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How to cut your supermarket food shopping bill in half – tips and tricks

While the price of food shopping varies person-to-person, it can be a costly outgoing each week or month. For Britons looking to cut down their food bill, tips and tricks have been shared by various savvy shoppers to help make your money stretch further. 

Taking to TikTok to share one shopping hack, one user shared various different tips, including how to save money when it comes to making dinners.

When it comes to making curry, the user recommended buying poppadoms, to opt for the microwavable ones instead of the ready-made supermarket ones.

This is because the microwavable ones will last longer, meaning they can be used for more than one meal.

The shopper explained: “Each poppadom goes in the microwave and you can have as many as you wish. The microwavable pack will keep, so you don’t use them all, meaning you could make them last for two curries.”

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This also applies when buying rice, instead of buying the pre-cooked branded rice, opt for the uncooked own-brand rice.

In another TikTok video, the savvy shopper advised shoppers to double-check the price of times in different aisles of the supermarket, such as the world foods aisle, before purchasing.

The user explained: “Coconut milk by Sainsbury’s in the regular aisle if £1.50…But then get yourself down the International aisle and the [branded] stuff is only £1. Always check the international aisle!”

Taking to the Aldi Shoppers UK Facebook page, one savvy shopper revealed that the discount retailer offers recipes for families each week.

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Following this could not only cut the price of your shopping bill, but also reduce the amount of waste.

The woman wrote: “Aldi hack alert: I’m not sure how many people realise this, but each week Aldi publish a basket of shopping for their marketing campaign to compare with other stores.

“Find the AD and you can click on the terms and conditions and get the shopping list as a PDF. It usually is around a week’s worth of meals for a family of four and only costs £45, it also makes the most of the limited offers and Specialbuys.

“We look forward to chicken enchiladas, veg tart, seafood paella, cod and sweet potato fries!”

The Aldi fan added: “When I tried the hack, I found I had enough leftovers for lunch and the freezer too. Recipes were simple and the family have really enjoyed.”

Another shopping hack to help slash the price of your supermarket bill is to look out for yellow sticker labels.

Some retailers add yellow stickers to their items throughout the day, but more often than not, it will be done in the evening when the stock hasn’t sold.

Posting in the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK group, one shopper explained that she found bargains in Aldi from as early as 8am.

The woman wrote: “Just got home from Aldi and got nearly everything in my trolley half price thanks to the discount stickers.

“Turns out going to Aldi in the morning is not only quiet, but also full of bargains.”

However it is not just food which can rack up a huge bill, toiletries can also be expensive.

One person shared how to avoid ‘pink tax’ on supermarket products, which could save a lot of money throughout the year.

According to the savvy shopper, one pack of women’s razors which were pink were priced at £1.30 but the exact same ones in the men’s section of the store retailed for just £1.

The same woman shared how the own-branded bubble bath from one supermarket was half the price of a branded one and it “smelt exactly the same”. 



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