We recently revealed how a mum from Bristol managed to snag an epic food shop - all for just £1.55. Anna Taylor visited her local Sainsbury's where she managed to get a whopping £40 worth of shopping - for under £2 - after purchasing food in the reduced aisle. It's a top tip, as most items can be frozen and will not go to waste. However, don't just buy reduced items for the sake of it. Only buy them if you will benefit from their use.
It is January and money is tight, so if you can grab a bargain and save money on food, you are not going to pass that up. MoneySavingExpert Martin Lewis has revealed on his website moneysavingexpert how you can try and bag food bargains. A top tip was that many staff have the authority to reduce prices at their discretion - particularly goods that are damaged/nearing their sell-by dates. If you're friendly, staff are more likely to help than when you're rude.
A 'scabby shopper' who managed to snap up £40 worth of food for £1.55 in a single shop shared her story - and secrets - last week. Bristol mum Anna Taylor recommends reduced food as a way to help shoppers who might be struggling with money, and even helping to expand people's culinary horizons. Among her top tips are picking up food that can be frozen and kept until needed, and being nice to staff as they may help you get a further reduction.
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Selecting a term
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