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  • Best Shopping Tip: Check Your Receipt

    Posted by Frugal on May 23rd, 2006

    I’m not sure if supermarket business is now so tough that Vons/Pavillion/Safeway are resorting to some shady tactics.  I have been running into instances where the shoppers can easily end up much bigger bill than expected:

    1. Very similar items that are not on-sale will be placed together with on-sale items.  Unless you read the description of the item closely, you will often pick up the items that are not on-sale.
    2. On-sale items are very specific to sub-types under the same brand.  If you pick up orange juice instead of grape juice for OceanSpray brand, you won’t get the sale price.
    3. Mis-placed tags or mis-placed items will cause you to pick up items that are not on-sale, when you think that you are getting a good deal.  The description can match very closely, except for the brand.
    4. Prices are simply not correct at the check-out.

    If you don’t check your receipt and/or roughly calculate what you are buying, 9 out of 10 times you will walk out the store with a bigger bill without knowing it.  There are no other ways besides checking your receipt and read the price tag description carefully when you shop.


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