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10 Ways Grocery Stores Trick You Into Spending More

Hiding Flawed Foods

Bruised strawberries, fatty cuts of meat, torn slices of cheese: What do markets do with damaged foods like these? Bury them in packages and sell them, of course!

Instead of tossing out or donating flawed foods, stores will instead strategically arrange them among undamaged goods. This way, you don't discover the blemishes until you get home. The chance of customers like you going through the hassle of returning to the store, waiting in line and exchanging the item is pretty slim. Choose packages that clearly show contents, or pay extra attention to what you're buying to avoid getting suckered and stuck with rotten food.