All set for your next food shop?
Try some of these easy tricks to save money before you head out
An easy trick to save money everyone needs to try before their next food shop
There are a number of ways to save money on your weekly supermarket food shop.
There’s a simple and easy tip that could help you save money on your next supermarket shop.
With the cost of living crisis raging on, most of us are feeling the pinch.
Energy bills are rising, fuel costs are soaring and food and household essentials are rising. Many organisations have embarked on a series of cost of living challenges to sample supermarkets’ value ranges to see if they measure up to pricier brands.
They had tried toilet paper, baked beans, tea, coffee and more in a bid to save some cash on budget-friendly cupboard favourites.
They had even managed to save some money in the process by making a switch on a number of items.
With that in mind, always be on the hunt for simple and easy ways to make some extra savings.
Consumer expert Jenny McCormac at Brandrated revealed a range of grocery shopping hacks that will save shoppers up to £2,005.61 by December.
The hacks included suggestions to try meat-free Mondays, which could save the average household of four people £8.30 a week – £398.40 a year.
Others include making optimum use of the freezer to reduce food waste, which also prolongs meal choices throughout the week.
However experts advise the way you write your shopping list offers an easy, simple way to make savings that’ll quickly add up. Instead of writing down what you need, make a list of the products you’ve already got.
It’s common practice to visit the supermarket armed with the list of products you wish to purchase. This can lead to savings of £11 as shoppers are less likely to make impulse purchases.
According to McCormac though, a list of items you already have may save you even more. Jenny said: “Consumers often look in their kitchen cupboards on autopilot and they are not fully aware of what they already have ‘in stock’. Before you leave, make a list of items that you already have in the kitchen.
“This will aid in the purchase of add-ons, to cook a recipe rather than buying whole new dinners. It will also avoid the purchase of items that you already have.”
Jess Flaherty / Jenny McMormac at Brandrated