Save a lot of money when shopping in the discounter – here you will find the best savings tips from sales professionals who know all the market tricks!
Just go shopping and bang, we have again spent so much more money than we wanted to spend. Not an exceptional phenomenon: There are many ways to trick us humans and, when we go shopping, entice us into buying more and spending more money than we want. Sales professionals know precisely how to design the supermarket shelves to encourage us to buy.
As the holiday shopping season gears up, Yamuna Gibson, a Shopping & Coupons Expert at Wadav, reveal the insider tricks of the supermarkets with which you should be encouraged to buy – and you will find out how you can avoid the expensive traps:
The best savings tips for every discounter:
- Before you go shopping, think carefully about which meals you need and when for a week.
- Write down a shopping list and work through this point by point.
- Sort your shopping list into supermarket categories such as canned goods, fruit/vegetables, drinks, and household so that you don’t have to walk back and forth in the aisles so often that you could succumb to spontaneous temptations.
- Choose fruits and vegetables based on what’s in season. This brings variety to your dining table, and you can flexibly avoid the higher-priced types that cost more if they have to be imported from far away countries because they are not in season in Europe.
- Go shopping just before the store closes. This forces you to go shopping and work through your shopping list. Due to the increased concentration, you are not so susceptible to temptation offers.
- Shop only once a week! Buying lots of parts separately several times will trick your brain into thinking that you haven’t spent that much money yet. But, no matter how small, it is easy; we notice it on the account at the end of the month.
- Pay attention to the goods NEXT to the products that catch your eye first! These anchor products bring big bucks to the supermarkets, and the products are also cheaper for you. For example, choose the chocolate cream next to the most famous chocolate cream, you will save a lot.
- Avoid the offers at the beginning of the aisles. In the middle of the aisles, you will find the cheaper offers.
- Check out the digging tables. They don’t look that attractive, but that’s where the cheaper offers are hidden. Often you will find the special offers from last week on the rummaging tables – significantly reduced!
- Make the effort and look for the bent and stretched goods at the top and bottom of the shelves. This is where the cheaper products are hidden. The products at eye level are usually more expensive; in any case, the supermarkets want to sell these products because they have the highest profit margins.
- Choose products from the respective house brand. The content is often very similar to that of branded products. But since there are significantly fewer marketing costs involved, the house brands are considerably cheaper. What you like better is, of course, a personal matter.
- Stay away from the lock offers at the end of the shopping trip. At the checkout, you are exhausted and tired; of course, the supermarkets there offer you sweet temptations that your blood sugar level will respond to. If you are aware of this, you can go without it and treat yourself to a healthier and cheaper snack at home.
- Beware of special offers! These products are not necessarily cheap. Special offer means above all that the market wants to lure us with this offer, possibly earn a lot from it or get rid of the stuff because it does not go down well in regular sales.
- Don’t go shopping when you are tired, frustrated, or disappointed, because when we are in a bad mood due to the events of the day, our brains tend to want to cheer us up with the endorphin frenzy of shopping. Afterward, we get annoyed twice because the cause of the disappointment is still there, and we have spent unnecessary money on top of that.
- The shelves in supermarkets are primarily optimized for right-handers. So look to the left when you go shopping, there might be cheaper offers.
- Shop for fruits and vegetables in the evening. Often perishable goods are reduced in price shortly before the shop closes so that buyers can still be found before the goods end up in the trash.
- You can also get cheaper products whose best-before date is about to expire. As we now know, an expired best-before date for many products does not mean that the product is no longer edible.
To learn about all the ways to save money this holiday season, visit Wadav.com.