Can you spot the best supermarket deal?
Are you an expert at finding the best supermarket bargains? Whilst most shoppers think they can spot the best offers, according to a survey by the Money Advice Service (MAS) many fail to recognise the best deals when faced with multiple special offers in store. In the survey consumers were asked four questions and had to select the best offer from a set of four deals, but only 2% of the 2,000 people surveyed managed to identify the four correct best deals.
Are you unknowingly tempted to spend more in the supermarket when faced with deals? If so you are not alone, as the survey also found that three-quarters of people regularly spend more than they were meant to due to special offers and BOGOF deals.
“The problem is that we quite often see a special offer in the supermarket and throw it into our trolley without really thinking about whether it is a good deal,” says John Penberthy-Smith, customer director for the MAS.
Want to test out your bargain hunting skills? Click here to try out the Money Advice Service’s supermarket deals quiz for yourself!