Blog Posts - Shopping Tricks



Why Buying in Bulk is Not as Good as You Think

Ask most people for a common way to save money on groceries and household goods, and they may come back with this answer: Buy in bulk. While it can be an amazingly simple way to potentially save some bucks, it can also be a buying trap. Here are the...
by living on a budget on Feb 27, 2010

Success or Failure - How Color Determines The Fate

Recently I have been writing about the effect color has on our decision making. Yesterday I came a cross another article that explores how different brands choose colors for their logos. Has it ever occurred to you why you feel safer in on...
by living on a budget on Feb 18, 2010

Brace Yourself For The Week!

Hello and welcome! New week is about to begin or has already begone for some of us I thought I post this video on psychology of advertising - may be it will help us to withstand one or another temptation! In this video Dr. Robert Cialdini discusses s...
by living on a budget on Feb 8, 2010

5 Tricks to Convince a Tightwad to Buy

So, you think you have it under control? You can’t be lured into spending more than you want? Think again! Here are some marketing tricks aimed to overcome the defence of a conscious buyer… By the way, making lists prior shopping won’t really...
by living on a budget on Feb 4, 2010

What Colour Is Your Shopping Trolley

Now, we all might think of ourself as quite smart shoppers, armed with a shopping list, adhering to a set budget, but unfortunately for us our decisions are much more guided by our subconscious rather than rati...
by living on a budget on Feb 4, 2010

Trolley Psychology in the Supermakret

If you are a smart shopper you might think you are in control of what you buy. But there is the whole science behind how products are organised, priced, labeled and how sections are ordered. Nothing is left to the chance! There is...
by living on a budget on Feb 1, 2010

The Week is Nearly Over!

Let's have some fun! Let's finish this week how we have started it - with a bit of advertising...
by living on a budget on Jan 29, 2010

What Coloure Is Your Shopping Trolley

Now, we all might think of ourself as quite smart shoppers, armed with a shopping list, adhering to a set budget, but unfortunately for us our decisions are much more guided by our subconscious rather than rati...
by living on a budget on Jan 28, 2010

New Business Idea for a Stay-at-Home Mum

I have been recently writing about Martin Lindstrom and his research in neuromarketing. In his interview to Parade Magazine he has outlined best ways to keep us away from temptations while shopping. Some of his suggestions are obviouse,...
by living on a budget on Jan 18, 2010

5 Retail Sneaky Strategies You Need To Be Aware Of!

Yesterday I was ranting about people getting into debt during Christmas. Not saving for future purchases is only one piece of the "special occasion" debt. The other piece is the retail tricks used to lure us into spending more. 1. Cr...
by living on a budget on Jan 18, 2010


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