Supermarket Games How Not To Be A Pawn

 As promised in Bright Sweets & Dart Frogs Ewww! (Read Here)  I’m here to break down the supermarket games being played and using you as the pawn.

 

 I know a lot about UK stores, so this will be my base, but this info applies to many other countries too & is evergreen knowledge & you’ll never walk into the supermarket the same again!

  

Millions are at stake here, that’s the investment they have been investing into figuring out how to get you to buy more of things at all cost, to get that money back and more.

 

 So let’s see how they run game on us!

 

The Visual

When you enter any shop of course you want it to look appealing, so potential customers walk in.

 

I have 0 things wrong with that, but when you are strategically placing items that are no good for us, to tempt your customers into impulse buys via placing the brightly coloured sweets at the front of the till,  knowing well that when children see them, they will keep nagging their parents to buy them some…

 

That is where the issue lies & is wrong at every level, you know I’ve been doing some research, and 83 percent of parents have been reported to have been nagging their parents to purchase junk food at tills in the supermarket.

 

75 percent have been reported to have given in and bought them the junk, I’m sure it’s even higher than that, but that’s what I found.

 

Essential items now that the average person goes in for like water, milk and bread OMG… You could only want one of those things like say bread, then you end up with bags of foods, why?

 

Most supermarkets put their essential foods as far away from the entrance as possible, so you are forced to pass through the special deals and offers and reduced prices first.

 

They hide eggs on purpose in the store too, as more time spent in the supermarket equals more time to spend money. Talking of the special offers, more often than not they are placed at the end of aisles as this has the most visibility.

 

These bargains are the lifeless Del boy that haunt you into purchasing mostly rubbish that is no bargain at all!

 

It’s like you see it like this 9.99 > 10 LMAO! NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, It’s still 10!

 

Or even worse something for like a pound, but it’s sell by date has passed or going to in like a day pffft!

 

If you can afford not to, why are you doing this?

 

To me that is a disease in itself LOL, I’m not risking getting no belly ache or worse for no 1 pound deal when the item has expired or a day from it.

 

Then you’ve got the fruit and veg section, they are always at the front of a supermarket, but of course some don’t.

 

Now raised eyebrows have to be made because why all of a sudden in a world where fast food is being pushed, why now is the real food being put in the front?

 

Surely this would make them lose money, right?

WRONG!

 

They do this because buying healthy foods from the jump, will put shoppers guilt at ease and raise their mood and make them feel happy, or they did something as they have some carrots and apples in their cart, lol…

 

When in reality as they go on the rest of the cart is filled with junk food, also from the standpoint of the fruit and veg itself it’s not good to put it at the front as the fruits are likely to get bruised, but hey fruits and veg do not matter to them… You buying them, does.

 

Also, if you look around, you can see more and more the encouragement of multi-buys.

Example being 4 pounds for 2 pies, but priced individually at 2 pounds…

 

It doesn’t take a maths genius to know that is no bargain at all, so what they do is the individual pie would go up to 3 pounds, so you end up thinking that you are getting a great deal…

 

When in reality they bumped themselves knowing that no one will buy just one off that and will go for their scam.

 

Prepare Or Prepare To Fail

There are things such as music, smell & taste, but only the later I would really have issue with, and that would depend on what it was they were giving you to eat in the first place.

 

The point being when you are going shopping for the month, or the week, you need a list… point, blank period!

 

Just like in life, if you don’t know what it is that you want, someone else will dictate what that is for you.

 

The… I don’t know does not cut it, you are around wolves in sheep’s clothing, they want every pound/dollar they can get.

 

If you know what you want, and you’ve been doing that, and it’s working for you, it’s very hard to convince someone to change that you feel me?


THAT’S IT!

 

I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys.

  Please do let me know though…

  

 Which Of These If Any Shocked You The Most?

 

  Do You Feel Like You Have One Over The Supermarket With Their Bargains?

 

 Will You Be Making a List From Now On?

  

Until We Meet Again, Ciao

We Look Up 

 

Karim David 

The Healthy One 

 

 

140 Comments

  1. Lilly Szilárd November 3, 2021 at 8:18 am

    Yeah cannot trust these supermarkets now.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 3, 2021 at 12:06 pm

      Trust yourself!

