YouTuber Holly Smith said that the price displayed on a supermarket shelf isn’t necessarily the price the item costs at the checkout, and that using the right gadgets can help uncover bargains
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the cost of living is increasing – and that makes saving when shopping more important than ever.
But one savvy shopper has a top tip on how to cut down on your grocery bills when visiting supermarkets. The sun reports.
YouTuber and TikToker Holly Smith, aka Holly vlogssaid she bought a Beatles jigsaw puzzle from Tesco for £3 when it was marked as on sale for £12 in the ‘Reduced to Release’ section.
The trick is to use a handheld scanner that shows the lowest available price for that item – which isn’t necessarily the price on the supermarket shelf.
Holly used a handheld scanner from Zebra, which can cost hundreds of dollars, but you can use free smartphone apps that do the same.
Holly said: “In this video I’m going to share with you how you can get great bargains at Tesco.
“First you need to take a handheld scanner and go to the reduced area to erase.”
Scanning the puzzle, her handheld scanner showed the price to be £3, even though the price tag said it was £12.
“And that happens with a lot of items in the reduced to clear department, so definitely pick up a handheld scanner,” she said.
People watching the video have posted below to list the bargains they found using handheld scanners.
“Great tips!” said one. “For those who don’t have scanners or don’t want to use them, you can check stock in the Tesco Groceries app which will show discounted to clear prices.”
“I got a microwave for £80 for £30,” added another person.
Another got a duvet set for £4.50 and another bargain hunter bought a king size Silent Night duvet for £11.50 saving £34.50.
TikTok users share a lot of good tips — although there’s also a lot of terrible advice and scams.
Remove pre-saved card details
It’s not uncommon to flip through your phone in the evening and come across something you feel you need to buy.
Removing your pre-saved card details from places like clothing websites will make you think twice about ordering as you have to get up and find your card.
Consider shopping for groceries online
A lot of people do this anyway because not everyone always has time to venture out supermarkets.
The grocery shopping Online, you’re more likely to stay on budget because you can see your shopping cart total as you go.
That means you’re less likely to order unnecessary items when you go over budget.
Buy loose fruit instead of packets
Several TikTok users have pointed out that buying fruit in bulk is a lot cheaper than buying a pack.
For example, a pack of five bananas from a leading UK supermarket costs 69p, while loose bananas cost 13p each.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/tesco-shopper-shares-easy-way-26380512 Tesco Shopper shares the easy way to get even bigger in-store discounts