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.
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