Oct. 3, 2022

154 | Grocery Store Science | Secrets Of The Grocery Store & How To Beat Them

Show Summary: 

Is your local grocery store manipulating you?  You bet they are!  Grocery store science is big business and in today’s show, we pull back the curtain and expose how easily we are being tricked into spending more money every time we shop.  Welcome to the Fat & Broke Podcast!

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Grocery Store Science:

The Science:

  • Layout/Design
  • Take It Slow
  • Special Offers/Rewards
  • Eye(s) Level
  • Hunger Games
  • Bigger Carts
  • Paying For Preparation
  • The Maze
  • Impulse
  • “Free” Samples
  • Closed Entrances
  • Parking Lot Appeal

The Solutions: 

  • Wear headphones and play fast music
  • Wear a watch
  • Have a list
  • Set a timer (<20 min)
  • Shop your cabinets and know what you need before you go
  • Leave your kids at home
  • Use a basket instead of a cart
  • Shop price per unit and not special offers
  • Eat healthy before you shop
  • Order online using a list
  • Ask for help, don’t search for something
  • Have a plan

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