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By Irsan Kao
Published on 03/15/2010
 
Super markets adopt various strategies to attract the customers and make them spend beyond their budget The supermarkets are preferred by the customers as they can find all they require at one place

Super markets adopt various strategies to attract the customers and make them spend beyond their budget. The supermarkets are preferred by the customers as they can find all they require at one place.

It is not required for the customers to visit many supermarkets for finding the best bargains. It is not worth spending your time and money visiting various supermarkets for the meager price difference from the schemes that they offer. The price reduction that the supermarkets offer will be equal to the amount spent on the fuel you utilize to travel to the place and the parking charges you pay there.

Here are certain tips for you to avoid over spending:

1.Supermarkets follow standard marketing strategies to attract the customers. Understanding their strategy is very much important to make your purchases. Sometimes the personal care products may have offer tags and sometimes there may be special offers on beverages. You have to understand the strategy and maximize the best bet.

2.You will have to utilize the offers to the maximum. It will be wise to go for regular used products which could be bought under the offers and can be stocked to last for several weeks. Buy two get one offers and other coupon offers have to be preferred.

3.Supermarkets are experts in understanding the customer mentality. They tempt the buyers by placing the attractive and expensive products at the key points so that the customer gets attracted and wishes to purchase them. The best way to escape such temptation is to make a list of your necessities and stick to them strictly, to avoid impulse purchases.

4.The arrangement of the products to tempt the customer is also one of the marketing strategies. The expensive products are kept at an eye level where the people usually look. All the cheaper brands are either kept at higher or lower levels. Keep an open eye on this arrangement strategy of the supermarkets and look only for what you want.

5.Always apply for loyalty cards and use them. When the supermarkets announce any offers that would double or triple your points, then avail the offers and collect the extra points by making the related purchases. This will be a great saving which can be utilized for subsequent purchases.

6.Do not be in a hurry to cash all your loyalty points because some supermarkets announce offers where these loyalty points can be used for purchasing cinema tickets or for subscribing magazines. It is better to avail them because sometimes they are worth as much as four times the cash value of the loyalty points.

7.The supermarkets offer many bargains on several reduced to clear sections which has to be cleared quickly. You can buy them up to their sell by date and stock it in your freezer till you need to use them.

By wisely understanding the strategies and utilizing the offers productively to the optimum extent possible, you can save on your supermarket bills, significantly.