Woman Vegetable shopping
Financial Tips

Shop Smart!

By
on
January 25, 2018

We’ve all heard about the consumer psychology at play in the setup of grocery stores. The basics, like eggs and milk, are in the back of the store, forcing you to pass by aisles packed with things you don’t need. The checkouts are lined with impulse purchases aimed at catching your attention – and that of your kids. It’s no wonder a quick run to the grocery finds you spending way more than planned. But you can outsmart the store by following these easy tips:

  1. Keep your kids home. If you can swing a supermarket run when the kids are sleeping or when everyone’s at school, go for it. Impulse purchases skyrocket when your cart is loaded with a child begging for “just one more treat” or a toddler who needs to be bribed out of a tantrum.
  2. Stick to your list. This is an old piece of wisdom, but one worth following.
  3. Beware of specials. Store owners are counting on you being too hurried to work out the math and realize that you’re not saving much, especially if it isn’t something you need.
  4. Don’t grab a cart when you only came in for a few items. You’ll feel the need to fill it and won’t realize how much you’re buying.

Follow these easy tips and share with us: How much did you save on your grocery bill this month?

TAGS
RELATED POSTS

February 19, 2020

Quick-what’s your credit score?

February 12, 2020

Fake Check Scams!

February 5, 2020

LEAVE A COMMENT

Banking Made Easy

At TFCU, we are committed to offering an extensive range of products and services designed specifically with you in mind! We want to make your banking experience as easy as possible by giving you convenient access to manage your accounts on the go, all while providing you with the latest and greatest banking technology.

In addition to banking products & services, TFCU has several affiliate companies known as Credit Union Service Organizations! These companies allow us to offer Insurance Services, Financial Services & Real Estate Services to our members.

TFCU membership is available to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Bristol County, Massachusetts; Bristol, Kent, Newport and Providence counties in Rhode Island; and the Rhode Island towns of Charlestown, Exeter, Hopkinton, Narragansett, New Shoreham, North Kingstown, Richmond and South Kingstown. Membership is also open to immediate family members of existing members.

Instagram
  • We visited @therealdonutfactory in New Bedford earlier today to perform random acts of kindness to finish out our week! 
Make sure you check them out for delicious donuts and try their X-Factor coffee! 
#TFCUStreetTeam #TFCUGives
  • Today as part of our Random Acts of Kindness, we stopped by Forrest's Family Fun Center "Skating" and handed out some gift cards to guests to use towards skating, gaming and concessions! 
#TFCUStreetTeam #TFCUGives
  • Some of our Street Team Members walked around @trucchissupermarket in Middleboro earlier and handed out Trucchi’s gift cards to shoppers as part of our Random Acts of Kindness Week! 
We’ll be back out tomorrow in Taunton so stay tuned! 
#TFCUStreetTeam #tfcugives
  • We stopped by Stephanie’s in Downtown Taunton and handed out some gift cards to the guests inside to help pay for their lunches! 
Stephanie’s is located on Main Street and serves breakfast and lunch along with a full coffee bar. If you haven’t been stop in and check it out! 
#tfcustreetteam #tfcugives
  • It’s National Random Acts Of Kindness Day! 
Starting tomorrow, our #TFCUStreetTeam will be hitting the streets of our communities performing random acts of kindness! Keep an eye out to see where we end up! 
In the mean time, what’s something kind you’ve done for someone today? Did you witness a random act of kindness? Let us know in the comments!

#nationalrandomactsofkindnessday #randomactsofkindness
  • Have a Happy Presidents Day!

Follow Me!