How you can save money on shopping

Avoid spur of the moment purchases

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Unrecognised woman shopping, holding paper bags and paying by credit card.

While a little retail therapy is can be a great way to spend an afternoon, it can also get quite pricey.

Here are some top tips on how to save money when you hit the high street.

Buy online and look for discounts

If you've already set your heart on a few products from a specific online shop, put them all in your virtual basket then leave the site and check back a few days later. Online retailers like to remind shoppers of their abandoned purchases and some of them do this by sending out some discount codes to encourage you to seal the deal.

Compare prices between shops

Download a barcode scanning app before you head out to the shops. There are apps available that will compare prices and let you know what your cheapest offer is. Apps such as MySupermarket let you create shopping lists before you go which means you can find the cheapest option before you leave.

Listen to music

According to research supermarkets play slow music to try and manipulate the moods of their shoppers. Listen to faster music while you're shopping and you're likely to move around the aisles more quickly and avoid any spur of the moment purchases.

Save money on shopping

Save money on shopping