Short-List Grocery Shopping Tips


I went to the grocery store this morning. My list included four items. I returned with ten. It would seem I had a problem with the impulse buy. That’s not, however, the case. Four of the things I returned with were on sale, so maybe it was sale-blindness. That’s not the case either. I rarely leave with more than I came for. I figured, as I left the store, that my actions deserved an examination.

Shopping wasn’t an unusual experience, considering one of my family goes to the grocery every three or four days, depending on how long the milk lasts, and when in the month it is. Today I went because we were out of milk, and I take milk in my coffee. I could’ve had a cup o


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4 Responses to Short-List Grocery Shopping Tips

  1. Val says:

    I’m curious what your coffee-protein-shake-drink stuff is? I’ve recently just started adding some protein powder to my iced espresso/milk and shaking it up and find that I really like the taste.

  2. Ann says:

    Bolthouse Farms is the brand of coffee-flavored protein drink I have found. They have several flavors, and other products include shredded carrots. I believe I will have to visit Bolthouse Farms one day. I do seem to like them.

  3. Rosemary Sanders says:

    Milk can be frozen (except Soy milk), so it pays to stock up if you have heavy milk users

  4. Kate says:

    Do you think that the reason you bought more was because of the music in the background? Some study has shown that if a piece that is familiar is playing, or very soothing, the shopper will inevitably spend more time and buy more groceries.

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