shopping costs


Grappling with life
Somebody else said this to me this morning but I cant say I have noticed??

I buy cheap everything anyway!


Mad old Bat with Attitude
S: 14st5lb
Everything seems to have gone up coppers, but some things have really rocketed. Tomato ketchup, baked beans, rice over the past year. I must admit I buy alot of my shopping when it's on offer.
When branston beans are £1 for 4 cans I stock up.
I check on the internet every week before I set off to do my shop to see where the bargains are.
I seem to remember that Aldi's super 6 were 39p each last yer now they're 69,.


Full Member
Also the price of butter! I know it's now really applicable to SW'ers but still....basics versions are nearly £1 a block! A while back they seemed to drop back down to about 70p and only a few years ago they were 54p! Mind you bread was about 82p then and it's now over £1.10! It's eyewatering isn't it?


Silver Member
S: 11st8lb C: 10st8.5lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 21.3 Loss: 0st13.5lb(8.33%)
guess i havent noticed specifc items but on the whole a trolly full is now more expensive than it was. We can blame the rise in fuel costs, knocking on the effect to food!!


synful soul
S: 107kg C: 85kg G: 79kg BMI: 33.2 Loss: 22kg(20.56%)
Even more reason to get into coupon/offer mode.


Gold Member
S: 33st5.5lb C: 19st11lb G: 16st9lb BMI: 33.7 Loss: 13st8.5lb(40.75%)
the "super 6" prices depend on what's on offer..
the week after christmas it was all 39p.. because it was smaller stuff.. and singles of things that are usually under £1..

this time it's multiples of stuff that's usually over £1 ( apples, oranges, tomatoes etc.. )

Asds still had branston beans on offer on saturday.. not sure now though..


Strutting her stuff
S: 17st12lb C: 10st7lb BMI: 22.3 Loss: 7st5lb(41.2%)
I think a lot of shops took advantage of the recent change in VAT to hike up their prices by more than the 2.5% increase.


Gold Member
S: 33st5.5lb C: 19st11lb G: 16st9lb BMI: 33.7 Loss: 13st8.5lb(40.75%)
but SW food doesn't have VAT on it... ( veg etc.. )
only luxuries like cakes and chocolates do... :)


Silver Member
I haven't as I've stuck to y shopping list like glue lol!! for a full week shop (2 Mince 2 chicken sewing steak fruit veg and frozen kids bits 45!! bargain xx


Gold Member
S: 17st7lb C: 10st10lb G: 10st5lb BMI: 24.2 Loss: 6st11lb(38.78%)
I saw in the news that their is a price war between supermarkets, I can not see it :(
There is always a price war - all depends if you fancy spreading your shop between 4 supermarkets!

I know I can't be bothered!

Shame on me lol


Gold Member
I have noticed the costs, especially on meat and I have looked at the things I buy and made some changes.
I also stock up on things like 4 packs of beans and tinned tomatoes when they are on offer, buying 6 packs at a time! They all get stored in the garage.
I have looked at the things we buy and removed certain things. I've also looked at food which we often waste (eg cottage cheese) and, as I hate wasting food, I've stopped buying it.
I buy seasonal fruit and veg as much as possible - unless I really really really fancy some cherries I won't buy them.
I only buy bogof items if I need them and they won't go off.
I plan meals and buy for them.
I don't buy crisps/biscuits/cakes, not even for syns - I let my daughter bake for her packed lunch if she wants them.

I have looked in depth at where my money goes in Tesco and I've reduced the amount I spend on food quite significantly. We've all had to tighten our belts recently!
I still insist on 3 things though - free range chicken and eggs and organic milk, I don't care what this costs, I'll still buy them.


Silver Member
S: 13st7.5lb C: 13st0.0lb G: 11st7lb BMI: 26.1 Loss: 0st7.5lb(3.96%)
I'm another one that stocks up on stuff like baked beans when its the 4 tins for a pound offers. Also I go to Aldi first then finish off my shop at Tesco and I find I spend less. I buy fruit if its on offer especially stuff I wouldnt usually buy. Today it was mango and strawberries. Its nice to change around and the offers help me to decide!!