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Woman's post about her Morrisons Too Good To Go box goes viral

January 1, 2020, 11:55 AM
  • Tracy Wilcock, 40, got £20 worth of food for £3.09
  • She managed the deal thanks to the Too Good To Go app
  • Tracy offers tips on how to do the same

Shopping for food can be one of the most expensive parts of the week - but savvy shopper Tracy Wilcock has bargain-hunting down to a fine art.

40-year-old Tracy, from Rustington, West Sussex, managed to get an enormous box of groceries for just £3.09 from Morrisons using the Too Good To Go app, which aims to cut down on food waste by offering shoppers leftover food at knock-down prices.

Tracy, who works at a pre-school and also works as a cleaner, posted a picture of her Morrisons box to the Latest Deals, Extreme Couponing & Bargains Group on Facebook, writing: "So impressed with my first Too good to go box. Fruit and veg are in date untill 27th-29th and all the packets and jars are 2021 - 2022.

Nothing even close to being out of date!”

Her post went viral, with over 140 likes and nearly 50 comments praising her purchase, which included bags of vegetables as well as packets and jars of food dated between 2021 and 2022.

Tracy, who is mum to a 13-year-old daughter, told money-saving website LatestDeals.co.uk: "I bought the Morrison’s Too Good To Go box costing £3.09.

"I’ve only recently discovered the app and this was my first ‘magic box’! I was super impressed with it - I would say the total amount at full price would have been around £20.

"I love the idea of the app because as a single parent, I’m always trying to save money, find a bargain and cut costs, but I also hate food waste, so this is just such a brilliant idea. I hope more shops and restaurants join in.”

Tracy’s purchase came in handy over Christmas, as she managed to make the most of her bargain items of food.

"We had Christmas dinner at my aunty and uncle, so I gave a few bits to them - the gravy, onions, cranberry sauce and crackers,” Tracy adds.

"I cooked all the potatoes, made mash with it all and put it in the freezer - I have enough mash to last for months! I made fresh juice with the oranges and carrots - my daughter's favourite.

“My daughter also has guinea pigs who had the Brussels sprouts and cabbage! I have a few bits left over which I won’t use that I will take to my local food bank.

“If you’re keen to get your hands on something from Too Good To Go, just keep trying! They go so quickly so work out what time your ‘favourites’ go on sale and set a reminder. So for example my local Morrisons goes on sale at 6pm, so I set a reminder for 5.59pm!"

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, says: “Too Good To Go is a brilliant app that works on so many levels: cutting food waste and also giving shoppers the chance to bag huge boxes of food from Morrisons at really reduced prices. Don’t forget, the app also lets you choose meals from local restaurants at a fraction of their usual cost - I love picking up boxes from Yo Sushi just before they are about to close!”

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