These Are The 10 Secret Tricks and Food Scams They Use To Keep Stealing Your Hard Earned Money!

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When it comes to food, we all like to think that we are in control of the choices we make when it’s time to eat.  But before you even take a bite of a burger you ordered or reach into a bag of chips; you’ve already been influenced by certain tricks that food sellers have come to rely on.  

Across the food industry and at every level there are food scams being played out. Restaurants, bars, grocery stores, manufacturers, and major companies all want to make the most money possible.  If pulling a higher profit means using psychology and how people think against them, then so be it.

Your best defense against falling victim to food scams is to be familiar with the most common types.  The following list goes over some of the most widespread ones that any consumer is likely to come across:  

1) Overpricing.  Many dining establishments will place the most expensive item at the top of the menu so it’s the first one you see.  As you scan down the menu it makes everything else looks cheaper in comparison and you’re more likely to choose a less pricey option, even if it is only a dollar or so less.  This is so widespread there’s a special name for it called ‘anchoring.’

2) Portion Illusions.  The goal here is to make you think you’re getting a great deal for what you’re paying.  Whether through advertising or plate size, businesses will try their best to make it look like a lot more than it is.  Oftentimes careful comparison of packaging, weights, and sizes will show that you really aren’t getting much more than what you’re made to think.

3) Free Snacks While You Wait.  Those complimentary bowls of peanuts, chips and salsa, or baskets of bread that you sometimes get before a meal are meant to make you thirstier and therefore more likely to buy another drink or two.

4) Bar Glasses.  The shape and thickness of a glass can greatly alter how much it can hold.  Bars often use thicker glassware and fill them up with ice before making a drink.  This gives the illusion of a brimming full drink, but the reality is the customer is only getting three-quarters, or just half, of what they thought they were paying for.  Always ask for light or no ice to ensure you get your monies worth.

5) Portion Sizes.  Ever opened a bag of chips only to have a blast of air puff out in your face, and then when you reach into the bag it’s only filled a quarter of the way?  Filling bags like this is a common trick and many companies actually reduce the amount of product they put in them very slowly over time so that consumers don’t notice, and they save money.    

6) Misleading Visuals.  All those fast food commercials you see with perfect looking, steaming fresh food that make your mouth water are created specifically to bait you into the store.  We all know once we get there that the burgers are smushed and the food looks nothing like what was portrayed on TV, yet many of us fall for the advertisements anyways.

7) Best-By and Sell-By Dates.  Grocery stores will place food products with the nearest sell-by date at the front shelf because most customers grab whatever is closest.  Since the food expires sooner than later, they have to go back to the store more often to buy the item again. The next time you’re at the supermarket, pay closer attention to the sell-by dates and dig towards the back to get the food that will last longer.

8) Low Quality Ice Cream.  Besides tasting subpar, cheap ice cream is only made soft and creamy because a lot of air is whipped into it.  That means you’re actually paying for much less actual ice cream than you would be if you bought a more expensive quality kind that doesn’t have all that extra air whipped in.  You can see in the video how the melted ice creams compare, it shocking!

9) Color.  Brighter, more natural, organic looking colors are what fast food companies use in order to make their food and businesses appear healthier.  The bright colors stimulate your brain and remind you of fresh fruits and veggies. In effect, they make you think you’re eating healthier than you really are.  

10) Plumping.  This has to do with artificially injecting meat with water to make it appear fuller and weigh more.  Because meat is sold by the pound to consumers, plumping up poultry can bring in a lot of money for sellers.  Random testing has found that some chicken has contained up to 30% water, gross!

Watch the video below for further information so you can be aware when you are being scammed:

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THIS Is The Trick To Buying Plane Tickets At a Certain Time and Day For The Cheapest Price Ever!

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Purchasing airline tickets is one the more confusing and exasperating things we do in life. There are so many options to work through, from the routes and times to the costs and different airlines. We naturally look for the best deals that work in our favor and nothing feels better than when you snag a ticket to your destination that’s incredibly cheap and affordable.

