From budget-friendly fashion hacks to cheap European flights to the food that fills our bellies, we will gratefully accept any advice on how to keep our hard-earned cash in our wallets. That鈥檚 why you might think that shopping at Trader Joe鈥檚 is an affordable grocery option (which frankly, it is), but it turns out you could be wasting money with one simple mistake. Though the chain offers returns for items that don鈥檛 meet your standards, there is another policy that could save you big bucks, and we have the deets you need.

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It turns out that Trader Joe鈥檚 has a 鈥渢ry before you buy鈥 policy which allows you to do just that: Try an item before you buy it. That way, you can sample something to be sure it鈥檚 up to par before you spend your money on it. The only exceptions are raw or frozen foods that require cooking, as well as alcohol (sorry!).

If you want to take advantage of this handy offer, just ask a Trader Joe鈥檚 employee for assistance and enjoy your savvy taste-test. And *high-five* to TJ鈥檚 for this super customer-pleasing policy.

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