As the cost of living crisis rages on in anger, Der Spiegel takes a look at some of the top deals available this week to help families in need get essentials at a better price
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Times are tough in the UK with horrendous hikes on a wide range of essentials in the coming days.
This April, council tax rates will rise by up to 5% across the country, while the increase in the energy price cap will mean energy bills rise by up to 54% – a rise of up to £693 to a new high of £1,971 .
Meanwhile, Social Security rates rise 1.25% on April 6 despite the payment threshold being raised to £12,570.
Elsewhere, BT says tariffs for phone calls will rise by 9.3%, which will total around £3.50 a month, as water charges are expected to rise by 1.7%, adding an additional £7 a year .
Additionally, fuel costs remain high, with a liter of petrol coming in at 163.28p, according to the RAC. To make matters worse, inflation rates of 5.5% last year pushed up prices of all types of goods.
With these startling figures in mind, The Mirror takes a look at three of the UK supermarkets’ most popular weekly deals, which offer various essential items at great prices to help mitigate the April Cruel Day blues.
Sainsbury’s Deals of the Week
As part of its top deals of the week, Sainsbury’s has a range of budget essentials that might be worth snagging while prices are down.
Below we have selected some highlights with discounts on the essentials. For the full range of For deals visit their website here .
- Two rolls of Plenty kitchen towels are down from £4.25 to £3
- A 660ml bottle of Fairy Max Power washing up liquid has gone from £3 to £2
- Lurpak unsalted butter is 30p off, which means a £1.85 reduction in price for a block of 250
- A six-pack of Britain’s best apples has dropped from £1.60 to £1
- Nivea Men Sensitive Shaving Cream is down from £3 to £2
- 750g Nutella bottle from £4.75 to £4
- 1kg McCain home chips is down from £2.50 to £2
- A 40-pack of Fairy All-in-One dishwasher tablets is down a whopping £4, from £12 to £8
- Comfort Pure Ultra fabric softener costs £1 to £2 and offers 36 washes
- Old El Paso Fajita Kit is down from £3 to £2
- Vanish Oxi Advance Stain Remover 470g is down £50 to £4.50
Tesco deals of the week
Similarly, Tesco also has a range of deals this week, with much-needed items being significantly discounted. For the full list of their offerings, follow this link. Read on for some of our top tips, but please remember that all of these offers require a club card.
- A Duracell Plus AA 12 pack is available for £8 compared to the standard £10.75
- A four-pack of oranges has dropped from £2 to £1.50
- Nescafe Azera Americano instant coffee is available for £2.90 from £5.49
- Anker Spreadable Butter 500g reduced from £0.375 to £2.75
- Cathedral City mature cheddar fell 29 to £2.70 for a 350g block
- Tesco Fish Pie Mix 340g reduced from £4 to £3.50
- Original PG Tips 80 box reduced by 30p to £2
- Walkers Classic Variety Multipack 22 bags from £4 to £3.50
- Oral-B Pro 1 Crossaction Electric Toothbrush at half price with a saving of £30. It has been reduced from £60 to £30
- Oral-B cross-action toothbrush heads are also down 50% to £18, a saving of £18 on a box of eight heads
Asda deals of the week
Asda also has a selection of weekly deals which could be of great help to families looking to save money where possible. Our choices are below, or you can see the full list here .
- A 1.7 liter George Home kettle has dropped from £13 to £10
- 50 packs of Tetley Green Tea are available in rollback from £2.15 to £1.50
- Bird’s Original Custard Powder is available for £1.25 compared to £1.59 for a 350g tin
- Belvita Breakfast Biscuits Soft Bakes Bluberyy Five Pack is reduced by £1 to £1.50
- Heinz Tomato Ketchup with no added sugar or salt is available in a two pack for £4
- Likewise, Heinz Mayonaise 565 ml is available in the same offer
- George Home Soup Pot 32cm is available on a rollback from £16 to £12
- The three-piece George home oven tray is available for £3.25 instead of £4
- George Home 12 cup muffin tin available for £3 instead of £4
- Tarantella Organic Double Concentrate Tomato Puree is available on a two-for-£2 deal
- Options Instant Belgian Hot Choc is available for £2, a healthy £3 discount
https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/tesco-asda-sainsburys-best-food-26611585 The best grocery deals from Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury while the cost of living skyrockets