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Lead us not into temptation: Tips for outsmarting retailers

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Reach for savings

In grocery and discount stores, consumers who want lower prices should be willing to bend down or reach up, Huddleston said. Retailers generally put the priciest, high-margin packaged consumer goods at eye level while stocking lower-priced generic or store-brand alternatives on the lower and upper shelves.

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