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Morrisons Shoppers Share How To Save £100s With Grocery Hacks

ImogenGroome
November 25, 2021, 11:00 AM
  • Some shoppers may live closest to a Morrisons store and want to save money
  • Bargain hunters from Latest Deals reveal how to shop smartly in-store and online
  • Tricks include filling a freezer for under £10 and saving £167 with a Delivery Pass

It’s easy to leave a supermarket with a trolley full of products you didn’t intend on buying, so how can you nip this habit in the bud? Savvy shoppers from the LatestDeals.co.uk community have revealed their top tricks for saving cash in one of the UK’s biggest supermarkets - Morrisons.

Tom Church, Co-Founder of the money-saving Black Friday app, said: ‘Some people may live closest to a Morrisons and be unable to compare prices at multiple supermarkets, perhaps because they don’t have a car or enough time to travel further afield.

‘However, shopping in one place does not have to mean higher expenses, as there are plenty of ways to save money in any supermarket - including Morrisons. Here are some of the best tips I have seen from members of the Latest Deals community.’

Shop The Own Brands - Spend £70 A Week For A Family Of 5

Why go for the big names when you can purchase supermarket brands for less? Shannon said: ‘We buy Morrisons own brand products and can spend around £70 a week for a family of 5.’ Meanwhile, Katie had some product recommendations: ‘Their own brand items are good, such as the washing powder, softener and washing up liquid. I always buy these and they smell amazing.’ Kelly has a similar mindset: ‘Most own brand products are exactly the same as the expensive brands so do check. For example, beans, cereal, pasta, curry sauces.’

Jo is a fan of shopping smartly for brands in Morrisons: ‘I think wherever you go you may find things expensive or not. I don’t find Morrisons expensive if you buy their own brand stuff. They have good deals on branded items too and their reduced section is good.’ Elsewhere, Elizabeth prefers to shop Morrisons brands online: ‘Try click and collect so you only buy what you need. Own brand bread is ok and big packs of bread rolls. Own brand sausages are ok too.’

Use Your Freezer Wisely - Fill It With Meat For Under £10

If you’ve got a large freezer, make the most of it by stocking up and making food last for longer. Jacqueline shared her money-saving tactic: ‘If you have a freezer it could be better for you to shop at a time when the yellow stickers are out. It might mean shopping later in the day but you can get more expensive items at an affordable price and freeze them for a later date.’

Louise managed to pick up some freezer bargains: ‘I went in this morning and bought 2 packs of lean stewing meat , 4 chicken breasts, a large tenderloin of pork and a pack of 5% mince - all reduced and it was under £10. A bargain and all in the freezer.’ Maria likes to stock up with reduced protein too: ‘Go when they're closing the meat and fish counters - I’ve had some right bargains at that time. Then put your finds in the freezer.’

Start Meal Planning - Use 1 Chicken For Multiple Meals

Deciding what you’re going to eat ahead of time can result in huge savings - this way, you can do one big shop in Morrisons and avoid the temptation to buy a takeaway mid-week. Tracey said: ‘Do a weekly menu, Google family meals on a budget. Makes a difference and also no wastage.’ Andrena added: ‘Meal plan in advance. Try and do a few basic meals a week; jacket potatoes, omelette etc. Try to buy a large chicken and spread it over two meals. Like having a roast one day and then using the leftovers for a salad or pie.’

Gem recommended being disciplined: ‘Meal plan and don’t buy brands. Be strict; when you go in make sure you only buy what’s on the list.’ Kelly uses similar tactics: ‘If you shop weekly, do a menu for the week and a shopping list. Stick to the list as it stops you from impulse buying. Don't shop when you’re hungry as you tend to buy stuff you don't need.’

Find Vouchers And Discounts - Save £100s With A Blue Light Card

There are always discounts to be found if you know where to look. Dane commented: ‘I recommend downloading the app called Shopmium. They give you freebies and big discounts in most UK supermarkets.’ Meanwhile, Ali recommended that those who are eligible make the most of the Blue Light Card: ‘Don't forget Morrisons offer a 10% discount to emergency workers so apply for Blue Light membership.’ Donna added: ‘I’ve saved £100s since getting the Blue Light Card and using it every week.’

