Written by Karen Bryan
One of the best ways to save on food is to always be on the look out for out of date food bargains. I don’t mean making a six mile return trip to your local supermarket in case they have any reductions, but just always scan for any money saving offers. Earlier this week we stopped at Alnwick Services on our drive back from Newcastle upon Tyne for a hot drink from our flask. On my way into the toilets when walking through the onsite Co-op mini-supermarket, I spotted some cherry tomatoes reduced to only 19p. That prompted me to have a good scour around the shop and we got a pile of stuff for only £2.82, for items that would normally cost around £10, a saving over 70%.
- 2 packs of 500 gr of red seedless grapes
- 3 packs of prepared fresh veg including brocolli, carrots and cauliflower
- 1 tub of humous
- 3 Muller fruit corner yoghurts
- 2 packets of 8 crepes
- 1 pack of cherry tomatoes
So make sure that you’re always on the lookout for any sell by date food reductions. But you must use or freeze the food quickly; you won’t be making any real savings if you don’t consume all your bargain buys.