Ways grocery stores trick you into spending more

The clever psychology behind why you bought more than you intended to (again)

Stars Insider

23/03/23 | StarsInsider


We've all been there: you just needed to pop into the grocery store to pick up one or two things, but you ended up rolling a full cart out of there, a too-long receipt in your hands and a confused look on your face. While the task of shopping at a supermarket might seem simple, there is actually a lot of psychological manipulation happening behind the scenes.

From what you're buying to how much time and money you're spending there, grocery stores have constructed nearly every detail to get you to buy more. And even the most stubborn of us are extremely impressionable when it comes to sales and free samples!

Click through to see the many tricks grocery stores use to influence you unknowingly, and become a more mindful consumer (and a better-saving one) right now.

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