Grocery tracking

Grocery tracking

I'd like to recommend grocery tracking. About six weeks ago I started keeping a record of everything I bought at the grocery store. I track which store I shopped at, whether I'd eaten before shopping or not, if I went by myself or with someone else, and how much each item cost. Here's what I've learned so far: * The traditional trick of eating before shopping doesn't seem to have any effect on what I buy or how much I spend. * But when I go shopping with my husband, I definitely spend more money! He is impatient with price comparisons and also likes to pick up little treats. So, even though it's companionable to shop with him, I think I'll go by myself more often. * Shop'n'Save is not any cheaper than the nice major supermarket chain. Surprisingly, the nice supermarket is even less expensive than Aldi's for some items. On the other hand, Aldi's is consistently cheaper for other things. I don't like doing all my shopping at Aldi's because the selection is limited, and the one in my neighborhood has ratty produce. But the one in our neighborhood is also just at the end of the block. So I think I will walk over to Aldi's on a regular basis for things like eggs, butter, bread and ground beef -- and then drive to the regular supermarket for the rest of my shopping list. * I average $90 a week on "groceries". But that includes a lot of nonfood items, like cleaning supplies and cold medicine and toiletries and paper goods for a party. If I total up only the actual food items, I average $60 a week for two adults. We eat well.
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