Prices seem to be rising daily at the moment so I thought I’d write a quick post about the ways that I save money at the supermarket because, let’s face it, every penny counts right now so if I can help you save a little bit when you’re doing your weekly shop then we’re winning!
1) Airtime Rewards
This is one I’ve mentioned loads over the last couple of months since I first discovered this one but Airtime Rewards is amazing! It’s a completely free app that you download onto your phone, you connect your bank cards which is as simple as just scanning your card or typing in the details – no faffing about with authorising via your bank’s app or anything like that. Once you’ve connected at least one card, you’ll earn some money back from participating retailers when you spend with them using that card. That money then accumulates and can be redeemed to reduce your phone bill. There’s loads more information in my post about Airtime Rewards here.
2) Too Good To Go
This is one of my favourite apps at the moment and I’m including it because if you can be a bit flexible then you can absolutely save money. Too good to go is a free app that allows you to buy unsold food from local shops, cafes, bakeries, and restaurants in your local area at the end of each day to save it from being thrown away which is amazing as you’ll usually pay £3-4 for a ‘Magic Bag’ filled with products worth at least three times that amount. But… you have no clue what you’re getting in your bag and they can be a little bit hit and miss. This is the bag I got this week from our local Spar for £3.40…
I’ve posted some more examples of the Magic Bags I’ve had in the past if you want to go get an idea of what sort of thing you can get in one but it’s definitely worth a go. Spar, Morrisons. Costa and so many other companies are on there now that it’s starting to get easier to get hold of a bargain bag too.
The Shopmium app is another app that you’re going to love but again you need to be a bit flexible to take full advantage. There’s basically a whole load of products that are made free or substantially cheaper by the offer of cashback which you get when you scan your receipt for the purchase.
You make the purchase as you usually would and then to claim your cashback, you just have to take a photo of your receipt and scan the product barcode. It’s as simple as it sounds, there are no minimum payouts and it takes a maximum of two working days for the money to be paid to you so you’ll see a benefit pretty much straight away.
4) Sign up for all the Loyalty cards
If the shop you shop at has a loyalty scheme of any type then sign up for it! The two mains ones I use are Tesco and Sainsburys which I have saved on my phone in my Apple Wallet for easy access whenever I need them Tesco gives you discounts on their products and points which you can exchange for vouchers and Sainsbury’s has a Nectar card which gives you special offers and points to redeem against your shopping.
I was planning a post all about the best loyalty cards but MoneySaving expert beat me to it and did it so much better than I would have done so you might as well go read that one. 😂 Just remember to come back here when you’re done!
5) Compare prices
Comparing prices could save you money if you have a little bit of time to visit a couple of different shops. I rarely do but when I do I use Trolley.co.uk to see where the cheaper deals are for what’s on my shopping list. I just type in the item I’m looking for and see where the best prices are for what I’m after.
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