Wednesday, April 22, 2009
You can triumph even in the big stores
Tania Anderson, writing 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!