Here are 5 most common ways the supermarkets trick you into buying more
1. Fresh Good Near The Entrance
They look good. And the smell... The vibrant colours of the fresh fruits and vegetables and the aroma of "just out of the oven" bagels make your mouth water and tummy growl. The apples weren't in the grocery list, but hey, they are healthy and that bread smelled so nice, so you just couldn't resist...
2. Essentials are hidden at the very back of the store
You are looking for the dozen eggs you initially came to the store for? Too bad for you. You have to go through half the supermarket passing those tasty looking colourful shelves and bargain deals until you get to what you're looking for. And pass the other half of tempting goodness on your way out. Good luck sticking to "only eggs" now.
3. Most expensive items and brands at eye level
Bending or stretching up is too much of an effort. Especially when you have all your need at arm's lenght, right. But a glance up or down the shelves will reveal to you one of the supermarkets' sneaky tricks. Similar items with lower prices and not so attractive packaging are placed out of your eyesight. Because buying the expensive brand is what the store wants you to.
4. Two for One Deal! How can you resist..
The 12 pack is 23 cents cheaper than 2 six-packs? Win! 12 rolls of kitchen paper on the price of 10? It's my lucky day! However have you notices that buying more has you consuming more? Just think about it... Having that extra jar of peanut butter makes it easier on your soul to spread a little more on your sandwich, doesn't it?
5. Checkout line traps
After filling up your cart with all those products you weren't aware you needed (remember, you came to the store just for eggs, right?) now you have to patiently wait for your turn at the checkout line. And what do we have here? More colourful shelves with candy bars, mints, chewing gum and other small items costing not more than a buck. You'll get your handful of sugary items without even noticing.