Life Advice

2 tips to make sure you score when you visit the supermarket

Get into the habit of checking out the unit price on the shelf price tag. It’s expressed at a per kg price in Pick n Pay and as a per 100g price in Shoprite and Checkers stores. And not at all in SPAR in Woolworths, sadly.

Given that pack sizes vary within the same brands - think cereal packs - and between competitors (the shrinkflation factor) the unit price spares you the schlep of doing the maths and reveals which product is actually the cheapest. Very empowering.

Get into the habit of noting the shelf price of products you’re buying and then paying attention when they are scanned at the till - the till price is higher more often than most people realise.

Legally you’re entitled to the lower price when that happens, but on top of that, both Pick n Pay and Woolworths will compensate you for their error:

*In Woolies, you get the item free and any others - identical products - at the lower price; and

*In Pick n Pay you get the item at the lower price and double the difference between the wrong and right price. It really pays to pay attention!


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[LISTEN] How to avoid falling victim to job scams

[LISTEN] How to avoid falling victim to job scams

Africa Check's Caley Clifford and Naphtali Khumalo share five red flags to watch out for.

Making the most of pocket money - why it's important

Making the most of pocket money - why it's important

It's Savings Month and parenting expert Nikki Bush has valuable advice on teaching your child about money from a young age.

Tips on how to cope in a toxic working environment

Tips on how to cope in a toxic working environment

Business and executive coach Dawn Klatzko says one of the things you need in your survival tactics is to practise diplomacy.

Your employer can ask your doctor to write an affidavit to support a sick note

Your employer can ask your doctor to write an affidavit to support a sick note

Law says if a traditional healer is part of medical council with a registered number he or she can write a medical certificate.

Tips on writing that stand-out CV

Tips on writing that stand-out CV

Consultant and coach Anja Van Beek shares advice on what should go into your curriculum vitae.

9 tough questions you should never be afraid to ask your financial advisor

9 tough questions you should never be afraid to ask your financial advisor

Times are tough. Don’t spare her feelings! You must ask these questions of your advisor, implores Galileo Capital's Warren Ingram.

Popular articles
Impact of new debt-relief bill will be 'severe'

Impact of new debt-relief bill will be 'severe'

The National Credit Amendment Bill aims to help indebted consumers earning less that R7,500 per month, restructure their debt.

Ramaphosa seems to be clueless now - Sikonathi Mantshantsha

Ramaphosa seems to be clueless now - Sikonathi Mantshantsha

Daily Maverick's Mantshantsha says the country has been waiting a long time for the economy to be turned around.

'The comedy of errors shows Mkhwebane serving Absa a subpoena intended for FNB'

'The comedy of errors shows Mkhwebane serving Absa a subpoena intended for FNB'

Mail & Guardian investigative editor Thanduxolo Jika unpacks the Public Protector's legal battles.

Clamp down on unregistered 'security guards' near Woodstock's Old Biscuit Mill

Clamp down on unregistered 'security guards' near Woodstock's Old Biscuit Mill

Joint law enforcement operation after visitors in Cape Town complained of being coerced into paying R50 to park on the street.

[WATCH] 'I'm not trying to justify what she did,' Zephany Nurse in her own words

[WATCH] 'I'm not trying to justify what she did,' Zephany Nurse in her own words

Stolen from her mother's bedside as a newborn 22 years ago, Zephany or Miché Solomon as she is now known, tells her story.

Tributes pour in for 'approachable but private' design icon Carrol Boyes

Tributes pour in for 'approachable but private' design icon Carrol Boyes

The designer and businesswoman passed away on Wednesday night following a brief illness, her company confirmed.

You'll want to read your car tracker's terms and conditions after seeing this

You'll want to read your car tracker's terms and conditions after seeing this

Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler helps one concerned listener who discovered some worrying information about her car tracker.