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Avoid Supermarket Scams

Grocery stores play all sorts of tricks on innocent shoppers -- some of them more devious than others. From confusing store layouts to strategic product placement, everything is designed to make you spend more money. Staples like milk, eggs and bread are usually shelved far apart so you'll have to wander around trying to find them, and the most expensive stuff is generally placed at eye level. So always do your research and shop with a list -- you'll be much less likely to make impulse purchases that way.