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7 Secrets to Outsmarting Your Supermarket

Look Past the Super Marketing to Protect Your Wallet and Your Waistline


5/24/2017 1:32:52 PM

5/15/2017 10:20:01 AM

KITT52's SparkPage
really good ideas..thanks
5/10/2017 8:28:46 AM

Great tips!
5/4/2017 8:34:20 AM

JAJABEE1717's SparkPage
Working on this. There used to be a store in the former state that I lived in, that offered "Buy 2, Get 3 Free!" Oh, was I a sucker for that!
5/3/2017 5:46:42 PM

I have to make a list before I go, otherwise my meal prep will go horribly and I will be more tempted to eat less than desirable food choices. Definitely found it easier to shop on a full stomach so I'm not tempted to buy junkier food items.
5/3/2017 8:32:46 AM

I always make lists and try to stick to the list
4/22/2017 3:09:16 PM

NANASUEH's SparkPage
I shop after breakfast and I always have a list written in the order of the store layout.
4/20/2017 7:55:32 PM

I have stopped drinking soda and sweet tea and most white potatoes. I do have to let go of more things but find each step helps.
3/8/2017 10:19:15 AM

Good advice. I've done the sampling when in Sam's club. Christmas hubby wanted the cheesecake we sampled to take to the dinner on Christmas day. At least we shared it.
2/16/2017 11:58:56 AM

Once I learned I was diabetic, I stopped buying and eating sweets. Just like that. I can walk right by the Entemann's or Fritos or whatever isn't healthy like it isn't even there. My dietician lets me have a small square of unfrosted cake (which I bake myself) Friday night and Saturday lunch to celebrate the Sabbath. Otherwise, I eat no cake, no snack foods, no soda, etc. during the rest of the week. And I'm not even tempted. I try to find recipes that feature veggies, poultry, and fish. I still have issues with portion control, but at least the foods I do eat are the ones I should be eating: whole grains, poultry (skin off), fruits, veggies, water, etc. I eat pretty few prepared foods so that I can control the sodium, too. As soon as this Bell's palsy clears up, I want to enroll in exercise classes. I'm starting to walk more again on nice days. Hey---I'm TRYING!
1/28/2017 8:35:38 PM

CAROL0512's SparkPage
In winter when I have a bulky coat I place the coat in the cart. This "fills up" the cart and helps me to buy less.
1/7/2017 11:54:28 AM

I enjoy grocery shopping and do use a list. I also eat samples and try to count them in my Nut stats for the day.
1/4/2017 11:58:25 AM

Great ideas. Some were new to me, some not. Heading to the store today so this will be a wonderful challenge. I'm in!.
12/15/2016 9:33:42 AM

DOTBVAR's SparkPage
Loved the article. Nice to be reminded to stand firm in the grocery store and not give in to impulse buying. Need to strengthen both my self-determination as well as my finances.
12/2/2016 5:03:11 AM

TUKARAMA's SparkPage
As for the free samples... our grocery stores only give out free wine, brandy, and rum. No food. And I will log it in my tracker - but free booze?! Yeah, you know it!

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