SO and Grocery Shopping

posted 4 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: Who does the Grocery Shopping?
    SO : (20 votes)
    7 %
    Me : (109 votes)
    36 %
    Both of us : (174 votes)
    57 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    5068 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    We share it. I’m usually the one who buys extra treats. I’m also the one who plans & knows what goes in our meals. I love my FI but he’s a nightmare when it comes to choosing meals. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    4050 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @MrsMath:  Haha. I love it! Now he gets a taste of what it’s really like.

    I’ve done all the grocery shopping when we’ve had extended visits together (we’re in an LDR). He’ll pick up a few things here and there if I ask, but otherwise it’s me. I’m the main cook though, so he wouldn’t know what to get anyways. I imagine it will be the same when we are married.

    Post # 5
    Member
    850 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We live just around the corner from a great grocery store, so I tend to go there 3-5 times a week to get fresh produce for meals and we go there together on weekends to get more of the basics. My husband will go to Costco a few times a month because it’s close to his work. 

    Post # 6
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    853 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’m a teacher and I work usually 12 hours a day, plus some time on the weekends. Here’s how we do it:

    1. I meal plan and send the week’s recipes to both of us in an email.

    2. I make the shopping list, separating things to buy into different sections of the store (produce / meat / dairy, etc).

    3. He shops for the week on Sunday.

    Easy peasy! Took a while to come up with a good system, though.

    Post # 7
    Member
    749 posts
    Busy bee

    I do.  DH works from home full-time and I currently don’t work, so I do all the cooking/cleaning/shopping/etc.  it works well that way as I can be kind of fussy about what I eat, and I love to cook!  Also DH, is a wonderful guy but cleanliness isn’t his strong suit.  😉

    Post # 8
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    1820 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    Usually we shop together for the “big” shopping trips (about once every 3 weeks), but both of us tend to drop by the store individually if there’s only a couple things we need. I would say I do the majority of it though.

    Post # 9
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    4609 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @MrsMath: When we first started living together, I would usually just ask FH to go pick up things after work, but he was awful about buying things that weren’t on the list. Our rule has always been if it isn’t on the list, we don’t buy it. Now we go together, so it makes things easier. FH doesn’t get to deviate from the list, and he finds all the good deals on what we do buy. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    924 posts
    Busy bee

    I do the shopping, I sent him to the grocery store last week and he somehow managed to spend $100 on a tiny amount of groceries. He also nearly always gets the wrong things.

    Post # 11
    Member
    18626 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Haha that’s funny.

    I usually go shopping alone, I can barely get my husband to go out and get my one thing if I’m in the middle of cooking.

    Post # 12
    Member
    7946 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I do most of the big shopping trips, but H is great about  picking up a few things  on the way home if I am running low. I am also more picky about brands and like to go to to specific stores for specific things. 

    Post # 13
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    2254 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @MrsMath: Let’s see if the look dares to come out in the future. lol

    We both like to grocery shop together, but really it comes down to who has more time that week. If DH goes alone, I learned that I have to send him a grocery list because he never checks the pantry or fridge before he goes. In the beginning of our living together, we’d end up with twos of the basic staples like eggs or milk when he went to the gorcery store. 

    Post # 14
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    2529 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    We always go grocery shopping together.

    Post # 15
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    7526 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    We always go together. It’s kind of like a date for us lol.

    Post # 16
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    107 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Since I coupon I do all the grocey shopping  and most of the cooking which I prefer we have saved sooo much money we spend maybe 100 a month for all of our grocery and personal needs and thats a high month I usually spend between 50-75 compared to when we use to spend 200 a month whoohoo love coupons so yea he unloads and put things away

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