After all, the more you save on getting there and plane tickets, the more you can save or spend elsewhere. There are a few simple factors that can play a major role in influencing whether or not you book a deal, and the day that you purchase tickets matters a lot.

A recent study looked back at the cost of all tickets sold worldwide over the past year and found some interesting price differentials. According to the data, it turns out that Friday is the worst day of the week to purchase an airline ticket because that’s when they are the most expensive.

In fact, the average cost for tickets sold on a Friday are 13% higher than those sold just two days later on Sunday. The main reason given for this difference is that leisure travelers book more discount trips on weekends. Also, towards the end of the work week business travelers pay for the higher fares, and many of the sales and deals that airlines run throughout the week expire by Friday.

Better days on which to purchase airline tickets are Saturdays, Sundays, and Tuesdays. The study found that Tuesdays are when prices drop to the lowest cost, which on average are 3% less than Friday prices. Buying earlier, rather than last minute, always helps to keep costs low and getting alerts for sales and exclusives can pay off in the end.

Ticket prices are constantly being adjusted up and down, so if you spot a good deal, grab it before it changes and goes back up. Hopefully this information will come in handy and help you snag a bargain the next time you have to book a flight. Share this information with friends and family and help pass on the potential savings.

Check out the video below for more information, it will save you a lot of money moving forward!

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This Lady Puts A Used Tea Bag On Her Wrist. It Seemed Weird But The Reason Is Brilliant!

Tea is second only to water for ranking among the top consumed beverages in the world.  According to, it can be found in almost 80% of all U.S. households and on any day over 158 million Americans drink it.  It is by far the most versatile drink being served hot, cold, iced, plain, with add-ins, on all occasions, anytime, anywhere and anyplace.  All that tea drinking adds up to tons of additional waste being dumped into landfills every year.  However, as this video shows, there are lots of additional uses that used tea bags can be put to.

The most popular use happens to be beauty related.  Many people refrigerate used tea bags and when cold place them on their eyes to reduce redness, puffiness, irritation, and to help decrease dark circles.  Cold damp tea bags compressed on bruises, sunburns, bee stings, mosquito bites, and cold sores soothes the area, helps to reduce inflammation, and even promotes healing.  Dry bags can be placed overnight inside of smelly shoes to deodorize and absorb any moisture.

Tea’s deodorizing aspects also work just as well in the refrigerator.  All it takes is a few bags placed inside and you can skip the baking soda for good.  Try throwing a few brewed bags in the sink with dirty dishes and leave them to soak overnight.

When you wash them the next day all the tough baked on grease should come off easily.  The last video tip deals with keeping your house bug and rodent free by strategically placing tea bags in cupboards, the pantry, and corners.  Minty teas work best because mice and bugs hate the smell.

There are hundreds of other uses not covered in the video.  They include using tea bags in the garden, around the house, in the kitchen, for health, beauty, and cleaning.  The list is inexhaustible and makes me wonder if there is anything that tea can’t be used for, or on, or with!  Get that extra mile out of them and in the future re-purpose tea bags before you throw them out.

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This Guy Places A Bottle Into His Toilet Tank. The Reason Why Is Brilliant!

I never knew saving money around the house would be this easy. The following video brought to you by Household Hackers cover 7 incredible tricks that will help save you ton of money at your house. They cover everything from dead batteries in your tv controller to saving money on your water bill. Almost everything covered in this video can be done with stuff you already have around the house.

You will learn how to vacuum seal your food using just water. How to use a screw as a battery replacement.  Reducing your water bill significantly.  Cutting your internet bill in half.  Make your very own DIY homemade Febreze.  Also, making a natural eco-friendly household cleaner.  Finally reducing your electric/power bill by a ton!

This video is really impressive.  So get a pen and paper and start taking notes. It’s time to save money with all these awesome life hacks and tricks. I can’t wait to start implementing these right away! Enjoy the video below. Will you be trying these household life hacks? Let us know.

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