The 11 tips to buy cheaper in supermarket

you can save money when you shop. Here's how.

1. DO YOUR SHOPPING ALONE

Better to be alone than poorly accompanied in supermarkets! Because the temptation is great when you walk in family rays, each wanting his share of the cake. Exit then the children and their eternal sweet whims, cravings of DVD of Monsieur or umpteenth red lip Madame, which weigh down your note.

2. FOLLOW THE LIST

Shopping is a commando operation. So it's better to be prepared for more efficiency. And that goes through the sacred list stuck on the fridge. Then, of course, you will have to force yourself to respect it to the letter. 

3. CHOOSE THE SPECIALS

You can not miss them, there is always! Two packs for the price of one, three tablets bought, one offered. Well, do not bother to abuse it on the pretext that ... However, pay attention to family format and misleading whose price per kilo is not always to your advantage.

4. CHECK THE PRICE PER KILO OR LITER

Do not forget your glasses, because it is written in very small. The price per kilo is really the reference to follow. It also depends on the packaging (plastic, glass ...). A solution to save money: choose cold cuts or cheese and cutting products that are, in addition to better and fresh, much cheaper than packaging.

5. PREFER LOCAL AND SEASONAL

Obviously tomatoes or strawberries in winter, it's tempting! But expensive when you know that these products are routed from distant destinations. So opt for seasonal and local produce if possible. And for your feta tomatoes and whipped strawberries, wait this summer.

6. AVOID PREPARED DISHES

Of course, it's convenient and fast. Good? It would have to say again ... But above all a starred chef who puts you in a tray a duck pie or tagliatelle salmon, this has a price. Preparation, cooking, packaging ... so many steps that are found on the label. And then cooking oneself is not bad?

7. BUY ONLINE

The gymkhana at the helm of your trolley reminds you of a Monday morning on the A8? Fortunately, the internet is here! Save time and money. No room for temptation, the list respected to the letter (always) and then the value of your shopping that is displayed in real time. And especially, finished the queue in the box, you will only have to recover your victuals at the drive.

8. THE RIGHT DATE

Stop with this (false) idea that it is important not to buy a product whose deadline of consumption (DLC) approaches. Certainly, its price will have dropped before it is removed from the shelves. And in fact, these products can be kept longer than indicated on the packaging. At least 15 days for yogurt; two months for pasteurized milk, cereals, flour, mashed potatoes; two years for chocolate; ten years for preserves ...

9. LOWER YOUR EYES

Marketing strategies are ruthless: the most expensive products and brands are at eye level. And as the consumer is often in a hurry and not looking, he cracks. But by lowering your head you will find that identical products exist at the bottom of the shelves. Other brands, other prices and not necessarily bad quality.

10. STAND OUT

The ad campaign on TV has a cost to ... the consumer that you are. Forget the brands and opt for the products stamped with the name of the supermarket you go to. They are usually made in the same plants and only the packaging changes ... like the price.

11. BE FAITHFUL

Ah, the loyalty card ... You can not escape, the cashier always asks you if you have one. So you end up making him happy by accepting the free offer. And you are not totally wrong, because with each purchase you will accumulate points which after a very long time will give you the right to reduction. Always taken.

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—    Mihika Iyer