It is January and our bank accounts are still a little battered and bruised from Christmas. So, in an attempt to keep the costs down, I decided I would try to feed my family only using foods that had been reduced with yellow stickers. We all love a bargain, have a nosey at the yellows then boast to our families while trying to make them guess what rock-bottom price we really bought those six French baguettes for. So it was going to be fun, right? WRONG. It was not fun, I did not have a good time.
Earlier in the week money expert Martin Lewis revealed the best times to find reduced food in our supermarkets. So, in an attempt to keep the costs down, a reporter from our sister site, the Liverpool Echo decided to try and feed her family only using foods that had been reduced with yellow stickers.
A mum who fed her family with reduced supermarket items for a week has shared the highs and lows of her experience. Liverpool Echo reporter Rebecca Koncienzy said that in an attempt to keep the costs down after the Christmas spend, she decided she'd hunt out bargain items marked with yellow stickers. Embarking on the challenge, she thought it would be fun, but her experience wasn't as positive as she'd imagined.
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