Speaking of eating out, restaurants are well-versed in the art of squeezing more cash out of you. Take a look at the menu: items they want to promote are placed in the right-hand corner where your eye is naturally drawn.
Then there are the terms used to make items seem more appealing. Terms like 'indulgent' or 'warm' are commonplace, and then there's the age-old trick of using foreign words to make the mundane seem exotic (crème Anglaise instead of custard, for example).
Agreed Lizzy, example 3 x 1 kilo bags of pasta cost's 03p less than a 3 kilo bag.
Not a lot I admit, but in an overall shop these 'things' all add up.
Always shop with a list and stick to it as well, don't get sidetracked into buying items
not on your list, as if not listed you didn't/don't need it.
its cheaper at local shops and markets and better quality
bakers cakes are bigger and cheaper
veg and fruit are better at the local market
we just need to spend the time and make a hobby of searching out the savings
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A new study suggests a typical financial emergency costs around £1,200 - would you be able to raise that kind of money within a month?
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- Yes - from my savings
- Yes - I could put it on credit
- Yes - I could borrow from family or friends
- No - raising that kind of money in a month would be impossible