Problems Shopping as a family

Problems Shopping as a family

Does anyone have problems shopping as a family? My husband knows that I am trying to save some money. I have explained it to him a number of times. He knows I am trying to put money back into our savings account. But he isn't cooperating. Last night we went to the store to get the

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    Does anyone have problems shopping as a family? My husband knows
    that I am trying to save some money. I have explained it to him a
    number of times. He knows I am trying to put money back into our
    savings account. But he isn't cooperating. Last night we went to
    the store to get the necessities...laundry detergent, bread, eggs,
    butter (I also found that 2 1/2 dz eggs is cheaper than 1 1/2 dz by
    50 cents at walmart). I am thinking no more than $50. That is
    pretty good considering how much of the stuff we were going to buy.
    OH NO. He ended up writing a $113 check. Most of that was from
    sodas. Lots of sodas. UGH. How frustrating.

    I told him numerous times that we didn't need it and we really
    couldn't afford it at the moment...he still went ahead and bought
    them. HELLO!!! Geez, now I feel like a nagging wife. I don't want
    to be that but he refuses to listen about this. He knows the
    struggle we have been in. He said that he would be the first to say
    I needed to find a job if we needed more money. The only place that
    I can think of to work at is at Hardee's or Arby's if they are open
    24 hours. Then I can work part time from 8 pm to midnight. That
    way, I can still be home with the kids during the day and get to bed
    at my normal time. First I have to find out if they are before I
    even consider the possibility of working there.

    Thanks for letting me vent my frustrations.

    Kelly

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    Don't take him shopping and use a list.
    Go shopping when he isn't around <grin>

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    I can totally feel your pain! My husband is a PAIN in the rear to
    take shopping. It's not so much that he's trying his hardest to go
    outside of our budget. It's just that he's less likely to tell the
    kids no, or to want to splurg on that one item (which turns into
    20). Our grocery bills easily double when I take him with me.

    So, I just never take him with me. I do the grocery shopping at
    night when he's home and can watch the kids. No kids, no husband- I
    get what I want, and what we need, and it's a lot cheaper.

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    On Aug 1, 2006, at 12:00 PM, Heather wrote:


    My husband is a PAIN in the rear to
    take shopping.
    OMG, My husband would NEVER go shopping with me! I do it all. He stops on his way home from work for the few things that he wants (milk, chips, pizzas, etc), and that hurts our budget, but I cannot imagine taking him along! Good luck to all of you that deal with that. I guess just be glad that he wants to participate!

    Deb

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    My husband will actually go to the grocery store sometimes with the list and he
    can actually stick to it.
    Sometimes, it bugs me though, because he will bypass something that we really
    could use (say TP 75% off or something) because I did not put it on the list I
    gave him. He also goes EXACTLY by the list. For instance, if you put Heinz
    ketchup on the list and the store only has Hunts, he will skip getting ketchup
    all together. Some things I really do prefer one brand over the other, and
    other things, it is not terribly important. Experience has taught me which
    size/brand/etc. is the best buy, works the best in our home, etc.

    At least he goes and is willing to help.

    Usually, it is just me and the baby going along getting the groceries.

    Herlean

    Heather <gilly_bean_baby@yahoo.com> wrote:
    I can totally feel your pain! My husband is a PAIN in the rear to
    take shopping. <LG Excess Post Removed by moderators, causing delay in message
    reaching the list>

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    Can you grocery shop w/ out him? Or let him go w/ out you and dig his own
    hole. It is not going to be easier on you w/ you going to work. Can you mk
    up tea, koolaid etc before you go shopping?

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    I solved this problem really quickly and really easy..........I shop alone now! Everyone will eat only what I buy. I ask everyone for 1 or 2 things they REALLY want from the store, and then usually I get it. Or, if money is really tight, we write the wants down and throw them in a cup or something and I will pick 1 or 2 things. Whenever my husband goes shopping alone, the budget is gone! He won't shop from the list. He comes home with 2 gallons of ice cream, that of COURSE were on sale, and cakes, and all kinds of junk.

    Angela

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    My hubby is usually pretty good at shopping.. Since wal-mart will match
    prices from other stores for the most part.. I usually shop once I get
    off work..

    I usually go through the weekley ads I get in the paper and mail and
    shop from them... Not to mention I coupon everything I can.. Most of
    the cashiers at work know when I haven't been shopping in a while..

    Since I don't always work.. I base everything on my hubby's paycheck..
    and let me say this after almost 13 years in the military he doesn't
    make all that much..

 

 
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