Shopping tips from the experts
Check your bills, get a good night’s sleep before you buy something expensive, and shop for seasonal items early… it’ll save you money.
Check the payment counter information
Cash registers and cash registers are not perfect machines, and neither are ATMs always perfect. At some point, these employees are bound to make mistakes. So we have to be careful when paying.
A 2010 survey in New York found that scanner errors cost $2.5 billion a year. Ideally, you should keep track of what’s on screen so you don’t lose a dime.
Buy seasonal items early
The best way to avoid buying at high prices is to avoid buying at the right time. You can buy Christmas gifts a month or two in advance, buy summer stuff in winter…
Not only do you save money, you also save waiting time.
Do not bring baskets or carts.
Carrying a shopping cart or basket while shopping in the supermarket aisle is a bad idea when trying to keep your grocery bill down. With plenty of free space, you have more space to place, increasing your shopping demand.
But when your arms are full of purchased items, you will be more careful and only buy the things you really need.
Take a nap before shopping
If you decide to buy something expensive, think twice to avoid getting impulsive. dr Russell Sanna, executive director of sleep medicine at Harvard University, recommends getting a few hours of sleep before surgery so you can make the right decision when you wake up.
A Lancaster University study also found that given three groups of participants given easy and difficult problems to solve, the group was able to sleep before solving the difficult problems more effectively.
Follow the shopping list
In view of too many attractive offers and promotions, it is difficult for us to refuse the purchase. Instead of buying shampoo, we can buy creams and makeup.
Make a shopping list as a “reminder” if you forget and remember to avoid overspending.
Find out about the discount plan
Take notes and learn about in-store promotions that benefit your spending habits. For example, a pair of jeans that you like can be sold 30-50% cheaper at another time. When shopkeepers use a “for sale” ad to attract buyers, they can use it to buy cheap products.
In addition to the security risks, paying with a card can make it easier to overspend since you can’t see how much you’re spending. Cashless shopping creates the illusion that you can afford unlimited spending. On the other hand, paying cash allows you to budget smartly.
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