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15 Secrets Trader Joe’s Shoppers Need to Know

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trader joe's Get more bang for your buck when you learn Trader Joe’s insider information. | Joe Raedle/Getty Images

If you’re always on the lookout for unique food products, then you’re probably a fan of Trader Joe’s. It can be easy to get lost wandering the aisles as you browse all the store’s offerings. Some days of the week can be a madhouse at the popular store, but it all seems worth it when you get home and sift through your shopping bag full of amazing, low-cost finds. Before you plan your next shopping trip, take some time to get the inside deal on how to make your store experience even better.

Let’s take a close look at the 15 secrets Trader Joe’s shoppers need to know.

1. You can sample store items

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woman with cell phone doing shopping You can sample almost anything in the store. | iStock.com/Koji_Ishii

If you like to eat while you shop, you’re in luck. Trader Joe’s is happy to let customers sample their goods. One Trader Joe’s manager, who hosted an Ask Me Anything forum on Reddit, said all you have to do is ask, and an employee will help you partake of your desired sample. However, there’s just one catch. If the sample you desired must to be cooked, it’s just not going to happen.

“[You can sample] anything within reason. We’re not gonna grill up a steak for you, but something that you can open up and taste, yeah go for it. They’ll be happy to open it and let you try (such as chips, candy, or snacks). Stuff you can just open and eat shouldn’t be an issue,” said Redditor sloth555.

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