Need to save on food? Here's our guide to budget food shopping as a student

 

Making your money go as far as possible is important for most people, especially students. We all know that even with grants and loans, money can be tight. Food shopping is one of the biggest expenses incurred by a lot of students, But did you know that there are loads of handy tips and tricks out there to help you save money on your food bills? These are some of our best budget food shopping tips.

Make a list (and stick to it)

 

Before you go to the supermarket, have a look in your fridge, and your cupboards, and make a list of everything you need. Then, when you go shopping, only buy what you came for on your list. A supermarket wants you to spend as much money as possible with them each and every time you visit. Be strong, and stick to your list.

Switch and save

 

This has two elements to it. Firstly, if you’re spending a lot of your money on branded items, why not try the supermarket own-brand equivalent? You’ll be surprised at how good some of them actually are. Secondly, you can save money from switching from one of the big supermarkets to the likes of Aldi and Lidl. The difference in pricing is incredible, as much as 40% less in some instances. This is something that you need to try out in order to save the pennies.

Sign up to a loyalty scheme

 

Whilst this may seem a bit counterproductive, as loyalty schemes are designed to get you to spend as much money as possible with a retailer, they can really pay off. Sign up for the likes of Tesco’s Clubcard or Sainsbury’s Nectar card, start swiping them when you shop and you’ll be sent money-off vouchers.

These are some ways on how to do budget food shopping as a student

 

Now you know how to do budget food shopping, you can spend some time finding your accommodation that you will live in when you are at Uni. Here at Studyflats, we can help.  Check out the student accommodation which we have to offer in near your University.

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