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Like They're Shopping for Cars

February 11th, 2009 at 06:00 pm

I read a quote in the NYT over the weekend commenting on how people shopping for groceries are now armed with calculators, papers, lists, and coupons --as much info as if they were shopping for cars.

It's true around here. People are standing in front of displays a long time, comparing unit prices, going through their coupons, and putting things back on the shelf.
Our local store had a special on milk, and every single person I went by had the two gallon special in their carts.


5 Responses to “Like They're Shopping for Cars”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I seen more people doing the price comparisons at the grocery store, too.

  2. crazyliblady Says:

    Yes, I have seen this happen and am guilty of doing it myself. I have a coupon holder I bought at Dollar Tree for $1.00, a calculator I bought at Big Lots for $1.00, and my list in a small spiral notebook. I usually use one page for each store I go to to make sure I don't forget anything from that store and then go back through it towards the end of the shopping trip.

  3. whitestripe Says:

    my supermarket has started listing the price per 100g on the price ticker. Smile

  4. dmontngrey Says:

    I'm guilty of this as well... BUT, it was already my nature. Yes I'm fairly new to couponing and look like I just jumped on the bandwagon. It's a hobby I wanted anyways and not due to the economy.

  5. my english castle Says:

    I don't know that it's anything to feel guilty about, but we live in kind of an expensive area, and it's hit here.

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