You'd think she'd have a few spare copies lying around the penthouse or something, wouldn't you? And a personal assistant to go and fetch the groceries.
Which is probably why shoppers at the Tewksbury branch of Walmart in Massachusetts were bowled over the see Beyoncé trawling the aisles of their local supermarket for a copy of her own album on Friday night. And a toy doll for Blue Ivy while she was at it, too.
But the "Drunk In Love" singer wasn't there to pick up a spare pack of toilet roll - she had bigger fish to fry. Those fish being Amazon and Target, who were so incensed by the surprise release of her exclusive iTunes album, the titular BEYONCÉ, that they refused to stock her record.
"While there are many aspects that contribute to our approach and we have appreciated partnering with Beyoncé in the past, we are primarily focused on offering CDs that will be available in a physical format at the same time as all other formats," Target said in a statement about its decision. "At this time, Target will not be carrying Beyoncé's new self-titled album."
Meanwhile, Amazon are apparently mad that Sony Music Entertainment omitted their pre-sales deal in order to go ahead with the secret release plan with iTunes. Therefore, it is currently only offering the singer's album as a digital download.
So, what better way to stick two fingers up at those who have snubbed you than with a record-breaking 800,000 iTunes sales and a cosy shopping session with their nearest competitor, Walmart?
Not only did Beyoncé play the politician’s game at the store (yes, she did stop to kiss a baby's forehead on the way round), but she played Santa as well, showering shoppers with 750 gift cards worth $50 (£30) each.
Presumably so they could spend them on her new album. Or a bottle of her perfume. Or something.
"I was terrified. I was so scared. I already envisioned like the worst things that could happen,2 Beyoncé said, not of her trip to Walmart, but instead on the guerrilla-release of her fifth studio album.
"I'm very private and I'm very respectful, and I think it just took me no longer being someone's child - once I became a mother, I felt like I could tear those fourth walls and I just felt like it was time. I completely feel liberated," she added, in response to fan's questions in a Q&A on Instagram yesterday.
And it wasn't the first unusual Beyoncé sighting this month, either. A few weeks ago, the star ruffled feathers when she wore a fox fur coat to a vegan restaurant.
The singer was spotted wearing a £2,915 Christopher Kane parka with a real fur collar as she accompanied husband Jay Z to a vegan meal at Native Foods in Los Angeles.
The couple apparently dined on an entirely plant based menu of marinated kale salad, Indian curried lentils, corn tacos with chipotle butternut squash, and vegan chocolate truffles, TMZ reports.
Anne Hathaway and singer Ariana Grande were also seen eating at the same restaurant.
The sighting came just a day after Jay Z revealed his pledge to take on the 22 Days challenge, which aims to change people-s dietary and exercise habits by encouraging them to omit all animal-based products - including dairy, honey, and eggs - from their diets.
Pictures of the year: Art News 2013
Pictures of the year: Art News 2013
British artist Paul Emsley poses in front of his portrait of Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge after its unveiling at the National Portrait Gallery in central London. This is the first official portrait of the Duchess and was completed after two sittings at the artist's studio and Kensington Palace
Jennifer Lawrence holds the trophy for Best Actress in the press room during the 85th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California. The 85th Academy Awards ceremony presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored the best films of 2012
50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ debut album Please Please Me, which was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London. Parlophone rush-released the album in the United Kingdom to capitalise on the success of the singles 'Please Please Me'
'Gangnam Style' star Psy and dancers during his concert 'Happening' in Seoul. Psy was set for a sell-out concert in Seoul to unveil the all-important dance and video aimed at moulding his new single 'Gentleman' into another global hit
French actress and mistress of ceremonies at the Cannes Film Festival Audrey Tautou speaks on stage during the closing ceremony of the 66th Cannes film festival in Cannes. The festival opened with The 'Great Gatsby' directed by Baz Luhrmann and closed with 'Zulu' directed by Jérôme Salle
People take part in a tomato fight at the Common at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm, Pilton near Glastonbury, England. Gates opened at the Somerset dairy farm that played host to one of the largest music festivals in the world and this year featured headline acts Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones
Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones performs live on stage during day two of British Summer Time Hyde Park presented by Barclaycard at Hyde Park in London. Rolling Stones also released 'Hyde Park Live' album from the concert
Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus perform on stage during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Wrecking Ball singer has been one of the most talked about pop stars of 2013
Musicians entertain the public inside the new Library of Birmingham at Centenary Square after it's official opening in Birmingham, England. The new futuristic building was officially opened by 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai who was attacked by Taliban gunmen on her school bus near her former home in Pakistan
Eleanor Catton, author of 'The Luminaries' poses for photographs with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Robert Macfarlane, Chair of judges after winning the 2013 Man Booker Prize for Fiction at The Guildhall in London. The prize is the world's most important literary award and has the power to transform the fortunes of authors and publishers
Fans sign a giant poster of Paul Walker at his Fan Memorial in Valencia, California. Paul Walker, who starred in the 'Fast & Furious' action film series was killed along with a friend in a car crash north of Los Angeles
Beyonce releases surprise album 'Beyonce.' The album surpassed 1 million copies sold worldwide in six days and set a record for iTunes