Mistake: Going in unprepared
The layout of every single supermarket, no matter the chain, is laid out with a very specific goal: To tempt shoppers. “When you walk into a supermarket, your goal is to spend as little money as possible,” says Natasha Rachel Smith, consumer affairs expert at TopCashback.com. “Yet the supermarket wants you to spend as much money as it can wring from your wallet.” These apps will revolutionize the way you grocery shop.
Mistake: Forgetting to make a list
Your grocery list is still paramount when it comes to saving money. “Those who go in with a list spend less money overall than those who go in with no plan,” says Jamie Logie, a nutritionist, health and wellness coach, and personal trainer. “Also, keep a list of things you already have at home. This trips people up because you end up buying more of something you already have.” Tip: The more time you spend in a store, the more money you’ll spend.