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The Dark Side Of Grocery Store Shoplifting : The GGC 2018 #3 Oct 15-21

YOU CAN’T FIGHT IT BUT YOU CAN PREVENT IT   From self-check out shoplifting, retail shoplifting to grocery store shoplifting it’s a big business that costs Canadians big bucks because it’s coming out of your pockets. That’s right you pay the price as a consumer because when the store loses so does the paying customers. Today I want to specifically focus on grocery store shoplifting during operating hours because it happens far more than you think. You might ask yourself why on earth would anyone want to shoplift at the grocery store? Many reasons which I will discuss below but the main reason is money. Often it’s just not one person who is involved with grocery store shoplifting it can be an organized family event so there is much to be aware of but if you’re just there to shop you may never see a thing. You’ve seen it, I’ve seen it, everyone has seen opened packages just laying around shelves, on the floor or tossed in a bunker and the product missing. Where do you think that product went? Out the door or into someone’s belly that’s where. You might have heard that the best place to be a […]

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5 Pointers To Find The Best Price On Food At The Grocery Store : The GGC 2018 # 4 Sept 24-30

AREN’T YOU EMBARRASSED WITH ALL THOSE REDUCED PRICE STICKERS IN YOUR SHOPPING CART?   While we were grocery shopping the other day a young lady in line behind us gasped when she saw all the 50% off stickers on the items we were buying. It almost looked like everything we had picked up was half-off and honestly it pretty much was because we are shoppers with an eye for finding the best price on food at the grocery store. What Mrs. CBB and I both found interesting was when she said that she hardly noticed any 50% off stickers and that she would be too embarrassed to buy products that were reduced. This is the difference between a saver and someone who cares more about what everyone else thinks. “Aren’t you embarrassed?”, she asked us as we stood there shaking our heads, NOPE not one bit. Our money is VERY important to us and what anyone else thinks doesn’t make a difference, besides I don’t know you and I don’t want to know you.You’re just a customer in line who I am being pleasant to until I motor out of here and of course I’m learning from her but she […]

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How To Make A Customer Complaint For A Product (sample letter)

DON’T THROW MONEY IN THE GARBAGE WHEN YOU HAVE A LEGITIMATE CUSTOMER COMPLAINT   Your grocery budget is important as should be the products you spend your money on an expect a certainly level of quality from. Lodging a customer complaint is not new but the way we communicate complaints to companies has changed over the years. Not everyone has a computer and not everyone is interested in making a phone call or writing a letter. The good news is that companies offer various ways to contact them which appeals to all generations of shoppers. My mother-in-law for example is a phone call kind of gal and that’s the way she rolls. She’s also the customer who will go into a bank instead of using online banking. On the other hand I’m an online banking customer and would rather do a live chat or send an email into customer service if I had a customer complaint. Options are important for all levels of customer service to appeal to the masses of consumers buying products in our grocery stores. Consumer help is always a phone call, email or live chat away if you have a product you’ve purchased but aren’t satisfied […]

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First-Class Grocery Receipt Pricing Errors You Might Be Missing : The Grocery Game Challenge 2018 #2 Mar 12-18

PRICING ERRORS AT THE GROCERY STORE GO BEYOND THE SHELF-PRICE   Your grocery shopping trip is not over until you’ve read your receipt and are happy with what you see. We’ve created our own consumer pricing policy in the CBB household and that is to make sure we don’t pay more than we should be, EVER.   Grocery receipt errors are more than just watching for the wrong price which most but not all consumers are aware of which is why reading your receipt is Step 1 in saving money at the grocery store. Over the years we’ve conditioned ourselves to look for pricing errors and for those stores that do offer what many of you know as The Scanning Code of Practice this can mean free product. No one wants to believe that a store is being dishonest and in most cases errors that do happen are human errors. This means both the consumer and the grocery store are at fault, not just the grocery store. The pricing errors don’t just stop at the wrong price though even though we’ve come to depend on price checkers that I believe every store should have available for customers. Most people won’t […]

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How To Create An Organized Monthly Grocery List : The Grocery Game Challenge 2018 3/4 Feb 19-Mar 4

GROCERY SHOPPING REQUIRES PRECISION PLANNING FOR BEST RESULTS   I know that everyone has different planning strategies when it comes to preparing for a grocery shop however if you fall into the monthly grocery list category you know the importance of over-planning. One of the most asked grocery shopping questions I’ve gotten over the years apart from how much a grocery budget should be revolves around grocery lists. How do you make a grocery list that gets you in and out of the grocery store? How to create a grocery list for one, two, family of 4, or students? A basic grocery list is straight-forward but when weekly shopping turns into a monthly grocery list you’ve got a bit more work to do. I don’t know many people who like to spend more time than needed in the grocery store which is why a meal plan and simple weekly shopping list is ideal. The problem with this is that not everyone has an opportunity to make a weekly super-fly trip to the grocer. If this is you than you may find yourself planning a bi-weekly or even monthly grocery list which is far more work. Related: How monthly grocery shopping […]

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