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My wife just sent me to Kroger to get some ice cream for our youngest's birthday party. $50 later...

I still can't figure out what happened. I got some wine, cheese, yogurt, a birthday card, there was some GREAT deals on skinless boneless chicken breasts, so I got a bunch of those too.

Ever go to the store and end up with WAY more than you went for?
 

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I never go to the grocery for one thing. I just go to the grocery and go 'what do I want'. Not recommending that approach btw, just sayin'
 

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Hate that! I always end up paying a buttload, and I'm left thinking what did I buy? D'oh! I'm also kind of surprised they have Krogers in VA!

Also, LOL @ waterfall sculpture.
 

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The worst thing is when you go to the store for one thing, and wind up leaving with everything in the store, except for the ******* thing you went there for in the first place!!!

And then you have to go back!!!

Not that I ever did some dumb **** like that. But I've heard about it.
 

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I used to do that kind of thing a lot but I managed to break myself of it.

1.) I try to make sure I've just eaten and am still full when I go.

2.) I try to have a list that I check off as I buy what I went there to buy.

3.) I try to avoid bringing more than a few dollars more than what my list will cost and remember not to carry a credit card or checkbook with me.

I basically have to get in my own way-otherwise I may go berserk.
 

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I used to do that kind of thing a lot but I managed to break myself of it.

1.) I try to make sure I've just eaten and am still full when I go.

2.) I try to have a list that I check off as I buy what I went there to buy.

3.) I try to avoid bringing more than a few dollars more than what my list will cost and remember not to carry a credit card or checkbook with me.

I basically have to get in my own way-otherwise I may go berserk.
I always bring a list to the grocery store, but usually that is the basics that I need to get, I'll get other things as I go up and down the aisles, especially in the meat dept., as it depends on what's on sale and what my whims say I want to make for dinner for the next week.

Also, you're right, never go to the grocery store hungry, it's a good way to end up with way more than you need, including some junk food.
 

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I'm fine in the grocery store, but I hardly ever spend a dollar at the Dollar Tree. Sam's is the worst for me. I have to go online and look up the prices of the things I really use and know are a good deal and stick to a certain amount.
 

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Do what I do. Go to the grocery store on your bike. It saves gas and you only get what you need. I haven't been able to do this for the last two weeks or so due to illness, but that will pass soon enough. I don't recommend this strategy on the hottest and coldest days, but it is very effective for impulsive buying.
 

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I went to Harris Teeter this morning to get bread, nothing else. While on my way to the register, I passed by Red Bull. I was exhausted so I grabbed one. Before I got to the line, I went to get some coffee for my wife. After I grabbed that, I realized we had no creamer, so I went to the back and got creamer. On the way to the register, I saw ice cream was on sale, so I grabbed a carton.

At this point, I had almost no way to carry anything, so I had to go get a basket and dump all my stuff in it. Right there where they stack the baskets, there was a sign for $5.99 ribeyes. I shook my head, because I knew I had to grab a couple. Then I had to get some vegetables. After that, I was finally finished.

So I went there with all intentions of spending about $2. My final total was almost $40. I knew my wife would flip out, so I had to do a quick dump of most of the stuff I grabbed. I ended up putting everything back but the bread, coffee, creamer and Red Bull. So I walk up to the register and see a pack of BC, and I get headaches quite often, so I did grab a pack of that lol.

I still ended up with more then I went for, but I cut out a lot of my impulse grabs once it sank in what was happening. The best part was when I loaded up the stuff. The first things on the belt were BC, coffee and Red Bull. The lady looks at me and says, "Going on a bender?" :laugh:
 

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:laugh: I thought that immediately when I read the first post. One of the most epic threads in ES history.
 

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I'm a robot when going to any store. Weather it be for food, stuff for the house, or personal goods.

I know exactly what I need, where it is, and go in and get out as fast as I can.
 

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I'm a robot when going to any store. Weather it be for food, stuff for the house, or personal goods.

I know exactly what I need, where it is, and go in and get out as fast as I can.
I usually have the intentions, but somehow when I'm by myself, thing go awry. Oddly enough, when I go with my wife, we keep each other in check like shopping nazis. Apart, we are the worst impulse buyers in the world. I've never bought a waterfall sculpture like Mike, but I have bought some things similar and waaaay worse that I thought were awesome, then got home and wanted to kick my own ass :laugh: Just like Mike, I fall victim to target and their aura of awesomeness. It's like they know exactly what random and pointless things you'll buy, then load up the shelves with them.
 

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When this happens at IKEA, it's a magnitude of 10. Did $500 there this weekend for two $150 dressers.
 

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I sometimes use the no basket or cart policy. It rarely works. Usually I end up handing items to the kids until they can't walk, then we leave.
 

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The worst thing is when you go to the store for one thing, and wind up leaving with everything in the store, except for the ******* thing you went there for in the first place!!!

And then you have to go back!!!

Not that I ever did some dumb **** like that. But I've heard about it.
And those people deserve no sympathy.
 

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I sometimes use the no basket or cart policy. It rarely works. Usually I end up handing items to the kids until they can't walk, then we leave.
Umm... This reminds me of a video I saw of a mother stuffing NY strip steaks in her kids jackets and walking out of the store without paying. :laugh:
 

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