From scanning errors to prices changing from shelf to register, there are plenty of ways you could end up with an overcharged grocery bill. Consumers lose billions each year because of such practices, which are not as uncommon as stores would have us believe.
In fact, Whole Foods has been fined for overcharging customers by chancing the price per pound on packaged items while Target had to pay around $4 million to settle an overcharging lawsuit. Dollar General, CVS, and Walgreens have also received fines for similar complaints. To make sure you pay the accurate price for the things in your cart, here are 5 simple steps you can take to avoid grocery store scams and overcharges.