Author Topic: How to Save at the Supermarket  (Read 180 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

BusinessManPH

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 271
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
How to Save at the Supermarket
« on: April 12, 2017, 06:29:55 PM »
How to Save at the Supermarket

Supermarkets are laid out to make you part with more money. The refrigerators containing basics, such as milk, juices and butter, are at the back of the store, forcing you to walk past magazines, confectionery and countless other distractions.

Once you walk through their doors, supermarkets want you to spend, spend, spend, so be aware of the tricks they employ to part you from your hard-earned cash.

Getting the runaround
The refrigerator cabinets containing basics, such as milk, juices and butter, are invariably at the back of the store, forcing you to walk past magazines, confectionery and countless other distractions to pick up a litre of milk. If you only need a couple of items, go to a store where you are familiar with the layout and leave with only those items.

On the edge
Essential foodstuffs are usually displayed around the perimeter with the more costly ready-meals and prepackaged items in the centre aisles. The more you shop in the outer aisles, the more you’ll save.

The eyes have it
Supermarkets have a trick of placing higher-priced goods at eye level. Look up, or down, to spot the regular-price items on the top or bottom shelf.

Everything changes
Just when you’ve mastered the layout of your local store, everything is rearranged. Avoid being tempted by unfamiliar displays and ask a member of staff to tell you where you can find specific items.

Wits’ end
Items displayed at the end of aisles are not necessarily on sale. The eye-catching signs can be misleading, offering excess stock at regular prices.

Generic brands add value
Generic-brand goods are rarely prominently displayed—they may be stacked on the top or bottom shelves. The packs may look less interesting, but remember that dried and canned goods don’t need fancy packaging.

Tasty copycats
These products are unlikely to be made by the market brand leader but by reputable companies that are often household names (even if the supermarkets are reluctant to reveal their source).

Significant savings
Percentage savings on own label against the market leader are considerable, typically: a box of 72 tea bags (46% less), flour (56% less) and liquid dish detergent (50% less).

From: How to Pay Less for Just About Anything, Reader's Digest Canada

Read more: Check it here.

PesoRepublic.com | Your smart guide to money matters and entrepreneurship.

How to Save at the Supermarket
« on: April 12, 2017, 06:29:55 PM »

Mountain View

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Views Last post
16
2775
Last post November 24, 2016, 01:01:48 PM
by IntraLover
5
1616
Last post August 20, 2012, 03:03:54 PM
by MotherTouch
0
975
Last post September 02, 2012, 08:56:29 AM
by NeoGemini
0
1151
Last post December 01, 2012, 12:54:06 AM
by IntraLover
0
663
Last post July 08, 2014, 09:50:04 AM
by MotherTouch

Posting Disclaimer: Any individual may post a message in this forum and may do so anonymously. Therefore, the sole author is exclusively and entirely responsible for all opinions in that message. They do not represent the official opinions of PesoRepublic , its administrators or moderators or the PesoRepublic Management. PesoRepublic is merely acting as an impartial conduit for constitutionally protected free speech and is not responsible and will not be held liable for the content of such messages. Community & Groups - Top Blogs Philippines