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How to Save Money in Spain: Shopping at the Right Time
28 June 2016 @ 14:48

You may remember my earlier posting about shopping at the right time of the day. Well, yesterday evening after 6 pm, I decided to sneak into my local Consum supermarket to see if the theory applied elsewhere as well. Do Spanish supermarkets indeed lower their prices in the evening? 

After having parked the Yorkshire terrier in the cool front of the supermarket, I picked up my basket on wheels and had a quick look around. The shoppers in the store were overwhelmingly Spanish, and it soon became clear that they were all bargain hunters. 

Looking around, I noticed a surprising amount of food with yellow stickers. I did not have a lot of money in my wallet as I was jsut really out for a dog walk, but I did manage to bag some bargains. In the end, I picked up a loaf of fresh whole grain bread for 80 centimes, it was supposed to have been €2.80. A pizza for the priciply some of €1.30 (normally €2.99) added to my bargains, and finally a bag of mixed greens for just 80 centimes (normally €1.80). I was really pleased with myself and walked home with the Yorkie.

It seems that my new saving strategy of shopping later in the day is paying off. There was a lot more discountsavailable in the store, but as I had only had €5 in my purse, I could not go over the top. However, it seems that it is not just Lidl that lower their prices in the evening. If you would like to save money, it could be idea to check out Consum, or your local supermarket, a bit later in the day as well. I believe the normal cut off period to start to discount food in the UK is around 5 pm, so it might be good idea to drop into your own favorite supermarket. 

Saving money is the supermarket seems to be all about shopping in a savvy way - just like anything else in life really.




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