Aloha Friday #98

September 3, 2009 by  
Filed under aloha friday, daily life, memes

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link below. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

My question is:

When you go grocery shopping, do you go with a plan of attack or just wander through the aisles?

Comment spotlight by Sweet Serendipity: I generally make a list but forget to look at it half the time because I have to shop with 3 kids, which is no fun. I’m lucky if I manage a coupon or two. I feel like such a disaster after reading that nearly everyone has a detailed list and menu plans, etc. I am not that organized, lol.


About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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82 Responses to “Aloha Friday #98”
  1. 51

    I have a list, but most of the time I go over the list especially when we go grocery shopping hungry. If time permits, I get lost in the aisles.

  2. 52
    shelly says:

    I try to avoid grocery shopping at all costs. lol However, when I do have to go with my hubby, we go with a plan of attack. Whatever gets us through the fastest!
    .-= shelly´s last blog ..Aloha Friday: Dating Your Husband =-.

  3. 53
    Alicia says:

    I usually go with a list, but half the reason I put off going is creating that list!
    .-= Alicia´s last blog .. =-.

  4. 54
    Stefany says:

    I am a coupon clipper so I definitely plan!
    .-= Stefany´s last blog ..Aloha Friday =-.

  5. 55

    I guess for me it depends on the day, time available and things like that. I don’t like to wander because then I end up buying things I don’t need, and don’t need to eat and I spend too much money! :)
    .-= Autumn @ My MoonBean´s last blog ..Friday Fave =-.

  6. 56

    I go with a list and then stick with the outside perimeter of the store for all other shopping. I try to stay away from the junk in the middle.
    .-= Catherine @ The Blonde Diaries´s last blog ..Aloha Friday – September 4, 2009 =-.

  7. 57
    Ric says:

    I do 95% of the shopping, I do go with a plan, which usually results in buying more than I intended to buy! xoxox Have a great weekend!
    .-= Ric´s last blog ..Aloha Friday! =-.

  8. 58

    Before I had to take 3 kids with me to the store, I would wander the aisles. Now, I come up with a list and go down only the aisles I need to get stuff from. ♥ Happy Friday! ♥
    .-= Shannon (The Mommy-Files)´s last blog ..Aloha Friday # 18 =-.

  9. 59

    I am a wanderer. It never ends well. Especially if I wander with the kids! Then I end up with a cart full of snack, and NO actual FOOD.

  10. 60

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  12. 62
    Kellie says:

    I used to just go an wander, buy whatever looked good. But then i started looking for deals & couponing and now I stick to what I need only. The extra stuff will really blow my budget! Oh, and having a hyper toddler also means I get in and out as quickly as I can! LOL!
    .-= Kellie´s last blog ..Disney On Ice! =-.

  13. 63
    Baba says:

    We always go with a plan. It’s saves by cutting down on complusive buying.
    .-= Baba´s last blog ..Welcome to FeedBurner =-.

  14. 64

    I always have a plan, but I sometimes wander around if I want to find a treat or something. :)
    .-= Muthering Heights´s last blog ..In A Former Life… =-.

  15. 65
    SageMom says:

    I usually go with a plan of attack, however that usually doesn’t work because I always end up buying impusively!

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  17. 67
    kelley says:

    Wander…sometimes grocery shopping happens. If I get spare time alone I will run and get grocery shopping done …it is just sooo much easier than doing w/ my son.

    Have a great holiday weekend all!

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  19. 69
    Wendy says:

    I usually have a plan of attack! Now that I use coupons!
    .-= Wendy´s last blog ..Aloha Friday – Favorite Place to go Camping! =-.

  20. 70

    I have a master grocery list (divided into aisles) on the computer, so that I can go through the store in order and not have to search through the list.
    .-= Erin @ Closing Time´s last blog ..Aloha Friday #19 =-.

  21. 71
    Megan says:

    Generally, I have a plan of attack (with a list), but sometimes I just wander if I didn’t have time to make a list.
    .-= Megan´s last blog ..Aloha Friday: Fall =-.

