Posts Tagged ‘shopping’

Nov 2, 2014

Stupid Grocery Shopping Mistakes When On A Tight Budget

My Stupid Shopping Errors For This Week

My Stupid Shopping Errors For This Week

I could have saved a lot of money if I hadn’t impulse bought a bunch of junk food. I intended to eat for a week, but mostly I set out to get new bed covers and light bulbs, the important stuff. It’s a good week gone by and I have 3 cans of tuna, 1 can of chicken breast, 1 Digiorno’s pizza. Everything else is consumed by either me or entire family of 5. I’m not the main breadwinner, but this is always a good exercise for when I’m going to be on my own.

Anyway, I shouldn’t have bought those damn expensive Naked Juices, which were almost $8 a bottle (64 fl oz).

However, I did notice the packaged salad lasted me the entire week. That’s a hell of a deal. Since when I feed myself, I usually don’t get any greens. It’s usually just carbs and sweets, which is a really dumb move. But, man, that box of salad lasted a whole week. You just have to remember to eat it every day. And I’m sure were I living by myself, I’d have to get those greens into my system. It’s a perfect portion.

Another no-brainer good deal is the Ice Mountain water. Just buy a lot of that. You’re always going to need it. I prefer Ice Mountain or Walmart’s generic brand Great Value over Dasani or Nestle (which are scammy, you can read about it in my other blog post).

Otherwise, let my mistakes be your lesson. Grocery shopping is almost a lost artform.

Apr 16, 2011

How Men Grocery Shop and Saving Costs

Ever since I got two privileges (driving and disposable income), I realized I had a choice what my diet was. It’s not to say homecooked meals aren’t nourishing or delicious, sometimes you just want to indulge in variety or junk food. It’s like when you were a kid grocery shopping with your mother and you see that bright, colorful box of fruit chews but you can’t get it because it costs too much. Well, now that you’re a grown 27-year-old man, you can actually pick up a box of Roundy’s Sharks fruit chews and say you’re buying it for your little cousin (the box will be empty by the time you get home, of course). There are no rules to grocery shopping, but here are some of my observations of the whole thing. (more…)