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With the lockdown in place and shopping delivery slots being saved for those that are vulnerable, many of us are finding that we are having to venture back out into the shops for food shopping.
Personally, I find shopping online much easier when it comes to manage both my budget and my meals. I can order exactly what I want and keep an eye on the price as I go. But how do you make sure that you don’t over spend whilst in the supermarket?
Take a list
Make sure that you do all your meal planning before you hit the shops. Prepare your list and take it with you. I would go so far as to research prices online so that you know exactly which versions of the food you are after.
Don’t go hungry
You are guaranteed to buy stuff you don’t need if you go food shopping when you are hungry. Therefore, I recommend that you have a meal and then go shopping immediately after. That way you are less likely to give in to temptation.
Use scan as you shop
Lots of big supermarkets now have the scan as you shop feature which means you can total up your food as you go. This is a fab way of making sure you are in budget as you walk around and it saves you going through the checkout faff.
Supermarket Voucher Giveaway
As so many of us are struggling financially right now, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers for a great giveaway. We have over £100 worth of supermarket vouchers to help two lucky winners with their grocery shopping!!
First prize is a whopping £75 voucher. A runner up will receive a £30 voucher. Both vouchers will be for supermarkets of winner’s choice*.
*Prize will be e-vouchers for supermarkets with home delivery and gift cards available (Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, and Iceland) subject to availability.
Meet the Bloggers
All of the lovely bloggers listed below have contributed towards this giveaway prize. Please make sure to check out their blogs via the links below. Many of them have excellent giveaways available too (I should know, I’ve entered most of them!).
Disclaimer: Remember the information you read here does not represent advice. Any ideas or suggestions are just that and may not work for you. Read the full disclaimer here.