!

post #1 of 29
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Good Morning! With the holiday, a vacation day, and my regular day off, I've had a nice l-o-n-g weekend (I almost forgot it was Wednesday!!! )


When you go shopping, are you an impulse buyer, or do you take a list and stick to it?

I make a list and stick to it pretty well. If I see something that catches my eye, and I can rationalize it to myself, I usually pick it up too! So my answer is...a little of both!
post #2 of 29
Well if its grocery shopping I make a list but then I will see items that I forgot to have on the list and pick them up. Of course if Neil is with me shopping the impulse buys go way down.

Plant shopping-well I try to contain myself esp as most of my gardens are pretty full and I have no intentions of starting another one!!
post #3 of 29
I always have a list with me. It depends on how I feel. If I am really tired, I stick to the list but if I am feeling fine then I will buy extra things if something either reminds me I need something else or something just looks good.
post #4 of 29
I do my grocery shopping online now, but i still have a good look around the website to see if anything else takes my fancy
post #5 of 29
I just wander around and see what I see I always end up buying waaay too much, so maybe I should start carrying a list
post #6 of 29
What's a list
post #7 of 29
I do both! I have a list and always get everything on that list. I also wander around looking for anything I might have left off the list.
post #8 of 29
Depends on what kind of shopping it is. In the grocery store I like to make a list and stick to it. If we don't Matt could spend hours deciding what to get... yes, hours! We once spent half an hour looking at frozen french fries and ended up not even buying any!

If it's cloths shopping or other stuff I go with an idea of what I want but not a list per say.
post #9 of 29
I usually make a list, but then pick up other things I see when I'm there as well.
post #10 of 29
We usually make a list of groceries that we need to buy but along the way we see food that looks pretty tasty so we end up buying it So both for us!
post #11 of 29
I don't know why I bother bringing a list, I always come home with more stuff
post #12 of 29
I always make a list and usually stick to it, but there's usually one or two extra things that I end up getting.
post #13 of 29
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Originally Posted by Katz4Life View Post
We usually make a list of groceries that we need to buy but along the way we see food that looks pretty tasty so we end up buying it So both for us!
...same feelings here.........BTW...you must to guess what on the top the list of Groceries, right???????......
post #14 of 29
I make a list and pretty much stick to it. Although, if there is something that is on sale and it's something I can use, I will buy it.
post #15 of 29
I generally make a list and stick to it. Especially with the current economy as money is tight. Whenever I get distracted and want to buy something on impulse, my husband always teasingly tells me to "focus." That is, unless it is something that he wants as well. Haha!
post #16 of 29
I love shopping, its like a sport to me and I never take a list, its all about the moment
post #17 of 29
Grocery shopping - I make a list and then usu. forget to bring it!!
(I blame my middle-aged brain for that!)

I can't go into Costco for just a thing or two - usually spend waaaay too much!

But with the economy the way it is, I have vowed that there will be less food waste in the house going forward. It is too expensive to do that.

Impulse shopping can be a problem with me, but I tend to agonize more than purchase impulsively.... especially with money so tight right now.

Hard for me to pass up a bargain!
post #18 of 29
I take a list, but do I ever stick to it? Nooooooooo!(GGGGGGGGG).
post #19 of 29
I have my grocery list (and several others) with me all the time on my PDA. I'm pretty good at sticking to it, though I do second guess myself sometimes and pick up something I'm "sure" I need and just forgot to reactivate on the list, only to find that I have three of them. And I do make impulse purchases, but not a lot.
post #20 of 29
I always have a list, but often pick up other items that I forgot to put on the list!!
post #21 of 29
I make a list sometimes, but when I do, I usually end up getting one or two things that I didn't put on it.
post #22 of 29
I'm an impulse buyer! I always forget to put things on the list! I do make a list so I am sure to get things I need.
post #23 of 29
I take a list and try to stick strictly to it, but every once in a while i might make a small impulse buy. I try not to though!
post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by tierre0 View Post
What's a list


i gave up on using a shopping list! i do my shopping online, i alway's make sure i buy all the basic's. i usually buy a few other thing's, if they catch my eye!
post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by snosrap5 View Post
I do both! I have a list and always get everything on that list. I also wander around looking for anything I might have left off the list.
Me too...I don't have a lost for clothing shopping though, and thats why that maybe gets out of hand sometimes
post #26 of 29
I usually make a list and try to stick to it. I'm pretty good at staying within what is on my list if Rob is with me. If not, I can get carried away sometimes and find a few extra things I really dont need but want.
post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by AddieBee View Post
Grocery shopping - I make a list and then usu. forget to bring it!!
(I blame my middle-aged brain for that!)

I can't go into Costco for just a thing or two - usually spend waaaay too much!

But with the economy the way it is, I have vowed that there will be less food waste in the house going forward. It is too expensive to do that.

Impulse shopping can be a problem with me, but I tend to agonize more than purchase impulsively.... especially with money so tight right now.

Hard for me to pass up a bargain!
You and me both with the less food waste! I would plan menus every day and shop for the ingredients because I love to cook. So, I would have a list and buy what was on it but if something intrigued me, I got it too.

Since prices have gone up on everything, I now go to the store with a few ideas for dinner and then walk around to see what is on sale, especially since I mostly use fresh foods. Yesterday mussels were on sale ($3.99/lb) so mussels we had! Delicious, BTW.

My lists now are how I can do all my errands in the least amount of gas distance.
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by Pookie-poo View Post
Good Morning! With the holiday, a vacation day, and my regular day off, I've had a nice l-o-n-g weekend (I almost forgot it was Wednesday!!! )


When you go shopping, are you an impulse buyer, or do you take a list and stick to it?

I make a list and stick to it pretty well. If I see something that catches my eye, and I can rationalize it to myself, I usually pick it up too! So my answer is...a little of both!
I try to make a list but sometimes it seems like I spend more
post #29 of 29
I make a list. That way I don't forget anything.
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