      Reply
  2. Hali Csaba November 3, 2021 at 8:49 am

    This was really good to read about, I need to save more and this will help. Thanks for the guide.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 3, 2021 at 12:07 pm

      Thank you so much! You’re welcome 🙂

      Reply
  3. Zobor Obayo November 3, 2021 at 9:33 am

    I hope I can save more money with this.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 3, 2021 at 12:08 pm

      I really hope you can too zobor 🙂

      Reply
  4. Hegedüs Barnabás November 3, 2021 at 10:00 am

    I want to make a list, I think I will do the night before I shop too.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 3, 2021 at 12:08 pm

      That’s a great idea!

      Reply
  5. Tony Oliver November 3, 2021 at 10:50 am

    Thanks for the share.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 3, 2021 at 12:08 pm

      You’re welcome

      Reply
    2. Karim November 3, 2021 at 12:08 pm

      You’re welcome.

      Reply
  6. Oláh Antal November 3, 2021 at 10:52 am

    It’s like this too where I live, deals that take more from me than I get back.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 3, 2021 at 12:09 pm

      SAMO I feel you.. At least you know.

      Reply
  7. Vinny Potter November 3, 2021 at 10:53 am

    Thanks for the share bro, this was great!

    Reply
    1. Karim November 3, 2021 at 12:11 pm

      Thank you, You’re welcome 🙂

      Reply
  8. Csatar Istvan November 3, 2021 at 10:55 am

    I will do it more often, I cannot guarantee all the time.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 3, 2021 at 12:13 pm

      More often than you do is enough

      Reply
  9. Lukács Márk November 3, 2021 at 10:57 am

    No I feel like they leave me with nothing left.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 3, 2021 at 12:14 pm

      You would be right if you go for their deals.

      Reply
  10. Jean Sangco November 3, 2021 at 10:58 am

    The share was very helpful plus I will make the list when I shop.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 3, 2021 at 12:16 pm

      I’m glad it could help you Jean!

      Reply
  11. Terrence Zarate November 3, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    This made my day, thank you so much!

    Reply
    1. Karim November 4, 2021 at 12:22 pm

      You’re welcome!

      Reply
  12. Jaylon Tugonon November 3, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    I never thought of it like that at all, they really know what they are doing wow.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 4, 2021 at 12:22 pm

      Yeah it’s all apart of the plan.

      Reply
  13. Kira Márió November 3, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    I always look for cheap deals, even if the date is going to be over.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 4, 2021 at 12:22 pm

      Lol, braver than me! Thanks for letting us know.

      Reply
  14. Nesto Buenaflor November 3, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    I want to make a list right away.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 4, 2021 at 12:23 pm

      Please do : )

      Reply
  15. Myles Belmonte November 3, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    This was great, no I don’t think I do have an advantage but I did before reading this hahaha. I will make a list too.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 4, 2021 at 12:23 pm

      Aha, good, good… Thanks for letting us know.

      Reply
  16. Marlon Aldo November 3, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    Thank you for this Karim!

    Reply
    1. Karim November 4, 2021 at 12:23 pm

      You’re welcome.

      Reply
  17. Elvis Macawili November 3, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    Love this one.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 4, 2021 at 12:24 pm

      Thanks for the love.

      Reply
  18. Roger Roque November 4, 2021 at 8:26 am

    I will make the list on my phone as a reminder.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 4, 2021 at 12:24 pm

      Nice one Roger.

      Reply
  19. Justino Sombilon November 4, 2021 at 10:07 am

    Ryan sent me here!

    Reply
    1. Karim November 4, 2021 at 12:24 pm

      Hey Ryan.

      Reply
  20. Collin Phillips November 4, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    I still think I can get one over on them, but I think about that a lot!

    Reply
    1. Karim November 5, 2021 at 12:37 pm

      Aha! thanks for letting us know.

      Reply
  21. Benita Alejandro November 4, 2021 at 4:49 pm

    Yeah I feel like I do, but not when I get home LOL!

    Reply
  22. Chrisanne Guadarrama November 4, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    Yeah I will do thanks.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 5, 2021 at 12:38 pm

      Good, glad to hear it 🙂

      Reply
  23. Karla Dimaano November 4, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    Nah they are ripping me off! you’re right.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 5, 2021 at 12:38 pm

      Facts!

