Chris P writes: “I have worked in a supermarket for a number of years. I have seen a lot of people come into the store in a good mood… and leave in a bad one! Here are my top 5 tips for a easy and stress-free shopping trip.”
- Know the busy and quiet times of a store. this can help you have a quicker shop, and less people to get in the way. If you go during the busy times, it will almost certainly lead to stress during your shopping… for a number of reasons.
- Be prepared. There’s nothing worse than if you are on a monthly shopping budget, than to go into a supermarket with out a shopping list or idea of what you want.Creating a list… whether it be on your PDA, or a piece of paper… can save you from those impulse buys that stores strive for, thus saving you money.
- Try to be in a good mood! The cashiers have been sitting there all day, doing the same thing. It gets repetitive. In most cases, the casher will be polite to you. Be polite back! This will not only make your checkout experience a lot better… it will also improve the cashers mood, causing less mistakes!
- Choose the right cart. If you have a small cart or a basket you cant fit much in them, meaning you have to buy less items. Having a big cart makes you want to fill it, or tempts you to buy more than you normally would have.
- Do you really need to go shopping and spend more hard-earned cash? Make sure you actually need to go shopping. Whats in your cabinets and fridge? In most cases, you can have enough food in the house without actually going shopping for more!
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