A mother of SAVVY has revealed how she managed to spend £12.50 a week on the whole family’s grocery store.
Sammy Hancock, 34, has discovered she can keep her monthly budget as low as £50 a month using cashback and coupon apps – and always be on the lookout for potential scams. good deal.
She can also save by checking out yellow sticker deals, cooking in batches, and getting free gifts on Facebook Marketplace.
The smart shopper, who works as a retail assistant in Alton, East Hampshire, started looking for different ways to save money in 2014.
Sammy said: “I try and budget £20 a week for a restaurant for me, my partner Darren and my son.
“In total, with all the savings I had, it ended up being just over £50 a month or less.
“The average family of three spends just over £500 a month on food and that often comes with a lot of waste.
“I keep an eye on the yellow sticker reduction for anything that might be frozen, as well as my refund apps to see if I can get something cheaper or get my money refunded. again or not.
“I also go to a local community store a few days a week to pick up expired food from the local supermarket and give it away for free.”
The mum added some of the best supermarkets she’s found include a pack of 47 patches, a pack of Johnson’s wipes and a meal in Ellas’ kitchen that she only paid 15p for.
She can also get four loaves of bread from Morrisons with each in 10p.
Sammy added: “I get 12 bottles of my favorite Heinz burger sauce for £3, or 25p each from Iceland, which usually costs £1 or so a bottle, as they’ve all been prepackaged. reduced.
“I don’t want to pay full price for any item, so if I can get the same product for five cents less, I will.”
Sammy uses her gourmet shopping skills to make casual meals that she will batch cook to eat leftovers throughout the week.
She said: “We eat a lot of pasta dishes, a 3kg bag of Tesco pasta costs £3.30 and that can last up to a month or more.
“By looking at the yellow sticker sections, I was able to pack lots of fresh fruit and vegetables for less than 20pence each to add to my meals as well as large packages of minced meat and chicken for less than 20p. under two pounds.”
Customers have even managed to get free gifts through contacting companies about their products.
She also tried to outfit her new home with free, discounted second-hand items she found on Facebook Marketplace.
“I’m a pretty impulsive person, so I became obsessed with trying to collect as many coupons as possible to cut down on shopping costs,” she said.
“As coupons become more popular in the UK, I will use a website called ‘CaringEveryday’ which offers coupons for toiletries and medicines that are really helpful.
“Some newspapers are still handing out coupons for days, so once the Covid restrictions are eased, it would be nice to go somewhere like Legoland.
“While there aren’t really many websites selling coupons in the UK right now, there is an entire online community that will share coupon codes and free offers, which are essentially the same thing.
“I find that one of the best ways to get free items these days is to give feedback to companies you like.
“In doing so, I actually won a free £13 Yankee candle and a £16 box of Lush bath bombs with three different bombs.
“Facebook Marketplace was really helpful, we bought two sofas from there for £50, a free gas oven and even a washing machine for £15.”
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