Falling for the end-of-aisle marketing
“Some of the best deals are indeed on the end cap. However, they are often paired with other items that are not the best deal,” Gault says. So, don't blindly Supermarket Sweep everything off the end cap into your cart.
Failing to check cost per unit
Most supermarkets have a tag that tells you how much you're paying per unit or ounce, and the store brand isn't always the cheapest. Surprisingly, Gault says that where there are three sizes, often the medium size costs the least.
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Dan Gentile is a former staff writer on Thrillist's national food and drink team. He always wanted to be on Supermarket Sweep, but would settle for Shop 'Til You Drop. Follow him to all the prizes at @Dannosphere.