Save Money by Avoiding Grocery Store Tricks
Posted on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 at 7:00 am
Want to lower the cost of your grocery bill? You probably are checking the store’s sales, using coupons, and getting special deals from the loyalty card. There are other simple ways to prevent your grocery bill from becoming too expensive.
Make a List
It doesn’t take very long to put together a list of the groceries and household items that you need to purchase. Take the list with you to the grocery store – and stick to it. A list can make it easier to say “no” when you consider buying something that you do not need.
Go Around the Edges
Start with the produce section. Pick up the fruits and vegetables that you need. Go around the edges of the store and shop from the meat, dairy, and egg department. This is an easy way to get most of the items that are on your grocery list without being distracted.
Ignore the Endcaps
Endcaps are the small sections of shelves that are on the end of every aisle. The groceries there are often on sale. For example, if it is near Thanksgiving, and the endcap has boxes of stuffing, go ahead and pick it up.
Products on endcaps are intended to attract customers and increase sales of that product for the store. Those products are often “junk food” items that you probably don’t need. It is ok to ignore the endcaps.
Walk Down Boring Aisles
Do your kids grab things and put them into the grocery cart? One way to stop that is to walk down aisles with products that don’t appeal to them.
Plan your route to the back of the store by going through the cleaning product aisle or the baby food aisle. Your kids are unlikely to put laundry detergent or diapers into the shopping cart.