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Man gets £30 worth of food - including two kilos of chicken - for £3

January 7, 2020, 12:00 PM
  • Jonathan Hanson, 36, got £30 of food for just £3.09
  • Jonathan got chicken, mince pies, fruit and veg and crisps for a few quid
  • He used the Too Good To Go app, which offers Morrisons boxes worth up to £30 for just £3.09

If you’ve ever dreamed of getting £10 of food with just £1, we’ve got the perfect app for you.

Too Good To Go is a food waste fighting app that allows customers to fight food waste by buying up items that would otherwise be thrown away, all for rock bottom prices.

One dad managed to get a huge box stuffed with £30 worth of food for just £3.09 from Morrisons thanks to Too Good To Go.

Jonathan Hanson, 36, an IT technician from Sheffield, posted photos of the giant boxes of food to money-saving Facebook group Latest Deals, Extreme Couponing & Bargains Group, receiving hundreds of likes and comments for his thrifty purchase.

Jonathan wrote: "Think I got very lucky with the TGTG box from Morrisons. I've had a couple of good ones, but this blew them out of the water. £10 just in chicken breast! Beetroot salad was bought (bargain for £1). £3.09 for the rest.”

Just days later, he got two more great boxes of food from the app, and shared those too, writing: "2 more boxes collected today, again both good hauls. Some things dated well into the year too! All from the TGTG app, £3.09 a box, each photo contains 1 box.”

Jonathan’s hauls included mince pies, bags of fruit and vegetable, packets of crisps and lots of chicken, pork pies and pizza pockets.

The bargain-hunting dad told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: “I've used the Too Good To Go app a few times now. The app allows you to purchase 'magic bags’, which are bags of food which would have been wasted instead.

"This time I managed to buy a magic bag from Morrisons in Sheffield, which cost £3.09. I always enjoy the surprise of what we get, as does my seven-year-old daughter.

“Usually the Morrisons bags are stuffed with vegetables, always worth well over £10, however this time I felt I hit the jackpot. My bag contained two kilos of fresh chicken breast, a large top brand ham, sausage rolls, pork pies, mini pasties, chicken kievs, pasties, humous, quiches and savoury eggs.

"In total the box must have exceeded £25 to £30 worth of food!

"I love to use the Too Good To Go app as not only do I get a bargain, but I also save wasted food and get to try things I may not otherwise choose to buy.”

Jonathan says that to get your hands on a magic Morrisons box, there are a few steps you have to take first.

"I have three main tips,” he adds. “Firstly, add your local stores to favourites, as this makes it much easier to keep an eye on them. Secondly, watch what time the item sold out the day before, as this will be a rough time when it will come available that day (the Morrisons boxes sell out almost instantly).

“Number three, keep refreshing your favourites. When the item for sale changes from 'Sold out at xx:xx' to 'Sales ended' that means the new boxes for that day will be coming live very soon."

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, comments: “The Too Good To Go app is one of my favourite surefire ways to grab a bargain on food. Not only can you get these amazing magic boxes of food, stuffed with items you might not necessarily think to buy but that you might love once you try them, but you can also get huge discounts off restaurant food near you. Just download the app and enjoy dinner for just a couple of quid!”

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Thomas18over a year ago

Strange enough I hear people complaining about their Morrisons box because it was filled with only fruit & veg. For this price nobody should ever complain 🙄

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