Are You Falling for These Supermarket Tricks? Here's How Not to Spend More Money

The grocery store seems to be both a blessing and a curse. It saves us money from splurging on overpriced lunchtime sandwiches and nightly takeout or indulgent dinners at restaurants. But, we often find ourselves spending way more than we bargained for when we shop. Though we claim we only get what we need, somehow the bill adds up quickly, and we attempt to shrug it off. But supermarkets DO find ways to trick you into spending more money than you actually need to. Ten for $10 10 for 10 According to a grocery store survey, people bought much more than they wanted to when they saw 10 for $10 deals vs. five for $5 and one for $1 sales. But remember to ask yourself whether or not you actually need 10 of that item. Large grocery carts carts Ever feel like you'll look like a fool if you push around a cart with very little in it? This might cause you to start throwing things in just because. Opt for a hand basket instead. Precut vegetables and fruits where's everything Though they look nice, and they prompt you to think how nice it is to have that step taken out of your routine, leaving you that much closer to eating it, they're not a good deal.  CBC News discovered that precut veggies and fruits can be a lot more expensive than the whole items. Checkout goodies items at checkout Standing in line waiting to checkout can be boring. But thankfully there's fun items from gadgets to goodies staring you in the face. But do you really need that magazine or candy bar? These items serve to tempt you into making an impulsive last-minute purchase. Beware! Where did everything go? precut food You hit up your local store several times a month, or sometimes even in one week. But one day, your items have gone missing and you're scouring the store searching for where the cereal went! In that time, you find yourself browsing the aisles for things you didn't even know about, and voila, your cart is filled with fun stuff. Eye-level items eye-level trick Chances are, if they're at eye level, then they're the name-brand options that are pricier than what's below. Kneel down to get the real deals. Are you guilty of falling for any of these supermarket tricks? Source: Popsugar Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_111003" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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