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Old 02-06-2008, 04:01 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Its amazing how the price of food has soared this year.
Even more important to use your grocery card!

I use a lot of strategies. Basically, I buy specials and also use Sam's Club - their coffee is outstanding and their prices on eggs cannot be beaten. I am going to get a membership to Costco as everyone says I will like the merchandise.

You have to really work at it to cut the cost of food . . . but as Girl said . . . stock up and then just buy perishables as needed . . . However, Barking, as you said - some things have just gone up - like citrus fruit.

It takes some planning and not everyone even feels like doing grocery shopping the way I do. If I had small children, a commute to a job, and was worn out every evening when I got home . . . don't know that I would have the energy or inclination to grocery shop several times a week . . . and cook at home.
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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Even more important to use your grocery card!

I use a lot of strategies. Basically, I buy specials and also use Sam's Club - their coffee is outstanding and their prices on eggs cannot be beaten. I am going to get a membership to Costco as everyone says I will like the merchandise.

You have to really work at it to cut the cost of food . . . but as Girl said . . . stock up and then just buy perishables as needed . . . However, Barking, as you said - some things have just gone up - like citrus fruit.

It takes some planning and not everyone even feels like doing grocery shopping the way I do. If I had small children, a commute to a job, and was worn out every evening when I got home . . . don't know that I would have the energy or inclination to grocery shop several times a week . . . and cook at home.
I do the food shopping because my wife does not have the patience for it. I actually enjoy saving money when I go shopping. Its not easy to get good deals. Sometimes you have to goto multiple stores in 1 week. BJ's is good for certain items while Lowe's, HT, Food Lion, Bi-Lo all have their plus's and minuses....the sunday paper and the weekly circulars are your friends...
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:24 PM
 
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My solution was to give them my UPS mailbox for address and grand central number for the phone. Nobody gets my real home address or my real phone number. I also use a first initial and last name.
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:31 PM
 
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My solution was to give them my UPS mailbox for address and grand central number for the phone. Nobody gets my real home address or my real phone number. I also use a first initial and last name.

I know someone who always uses her husband's ex-wife's name and address.

I know someone who doesn't like her sister/law and uses her name and address.

I know someone who uses his boss's name and address.

I have a son who swears he uses famous authors, such as Edgar Poe, 1 Raven Street, Rockville, MD

That is all fine - until someone asks to see your ID.
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Old 02-06-2008, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Steele Creek area, Charlotte
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I am stunned. Why would you not want a card that saves you money? I just posted on another list how much money we saved on Sat. at Harris Teeter.

I typically cut my grocery bill by at least 1/3 using that card. The cashier is only trying to make sure you are aware of the savings the card would afford you.

Where are you from? Did your grocery stores not have customer cards?
I sure agree to that, I safe tons of $ using my card. Also when they have their buy one get one free offers with the card and I have a coupon that they automatically double, I usually get things that would normally be $6 or $7 for like $.50. I think you may just be misinterpreting it all. The cashier is just trying to do their job and if they don't offer you one they probably get in trouble. It could always be worse, afterall you could have their job and their pay.
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:58 PM
 
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You could give them a fake name AND a fake address and still get the card. It's really not that big of a deal.

BTW, I LOVE Harris Teeter and miss the heck out of those stores!
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Charlotte/Matthews
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You are wrong - the lady is right. Enough of this price gouging and identity-mining by the corporations. Why are they so desperate to get your personal info that they're willing to antagonize the poorer segment of the shopping public by (a.) jacking food prices up by 16% (and more!) so that they can (b) pretend to offer you a "savings" deal of 16% in return for your personal info.? It's the oldest dirty sales trick in the world, and you fell for it. IMHO, they want this info to give them total control over everything that moves in THEIR world.

Since you don't understand what the big deal is, I'm giving you an assignment: Read the collected works of our founding fathers, then read "Mein Kampf" by Adolf Hitler. After that, read "The Controversy of Zion" by Douglas Reed or just download the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion". Finally, see "sourcewatch" on the internet and look for "The Hashara Manual" (131 pages). I think that perhaps this would help you to see what the angry shopper is upset about.
While you're sitting around reading Mein Kampf and panicking over the takeover of the world by grocery stores, I've got work to do, groceries to buy, and a family to take care of.If you don't want to be part of capitalism, go somewhere else.
Again, Google your name and/or address--the info is already out there.
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:04 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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I do the food shopping because my wife does not have the patience for it. I actually enjoy saving money when I go shopping. Its not easy to get good deals. Sometimes you have to goto multiple stores in 1 week. BJ's is good for certain items while Lowe's, HT, Food Lion, Bi-Lo all have their plus's and minuses....the sunday paper and the weekly circulars are your friends...
My DH also loves to grocery shop. He actually does more of the shopping than I do, b/c he will combine errands (run to Lowes' and run by Food Lion). He calls it "hunting and gathering" and says he is exercising his innate male need to forage and provide.

He takes great pride in tracking down the bargains, mark downs and as NKJaws said - coupons that can be doubled. He comes home and spreads out the bounty for my inspection (and for me to put away, LOL) and he beams as if we were back in the cave in 1000 BC. . . and he had just hauled home the bounty from the latest "hunt."
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Old 02-07-2008, 08:25 AM
 
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I wonder if these people who are so concerned with privacy have myspace accounts?

You don't want the card, fine. The store is then free to charge whatever price they want to. You, of course, are free to shop elsewhere.

Isn't freedom great????
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Old 02-07-2008, 08:28 AM
 
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That is all fine - until someone asks to see your ID.
All HT has ever asked me for was my phone number. That's only been if I don't have the card on me. When I don't respond, they ask again. Then I tell them that there isn't one.
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