Did you know that grocery stores accept returns? If you bought meat that didn’t smell right when you went to cook it, or you discovered when you got home that you already had three cans of the tomato sauce you just bought, return them for a refund.
Seems obvious, but you wouldn’t believe how many people I talk to who just assume that grocery stores won’t take things back–or they figure it’s not worth their time to return a can of soup. $1 here, $1 there: it adds up.
If you bought a grocery item you don’t need or want, don’t make a special trip: just take it in with you the following week and return it before you start shopping.