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7 Things Your Grocer Wants You to Know
May 11, 2012
Marilyn and I hope you're well and reaping the benefits of adding natures super foods to your diet!

Today we thought we'd share with you seven things your grocer wants you to know and are worth a try.

7 Things Your Grocer Wants You to Know

1. For the best deals, look past eye level.

Eye level is the most desirable place on the shelf, where your grocer puts new products or the more profitable items.

But these items do cost you more.

Look at both top and bottom shelves, where items like tea, cereal, macaroni and cheese can be 50% to 60% cheaper per serving.

2. Try before you buy.

Ask if you can sample an item first.

It's so easy to have your grocer open a box or cut into one of those oranges before you buy a dozen.

How to do it: Ask the manager or person in charge of the department for a sample, saying why. ("I've never had these crackers before. Would it be possible to taste them to see if I like them?")

3. Ask for a better price.

Whether you've found a lower price elsewhere or are buying in bulk, it's worth trying.

Many chains like Whole Foods have a 10% unadvertised case or bulk discount, you just have to ask for it at the register.

4. Shop just after deliveries.

At some stores, they have three fish shipments a week, on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

So, if you want it super-fresh, shop at noon on those days.

At your local store, ask for each department's regular delivery schedule and plan your weekly shopping accordingly.

We like to do our shopping on Tuesday's.

Discover when not to go to the supermarket, like weekends.

5. Choose your store based on dry goods prices, not bread and milk.

Day-to-day items that sell in high volumes, like dairy and bread, are sold at close to cost, which is why a sale on milk only saves you a few cents.

But dry goods and items that fill the centers of stores for months on end?

They often have much higher markups, and when they're on sale it can mean discounts as high as 50% to 60%.

That's why the same box of cereal can be $4.99 at one store and $2.99 on sale at another.

Simply skim the weekly ads for prices on your favorite cereals, coffee, canned goods and beverages.

6. We like to chat-up the managers.

You want that personal relationship that you used to have with, say, the butcher.

Introduce yourself, and let them know when you shop and what you're looking for, whether that's the lowest prices or the best cuts of beef.

They want to keep me as a customer, so they'll often tell me about sales that haven't been announced yet.

They can also put aside sale items for you before they sell out.

Best part: Managers can teach you how to maximize your coupons, just ask.

Ask your butcher about the best tips for saving on meat.

7. Want organic?

Look for the number 9.

Say goodbye to produce aisle confusion.

Look for the little sticker on the item.

In the U.S., stickers have a four-digit code.

If there's a 9 in front of it, it means it's organic.

...unfortunately, that's all the time we have for today.

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