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    Keeping it cheap!

    I'm pretty broke. Last time I quit SW because our grocery bill went from 60 to 90 a week ! So I need tips and tricks to reduce spending but still follow the plan.

    Which are the most cost effective hex's?
    Best ways/alternatives to avoid expensive branded products?
    How much do you usually spend?

    Thank you
    Rejoined SW on April 15th, hopefully 3rd time lucky! Doing Green days to keep it cheap!
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    I tend to get everything from Aldi. I avoid muller lights as they are expensive. Instead I get the Aldi Yogurts that are free on the plan. I use my hexa on skimmed milk and hexb on porridge. I get the super 6 veg on offer as well.
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    I buy all Tesco's own brand. Packets of penne pasta are 29p! Instead of buying packets of vegetables I'll buy the loose ones, saving money and then you can buy only the amount you eat so you're not wasting food. Tinned fish is cheap. I'll buy meat in bulk if it's on offer and freeze it. 500g of lean mince in Tesco is 3 for 10 but I wouldn't use the full packet so I quarter it into freezer bags.

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    Buy frozen veg instead of fresh. I usually buy a massive bag of frozen veg from Costco or if I can't get to Costco, I'll buy frozen veg from Aldi or basic frozen veg else where. I buy meat/poultry in bulk from a butcher, much cheaper than supermarket and freeze it and it lasts us a while. Like the previous post said you can get extra lean meat sometimes 3 for 10 in sainsbury's and morrisons. Just check that is not the small 250g packs. I think they're usually 400/500g packs.

    Following slimming world can be very expensive. I use almond milk and find it very expensive so trying to see where I can buy it in bulk.

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    I have never found SW expensive, because the extra expense on some things is more than balanced by what I don't spend on other things.
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    Hopefully spending less on junk will help, though still have to cater for dh!
    I was thinking of sticking mostly to milk and standard cheese rather than expensive cheese spread (I'd normally on buy value for these!), and then cereal and bread rather than alpens. Also sourcing muller alternatives, and using syns wisely to bring the cost down.
    Rejoined SW on April 15th, hopefully 3rd time lucky! Doing Green days to keep it cheap!
    Starting at 14-1, Current 12-8 (21 off) aiming for 10-0

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    I only buy yogurts like muller when they're on offer otherwise they are too expensive. Asda have them on offer atm 10 for 3. Alpen light bars are 2 for 3.

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    I feel your pain I'm constantly skint. I buy the bags of frozen veg from asda or tesco (same price and same veg) All 1 each - sliced peppers, diced onions and sliced mushrooms. I buy the big packs of eggs from asda (smart price) I got 15 for 1.25 the other day. IMO eggs are all the same no matter what brand and they last ages. I find I do buy the muller lights as they are a good size and are free and are usually on offer somewhere! I would love if someone could advise of yogurts of the same size that are free and cheaper. I buy the extra lean mince when it's on offer and always freeze what I'm not going to be using straight away. I sometimes like to have mugshots for lunch at work and most of them are free. I always have them with either 2 x wholemeal 400g bread (HEB) with philadelphia (HEA) or with ryvitas (aldi's own brand) which were only 60 odd pence per pack.
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    I try to hunt the bargain thread for yoghurt/mugshot offers

    Otherwise
    Aldi super 6/ Morrison veg - cheap
    Fruit - I stick to citrus mostly as its around 70p a bag & bananas

    Tinned sweetcorn & tomatoes - value ones around 30p a tin

    Quorn only on offer
    I mostly use rolls for hex b

    I try to stay around 20 quid a week.. sw is pricey...but worth it!

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    Share with a friend or two. Three colleagues at work are following SW. We created a lunch club and take turns of providing lunch, re-heating in the microwave things like curries. It We switched our main meal to lunch-time and just have a snack meal of soup, fruit & yogurt in the evenings. Another benefit is we don`t need to bring food everyday and we get to try new foods that we might never have cooked by ourselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkle83 View Post
    Hopefully spending less on junk will help, though still have to cater for dh!
    I was thinking of sticking mostly to milk and standard cheese rather than expensive cheese spread (I'd normally on buy value for these!), and then cereal and bread rather than alpens. Also sourcing muller alternatives, and using syns wisely to bring the cost down.
    You can make your cheese stretch further by mixing grated cheese with quark (syn free) so you get a nice cheese spread. Only problem is quark can be expensive sometimes but its really nice.

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    For HEXs, look at the price per portion size. As an example, milk is the same price per pint no matter what fat content it has. But the HEA allowance for whole milk is half that of skim so it works out a lot cheaper. I actually do this because I don't like milk or cheese so the less I have to have each day to meet allowance, the better!
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    Porridge, 70 pence or something like that for a big bag!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brien77 View Post
    I tend to get everything from Aldi. I avoid muller lights as they are expensive. Instead I get the Aldi Yogurts that are free on the plan. I use my hexa on skimmed milk and hexb on porridge. I get the super 6 veg on offer as well.
    Aldi is fab by loads from there. My food bill is about the same before sw just what I buy is a lot better. It's shocking how much I used to spend on chocolate/desserts

    If you're looking to reduce spending use the calculator on your phone, or actual calculator while shopping. It definitely makes you think about whats worth the money. However we've all notice food going up in price and we always need the essentials.
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    Keep your eye out for the oatso simple offers , I got the multi grain on offer in morrow ons and stocked up . I think the food bill goes up at little at first as you are getting the basics in .

    i adapt my cooking to what fruit or veg is on the super 6 at aldi or things I find in the reduced section. I have also found that batch cooking and stacking the freezer works out more economical too.

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