10 grocery store traps
Grocers are masters at using psychology to get you to spend more. If you want to save money, don't fall for these gimmicks.
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My wife and I shop most often after breakfast and rarely use coupons, as many that we find are not for things that we would buy anyway. First rule of coupons is don't buy something with one that you would not use anyway. We shop the sales and stock up on what we can. We do walk most of the aisles in part just to walk. Many times the list is only what is restocking what we used in the last week and then we look to see what is on sale to cook in the meats that week.
You missed a big one the 2 for $3.00 or 3 for a dollar.
Generally people will pick up what the special price says, but if I only need one I will get it for $1.50 or .34. The grocer game is to get you to puck up more than you need
I tend to purchase store brands rather than name brands, they are usaually fillind in the same factories, and even with double coupons on the name brand I tend to get a better price on the store brand.
The best advice is try a smaller sample to see if you like it before buying the supersize bag
Coupons for grocery shopping are good for things like shampoo and frozen dinners. However, fresh fruits and vegetables, bread, milk, meat, butter and eggs almost never have coupons apply to them. You have to be very strategic to save much of anything on fresh food staples. Sigh.
Whoever you bring to the grocery store makes no difference. You go with your shopping list and just buy what is on it. To save more, use refund world magazine for rebates on many products.
Price match at Target and Walmart and make only one trip for food and other groceries . Just take your local ads to these two stores and enjoy the savings.
WTF, it's a grocery store. You go there to buy food. Even if you over-spend you are still going to eat what you buy. This is so stupid anymore.
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One online calculator tells a reader he's on track, and another tells him he'll need to save half his salary from now until he retires. Which one are you supposed to believe?