- Make a list and stick to it.
- Compare unit pricing, not box size. As with good things, good prices sometimes come in small packages.
- If you only need a handful of items, use a basket, not a cart. Empty space on your cart will be tempting to fill.
- If it’s not on your list, don’t pick it up.
- Shop at the edge of the store. That’s where the healthier, cheaper items hide.
- Don’t stick to buying brand name, stick to lowest price.
- Consider generics. You usually get the same quality, without the unnecessary branding.
- Learn to love coupons.
- Make one big shop, rather than several small ones.
- Check your receipt.
- Shop alone. Science shows that we spend more when we’re with company.
- Track your spending so you can see what’s eating your money.
- Eat a meal before shopping. Shopping on a full stomach keeps you from impulse spending and focused on your list.
- Shop without a car. Nothing limits spending like knowing you’ll have to carry your goods home.
*For More information on this blog, visit: The Consumerist