Saving when shopping

All important saving tips for saving when shopping and avoiding expensive traps, such as comparing the basic price or filling quantities, bending over and stretching for products in the supermarket. Looking to the left can also save money when shopping. With a little planning and skill, going to the checkout is now cheaper!Saving when shopping


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Saving when shopping is not that difficult. We, Kurt Meier and Uwe Glinka, are the authors of several savings guides and give you tips and answers on how not to fall for the expensive traps in the supermarket and thus save money.

Trap 1: The cheapest product is not always easy to find: Sometimes the basic price per liter is given, sometimes for half a kilo, instead of 100 grams. Tip: Make a note of prices including the amount of goods you buy more often and compare them in the future.

Trap 2: At first glance, fake packages are hardly recognizable: same size, same appearance, same price. It is only when you take a closer look that you see that instead of the previous 1.5 there are only 1.35 liters, instead of 500 only 400 grams. Tip: Compare fill quantities and make lists when shopping.

Case 3: The opposite is also the case: 20% more content is advertised and a bargain is pretended. However, the price increase is 30 and more percent. Do some calculations when shopping to save a lot of money!

Trap 4: Promotional goods and offers are often offered in the middle of the aisle, so that they are not overlooked and accessed faster when shopping. However, these items are not always cheaper than comparable goods on the shelf. Only the 1: 1 comparison reveals what is cheaper.

Trap 5: shelves are divided into invisible areas: at eye level in the viewing zone are products that bring the most profit. The cheapest are in the bend and the stretch zone. Stooping or stretching is worthwhile to save money when shopping. If this is difficult for you, ask the seller or customer for help.

Case 6: Shelves in the supermarket are mostly designed for right-handed users. This is why there are more expensive products, while the cheaper goods are often placed on the left. Looking to the left is the answer to this placement!

Saving while shopping also means knowing and avoiding such expensive tricks in supermarkets and discounters. You can save more money with the following shopping tricks:

Save before shopping

First something to eat

Because going hungry shopping automatically means buying more and unnecessary things. We humans cannot defend ourselves against that. That is why it is always seen as the biggest mistake when shopping sparingly when entering a store hungry.

Make a shopping

plan Before you think about what you need, don’t spontaneously buy things that you regret afterwards and that only cost money. You can also plan ahead for a longer period of time and possibly buy cheaper, larger pack sizes. The general rule is: create inventories. You can save a lot of money by purchasing larger and therefore cheaper quantities.

Coupons and offers

Use the brochures in your mailbox and plan your purchase with the offers or coupons in them. But watch out for the above-mentioned expensive traps: not that a product just seems cheap.

Choosing discounters

Shopping at discounters is often cheaper. In particular, many of the discounters’ own brands are also from well-known brand manufacturers and you get comparable quality at a significantly lower price.