Tom said: ‘The Blue Light Card is a discount card available for those who work in the NHS, emergency services, social care sector and armed forces. If you’re eligible, you can benefit from online and in-store reductions in thousands of places - from Morrisons to Alton Towers. Don’t worry if you aren’t eligible - there are plenty of Morrisons deals available on the Latest Deals site.’

Shop Online - Save £167 With Morrisons Delivery Pass

Shopping online is convenient for those with busy schedules or who would struggle to get to a supermarket in person, but it can also result in some big savings. Natalie said: ‘I shop at Morrisons every week. Best way to save money is to order online, so you don't end up putting things in your trolley you don't actually need. I shop for a family of 5 for £60 and that's for everything. Meanwhile, Lynn makes the most of the Morrisons Delivery Pass: ‘I pay £8 per month for as many delivery slots as I like. Every week I type ‘savers’ into the search bar when shopping for groceries and see what new value options they have. Try everything once and note what you like.’

Tom added: ‘The Morrisons Delivery Pass is great for those who regularly order their groceries online. It enables people to shop as often as they like without the need to pay for delivery every time. Those who get the anytime pass - which is available seven days a week - and pay monthly will pay £8 a month, like Lynn. The Morrisons site says you can save up to £167!’

Save Food From Going To Waste - Buy Wonky Sweets For £1

So much food gets thrown away every day, so why not do your bit and grab the products which are about to expire? Cheryl advised: ‘If you get the Too Good To Go app, you can select Morrisons as a favourite and get bags of their food that is too good to throw at the end of the day. Some people have had amazing bags from there. Really cheap too.’ Sandra chimed in: ‘When you order one of the bags you get short dated products worth a lot more than you pay for the bag. £3.09 is normally the price and they call it a magic bag.’

Kirsten is well versed in the reduced products Morrisons has on offer: ‘Morrisons do a big sack of unwashed potatoes for £4 - there’s so much you can do with them. Jacket potatoes, boiled, mashed...They also do wonky sweet pots for about £1 and there are lots of cheap wonky veg. Then in the freezer aisle there are mini waffles, little stars, potato wedges and lots of other stuff - you just have to look.’

Get Into Batch Cooking - Buy £1.95 Mince For Bulk Meals

By planning ahead, you can make meals stretch for longer with some batch cooking. Robin said: ‘I cook soups with dried beans and lentils, chicken stock, and any leftover vegetables I have available. If I want meat, I buy a big package of chicken thighs, boil on the stove until the meat falls off the bone, then take the skin and bone off. I use the meat and broth to make a curry, with frozen mixed veg. I use eggs and make a quiche, served with a side salad. Plus you can use mince and make a nice chili or a meatloaf. It’s also easy to make a tuna bake with one can of tuna, cheddar and bread crumbs on top.’

Zoe shared her bargain recipe: ‘Buy 2 packs of mince at £1.95 each, 2 jars of Loyd Grossman Bolognese sauce for 99p each, add mushrooms and onions then serve and freeze what’s left.’ Similarly, Carlyne advised: ‘Batch cook stews and casseroles with plenty of veg and potatoes. Use pasta and rice to bulk up a dish.’

Buy Yellow Sticker Products - Shop After 6pm For Best Value

Many bargain hunters love tracking down yellow stickered products as they will be marked down, reduced to clear. Kelly said: ‘Yellow sticker offers are great for meats etc as they can be frozen.’ Lorraine added:: My daughter (who has 3 children and her hubby to feed) does her main weekly shop on a Sunday shortly before they close as so much is yellow-stickered by then.’

Amber knows when to drop by her local branch for some discounts: ‘They do the yellow stickers around 6:30pm. We get loads of bargains.’ Emma goes in at a similar time, advising: ‘Look at the next day reductions in the meat, fish and deli sections. If you go in at around 6pm you will get reduced pies and deli meats. Keep looking down the reduced aisle - bread especially has loads of reductions early in the evening.’

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