- Don't buy on impulse.
Impulse Buying Guidelines
Become a comparison shopper on all items you plan to purchase.
Pay cash for everything or don't buy it.
Wait for special sales - ask retailers when sale dates are planned.
Double check value, reparability, price, guarantees on all major
Learn to read and understand all advertisements.
Read all labels and product literature carefully.
Use a list for grocery and household items.
Go shopping alone - especially for household and grocery items.
Buy private label brands where economical and practical.
Learn to uncover gyps and scams.
Never expect something for nothing - somehow you will pay for it.
When writing a check for groceries make it for the amount of purchase
Don't take a casual attitude towards money because it can bring about many
financial casualties in the future.
Maintain good records. Keep receipts and make reminders about cash
|Put items on an impulse list and wait 30 days to purchase.|
|Obtain a minimum of three alternatives and comparison prices before
|Never have more than one item on the impulse list.|