Save Money By Hiring A Second Me

by Karen on August 4, 2017

Grocery StoreMany have a love hate relationship with grocery shopping. Sometimes it’s exciting to go to the store when you’re with a friend or significant other and are eager to buy ingredients to try a new recipe. Other times it can be another weekly chore that’s difficult to fit around your already busy schedule. While some grocery stores offer personal shopping services, it’s sometimes difficult to trust that a random grocery store worker will get you the best deals and will choose food from your list thoughtfully and carefully. This is where A Second Me steps in.

Unlike your love hate relationship with grocery shopping, we are actually happy to do it for you. Over the past years working as an errand service business for Northern Virginia residents, we have learned some tips and tricks to conquer the dreaded grocery store while saving you money. Read below for some reasons why hiring A Second Me, LLC can actually save you money.


We Never Shop Hungry

As we’re sure you’ve heard multiple times, you’re never supposed to go grocery shopping on an empty stomach. Shopping hungry causes more temptation to buy items that you don’t actually need. Think about it, when you’re starving and looking at rows and rows of food in front of you, you’re much more likely to buy a quick snack to either munch on while you’re at the grocery store or when you’re home. This item is likely not on your grocery list and results from you following your stomach rather than your budget. But, if you hire A Second Me to do your grocery shopping, you’ll end up saving money because you won’t even be at the grocery store to buy tempting food! We’ll stick to exactly what’s on your list and buy no more or no less.


We’ll Get You Deals

We’ve been around the grocery store block more than a few times and know the tricks of the trade when it comes to grocery shopping. For example, it’s important to look at a shelf from top to bottom because grocery stores purposefully arrange the most expensive items right at eye level so that you’re more likely to purchase them. Grocery stores also purposely arrange items so that the produce and dairy items are at opposite ends of the store. This is meant to promote grocery shoppers to weave between the aisles and potentially buy more items that they don’t need. We stick to the perimeters of the store and carefully look at pricing to ensure that you’re getting the best deal for high quality products that you’ve asked us to purchase.


We Motivate You To Write Lists

Grocery shopping on an empty stomach may be rule number one to avoid, but grocery shopping without a list is definitely rule number two to avoid. When you grocery shop without a list it’s easy to forget items that you need which wastes more time, money, and gas because you need to return to the grocery store to pick up your forgotten item. You’re also more likely to buy items that you don’t need if you don’t have a grocery list since you’ll be more tempted to buy new items to try or foods that you’re craving. By preparing a list for us to use when we grocery shop for you, we help motivate you to plan your meals ahead of time and minimize the chances of straying from your food plans and buying random unnecessary items. If you need some help planning your meals for the week or meal prepping once you receive your groceries, don’t worry! We can do that too. Not only will you feel more organized since you’ll have a plan, groceries, and potentially meals prepped for the week, but you’ll also save money, which is never a bad thing in our book.


It may sound counter intuitive to hire someone to save you money, but grocery shopping does require a certain amount of attention and skill. Trust us to pick up your groceries weekly, monthly, or even two times a week. Write us a list, give us a budget, and we’ll do the best that we can to find everything on the list and stay within budget. While we’re perusing the aisles of the local grocery store, hang out with your family, go to the gym, or relax during the extra hour that we provide to your day.

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