6. Put on Your Blinders
It might sound difficult, but ignoring all the shiny new items that would distract you from said list is crucial. Putting on blinders will single-handedly save you tens if not hundreds of dollars.
Every supermarket knows how to arrange their merchandise so that they can get the most amount of money out of you, leading you on increasingly distracting paths. You, on the other hand, need to outsmart them by saying ‘no’ to anything that grabs your attention, especially if it’s not on your list and even more so if it looks like it’s on sale.
7. Start at the Back
If you’re looking for the cream of the crop, start by shopping at the back of the store. Remember your blinders and you’ll circumvent all of the fancy items that are just begging for a spot in your cart.
Lifehacker found that all the best deals are at the back, so by the time you reach the front again most of your list will be crossed off and you will have saved a ton of money in the process. It might be a little strange, but try it out and compare this shopping spree to an earlier one. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.
8. Shop Costco Online
If you’re not a big fan of the typical shopping experience and would rather avoid all the hassle, you could just shop online. By doing so you’ll be getting the same sweet deals and more, but you’ll save yourself a trip with the car and a crowded store.
What’s that about more deals, you might ask? Costco has some exclusive online deals that you won’t find in brick-and-mortar stores. So if you don’t feel like driving on over, take advantage of this! Then you’ll have the option to pick your goods up or have them delivered straight to your door.