(Closed) Who does grocery shopping in your home? And how do you split the costs with SO?

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We shop once or twice a week and we always go together.  The money comes out of our joint account, so whoever is closest to the cash pays, while the other bags. 

Going together makes it more fun.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

@JenniBride: Same with us (:

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We do a big shopping every 2 weeks, and probably once a week pick up fruits and veggies, etc. Fiance pays for the groceries. Right now Fiance pays most of the bills and most of my income goes to our wedding account.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I do the vast majority of the grocery shopping while Darling Husband is at work, so I pay. But he picks up odds and ends on the way home or grabs steaks at our favourite market in the city, so he pays for those. We don’t really keep track to tell you the truth!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We shop together and I love it!  We have a joint account so the money comes out of there.  I usually “pay’ because I have a credit card with sweet cash rewards 🙂

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Since I am a Stay-At-Home Wife, he pays, but our account is joint.  I do most of the grocery shopping or I will end up with all kinds of crazy foods and nothing to make a meal.  I am kind of picky about fruit and vegetables and Darling Husband has never really learned how to buy them so I find it easier just to do it myself. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We have joint accounts. Even though he makes considerably more money I am the one who handles the bills and does the bulk of the shopping.

I would not be cool with being put on an allowance. I know that’s kind of an old school thing, but my mom has always handled all the money too, so I guess I’m just used to the woman being in charge. She always said if my dad handled the money we would have been living in a tent on the golf course because that’s where all his money goes. 🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We usually go shopping together. I like certain foods and he likes certain foods, so honestly we just do separate trasactions, each paying for our own food. But it’s not like we can’t EAT each other’s food once it’s at home or anything like that. It’s just always worked for us.

If we’re shopping for a special meal or something, we split the costs too. Like for Christmas, I bought the ham and stuffing ingredients, and he picked up the side dishes and desert.

We’ve always split everything down the middle, paying wise. It might not seem romantic, but it’s just always worked perfectly for us 🙂

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

My parents did it the way your do, @Mrsgurzakovic.  I hated that my dad gave my mother what looked like allowance…but it worked for them.

 

We shop once each week or once every other week.  We always go together.  🙂

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I normally do the shopping while Darling Husband is at work, sometimes we do go together though. And it comes out of our joint account (the only account we have) so we pay for them.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@tksjewelry: My Darling Husband is the same way. I try to buy organic when possible and get cage free eggs, etc. If I send him to the store on his own he comes back with whatever is cheapest.

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I grocery shop for us.  There is a line in the budget for it.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Before I married Darling Husband, I was a busy professional with a demanding carrer who lived alone, so I was used to eating out quite a bit.  As a result, my infrequent grocery shopping involved buying whatever I was in the mood to eat or snack on, and I wasn’t very mindful of prices. Darling Husband, on the other hand, was a single dad who had always loved to cook and who had been grocery shopping on a tight budget for his family for years.  I had to quit my job and move to another state to be with him, and I’m not working, so, we have to be mindful of expenditures. Because he is so used to shopping for a family on a budget, he almost always does the grocery shopping. (I sometimes go with him on big trips or by myself for a small number of things.) Since I was only used to shopping for one and have really expensive tastes, I’ve joked that if I went grocery shopping alone, I’d probably want to spend a fortune on steak, shrimp, goat cheese, pine nuts, sundried tomatoes, and other fare that the kids wouldn’t eat and would only last Darling Husband and me a couple of days! lol. Smile 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We shop together about once every week and a half to two weeks. He pays for them 90% of the time.

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