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Old 11-12-2016, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I don't do my grocery shopping on weekends as a rule but there have been times when I have run out of something and had to go pick it up on a Saturday or Sunday.

In any case, I wouldn't shop at 10:00 on Tuesday because my retired arse is still in bed at that hour.
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Old 11-12-2016, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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We shop at the commissary about every six weeks. We just make sure to avoid going on military paydays. For milk, bread, produce and everything else that we get in between commissary runs, we just go as needed. Time of day or week is not a consideration.
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Old 11-12-2016, 10:42 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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For those who are retired I am curious about something.
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It's a free world so of course you can shop whenever you like but I'm curious why. Wouldn't say Tuesday at 10 be less stressful and crowded for you?
It absolutely would. Except, that on Tuesday at 10 we're camping. Not shopping.
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Old 11-12-2016, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque NM
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My dad continued to shop on Saturday morning even after retirement. I asked him why since it was so busy then and he mumbled something about that was when the store had the best selection and sales. But the real reasons I think were because he was a creature of habit and that Saturday morning was also when he was most likely to see people that he knew and stop and talk. He was a very social person.
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Old 11-12-2016, 11:03 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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I'm the retired guy in the express line with three items behind the millennial with 25 items yammering on the cell phone.
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Old 11-13-2016, 07:11 AM
 
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My dad continued to shop on Saturday morning even after retirement. I asked him why since it was so busy then and he mumbled something about that was when the store had the best selection and sales. But the real reasons I think were because he was a creature of habit and that Saturday morning was also when he was most likely to see people that he knew and stop and talk. He was a very social person.
I started going on Monday and the meat selection was abysmal. The store was cleared out by the weekend shoppers and they hadn't restocked.

Sunday is almost the best day if you don't mind the crowds.

Another bad time is when school is over for the day. The moms rush to the store with the kids for last minute items.

Noon is a bad time also if you hate crowds.

Maybe 10am on a Tuesday is good.
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Old 11-13-2016, 07:57 AM
 
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I have all the time in the world, so to speak, so I usually shop on the weekends just because I can. It doesn't bother me if someone has to "wait" for me, I'm in no hurry.
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Old 11-13-2016, 08:03 AM
 
Location: NC
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I am retired and usually do prefer to shop during the week. However, some grocery stores are seriously understocked on a Monday. Some grocery stores have 'events' and good discounts on Sundays. But sometimes I also shop in other retail stores (clothing, specialty home stores, etc) on the weekend because the sales people are too busy to keep pestering me with questions and comments.
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Old 11-13-2016, 09:22 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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If it were just me, I wouldn't go near a store on a Saturday/Sunday. But DH uses errands as an excuse to get up and get out. So we generally find ourselves there at least once a day, including weekends.
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Old 11-13-2016, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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The supermarket I go to has more clerks at the check out counters on the weekends than on the weekdays. The lines actually go faster. I still don't like to shop on weekends though and avoid it whenever possible.

When I was a little kid my mom used to take me shopping downtown in Chicago by bus and El. She always made sure we finished up before rush hour because as she would say, "The working people are trying to get home now and they deserve a seat."

She did, however, do grocery shopping on weekends because she didn't drive and that was the only time my dad could take her.
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