Bargain hunter Heather Kelly used Olio to pick up the impressive amount of food. Olio is a free sharing app where people give away groceries and other household items to people who live nearby
A Tesco shopper has explained how an app got her £32 worth of groceries for free.
Bargain hunter Heather Kelly used Olio to pick up the impressive amount of food.
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.
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In the Yellow Sticker Shopping Tips, Tricks and Hauls Facebook group, Heather wrote: “The Olio app is a life saver!!!!
“All this FREE worth £32.20 you can have a curry night tonight all for free #lovefoodhatewaste.
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“For those who don’t know – people are giving away unwanted groceries for free on Olio, volunteers (like me) are collecting unsold groceries from supermarkets to give away for free on the app – it’s amazing.”
The products Heather received reportedly included Higgidy Pies, Tesco Finest Creamy Porridge, Fried Egg Rice, Prawn Toast, King Prawn Bhuna and Chana Masala Manchester evening news.
Olio was recently flagged by Martin Lewis’ website MoneySavingExpert as a great way for shoppers to save money at the supermarket.
The app can be downloaded for free via the App Store or Google Play and also allows you to list used toys, clothes and other household items.
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 MSE team wrote in their latest newsletter: “The Olio app is mostly known for now offering food – the idea behind it is that people or shops don’t throw excess food in the bin but offer it to their local community.
“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.”
The Mirror previously reported how a Tesco shopper received £12.75 free groceries by using Olio.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/tesco-shopper-explains-how-cut-27048536 The Tesco shopper explains how she reduced her grocery store from £32 to £0 with Martin Lewis' tip