Thursday, March 20, 2014

Shop Smart!

Every individual takes on the role of being a consumer. Ever wondered how you can make the most out of your purchases? Daily spending play a huge factor in our life. Here are some tips which I'd gladly share to those who are willing to take some time to browse through. Here's hoping you can get something that would be of help.

Have your list ready
Want to save time and avoid buying stuff beyond what you need to buy? Make a list and bring it with you when you shop. Most especially when buying groceries.

Look for promo products
Depending on your usage, if say it's a laundry powder or air freshener that you frequently use, then Buy 1 Get 1 Free is a good deal for you. As for products nearing their expiry, might as well avail of the discounted price if you're sure that you'll be able to consume it prior to the date indicated. If you can't, then avoid putting your money to waste.

Shop in stores with Loyalty cards
Since you do purchase stuff often at a certain store especially for groceries, it is best to become a member of that store's loyalty program. That way you get rebates or rewards for accumulated purchases. And while at it, make sure to track the points you earned. Visit the shop's website or have your card checked for points balance from time to time.

Always check your receipt
Do you take time to take a closer look at the receipt you get after you're done with the cashier? If you don't, then you better do so. Not only will it help should you need to have the item replaced, but also to dispute any incorrect entry among other things.

Prioritize quality first
Brand name is not everything. Oftentimes, it would even cost you more. Checking the quality of the product regardless of the brand is the right way to do it. Being also cautious of the brand is okay as long as you have the money to pay for it. Then it wouldn't hurt.

Note and compare prices
For sure you don't limit yourself to visiting just one store. When you get to other establishments, take note of the prices of those products you frequently buy.  Having done so, do some comparison so you know which of those stores sell milk at a lower value, for example.

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