Buying discounted items at supermarkets like Tesco can save hundreds of pounds a year on food bills and put cash back in your pocket to help tackle the cost of living crisis
A thrifty superstar has shared his tip on how to cut food bills – and he estimates it saves him £1,300 a year.
He believes he’s saved around £25 a week on his groceries, or £1,300 a year and specializes in bargains at Tesco.
“It started years ago, it was just something I liked – but then my family came across it, and my wife is great at social media, so she set me up,” he said. a Facebook page.
“Before I knew it, people started following me.”
Here’s his advice for saving cash at your big Tesco grocer.
1) Go at the best time
Gary said it pays to go to Tesco after 7pm on weekdays and 2pm on Sundays, as this is when the supermarket sells most of the already discounted ‘yellow sticker’ items.
2) Avoid being a ‘big store’
Gary says doing one big shopping trip every week doesn’t get you all the bargains.
This is because items are discounted every day, so going once a week means only one set of discounts.
However, this is only possible if you have the time. Also, if you have to drive or pay for public transport, repeated trips to the supermarket will also cost money.
3) Keep an open mind
Gary said many households keep meal plans on hand to help control meal costs, but ditching these plans can also save cash.
“More often than not, I will change the menu according to the stickers,” he said.
“So if there’s pork on offer, we’ll have pork for Sunday dinner. If beef is offered, we’ll have beef for Sunday dinner instead – it’s a lottery right.
“I was introduced to figs last week. I’ve never cooked figs before, but I just Googled the recipe BBC Good Food so I can really plan what I’m getting in the supermarket when I’m faced with yellow stickers. ”
4) Know where to find discounts
Supermarkets display discounted items in some aisles, such as bakeries, vegetables and freezers.
“Tesco stores often have a dedicated area for yellow stickers in the aisle in the fridge,” says Gary.
“This is where you’ll find ham, meat and ready meals.”
5) Crack supermarket code to get fresher food
Many supermarkets, including Tesco, have stopped putting the best dates on their fruits and vegetables.
However, these items may have codes that help you calculate when they are likely to disappear.
For example, something with code A20 means the item is best eaten before January 20th – since ‘A’ is January, ‘B’ is February, etc.
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