Ever wonder why your trip to the grocery store ends up costing way more than it should? Grocery stores rely on your impulse purchases. Shopping expert Andrea Wora reveals grocery store secrets to help you save money. First tip be aware of the placement of those delicious baked goods. Most stores place the bakery section by the front door so the first thing you see and smell are freshly-made baked goods. Of course, that may get you to want to buy those items.
Next manufacturers pay stores to place items at eye level to grab your attention. But that may not be the best deal. For example, you’ll find plastic cups at eye level. This is a brand name offered for around three dollars and twenty cents. But if you look up you can find a less expensive option for just a dollar seventy nine.
Also you don’t necessarily save when you buy a lot of the same product. Grocery stores will use multiple deals like ten for ten to get you to buy more. But you don’t always have to buy all ten to get the deal. In fact here you could see each product is just a dollar, which is the same savings. So just get one and save yourself money.
Do you often find you buy more produce than you’d planned. Here’s why. Grocery stores use special lighting to illuminate the produce and make them look more colorful, more fresh. They also spray the produce with the water throughout the day so it looks fresh and appealing.
So what’s your best defense while tackling grocery shopping? It takes a bit of pre-planning. Create your shopping list. Look at the sales online so you know what items you want to buy. And head right to those aisles when you go into the store. And never shop hungry.
One final tip if your list is short, skip the shopping cart. It’s better to actually grab a basket. You’re less likely to fill it up with impulse purchases because it’s going to start feeling heavy. And you won’t have room for the things you actually need.
- impulse purchases
- He reveals grocery store secrets
- most stores place the bakery section by the front door
- at eye level to grab your attention
- the best deal
- to get you to buy more
- it looks fresh and appealing
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