How Grocery Stores Trick You Into Spending More

spend-moreOut of habit, we would likely buy the same products and brands every week if supermarket retailers didn’t find ways to change our routine. You might want to make a quick stop on your way home just to pick up a few items, without spending any time looking around. But the stores use some good tricks that can affect your choices and get you to buy even more.

We explored how merchants use scents to influence their customers in a previous blog post. Below are some additional ways they hope to encourage even more unplanned purchases. Understanding these tricks will help you become a smarter shopper and avoid falling into such traps as over-spending and over-paying.
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Add commentOctober 27th, 2014

Roundup of Halloween Deals and Ideas

PumpkinHow will you be celebrating Halloween this year? It has gotten so popular that two thirds of adults over 18 say they plan to celebrate in some way, according to this report from the National Retail Federation.

Whether you’re planning to attend or host a Halloween party, or just decorate your yard and give out treats to little goblins at your door, you can find great deals to save you some money on Buxr! Even if you’d just like to do a little shopping for yourself, or start early on your holiday gift list, you can find the Halloween sales listed all together here. There are some great pumpkin-carving ideas in this discussion topic, as well as a party planner with recipes, coloring pages, and costume ideas. There are literally hundreds of premium patterns and stencils here.
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Add commentOctober 20th, 2014

Buxr Android app is Live!

Today is the day which many people in the Buxr community and I personally have been waiting for some time. After several months of hard work and sleepless nights, we have just released the first version of Buxr app for Android phones.

The app is fairly simple at the moment; it allows you to browse deals and look up coupons by store, but this is just a start. I plan to add more functionality, things like posting comments on deals and browsing coupons by popular tags (all printable Grocery coupons in one list anyone?).

Why do I need an app?

Doesn’t the website have everything I need? You are right, you can open Buxr.com on your mobile phone and do everything you can do with the app. However the website doesn’t scale well on the small phone screen and it can be hard to navigate it to find what you want.
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Add commentOctober 12th, 2014

September Contest Results

The month of September is over and it is time for our usual monthly wrap-up when we look back at what happened during the past month, announce our contest winners, and also give you a heads up at what is coming.

Monthly Contest Results

CouponNut as usually is the winner,… just joking! This month we have a change in the top 3: laaya is in the lead followed by mommy25 and djhciskoski in the second and third place. I am guessing CouponNut is taking a month off. :) Congratulations guys! Here is the complete list of this month’s winners and prizes:

1. laaya (659 Points): $70
2. mommy25 (645 Points): $50
3. djhciskoski (627 Points): $50
4. anand (622 Points): $35
5. siggy38 (618 Points): $35
6. clover (614 Points): $35
7. CouponNut (577 Points): $35
8. psplove (512 Points): $25
9. roxytang (511 Points): $25
10. mdshopper1 (508 Points): $25
11. onkarkulkarni (497 Points): $25
12. Version (490 Points): $10
13. gabyperu (475 Points): $10
14. 2kidsnuts (465 Points): $10
15. midget (446 Points): $10

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Add commentOctober 6th, 2014

25 Foods That Need No Refrigeration

refrigHow much food do you think we throw away because it spoils before we can eat it? Estimates vary widely, but it can be as much as $2,000 worth for a family of 4 each year. The truth is that not all foods even require refrigeration and, in fact, many of them are better off when they’re stored at room temperature. While the refrigerator’s cool and moist environment may be great for carrots and celery, it can cause other foods to go bad sooner than they should. Sometimes they’re even forgotten, and we only find them after they’ve spoiled and we’re tracking down a bad smell.

Here’s our list of 25 foods that usually end up in the refrigerator, but don’t really need to be there. Some of these choices may be a personal preference or just out of habit. But a few storage changes and a little better planning to buy less when you shop can save you both money and refrigerator space.
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2 commentsSeptember 29th, 2014

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