Shopping on a budget

Ten top tips for shopping on a budget

2. Don't be afraid to substitute

Try using ingredients you already have rather than buying new 

3. Write a list and stick to it 

Supermarkets try to make you buy more than you need, a list helps you focus

4. Investigate the tinned aisle 

Tinned items stay fresh longer and potatoes, fish and fruit are often cheaper

5. Buy frozen vegetables 

Cheaper, last longer and pre-chopped saves time

7. Downshift one brand at a time 

Cheaper versions of your usual brands often taste very similar

8. Take a walk 

Some foods can be cheaper in smaller shops

9. Buying in bulk doesn't 

always mean cheaper 

Check the price per 100g. 

10. Take a pen or calculator with you 

Keep track of your spending as you go

Read the full article from Jack Monroe here

6. Get on your knees 

Value branded items tend to be near the floor

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