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Quiz: Are You Overpaying for Everyday Items?

Toothpaste, toilet paper, telecommunications—some everyday staples are hard to live without. But that doesn’t mean these products and services should break the bank. In fact, you could save major money by finding ways to stretch your dollar on these essentials. Are you overpaying for the items you use every day? Take our quiz to find out now.

Quiz Questions:

1. Where do you buy toiletries such as soap and shampoo?
I buy them at salons, beauty-supply shops, or specialty stores.
I buy them at my local drugstore, supermarket, or wherever is most convenient.
I buy them at the drugstore or supermarket with the lowest prices.
I buy them in bulk from discount warehouses so I can get the lowest unit price.

2. When you’re buying toilet paper and toothpaste, do you look for a particular brand or the best price?
I always stick with the brands I like, regardless of price.
I usually stick with the brands I like, but sometimes I opt for the best deal.
I usually go for the best deal, as long as I like the brand.
I always go for the best price, regardless of the brand name.

3. Which of the following best describes your approach to grocery shopping?
I clip coupons, create lists, and focus on getting the best deals I can find.
I try to be conscious of what I’m spending, but I’m not as organized as I should be.
I rarely have a grocery list, and I get distracted by store displays and impulse items.
When it comes to the supermarket, I’m like a kid in a candy shop—money is no object.

4. What kind of water do you usually drink at home?
I drink name-brand bottled water, such as Evian, Perrier, or San Pellegrino.
I drink bottled water, but the brand name is not important to me.
I drink both bottled and tap water.
I drink tap water.

5. When you set up your most recent cell phone plan, which of the following did you do?
I reviewed various plans’ minutes and multimedia features to make sure I chose the most cost-effective option.
I considered a pre-paid phone and/or local service plan to see if it would save me money.
All of the above.
None of the above.

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