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Martin Lewis’ MSE shares how to get free groceries from Tesco and Pret with a clever app trick

Martin Lewis’ MoneySavingExpert has featured grocery waste app Olio as a great source for free groceries. Olio is a sharing app where people give away groceries and other household items to people who live nearby

Martin Lewis' MoneySavingExpert recommended the Olio app
Martin Lewis’ MoneySavingExpert recommended the Olio app

Martin Lewis’ MoneySavingExpert has explained how to get free groceries from Tesco and Pret a Manger.

The saving trick is to use the Food Waste App Olio.

Olio is a free sharing app where people give away groceries and other household items to people who live nearby.

The idea is that everything listed on Olio is free since it’s given away so you don’t have to pay anything.

Olio works with companies like Pret and Tesco, as well as independent bakeries and cafes, to send volunteers to collect surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away.

These volunteers then list the free food on Olio so people who live nearby can come and pick it up without spending a penny.

Downloadable for free via the App Store or Google Play, Olio also allows you to list used toys, clothes and other household items.

The MSE team wrote in their latest newsletter: “ The Olio app is mostly known for now offering food – the idea behind it is not to throw away excess food but to offer it to people or businesses to their local community.

Have you used the Olio app? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

“When we checked on Monday we saw that bread, fruit and vegetables, pastries and more were on offer.

“People also give away other items like clothes, furniture and toys – it’s hit and miss, but often a hit.”

Olio is a simple and free app.

You start by signing up for a new account with your email address and verifying your location.

After you’re logged in and ready to go, browse nearby groceries and when you find something you like, click on the listing to claim it.

The Mirror previously reported how a Tesco shopper received £12.75 free groceries by using Olio.

Some of the groceries Laura Gaga, a police officer in her 40s from north-west London, was able to get hold of were fresh vegetables, hummus and Greek yogurt.

Another app that could help you reduce your grocery bills is Too Good To Go.

Too Good To Go has teamed up with brands like Costa, Greggs and M&S, as well as independent shops, to sell ‘grab bags’ of groceries that would otherwise be thrown away at the end of the day.

Prices start at around £2 for a bag and go up to £5 depending on the store you choose.

The only downside is that you don’t get to choose what food you get – it depends on what’s available that day.

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