in the Store Tips and Tricks
ahead but be prepared for contingencies
without your family
a copy of the store’s policy
the psychology of shopping
where your clearance is
your stores mark down days
with a calculator
for marked down meat
each section about coupons
at a couple of different stores.
"crisis cook." Shopping after work for the day's dinner gets
expensive. Plan a weekly menu before shopping and watch your grocery bill
waste money on prepared foods. Instead, prepare meals ahead of time and freeze
them, or double a recipe when cooking, and freeze the second for a hectic day
grocery store's main aisles, like the paths to milk and bread, are usually
strewn with high-priced land mines. Avoiding those pricey areas will really
early or late in the day..
on the markdowns and save as much as 20 percent.
advantage of in-store coupon displays and the machines that spew them.
on to your supermarket's online home page for coupons.
the toll-free numbers on your favorite products' labels and tell the
customer-service rep how much you enjoy them. Some reps will offer cents-off
(or even free) coupons for the product itself; if not, ask.
retailers guarantee that if the item doesn't ring up at the correct price, you
get it for free or at a discount. Pay attention to the details.
purchasing nongrocery items