When Paying For Groceries, Rethink Using Plastic

HOW YOU PAY FOR FOOD CAN ACTUALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN WHAT YOU PUT IN THE CART

Picture of cashier scanning items at a grocery storeYou’re used to hearing, “cash or credit” at the grocery check-out line (or seeing it as an option at self check-outs), but did you know that how you pay could determine whether you’re going home with bags of healthier foods as opposed to ones filled with less nutritious choices?

According to a study recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research¹, people are more likely to buy unhealthy foods when they pay the cashier with a credit or debit card.

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