Who doesn't love Trader Joe's? The boutique supermarket chain is a go-to for easy prepackaged lunches, cheap flowers, great frozen dishes, and, let's be honest, tons of affordable wine options. And though it's not going to break the bank, there are some easy hacks for saving money when shopping at Trader Joe's. Read on to find out what they are.
• We know that Trader Joe's often offers tastes of its products at its trusty sample counter, but did you know you can test out anything in the store? Just ask a team member to give you a sample, preventing you from spending the money on a product you might not end up liking.
• Utilize its liberal return policy if you find anything out of sorts once you get home. Whether it's broken, it's gone bad, or you just plain don't like it, Trader Joe's will take it back with no hesitation—as long as you have a receipt.
• If you're looking for a nice wine to bring to dinner, you can score a bottle at Trader Joe's for less than half of what you might pay for the same thing at a liquor store. According to Huffington Post, Trader Joe's often buys wine that's meant for an expensive winery, and use its own labels to sell the same product for less. So what would be a $6 bottle at Trader Joe's could retail for $25 elsewhere.
For more insider tips on getting the most for your money at Trader Joe's, head over to Huffington Post.
Do you have any secret hacks for getting the most out of Trader Joe's? Share with us in the comments!
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