19 tricks stores use to make you spend more money

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Stores employ various tricks that leave you with more bags and less cash.

From supermarkets to department stores, retailers employ clever techniques designed to get you to spend more.

Stores are carefully engineered, and every aspect of the design has a highly specific purpose - from the background music to the interior wall color.
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To become more of a savvy shopper - and to cut your bills substantially - start by recognizing these subtle, yet common, store tricks.

This is an update of an article written by Gus Lubin and Alison Griswold.