We all go to the supermarket regularly and sometimes we make sure we get the most value out of every dollar spent. But even if you watch the deals of the week, you may be making mistakes that still increase the total cost of your cart. Here are 10 common mistakes to know to help you reduce your bill!
10. Buying the food in the wrong order
You cannot resist the urge to fill the grocery basket? Start shopping the fruits and vegetables aisle! Your shopping cart will be filled with good things and you will have less room for unnecessary purchases.
9. Not knowing the prices of food
Try to remember the prices of products you buy regularly or make a list. This will help you to detect the false discounts!
8. Not planning
This is a common mistake! Planning the menu of the week will allow you to buy the right quantities and you will also avoid food waste.
7. Not paying attention to the weight
Do not just opt for the lowest price. Look at the quantity. Maybe a slightly more expensive product has a better value once you calculate the price based on weight or quantity.
6. Underestimating private label products
All supermarkets have their own private label and offer much lower prices than known brands. Quality is often the same, you only pay less for less aggressive marketing campaigns and less visible packaging.
5. Not trying new products
There is nothing like the comfort of our good old habits, right? It is well known: supermarkets offer attractive discounts on new products to make them known. So dare changing!
4. Not checking promotions
If you do not want to go around all the aisles, know that there are now applications that do all the work for you. You will be able to know what to buy and where without effort or almost. Some apps even offer extra coupons or cash back.
3. Not buying loose products
Buying loose product often saves money, gives you the choice to get the right amount, and does not encourage overpacking.
2. Not checking expiration dates
Supermarket employees always place the freshest food at the bottom. If you take the first, the expiration date will be closer and you may have to discard the food in whole or in part after a short time.
1. Falling into the pitfalls of marketing
Do not be fooled by information like "vegetable oil with vitamin E" or "salt without GMO". For example, vitamin E is present in sunflower seeds, so sunflower oil will always have vitamin E. With regard to genetically modified organisms, they can only be present in foods of plant or animal origin, not in salt.
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