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Old 07-01-2014, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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I do buy brand-name spices, mail order from Penzeys. Not at a grocery store.

Good list.
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:13 PM
 
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I think we get hit with so much news an crap, we are desensitized..

buy what you want, when you want,,,, you aren't in kindergarten



I despise huge parking lots and don't like large stores and long lines..
I go to my local iga and so what if something is 10cents more,,,, it costs more to drive to Walmart in gas..and 3 times the time,,,after work,,,no thanks
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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I think we get hit with so much news an crap, we are desensitized..

buy what you want, when you want,,,, you aren't in kindergarten



I despise huge parking lots and don't like large stores and long lines..
I go to my local iga and so what if something is 10cents more,,,, it costs more to drive to Walmart in gas..and 3 times the time,,,after work,,,no thanks
Zackly, look around and find better quality. It takes a little more time, not that much more, and it is worth it.
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:54 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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Most of those things aren't even on my shopping list, but I do buy spices at the grocery store, because they're available in bulk.
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Bread, dairy, meat, and sweets. Seriously, hit up the mom and pop shops that make cleaner and more well-personalized food!
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:30 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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We have one grocery store that has driven out all the competition. So there are things I can only buy there.

I buy bread and bagels at the 99 Cent Only store. They have a different assortment every time we go, but they have good stuff, the ones that are usually $3 at the grocery store, for a dollar each. They also usually have good prices on produce although it's not usually the prettiest produce.

I buy meat, chicken and spices at Sam's. I like the big bottles of spices and my mom will bring her little jars over to fill from them, so the spices don't get old before we use them all up. Sams also has the best toilet paper and the cheapest spot treatment for dogs that I've found anywhere that actually works. (usually $20 for 6 months of flea/tick treatment).
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:08 AM
 
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try not to buy salad dressing, Name brand spices and lunchables.
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:55 AM
 
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I try to be a conscious shopper but time and distance is a factor in my neck of the woods.
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I buy items when and where it's convenient for me, not according to some stupid random internet article.
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:05 PM
 
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You can get a lot of condiments, soup, pasta, and other simple items at a dollar store nowadays. Why pay more at a supermarket!
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