This Is the Most Expensive Mistake You Can Make at the Grocery Store

No one can save you from a shockingly high grocery bill. Supermarkets know the right strategies to make you spend your hard-earned cash. So we gathered the most expensive mistakes you can make at the grocery store. Avoid one time-saving thing to save big money at checkout (page 10).

1. Not making a list

Family Discussing Shopping List in Supermarket
A vague list — or no list at all — won’t get you far. | shironosov/iStock/Getty Images
  • Without a list of necessary groceries, you’re far more likely to grab whatever appeals to you.

Benjamin Franklin wasn’t talking about groceries when he said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” However, it still applies to your food budget. You’ll likely shrink your bank account and grow your waistline without a preplanned grocery list.

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