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10 Ways Grocery Stores Trick You Into Spending More


You can get your shopping done quickly -- and wisely.
You can get your shopping done quickly -- and wisely.
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We all enjoy the thrill of saving a buck, right? The savvy shoppers among us do all sorts of things to save a few cents here and there at grocery stores, such as cutting coupons, scoping out sales and using a membership card to receive discounts.

But food stores, from gourmet retailers to budget grocery markets, have ways of getting you to fork over more of your money to them -- without you even knowing it! Sure, there's a difference between engaging in cutthroat business practices and unabashedly cheating customers. Some methods are shadier than others. Here are 10 common ways grocery stores trick you into spending more.


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