Experts have provided a simple and logical explanation for the advice and many other tips including looking down different aisles and not shopping on an empty stomach
Shoppers in major UK supermarkets including Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, M&S, Lidl, ASDA, Tesco and Aldi are being advised not to use the trolleys – experts say a simple change could save you £100 a year.
Using a basket instead of a shopping cart means supermarket shoppers can’t carry as much and are therefore likely to spend less.
The basket also means shoppers know better what they’re buying since they don’t have as much space as a shopping cart, the reports MEN.
Other changes that will help lower your supermarket bill include accepting the ‘Downshift Challenge’.
That means trying to swap branded goods for supermarket-owned brands as they’re cheaper – that can mean savings of up to 30 percent.
If you spend £100 on groceries every week you could save £30 – in four weeks you’ve pocketed £120. Stick to the cheaper brands and your total savings over a year could add up to over £1,500.
Shoppers are also advised to check different aisles as they may find cheaper versions of the same products in, for example, the world nutrition department.
For example, previous research by MoneySavingExpert found that cotton swabs can be 20 percent cheaper in the baby department.
Herbs and spices can also be found in the World Food section for less than half the price.
Loyalty cards can also be a tool to save money. Because it’s free to sign up, these loyalty programs give you money back with every purchase, usually in the form of points.
So if you’re going to be spending money at that particular grocer anyway, there’s no point in not having a loyalty card.
Tesco is now offering cheaper prices for shoppers who have signed up for its club card scheme.
Another tip is to avoid shopping at convenience stores as they are more expensive than big stores.
The? says shopping in smaller stores could cost you an extra £300 each year.
The consumer champion said households spend up to £10.20 more each week in a Sainsbury’s Local than in a regular Sainsbury’s supermarket.
Meanwhile, a Tesco Express grocery basket cost an average of £279 more over 12 months.
Yellow stickers are another great way to save money and reduce food waste.
The exact time when each supermarket starts reducing their products is different. Familiarize yourself with the routine of your favorite store so you know when to visit.
Finally, shoppers are advised not to go to the supermarket on an empty stomach.
When your stomach is growling, you’re more likely to grab unwanted snacks that you don’t really need.
Also, try to shop alone to avoid other people swaying your purchasing decision.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tesco-aldi-asda-lidl-sainsburys-27273174 Why Tesco, Aldi, ASDA, Lidl and Sainsbury's shoppers should never use the trolleys