Small Change

It's okay to miss out on special offers

It's hard to compare prices, and there is a tendency to splurge on items you don't need

The petrol station employee manning the counter asks if I want to pick up the special offer.

It comes from a well-known manufacturer of chicken essence.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 14, 2019, with the headline 'It's okay to miss out on special offers'. Print Edition | Subscribe