      Reply
  24. Velma Davis November 4, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    It’s really twisted on reflection how they do this to us.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 5, 2021 at 12:39 pm

      For real, you’re not wrong Velma

      Reply
  25. Evalisse Malubay November 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Lee sent me here.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 5, 2021 at 12:39 pm

      Hey Evalisse

      Reply
  26. Shirley Posangco November 4, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    Thanks for the help.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 5, 2021 at 12:39 pm

      Np at all!

      Reply
  27. Carminda Andrada November 4, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    I’m so happy you did this, I was waiting on for this.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 5, 2021 at 12:39 pm

      Aha, I did this for the Di1’s.. I know it was worth the wait.

      Reply
  28. Annie Isidro November 4, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    I’m loving it

    Reply
    1. Karim November 5, 2021 at 12:40 pm

      Thanks for the love.

      Reply
  29. Pitina Leticia November 4, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    I needed this!

    Reply
    1. Karim November 5, 2021 at 12:40 pm

      I’m glad I could help.

      Reply
  30. Aja Olarte November 4, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    Ryan sent me here!

    Reply
    1. Karim November 5, 2021 at 12:40 pm

      Hey Aja.

      Reply
  31. Jimmy Ugoorji November 5, 2021 at 12:05 am

    The sweets shocked me the most.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 5, 2021 at 12:42 pm

      Oh ok, I’m glad I could show that to you then.

      Reply
  32. David Akachi November 5, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Yeah I’m doing it now.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 5, 2021 at 12:42 pm

      Good 🙂

      Reply
  33. Madukwe Onuchukwu November 5, 2021 at 12:57 am

    Alex told me this would be epic.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 5, 2021 at 12:42 pm

      Alex was right!

      Reply
  34. Tony Okafo November 5, 2021 at 1:14 am

    Thank you for this.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 5, 2021 at 12:42 pm

      You’re welcome.

      Reply
  35. Ian Chinuah November 5, 2021 at 2:00 am

    I don’t fee like being a pawn no more. I will do better next time I shop I promise.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 5, 2021 at 12:42 pm

      Good I’m glad you feel like this.

      Reply
  36. Jelani Obasi November 5, 2021 at 2:26 am

    Thank you so much!

    Reply
    1. Karim November 5, 2021 at 12:43 pm

      Np at all 🙂

      Reply
  37. Chi Azubuike November 5, 2021 at 2:47 am

    Alex sent me here!!!!

    Reply
    1. Karim November 5, 2021 at 12:43 pm

      Hey Chiii!

      Reply
  38. Oluchi Onyekachukwu November 5, 2021 at 3:11 am

    I’m no longer a pawn!

    Reply
    1. Karim November 5, 2021 at 12:43 pm

      To the sky & beyond

      Reply
  39. Ali Okparo November 5, 2021 at 4:23 am

    Mostly all of it took me by surprise, but good work.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 5, 2021 at 12:43 pm

      Thank you Ali.

      Reply
  40. Okparro Uchea November 5, 2021 at 10:25 am

    Lee sent me here.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 5, 2021 at 12:43 pm

      Hey!

      Reply
  41. Yandriel Carrion November 6, 2021 at 12:27 am

    Alex sent me here!!!

    Reply
    1. Karim November 6, 2021 at 3:19 pm

      Hey Yandriel, I’m happy that you came 🙂

      Reply
  42. Enrique Muñoz November 6, 2021 at 12:35 am

    The Di advice really helps, I will do that list.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 6, 2021 at 3:20 pm

      I’m glad that it does & good, good 🙂

      Reply
  43. John Mendez November 6, 2021 at 1:19 am

    This just wants me want to shop online now.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 6, 2021 at 3:21 pm

      Aha, I mean the world is going that way, but there are traps there too if we really go into it.

      Awareness was key with this one, but yeah thank you for sharing your thought with us.

      Reply
  44. Javier Colon November 6, 2021 at 1:33 am

    Thank you very much for the tips.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 6, 2021 at 3:21 pm

      You’re welcome.

      Reply
  45. Omar Lopez November 6, 2021 at 2:00 am

    Amazing how you plotted this out, It’s really good.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 6, 2021 at 3:21 pm

      Thank you Omar

      Reply
  46. Alan Rojas November 6, 2021 at 2:43 am

    One of my favs that you’ve done this year, everything is fire I love it.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 6, 2021 at 3:21 pm

      Thank you so much for the love Alan, I apricate you for your continued support… A loyal Di1 for sure!

