Trader Joe’s employees share 6 tips for getting the best deal at the store

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Trader Joe’s store crew members know how you can make the most of your shopping experience.
Some have taken to the web to share their best money-saving tips with customers.
Employees spoke about everything from the store’s generous return policy to its famously cheap wines.

Trader Joe’s stores are, by design, intended to cater to the sophisticated-but-frugal crowd.

“I designed it for people who are over-educated and underpaid,” Trader Joe’s founder Joe Coulombe said in 1998, according to the Los Angeles Times.

But those Trader Joe’s fans who are looking to save even more require insider information about the grocery chain. After all, Trader Joe’s doesn’t hawk obvious deals in the form of coupons or online promotions.

Fortunately, Trader Joe’s employees have some suggestions that can help customers save money and make the most of the store’s best deals.

Here’s a look at some advice on getting the best deal at Trader Joe’s, courtesy of the crew members themselves:

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Remember that the store has a generous return policy

Trader Joe’s has a famously liberal return policy.

“We want our customers to try new things they wouldn’t normally try out of fear of possibly not liking the product and wasting their money,” a Trader Joe’s employee of 10 years wrote in a 2017 Reddit AMA.

According to the blog Rather Be Shopping, if you return an item with a receipt, the store will give you a full refund. But if you don’t have your receipt, you can still receive a store credit or a gift card equal …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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Real Madrid training photos show how impressive Cristiano Ronaldo’s leg muscles are — here’s the workout routine that keeps him fit

Cristiano Ronaldo has legs

Real Madrid opened its training ground doors for the media ahead of the Champions League final against Liverpool on Saturday.
During a practice session overseen by Real boss Zinedine Zidane it was clear that one thing stood out.
That thing was Cristiano Ronaldo’s legs. His great, big, hulking legs.
Here’s how he stays so fit.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s striking leg muscles were proudly on display during a Real Madrid training session in Madrid, Spain.

The forward, renowned for his work-rate in the gym and on the pitch, is getting ready for the upcoming Champions League final on Saturday May 26.

His club, Real Madrid, take on Liverpool FC in the biggest club game of the season at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine — and the Spanish giant opened its doors so the media could get a rare glimpse at the athletes behind-the-scenes.

During a practice session overseen by Real boss Zinedine Zidane, it was clear that one thing stood out — Ronaldo’s great, big, hulking legs.

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Source:: Business Insider


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