There are some people who love to spend time shopping at a grocery store, while others want to get in and out as fast as possible. But rushing through a trip to the supermarket can result in shoppers making some huge mistakes that they aren’t even aware of.
Well, Thrillist talked with grocery store workers in five different states to find out the biggest mistakes shoppers are making during their trip to the supermarket, and some of them may surprise you.
Mistakes you’re making in the supermarket include:
- Not looking high and low – Supermarkets know that most people shop at eye level so they put the most expensive things where you’re eyes can see them easiest. There’s a better chance of finding discounted items if you look at either high or low shelves, with generic brands usually at knee level, and just as good as the well-known brands.
- Missing “by volume” pricing – The price listed on the shelf usually lists the actual price as well as the price per unit, which will tell you whether you’re getting a good price by per item. This is particularly helpful with bulk items.
- Failing to negotiate – Believe it or not, it is possible to negotiate a better price on items either with the manager or the checker. This usually works on items that may be dented, fruits that look old, old bakery items, etc.
- Buying meat from the front of the fridge – While meat usually has an expiration date, some markets may not stick to it. The insiders say some will just smell the meat and if it smells fine slap a new date on it, and then put it in the front of the display hoping it will sell faster. They suggest going towards the back of a display to get the freshest stuff.
- Not bringing baby wipes – Those carts you are using probably have a lot of germs, so using them without wiping them down first is just plain gross.
- Not checking a store’s health inspection – While restaurants have to post their inspection ratings, grocery stores don’t. There’s no way for the average shopper to know what’s going on behind the scenes at their store, unless they take the step to check out the ratings with the health department.
The royal wedding is almost here. Saturday, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are getting married and once she officially becomes a duchess, she’ll be expected to follow all kinds of rules for the royal family, like these.
- No more shellfish - Members of the royal family are advised against eating lobster, oysters, shrimp and other shellfish because of the high chance of getting food poisoning. The BBC reports that “rare meat, foreign water, and any food that’s too spicy or exotic” are also on the no-no list.
- No Monopoly - Prince Andrew revealed that the royal family isn’t allowed to play the popular board game at home because “it gets too vicious.”
- Only demure clothing - Dresses below the knee, and no cleavage for royals. And there’s a rule about wearing stockings that Meghan hasn’t always followed so far, but that could change when she officially becomes a Duchess.
- No public displays of affection - You don’t see royals holding hands or kissing.
- No social media, selfies or autographs- Markle was once active on Instagram and had a blog, but her social media updates will now be shared through the family’s joint Instagram @kensingtonroyal.
- Meghan must always walk behind Prince William and Duchess Catherine - For public occasions, the royal family walks in order of who’s next in line for the throne. So, Will and Kate walk behind Prince Charles and Meghan and Harry behind them.
- Royals must always pack a spare black outfit when travelling - Just in case there’s a death of a prominent figure or world leader, the royal family has to be prepared to dress appropriately.
- No more acting or side projects either - With all the royal engagements she’ll make once she’s a duchess, Meghan won’t really have time for acting (no biggie – she already said she was happy to give it up), and she’ll no longer be affiliated with World Vision Canada or her work with the United Nations (though she’ll surely be involved in a host of other charitable activities).
While celebrities continue to give their babies unique names like Luna or Bear, it seems the average mom and dad is sticking to classic monikers. According to the Social Security Administration’s annual list of the most popular baby names, Emma has topped the for the fourth year in a row, while Liam has knocked out former favorite Noah from the top spot.
Interestingly for the first time since World War II, the name Michael has dropped from the Top Ten, while the name Alexa for a girl dropped from 32nd in 2015 to 65th in 2017, possibly due to it being the name of the Amazon Echo voice assistant. Meanwhile the name Melania has increased in popularity, moving 720 places to number 930, likely thanks to our new First Lady, while the name Ensley is the fastest growing name over the last year, going from 1,461 to 965 on the list.
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United Airlines recently announced they were removing tomato juice from all domestic flights under four hours and it caused an instant uproar. Many people took to social media to blast United’s decision, which may seem odd to you, but apparently it’s a super popular in-flight drink, especially since it’s one of the few drinks proven to taste better in the air. Well, it didn’t take long for United to bow to public pressure, and change their decision. They tweeted, “You say tomato. We say, we hear you. Tomato juice is here to stay.”
Source: Fox News