Friday 10 May 2019

5 Ways To Reduce Your Weekly Shopping Bill

The cost of your weekly shop can soon add up and we've cut down lots on our budget since I went self employed. In this post I'm sharing five ways you can reduce your weekly shopping bill.

Shopping trolley being pushed down an aisle

Go non-branded
Switching from branded to a store brand is one of the most simple ways to save money on your weekly shop. You might not like everything but it's worth a try for the savings alone! For example, make a basic change by going from branded baked beans to a store brand and you could save 40p a can, which over a year is more than £20!

Change your supermarket
We can all get a little stuck in our ways when it comes to our weekly shop. The same items in our trolley and a wander around the usual supermarket could mean your weekly shop is costing you more than it needs to. Try another supermarket or compare your shop online at somewhere like MySupermarket.

Whoops shop
Some of my best bargains have been whoops', also known as the yellow sticker section. Bread is one of my favourite bargains as by the end of the day it can be a quarter of the price and easily thrown in the freezer! As long as it's freezable buying whoops items are a cheap way to stock up.

Split your shop
If you're buying absolutely everything from the same supermarket you may want to think about splitting your shopping. Things like toiletries and cleaning products are often much cheaper at places like B&M and Home Bargains. 

Meal plan and make a list
Do you get to the end of the week and have food that you've not used and ends up going to waste? Well, it's likely that you've overspent and bought things that you didn't really need. Meal planning and making a shopping list at the same time will lead you to only buy what you need, with the aim to have an empty fridge by the time your next weekly shop comes around.

Are you planning to try any of these tips or do you have tips to share? Let me know in the comments.

Mummy Snowy Owl

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