      Reply
  47. Isaias Malave November 6, 2021 at 3:13 am

    Thanks for the advice bro!

    Reply
    1. Karim November 6, 2021 at 3:22 pm

      Np at all Isaias.

      Reply
  48. Alexis Rivera November 6, 2021 at 4:39 am

    Di Advice really be saving me money!

    Reply
    1. Karim November 6, 2021 at 3:22 pm

      He said it ladies and gents! ❤

      Reply
  49. Yandel Arroyo November 6, 2021 at 5:50 am

    Thanks for the blue print.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 6, 2021 at 3:23 pm

      You’re welcome.

      Reply
  50. Alexis Aponte November 6, 2021 at 7:17 am

    The price on the products for me.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 6, 2021 at 3:23 pm

      Aha, thank you for letting us know.

      Reply
  51. Amil Vega November 6, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    Well I did but you ended that loool, thank you for this.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 7, 2021 at 9:36 am

      Loool, you’re welcome!

      Reply
  52. Jadiel Ocasio November 6, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    This is the best time for me to have seen this, thank you Karim.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 7, 2021 at 9:37 am

      You’re welcome Jadiel

      Reply
  53. Gian Pérez November 6, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    Yeah I’ve got to, thank you.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 7, 2021 at 9:37 am

      Np at all 🙂

      Reply
  54. Caleb Castro November 6, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Sou sent me here.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 7, 2021 at 9:37 am

      Hey Caleb!

      Reply
  55. Yandiel del Valle November 6, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Reply
    1. Karim November 7, 2021 at 9:37 am

      Thank you!

      Reply
  56. Leonardo Velazquez November 6, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Tips will save me so much, thanks bro!

    Reply
    1. Karim November 7, 2021 at 9:38 am

      Np probs Leonardo

      Reply
  57. Eyden López November 6, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    This was a great investment in my time, thank you.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 7, 2021 at 9:38 am

      I’m glad it was worth it! Np at all 🙂

      Reply
  58. Eiden Pacheco November 7, 2021 at 12:19 am

    I really liked reading this, I want to make a list from now on.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 7, 2021 at 9:38 am

      Ah that’s good Eiden.. Thanks for letting us know 🙂

      Reply
  59. Yandriel Narváez November 7, 2021 at 2:46 am

    Not letting them play me no more.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 7, 2021 at 9:38 am

      No sirrrrrrrrr

      Reply
  60. Ayden Sánchez November 7, 2021 at 7:45 am

    The best place ever.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 7, 2021 at 9:38 am

      Wow, thank you so much Ayden!

      Reply
  61. Mia Guzman November 7, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    The price example is soooo me.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 8, 2021 at 12:07 pm

      Ahaha

      Reply
  62. Layla Narváez November 7, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    Really good 😍

    Reply
    1. Karim November 8, 2021 at 12:08 pm

      Thank you!

      Reply
  63. Paulina Crespo November 7, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    Wow this make so much sense.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 8, 2021 at 12:08 pm

      I’m glad that it does for you 🙂

      Reply
  64. Rihanna Fuentes November 7, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    This really hit me, I got to be smarter than I am.. Thank you!

    Reply
    1. Karim November 8, 2021 at 12:09 pm

      You’re welcome 🙂

      Reply
  65. Gemma Padilla November 7, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Everything is overpriced these days, but good points.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 8, 2021 at 12:09 pm

      Thank you Gemma 🙂

      Reply
  66. Sofia Arroyo November 7, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    I’m getting played 😫

    Reply
    1. Karim November 8, 2021 at 12:10 pm

      Yeah you are, but now you know aha.

      Reply
  67. Adrianna Pérez November 7, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    List it is 🤗

    Reply
    1. Karim November 8, 2021 at 12:10 pm

      Yaaaay!

      Reply
  68. Isabela Caballero November 7, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Chris sent me here.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 8, 2021 at 12:10 pm

      Hey Isabela.

      Reply
  69. Valerie de Jesus November 7, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Thank you for your help, I will make sure I make a list every time.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 8, 2021 at 12:11 pm

      You’re welcome 🙂

      Reply
  70. Emily Andujar November 7, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    Ben sent me here.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 8, 2021 at 12:11 pm

      Hey Emily

      Reply

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