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CarefulBuilder14 wrote:CC behavior changes don't have to be bad. EDP encourages me to spend more on groceries, and make many transactions. That may have some small effect on encouraging me to cook more of my own food, and make little stops more often for fresh fruit/veggies. It takes more time, but ultimately is cheaper and healthier than my takeout options.
I'm terrible at not over-spending (and not over-buying in general and facing spoilage) at the grocery store. For me the only thing that works is going as infrequently as possible and stocking up as much as I can on non-perishables. I mean you'd think that if I go every 2 weeks and spend like $250, that instead I could just go 5 times over 2 weeks (so like every 2-3 days) and spend $25ish each time...but no, I'd spend $50-$60ish each time minimum...and then have half the stuff go bad before I can eat it.
I'd love to be able to go often, limit what I buy, and have fresh fruits and veggies on hand all the time...but it just doesn't work for me.
I only deviate slightly from my grocery store list, and often grab a basket instead of a cart so I can be in and out faster. Most non-perishable things I get at Costco (where I do need a cart).
I also tend to eat erratically at times. Buying produce that looks great occasionally means eating fairly little "normal" food so the produce doesn't go to waste.
And basically any vegetable (at least one I'd actually buy) tastes at least okay when sautéed with frozen ground beef and frozen peas.
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Letting new accounts cool off since May
Really not sure what I'll add next or when