A super saver mum who was recently made redundant has explained her clever shopping trick which cut her weekly food bill in half.
Kayleigh Fisher was one of the many Brits who unfortunately lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As a result, she had to seriously reconsider her budget.
She told LatestDeals.co.uk : “During lockdown I was made redundant from my work as a cleaner which impacted how much money I had to spend on food.”
The mum usually spends £60 a week at Tesco or Asda, but she’s slashed the cost down to £30.
Kayleigh apparently never shopped for items with yellow stickers before the pandemic, but she now calls the discounted items her “saviour”.
She added: “I’ve only been really shopping for reduced items when I was made redundant as before it wasn’t a regular thing.”
Kayleigh, from Somerset, now hunts down the bargains.
The mum said: “I’m always looking for ways to save money so I can do more things with my family.
“Yellow stickers are my saviours especially at the end of the month when money is tight.
“I’m pretty good at budgeting but there’s always that one unexpected payment that causes us to be short.
“Also, with buying yellow stickers, I can put it in the freezer and save for those unexpected days.”
Apparently, Morrisons is the best shop for deals.
She said: “I found Morrisons to have the best yellow stickers but if I don’t go there I regularly shop at Aldi or Lidl as a £100 shop in Tesco or ASDA is about £60 in Aldi or Lidl.
“For example, one week I went in to get a week’s worth of shopping which would have cost about £40 but I only spent £15 thanks to the yellow stickers, so I got a good saving of £25 that I can now put back for Christmas shopping!
“You should also always shop around to find the cheapest things – I shop around Aldi and Lidl as I have found them to be much cheaper than the bigger named shops.”
However, she warned people not to get sidetracked by bargains.
She said: “I would only buy food at a reduced price if I would normally buy it at full price.
“Another tip I can give to others is to ask the local shop what times they would reduce items and to know where the reduced items are kept in the shop.”
And, she described her usual weekly meal planner which ensures nothing goes to waste.
The mum said: “On Monday we have spaghetti bolognese, on Tuesday a curry of some sort, on Wednesday cottage pie, on Thursday meat and veg, on Friday something with chips, on Saturday pizza and on Sunday a roast dinner.
“I make the food last by storing it in a deep freezer and also do a meal plan for the week.
“When planning meals in advance it helps me save money so I don’t buy unnecessary food, and helps me shop quicker to knowing what I’m already buying.
“So I will get a price list up and work out how much my shopping will cost. But if I see something I would normally buy with a yellow sticker I know I’m going to save that little bit more too.
“Plus, planning meals means the kids will know what they are getting for tea!”
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