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Savvy Mum Reveals How She Bagged £30 Of Food Shopping For Just £3

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August 24, 2020, 11:00 AM
  • Alice Griffiths, 25, bagged £30 of Morrisons food for just £3
  • She did this by using the Too Good To Go app
  • She managed to get fish and chips, chicken pie, bacon and much more for £3

Food shopping is an expensive part of every family’s week.

But one mum has supermarket bargain hunting down to a fine art.

Alice Griffiths, a 25-year-old mum-of-three from Southport, managed to bag a £30 haul of food shopping for just £3.09.

Her trick was to use the food waste-fighting app Too Good To Go, and to get a “Magic Box” from Morrisons which is full of perfectly good food that would otherwise be thrown away.

Alice told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: "I decided to get the Morrisons box as I was down to my last £5 before payday and I knew that at the least I would get enough vegetables for soup and so on for us to last a couple of days.

"This was my fourth box, and I would say this one was definitely worth it! It had enough meals to feed me and my husband for the next seven days.

"All my friends and family know I love finding bargains and shopping around for the best deals.

"I'm surprised they're not sick of me talking about these Morrisons boxes. In my opinion, they're a game changer and more shops should do it.

“This Morrisons box had a family size chicken pie, two microwave carbonaras, mushrooms, cheesy chicken breasts, bacon, cook in the bag chicken, lettuce, microwave mash, vegetable medley, sausages and a microwave fish and chips.

"If I paid full price for all of that I reckon it would have cost around £25 to £30.

“My main tips to snap up a box would be to be quick. The new boxes get released each evening around 18:15 on the Too Good To Go app and you have to keep refreshing the page until it says available. They sell out so fast!

“In the past I’ve had other boxes full of veggies, one with donuts, biscuits and bread and one that included loads of cherries that we made jam with."

As well as snapping up Morrisons boxes for just £3.09 and cutting down on food waste, Alice also has other tips for saving cash on food.

“My top tips is to stock the freezer up - the freezer is my best friend at the moment!” Alice adds.

"Use the reduced sections in supermarkets and apps like Too Good to Go. Shopping smart means you can save money and means you won't have to go out to shops or supermarkets that often.

"I tend to prep veg and separate food like bread into separate portions and freeze them so they don't go off and they're ready to go as soon as we want it.”

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, comments: “The Too Good To Go app is one of my favourites, as not only does it help cut down on food waste - a huge problem in the UK - but it also helps families save on their food shopping!

“Don’t forget to also check out OLIO, another app that fights food waste, where you can find free food near you that would otherwise be thrown away.”

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