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Best Supermarket to Find Good Reduced Food

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Where is everyone's supermarket that they find the most reduced products that are of good quality?

My local tesco often has lots of fruit and veg reduced but it is mainly bruised or ruined.

vixe80
a month ago
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MrsCraig
MrsCraiga month ago

I only really go to the same 3 supermarkets. I just look for reduced stuff when I'm in doing my weekly shop. I look in Lidl, Aldi and Asda. I think it depends on your local stores to be honest as to how good the reductions are and which ones are best.

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vixe80
vixe80
Original Poster
a month ago

MrsCraig thank you for commenting, you sound like me. I always check store reduction area but only ever get one of two bits - seems to be all about the timing!

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly25a month ago

I find our local Tesco is good but they have a set time for reducing the goods so you need to be there then. The chilled goods are separate from the reduced fruit and veg in our store.

Mark’s and Spencer’s also do some great reductions but are gone almost immediately!!

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vixe80
vixe80
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a month ago

gerrykelly25 that's probably why I never fi d any in marks and spencer!

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly25a month ago

vixe80 they are usually seasoned reduction hunters who can be ruthless with an elbow too.

I once saw a fight break out over reduced turkeys on Christmas Eve in Tesco 😮

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vixe80
vixe80
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a month ago

gerrykelly25 i know what you mean about elbow pushers/fights. The whole of this post is based around my experience in local tesco other weekend. Suddenly people (with trolleys) who had been standing around started running down an aisle.... I wondered what was up. Then saw the poor sales assistant pushing a tall trolley thing, she was literally swarmed upon and stuff didn't get to shelves just grown adults pushing and shoving to grab everything. It was honestly like a shoal of piranhas at feeding time.

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Scotti
Scottia month ago

gerrykelly25 marks n spencers is allways good for a laugh on christmas eve, a packet of there chocolate popcorn and a laugh watching the scamble 🤣

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly25a month ago

Scotti it’s shocking isn’t it? I haven the stamina or inclination!

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerrya month ago

I go to my local Waitrose and partners store on a Sunday around 3pm and usually get some really great deals on quality food.

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vixe80
vixe80
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a month ago

eyeballkerry thank you for commenting, brilliant I will try morrisons around 3pm on a Sunday.

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Howmuch
Howmucha month ago

My daughter recently started doing reductions as an evening job. Every time I pick her up she lists All the things she has reduced That evening. I think she would like to bring them all home like people that work at animal rehoming centres do with dogs.

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vixe80
vixe80
Original Poster
a month ago

Howmuch haha - bringing home reduced food eaxh weekend would be better than a rescue pup each week!

What supermarket does she work for and what time do they do final reductions?

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Howmuch
Howmucha month ago

vixe80 she works for Tesco, really enjoying it. Starts her shift at around 5 and reduces up until around 8.30. She has only done final reductions once and thinks it is not so much a set time, more a case of when the person assigned to do them has finished the other jobs they have.

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBananaa month ago

I can say my local Tesco Extra is the worse, often I see reductions of only 10% on fairly beaten up food items but then its a hugely busy store and I guess the footfall means they don't have to reduce more than that, other Tesco supermarkets seem better. Best reductions for me are Home Bargains, Morrisons, convenience stores and ok reductions are Lidls, Aldi, Iceland and Sainsburys. Timing is a big factor though, if I go in my nearby Coop store at the wrong time its tiny reductions but if I go in when they do final reductions its a big discount. The big discounting seems to happen between about 4pm and 7pm and only really happens if there is anything that hasn't been snapped up when they did the small reductions.

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vixe80
vixe80
Original Poster
a month ago

BonzoBanana sounds like my local tesco express store!

I have simular reductions not really worth being reduced at the bigger stores (tesco and sainsburys). From other comments I think you are right it is all about time of visit.

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lilyflower
lilyflowera month ago

My local Morrisons, '2nd yellow sticker' this past week has been about 3.30 Some of the haul this month (so far) parsnips 11p various fruit 20p large yoghurts 40p fresh figs 10p eggs 20p chicken tika ready meal 62p Savings this month on yellows £31.06 (so far).

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vixe80
vixe80
Original Poster
a month ago

lilyflower that's great savings, what time of the day roughly do morrisons do the 2nd reductions?

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lilyflower
lilyflowera month ago

vixe80 Sunday 2nd yellows it's 1.30 - 2.15 for Mon - Sat 1st yellows is around 11.30 - 12.30 and 2nd yellows anytime between 3.30 - 6

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possy
possya month ago

I went in to M&S the other morning and there was loads reduced. Great for getting stuff to put in the freezer.

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davey184
davey184a month ago

We get lots of half price stuff from our local Food Warehouse/Iceland. As we live in a very multi cultural area and 90% of the products are not Halal/Kosher. Meaning much of the meat does not sell well. They vary the times of reducing though. So it's still a bit hit and miss.

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cocolgooh
cocolgooha month ago

Iceland/Food Warehouse are the best for me. I regularly get things there regardless of the time I get there. Some days they have an entire row of fruit and veg reduced. I got 4 packs of leeks for less than 60p total the other day and it was just in the middle of the day I got there, other times I go in the evening and there’s loads reduced then too.

Co-Op are the worst by far where I am though. They never actually take the reduced price, they scan it at full price, then argue with you if you request they reduce it to the price the sticker says it is now. There’s loads of food there usually that is reduced, they just won’t let you pay the reduced price.

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vixe80
vixe80
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a month ago

cocolgooh that's terrible of Co-Op, I thought law was that shop has to sell at price on sticker/shelf even if till comes up different (not just reduced bits, but any price label)

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cocolgooh
cocolgooha month ago

vixe80 telmel I agree, they’re not supposed to do it, but they get so rude about it if you question why you’re getting charged full price that I don’t even shop there anymore unless I have to. It’s not really worth it to me to argue when Iceland is only another minute or so away and I can usually get more there anyway.

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telmel
telmela month ago

Not very co -operative of them C 😉

I would shout until they reduce it, they will just want to get rid of you

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vixe80
vixe80
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a month ago

I've never been to a food warehouse, lots of people are referring to it on here. What type of shop is it - a standard supermarket or abit more like iceland (where.most produce is frozen?)

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cocolgooh
cocolgooha month ago

It’s like Iceland but you can get a lot of food in bulk. They have mainly frozen things. My local one has one aisle of fresh food, one aisle of cleaning products, one aisle of drinks, one aisle of store cupboard food and then about 10 aisles of frozen food.

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vixe80
vixe80
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4 weeks ago

cocolgooh thank you your comment. I may need to wait till decent amount of room in freezer, then visit on a Sunday pm for reductions!

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