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Shoppers spend more than planned at warehouse clubs, report says

You're heading out the door for that monthly (or weekly) trip to Costco or BJ's Wholesale Club and a chance for some big savings. 

Not so fast.

A report from dealnews.com says warehouse clubs have a knack for getting customers to spend more than they intended to spend.

So besides bringing along your membership card, arm yourself with some of the money-saving tips from the dealnews report -- "7 Ways Warehouse Clubs Make You Spend More Money."

Here's one: Because low prices make shoppers feel like they're getting a good deal, they tend to buy more than they need.

"It’s unbelievable how low some of those prices are," psychotherapist Judy Belmont told dealnews. "So people do end up spending a lot more."

Then there's the hassle of navigating a cavernous, crowded store with a large shopping cart, which is enough to get some shoppers to load up on more than they need to avoid having to return too quickly.

Check here for the rest of the story.

What do you think about warehouse clubs? Are the annual membership fees worth it? How much do you typically spend when you go? Do you get your money’s worth?

lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com

 

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