Due to rising inflation, shopkeepers are facing a huge increase in the price of groceries.
We talked to money-saving experts to share their top tips on how to cut your supermarket food bill.
Try the World Food Aisle
“If you are looking for cheap store cupboard stables, there are usually great options for herbs and spices in this aisle.
“It’s also great for essentials like tinned tomatoes and chickpeas,” says Vicks Layton, consumer expert at Hotukdeals.
The only difference is that you probably haven’t heard of the brands.
For example, a 400g tin of KTC chickpeas is 10p cheaper at Sainsbury’s than their own brand version. 60p compared to the price of Sainsbury’s chickpeas 50P for KTC TIN,
Buy Winky Fruits and Vegetables
Misshapen fruits and vegetables are often very cheap.
Each supermarket has its own section for these, such as Morrison’s Naturally Wonky, Tesco’s Perfectly Imperfect and Sainsbury’s Imperfectly Tasty.
Lidl also carries a 5kg Too Good To Waste box of crappy fruit and veg for just £1.50, which is available to customers from checkout until noon.
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Layton says: “App click snap Also offers a range of cashback offers on certain products at various supermarkets and members hotukdeals Share the latest discounts and deals they’ve seen in stores across the country.”
One of the deal spots is a family meal consisting of five shared dishes for £15 Marks & Spencer,
check out frozen options
Another aisle that shouldn’t be overlooked—think about whether you can buy frozen foods instead.
Faith Archer, On Money blogger much more with lessSays: “Frozen fruits and veggies are often cheaper than fresh versions, plus you’re less likely to throw them away.
I’m a big fan of frozen spinach in soups and curries and frozen chopped peppers in stews.
You’ll pay £3.33 for 1 kg of fresh spinach in Asda – double £1.65 You would pay for the same amount of frozen spinach.
shop the bottom shelf
Cheaper priced items are often placed on the lower shelf in supermarkets. So by sitting down to check out the bottom shelf, you may be able to snag a bargain.
For example, at eye level you’d pay around £1.80 for two cans (90p a can) of Heinz Baked Beans, according to research by MoneySavingExpert. Morrison,
But on the lower shelf you can get four cans for £3 (75p per can) or six for £4 (67p per can). The bottom shelf is also often where own brands and price ranges are kept.
Buy Online at Discount Stores
Archer says: “If you have a relaxed attitude for ‘best before’ dates and ample storage space, check out sites like approved food and Clearance XL, which sell cut-price short-dated foods.
Move beyond snacks and drinks and look for store wardrobe staples for less. ,
For example, you can get £1. For four 400 g tins of chopped tomatoes – 52p savings on what you would normally pay.
Use the Food Waste App
too good to go The app matches you with local food outlets that have food left over at the end of the day to sell for less.
You pay £1 to £7 for a ‘magic’ bag or box from a local business containing an astonishing mix of products.
For example, Morrisons carries a “magic box”, which usually costs around £3.09 and contains at least £10 worth of food.
adulteration is a food sharing app that enables people to share food with their local community that they will not be using. You simply sign up, search on offers nearby, and arrange a collection.
View Weekly Offers
“Before you plan meals, check online to see what discounts the store will have so you can take advantage of the lower prices,” says Naomi Willis, who runs the Skinny Dad blog with her husband Ricky.
Weekly offers include Tesco Fresh 5, Ald’s Super 6 and Liddle’s Pick of the Week.
Lidl is currently offering the 750g Deluxe British Jersey Royal New Potato for 79p, compared to the normal price of £1.29 – a savings of 50p.
try the baby aisle
You don’t need a baby to shop at Baby Isle, where you can bargain on things like cotton buds and bath oil.
You’ll have to pay a hefty £9.50 for Sainsbury’s 500ml E45 Bath Oil £1.80 for the same amount of Johnson’s Baby Oil,
get a new customer discount
You can often get a discount as a new customer.
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