Wednesday, January 21, 2009

HMAH Tip #3 - Never Grocery Shop When You're Hungry

This tip applies to all ages. Never go grocery shopping when you're hungry. Whether your an adult or child going grocery shopping hungry can be detrimental to your budget. It's a proven fact - when you shop hungry you add more items to your cart than were on your list. Since you're hungry and surrounded by food - it all looks delicious and you end up buying more.

If you happen to be shopping with a child, make sure they aren't hungry either. This will help them from be less cranky and/or whiny. Another trick is to bring along something to keep them busy, so you can focus more of your time on shopping.

As a rule of thumb, make sure you have a meal or at least light snack prior to your trip. At the very least chew a stick of gum or suck on a piece of hard candy.

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