Sometimes it seems like deals are only about being at the right place at the right time, but really, that isn't so.
Here's an example:
|Manager's Special, $0.59|
If you buy or have ever bought Amy's chili, (vegan, gluten-free and happens to be my favorite canned chili) you know $0.59 is a crazy, low price. How did I get such a deal?
On Sunday I needed one item from the grocery store, so I ran over to the store to pick it up. I was in the right place at the right time, but here's the strategy part--even though I was only getting one item, I still quickly scanned the produce and health food departments, and I quickly looked over the manager's special bins located in a few places around the store. In other words, I've trained myself to always be on the look-out.
When I found these in the mark-downs, the price wasn't yet on them. I found the manager close by (we had already said hello to each other--get to know the staff at your most frequented stores), and he paged help. Help arrived, the price was marked and I said, "I'll take them all!"
Always scan for deals, Know the employees and Don't be afraid to ask questions!