  22. 72

    I go with a list.
    .-= Ave @ Made In Canarias´s last blog ..Aloha Friday #8 =-.

  23. 73
    Aunt LoLo says:

    Hmm…if it’s Costco, there’s a plan of attack, or else I’m liable to forget something.

    If it’s a NORMAL grocery store, I go in knowing what I’m willing to pay for things, and I buy produce, etc. if it’s below that number.
    .-= Aunt LoLo´s last blog ..Fitness/Aloha Friday =-.

  24. 74
    Mama Dweeb says:

    I HAVE to have a plan of attack – with a 5 month old and 2 year old if I don’t I will go crazy LOL

    I have also noticed that if i have a detailed list I spend quite a bit less!
    .-= Mama Dweeb´s last blog ..Aloha Friday =-.

  25. 75

    Seriously, the name of my blog is A Frugal Friend….so of course I have the most Frugal Plan of Attack. LOL. I have my detailed list of deals and freebies……..when Kroger was doubling coupons up to $1.00 I spent 5 hours at Kroger one Saturday. OMG – but I got a $400 plus bill down to a little over $100. Can’t beat that.

    I can’t believe I used to just wander in the store with no list, no coupons and just bought whatever. Ha…..the old life. :-)
    .-= A Frugal Friend´s last blog ..Free SwagBucks Code – Hurry! =-.

  26. 76

    We shop at Trader Joe’s, so it’s pretty much the same list every time. I like to sample what’s new, though, and then it’s a treasure hunt to find the new stuff!
    .-= Desert Songbird´s last blog ..Hiatus =-.

  27. 77
    noelle d says:

    I love your question!
    When I go grocery shopping, I sorta roam around and look to see everything… I know, I spend more money and buy things I don’t really need, but still!
    BUT, I went shopping with my dad a while back…
    Let me just tell you!
    Remember that show, SUPER MARKET SWEEPS?!
    Well, I think my dad is competing in a hidden camera version of it!
    So, he RUNS, ASFASTASHECAN! Through the store, to the point where he leaves the cart at the end of the aisle..
    Yep! That was MY DAD!
    Needless to say, haven’t gone back with him!
    If I wanted to exercise, I would get a gym membership!
    :)
    .-= noelle d´s last blog ..Great contest!!!!!!!! =-.

  28. 78

    I generally make a list but forget to look at it half the time because I have to shop with 3 kids, which is no fun. I’m lucky if I manage a coupon or two. I feel like such a disaster after reading that nearly everyone has a detailed list and menu plans, etc. I am not that organized, lol.
    .-= Serendipity is Sweet´s last blog ..Aloha Friday =-.

  29. 79

    The Hubs, Nano and I go shopping on Fridays… always with a list, which our grocery store provides (way to go Publix), that is separated by catagory. I also have my coupons (in a container that I HATE, but I just WON a Couponizer from Gobs of Giveaways… hooray ~ Thank you Kirsten). We sometimes go to up to 3 different stores to get the best deals. The Hubs worked in retail food for 45 years, so he is a professional and knows what he’s doing.
    .-= Lorie Shewbridge´s last blog ..Beware of These PR Firms!!!! =-.

  30. 80
    Shawn C. says:

    I usually go in and look at the meats and fish first, and see what looks fresh and good. Then I plan dinner around that and then shop for everything I need to go with it. I don’t go in with a list, I look to see what looks fresh and good, even with the fruits and veggies, too. As far as the basics, I kind of have a mental list of what we need…I tend to be very brand loyal so that part doesn’t take very long…I try to stay off the junks aisle, otherwise I’ll come home with lots of cookies and chips! Yikes!

  31. 81
    Teri says:

    I usually try to have a plan of attack. Lately it seems I just go without a list (and make multiple trips per week) and I end up spending waaaaay too much money!! So I am going back to list making!
    .-= Teri´s last blog ..Happy labor day weekend! =-.

  32. 82
    Stacie says:

    Sometimes I go with a list and other times I just get what I think I need.
    .-= Stacie´s last blog ..Looking at the Sky on Friday =-.

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