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Shopping bill higher on SW?

#1
Hi,

I know everything has gone up recently but do you find your food bill more expensive or cheaper on SW?

We consist of two adults and a 2 year old and I struggle to spend less than £80 a week at the moment. Maybe that's not too bad? I'm not sure?

Am buying lots of fruit/veg etc which is ok. I reckon it could be all the Alpen Lights and mullerlights increasing my bill.

Tesco extra lean beef 500g is now £2.99!!

Would appreciate any tips to spend less
 
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mod-karen79

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#2
i find i'm now spending less, but that's because i was previously eating lots of junk/luxury items.

i would think nothing of spending £2 or £3 on some chocolate before. when i started SW i was begrudgingly paying nearly £2 for a punnet of strawberries... then i thought to myself these strawberries will be used instead of chocolate/crisps/etc. but because it was healthy i was thinking ooooh this is expensive! stupid i know.

i'm a vegetarian and only do green days, which work out cheaper. i know quorn is expensive (ish), but it normally works out less than what the meat equavelent would.

i also don't spend as much as i used to on takeaways either so it's definately working out cheaper.
 
#3
i would think nothing of spending £2 or £3 on some chocolate before. when i started SW i was begrudgingly paying nearly £2 for a punnet of strawberries... then i thought to myself these strawberries will be used instead of chocolate/crisps/etc. but because it was healthy i was thinking ooooh this is expensive! stupid i know.
I know what you mean I look at strawberries or blueberries/grapes etc and think what a rip off but wouldn't have thought twice about paying for a chinese or pizza or something!

I think I am going to try and buy the really cheap pasta this week (19p 500g) and see if it tastes any different. Then eat loads of that, that should save some pennies.
 
#4
I think it's cheaper and obviously better for you, but it's best to look out for offers, aldi have 6 fruit and veg every month for less than a quid, and at moment pasta n sauce, most free on green day are BOGOF at somerfield, it's just a case of shopping savvy......
 
#6
I think it's cheaper and obviously better for you, but it's best to look out for offers, aldi have 6 fruit and veg every month for less than a quid, and at moment pasta n sauce, most free on green day are BOGOF at somerfield, it's just a case of shopping savvy......
Thanks. The only thing is I don't drive and Aldi is miles away so either walk to Tesco and get enough that I can balance on the pushchair or shop online at Asda.
 

Taz

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#8
This was discussed a couple of months ago and I think the general opinion was, as Karen said, that it is cheaper than all the crap most of us indulged in previously. I do green days so it is a lot cheaper. Lots of potatoes and pasta is about as cheap as it gets!
 

Ariana

Wishful Shrinking
#9
Aldi are great for cheap vegetables and also their chicken breasts and actually all meat is good value and always nice for red days.
I think our shopping bill hasnt changed much, but we have to shop around more for things to keep it down, but then Mr Ariana still buys a fair selection of rubbish food Im not eating. We save on the crisps, biscuits etc, but then spend more on fruit/ yogurts, although I begrudge paying out loads for strawberries etc which is silly really lol. I think food prices have just gone up so much lately so whatever you ate would be expensive sadly.
 
#10
so out fo the main supermarkets which is cheaper?? i usualy go to sainsburys cause its the closest to where i live but its ment to be the most expensive isnt it?? is asda a cheaper option??
 

Ariana

Wishful Shrinking
#11
I go to Asda or Morrisons depending which has the better offers on that week for food I want. I always check what offers are at each online then go to the one with the best.
 

mod-karen79

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#12
i generally shop in asda. i have asda, sainsburys and tescos all within half a mile from my house and i find asda is definately the cheapest....and sainsbury's is extortionate!
 
#13
Yep it was me that posted about this a couple of months ago.

I still find my shopping bill is higher than before (even taking into account the takeaways and fast food we now don't eat - we do still occasionally take the boys to Mac's etc so that wont help as we have five of them.)

But I still would rather shell out the extra £'s to lose the lbs :D
 
#14
for fruit and veg go to the green grocer. 2 punnets strawberries for £1 or something like £2 odd in adsa for one!! i try to always go to the green grocer to save a bit of money
 
#15
Yeah it's all about shopping around for bargains. I've been shopping at Tesco as they have 4 Muller lights for £1 whereas ASDA have 4 mullerlight for £2! Also, Tesco strawberries are £1.49 a punnet at the mo, with 50p for 4 kiwi fruits. I pretty much live on free rice/pasta on Green and that's cheap as anything!! Also, I bulk buy my Quorn when deals are on, but otherwise its not drastically expensive. For 2 of us living together, me doing SW and being a veggie, and h2b eating what he wants so buying things like prawns, lamb etc. and us eating different bread it's coming in at a consistent £50 a week, including cat food and cat litter (as that's about £7). Once we have the staples in, it's a lot less each week but most of our money goes on h2b's meat. Iceland are good for frozen veggies too, I get all my stir fry veg and normal frozen veg there and it's about £1-2 a bag which will last 2-3 weeks depending on how much h2b steals!
 
#17
I've just done my weekly shop at Morrison s. I've planned on doing red days all week (for the first time) and it came to £95!!!!
If I lose 5 stone next week it will be worth it hahaha
:crazy::giggle::crazy:

 


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