As I have said before, the retailers have spent considerable money to research our habits and find ways to get us to spend more money.
Advertising multiples, when you can only by one item is one trick they use. Because something is 3/1.00 doesn't mean that you have to buy three.
The longer you spend in a store, the more money you will spend. That's why some retailers change things aroumd frequently. Costco is notorious for it. If you have the mind set that you are on the clock and want to get the most bang for your buck, you'll spend less time. It's a game. I want to save as much as I can in the least amount of time.
Impulse buying is the retailers profit. They figure that 70 percent of what we buy is impulse. Often it is the most expensive things in the store that you don't really need. We want the retailers to prosper but they can do it on someone else's dime who can afford it.
Create your own path through the store, if you don't need anything in an isle, don't go there. The true necessities are on the outside perimeter of the store.
Sometimes, what is truly on sale isn't the featured items up front.
Exercise the hands off rule. Studies say that if you touch it, you are most likely going to buy it.
It's a well known trick that if prices have to increase, the manufacturers will reduce the size of the package instead of outwardly increasing the price.
Know your prices, the bulk isle isn t always the cheapest price.
Keep in mind that foods are sold other places other than grocery stores. Many time you can find overstocks at the dollar store, big lots, Bartells and almost anywhere. Keep your eye open, and know your prices.
Pick your grocery store based on the prices, not how friendly the clerks are or how fancy the store is, or how uncrowded it is. think about it, there is a reason why the store is crowded. Either they have just forecasted that dreaded S word, or it's because they have the best prices. You go to the grocery store to purchase your food.
Stores charge manufacturers slotting fees. Basically they charge rent for the eye level shelves. You can just bet they are going to pass on the cost. Look UP and DOWN for the best buys.
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