15 Sneaky Ways Grocery Stores Control Your Mind and Money

Mar 2, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

We all want to save money where we can, right? The savvy shoppers among us clip coupons, check the weekly ads and go in with a list and a plan. But grocery stores have their own plans too, and it usually involves a few tricks.

From the scent of rotisserie chicken to the thrill of an advertised deal, here are 15 sneaky ways you’re being tricked into spending more money each time you walk into the store.

Shelf Space Is Prime Real Estate

You might think that items are stocked according to size or popularity, but in reality, distributors pay big money to have their most high-profit items stocked where they know you’re sure to see them — in the middle at direct eye level.

And those items aimed at kids? They’re cleverly stocked on the lower shelves so children will see them and ask for them, too.

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How to Make Mickey Mouse Pancakes. It’ll Take Some Practice But Your Kids Won’t Mind.

Feb 16, 2015 By Abraham 0

You might not get these to look right the first time you try, but you just might have a some people in your family who won’t mind consuming numerous practice rounds…

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Why Tipping Is Stupid and We Should All Quit It

Jan 13, 2015 By Abraham 0

Adding a tip to your restaurant bill so that your server gets paid a fair amount for their work is a dumb custom. There is an increasing but very slow trend away from it as restaurants here and there decide to pay their employees a fair wage and then decline tips from customers.

Unfortunately, this is still far from being the norm, but here’s why it should be…

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