It is human nature not to bother shopping around for less costly alternatives. We are, after all, busy and would rather just get it done! Yet we complain when we are out of pocket for something our neighbours or friends found at a lower cost—or even had fully covered by their benefit plan.
Consumers should be aware that cost savings are available for many products by just looking a little further. Retail prices are marked up to increase the profit margins of the retailer.
Markups and upselling (where the retailer suggests that you need more) apply to almost every product or service. Consumers pay hundreds of dollars out of pocket every year for services and supplies that could have been purchased for much less. Consider shopping around.
For example, you can find savings in the following ways:
The savings are out there, but we all need to do a little work to find them.
Be a wise consumer! Save your pocketbook, your benefit plan and your family by shopping around.
In an economy of rising prices and getting less for more, let’s all do our part by shopping around for a better deal. #WEAREATA
Updates from ATA Provincial