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Old 07-31-2017, 08:56 PM
 
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Combined with coupons and learning the drug store 'savings games' one can CLEAN UP doing this. I can hit Walgreens, CVS, and Kroger on the same street, only a few blocks apart. It just requires a bit of planning with the sales circulars and the matching coupons. There is a website that does the equations and helps you plan (they have early access to the circulars and what coupons will be in which week's paper) but IDK if I am allowed to post it here.
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Old 08-02-2017, 05:43 PM
 
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my free time is more valuable than running around to 3 stores when a quick trip to one will do.
I heard that.
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Old 08-02-2017, 08:06 PM
 
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I buy items based on the weekly ads. So yes, I shop from store to store. No preference to which store I go to, just depends on what is on sale. Based on what is on sale. I tend to buy veggies at ethnic stores, where local farmers filled the store. My wife and I usually reserve Saturdays for food shopping unless a hot and seasonal item like crab is on sale....we buy it the day of the sale because it won't last until Saturday.
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Old 08-03-2017, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
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We combine too. We have several stores within 2 miles of each other and hopping to all of them on trip is very helpful for fuel cost and even the weekly sales with any coupons that can save more.
Sounds like my situation, howard555. Ain't life grand?
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Old 08-04-2017, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I heard that.
We have plenty of free time, but not as much as some seniors cause we are in a lot of social groups and spend time doing volunteer work. That is why we alternate every other week. This week we did do Walmart and bought a couple of meats at our local butcher, plus I venture off to the Farmers market tomorrow about 7am. Next week it is Aldi's. I love to get a good deal, but am not running all over town to save a couple of bucks. Heck the gas alone I waste is probably more costly than the few specials I get.
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Old 08-05-2017, 05:35 AM
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I do not do this. It is just not worth it me. I like one stop shopping.
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Old 08-05-2017, 11:02 AM
 
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How many of you in order save money divide up your regular supermarket shopping among a few different stores to save money? I know this can be time consuming, but from my experience sometimes it is worthwhile especially when buying larger amounts of whatever product/s one consumes.
I've done this for years, but I'm practical about it and don't travel far out of my way. I have always had several stores within a few minutes of me. I get certain things at them all. And they have slightly different inventory and sales.
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Old 08-05-2017, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Cedar Park, TX
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I do not do this. It is just not worth it me. I like one stop shopping.

I agree. I've found that it all evens out money wise anyway instead of bargain shopping two or three stores a grocery trip. I alternate stores every week or two for variety.
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Old 08-05-2017, 03:30 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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If I don't have my children with me, I stop at 2 or 3 stores. If the children are with me though, we can usually only manage 1!

Hubby doesn't really like having to look after the kids by himself so that I can go shopping- but he has been doing it a lot more often lately, as he understands that it does end up saving us money in the long run.
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Old 08-05-2017, 05:14 PM
 
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Not the point, but I confess - -the first thing I thought of was ......does he mind you looking after the kids by YOURself?

Maybe it's me being a life long single with no kids. But men who don't want to look after or take care of their kids for just short period, when their wives do it all the time.....make me wonder about them.

Now back to your regularly scheduled programming.
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