(Closed) Food is on sale(at a store chain) and there is a limit per family….DO YOU?

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: Food is on sale(at a store chain) and there is a limit per family....DO YOU?
    Buy only the limit at one store : (40 votes)
    62 %
    Go to several stores and buy the limit at each store : (11 votes)
    17 %
    Bring friends with you and have them buy limit and share : (14 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
    2416 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’d only buy the limit. Personally. I think people are getting more into clearing the shelves since that stupid extreme couponing show came out.

    Some people (including me!) are on tight food budgets, and I think it’s only fair to take your share and move on!

    Post # 4
    1562 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    99% of the time, I will buy the limit at one store and that’s it.  However, for certain sales, like when butter is half off, and I’m a baker, I will go several times through the checkout to get the deals.

    Post # 5
    774 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I can see going once or twice during a sale. But coming from someone who used to work in a grocery store, its very frusterating when people hoard the sale items. Like do you really need 60 bottles of pop or close to 100 cans of spagetti O’s just cause they are on sale? Some stores only get a limit of items per day, or even per sale period.

    Post # 6
    2742 posts
    Sugar bee

    @Miss Orchard:  That extreme couponing show is extreme! Anytime I watch it, I’m so envious because I wish I could save that much. But there is no way on God’s green earth I’m going to spend 30hours a week clipping coupons. Not going to happen. Too lazy…and no time 🙁

    For the OP, nah. I usually go just once. No space. And there’s just two of us. Before we are done with the cereal/tissue paper/Ragu sauce etc, it will come back on sale. It’s cyclical.

    Post # 7
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    It depends on what is on sale.  If it’s something that will spoil, or something we don’t consume much of, then I just buy what I need, (which is usually the limit or less).

    However if the sale is on something that won’t spoil for a long time and it’s something we consume a lot of, (ie diet coke), then I’ll get the limit at one store and might hit up another store or send hubby out to get his share.

    Post # 8
    1614 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    YES, YES, YES!!!  I<3 sales!!! If its something that we NEED, and we use it frequently, I will buy as much as I want, or will use before it expires! I’d never go to multiple stores, just the same store…I’ll have them ring up me and my fiance separately, or I’ll do multiple transactions, but I wouldn’t waste my time going to multiple stores… =)

    Post # 9
    3175 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Usually the limit is high enough that I’m happy to just buy the limit & leave it at that. If it’s something ridiculous, like “limit 1”, I might return to the store one or two more times during the week.

    Post # 10
    999 posts
    Busy bee

    Just depends on what the item is. Some things we buy multiple times. Some things just the limit.

    Post # 11
    1340 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We had a large family growing up (2 parents and five kids), so my parents were trained in the art of store limit loopholes. My Mom used to take our small army to the store and we were each given x amount of dollars. We would then each get 12 cans of this, 5 cans of that, 3 jars rhis and six bottles of that. Depending on what it was, we’d then go clean out the next closest store. It’s not extreme couponing, but the savings were kind of huge and super helpful during the “lean times”. Today Fiance and I do that if we are out with our friends and happen upon a sale.


    Post # 12
    5118 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Mrs.Darling:  Was your mom my mom? LOL. We did the same thing, and Mr.ND and I will do that depending on the item and sale and how much we’ll need. 

    Post # 13
    6826 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    It depends on what is on sale.  Our local grocery store has family packs of skinless boneless chicken breats on sale and a lot of times there is a limit of 2 packages. My Darling Husband will do multiple trips and get about 4 to 5 packages. We freeze them and use them quite a bit . 

    My Darling Husband does have the problem of ooohh something is on sale and has to buy the limit even if we don’t need said item because we already have an abundance of said product.  A lot of times I have to tell him we have 2 or 3 of that item at home we don’t need that right now. 

    Post # 14
    5371 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    I only take the limit. I work as a cashier in the summers between school and it drives me nuts when people purchase the limit, leave the store, come back in, and buy more. I just find it kind of greedy for some reason. I think if I had nicer/less sneaky customers I wouldn’t think so badly of purchasing more than the limit.

    ETA: I don’t find it annoying if people come in on different days, it’s just annoying when people are trying to ‘beat the system’ and are gloating to me like they’re doing rocket science hahah (sorry if this offends, customers can be annoying).

    Post # 15
    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Dh and i both set up our grocery store cards forever ago so were still not a household” in their system. We almost always shop together so if there’s a crazy sale on something we use I’ll sometimes send him through his own checkout but that’s about as far as I’ll go. Most stores here have computerized cards that keep track of how many things you’ve bought and won’t give the sale price at any linked store if you’ve hit the limit. 

    Post # 16
    7904 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    The store I shop at–a major chain–doesn’t follow the rules for purchase limits, so I’ve never had this problem, but I also rarely buy the full amount anyway because I like to cook with fresh food and don’t buy too many processed things. If I buy too much salad or too many apples BOGO, the foof will go bad before I can eat it.

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