All important savings tips for saving when shopping and avoiding expensive traps, such as comparing the base price or quantities, bending over and stretching for products in the supermarket. The view to the left can also save money when shopping. With a bit of planning and skill, going to the cashier is now cheaper!
Saving while shopping is not that difficult. We, Mark Williams and Lisa Martin, as authors of several savings guides give you tips and answers on how you can not fall for the expensive traps in the supermarket and thus save money.
- Case 1: The cheapest product is not always easy to find: times the base price per liter is given, sometimes for half a kilo, instead of 100 grams. Tip: Make a note of prices including the content of goods you buy more often and compare them in the future.
- Trap 2: Hard to see at first sight: same size, same look, same price. Only on closer inspection, it is found that instead of 1.5 so far only 1.35 liters, instead of 500 only 400 grams are included. Tip: Compare quantities and make lists while shopping.
- Case 3: The opposite is the case: There is advertised with 20 percent more content and pretends to be a bargain. But the price increase is 30 or more percent. Expect to pay more while shopping, often to save a lot of money!
- Trap 4: Promotional merchandise and promotions are often offered in the middle of the aisle, so you do not overlook them and access them faster while shopping. These items are not always cheaper than comparable items on the shelf. What is cheaper, reveals only the 1: 1 comparison.
- Case 5: Shelves are divided into invisible areas: At eye level in the viewing zone are products that bring the most profit. In the Buck and the stretch, the zone is the cheapest. Bending or stretching is well worth it to save money while shopping. If this is difficult, ask seller or customer for help.
- Case 6: Shelves in the supermarket are usually designed for right-handed people. There, therefore, are more expensive products, while on the left side often the cheap goods are placed. Looking to the left is the answer to this placement!
Saving while shopping also means knowing and avoiding such expensive tricks in supermarkets and discounters. You save more money with the following shopping tricks:
Save before shopping
- First of
all something to eat Because hungry to go shopping means automatically to buy more and also unnecessary. Since we humans can not defend ourselves against it. That is why it is always considered the biggest mistake in economical shopping when you enter a store hungry.
- Make a shopping plan
Think about what you need, then do not spontaneously buy things that you will regret afterward and only cost money. You can also plan ahead for long periods and buy cheaper, larger pack sizes. It is general: Create stocks. You can save a lot of money by purchasing larger and therefore cheaper quantities.
- Coupons and Offers
Take advantage of the brochures in your mailbox and plan your purchase with the offers or coupons in these. But pay attention to the above-mentioned expensive traps: not that a product seems cheap.
- Select the discount store
Shopping at the discount store is often cheaper. In particular, many own brands of discounters are also from well-known brand manufacturers and you get comparable quality for significantly cheaper price.
Save on shopping
- Avoid plastic
- or take reusable bags for shopping saves a lot of money.
- Buying fresh products in the evening
Because in many shops, vegetables and fruits get cheaper just before closing time. You save money only by shopping at the right time of the day.
- Shelf life date
Products near the sell-by date are offered at low prices in certain locations. The products are still perfectly fine at this time and can be bought with a clear conscience. But watch out: do not just buy, just because it’s cheaper.
- Seasonal products
Watch out for foods that are currently in season. These are particularly cheap, because the harvest must be sold off. This saves you money by choosing the right food.
- Buy nothing just because it’s cheap
Buy only when you really need it. But then cheap. Buying things they would not otherwise have bought just because they are cheap is the opposite of saving. Additional consumption or disposal costs money.