Tania Anderson, wrhting on Washingtonpost.com, says you need to outsmart the stores these days. First, leave the kiddies at home. Did you know they influence 80% of their parents’ buying? I don’t mean candy and that stuff, either.
Bring the kid—buy 30% more. Retailers are licking their chops.
Make a list. Remember those? Sticking to the list and buying the cheapest of each product on it—save a third!
Forget those limited-time offers. And those free gift things—how free is free if you have to buy something for $29 to get it?
Forget the fear appeals—all your teeth will fall out, etc. It’s just toothpaste.
Bring a calculator. Add up groceries as you go along.
Change your shopping habits—cruise different aisles, check prices in a different store.
And might I add—you might see a food you used to like that you don’t normally buy. It’s fun!