Want to save money whilst shopping? Avoid shopping in any small stores that might be crowded or shopping in larger stores when "everyone else" is also out at the store shopping. Why? When a store is crowded you won't be able to go around [bumping into people] comparing prices of similar products before you decide which of them you'll buy. Since it would be too much of a hassle, you'll hastily pick whatever you want to buy and promise yourself that you'll try to find deals next time you shop. But if you shop with the crowd all the time then the next time will always be a long way off . . . and you'd be spending more money than you should. If you can shop at a time when you know they'll be fewer people in the store.