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Grocery Shopping

Grocery shopping is something commonly done when replacing or refilling things needed around the house.  The steps involved include figuring out what you need and making a list, making a decision on when and where to go, and then the actual process of shopping at the grocery store.  Below we will look at each section and the questions/answers associated with each.

Preparation

Preparation is the time for decision making.  You will need to decide on making a list of what to buy, where to take coupons and the possibility of planning meals just to name a few.

Here are some questions commonly used when preparing to grocery shop.

"Should we make a list first before we go?"
"Should we check the newspaper for coupons?"
"Should we plan out our meals for the week?"
"Should we check in the fridge for anything that has expired?"

If you are asked any of these questions, here are ways that you could respond.

"Yes, I think making a list would save us time once we are there."
"I have been making a list this week as I noticed we needed things.  Take a look and see if anything needs to be added."

"I will get Sunday's newspaper to look for coupons."
"That's ok.  They usually have coupons at the store we can use."

"I think planning our meals would be smart.  That way we know exactly what we need."
"I don't think we need to plan our meals.  Let's just make a list of things we need and we can cook whatever we have."

"Yes we should check the dates on what we have.  That way if anything is expired we can replace it."
"I think most of what we have is ok.  We don't need to check the expiration dates."

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