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Money-Saving Mum Reveals How She Got Huge Box Of Greggs Food For Just £2.59

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November 17, 2021, 10:00 AM
  • Chloe Loughran, 33, got a £2.59 Greggs box worth £12
  • The box contained sandwiches, sausage rolls, muffins and more
  • Chloe used the Too Good To Go app which offers shoppers hugely discounted foods

If you’re trying to cut down on your food costs, we have the dream app for you.

One clever shopper managed to get a huge bag of Greggs food worth £12 for just £2.59.

The bag included sandwiches, sausage rolls, muffins and more - and was easy to snap up thanks to the Too Good To Go app, which aims to cut down on food waste.

It allows people to buy discounted food that would otherwise be wasted - a win-win for everyone, and for the environment too.

Chloe Loughran, 33, a mum of two and teaching assistant from Leicester, has bagged plenty of discounted and even free food thanks to the Too Good To Go and Olio apps.

She also gets to know her local supermarkets and when they start reducing their prices.

Chloe told money-saving Black Friday app: “I saw someone post about the Too Good To Go app on social media and I just had to download it and see what it was all about.

“I downloaded the app and saw that it finds all the food that is available in your area.

“All you have to do is click and reserve your bag and buy it.

“Then head to the shop within the time it tells you to go and get your food.

“You’ll have to show them your proof of purchase on the app.

"We managed to get a huge box of Greggs savoury and sweet treats for just £2.59, which would normally have cost about £12.

“I was so excited to get a Greggs Too Good To Go box as they get snapped up quickly, and the children couldn’t wait to try it all.

"Discounts on food is always a bonus and I’m glad we saved some food instead of going into the bin.

"We have actually got a few other Too Good To Go bags before and gave it to those in need.

“For example, we got a big box of fruit, veg, ready meals, meat and bread from Morrisons for just £3.09.

“We’ve also had a huge box of vegetables from Lidl which cost just £1.50.

"Even when some food like fruit and veg are just a little wonky, they’re perfectly edible and a lot goes a long way - for instance, I had a box of wonky veg and I made a huge batch of curry.

"Nothing should be thrown away!

“I also recommend Olio - we got a huge haul of bread and vegetables for free that would have otherwise ended up in the bin.

“My tips would be to download the apps and also look out for discount yellow stickers.

"You can also work out the times your local store discounts food.

“For example, I’ve noticed a Lidl near us do it in the evening and first thing in the morning. Also, you can ask the stores when they do their discounts.

“Anyone can get the Too Good To Go and Olio apps and start getting some amazing food at discounted prices!

"These apps are fantastic - not only are you saving money but also saving food from being wasted, which I think shouldn’t be happening in this day and age.”

Tom Church, co-founder of the money-saving Black Friday app, comments: “The Too Good To Go and Olio apps are some of my favourite apps out there: they don’t just help consumers save a ton of money, but also stop perfectly good food from ending up in the bin, which as Chloe says, just shouldn’t happen!

“I also love Chloe’s tip about asking your local supermarket when they start bringing out the yellow stickers: every store is different so get to know the staff and you can be the first one to snap up heavily-reduced items.

“Don’t forget to check out Latest Deals’ Black Friday app for more food deals, discounts and offers as we get closer to Christmas."

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