If you are looking to save more on food bills, then this is the right place.
Whether you have a large family and are looking to cut back on food expenditure, or if you are just looking for a way to be more frugal when shopping, here are some tips for you to consider.
Follow this advice and you will see yourself saving tons of money in no time at all.
Here we go!
Use cashback apps and enjoy great freebies and offers
Cashback apps like CheckoutSmart and Shopmium should be your first stop when it comes to saving money on food bills.
Regularly updated with tons of free and great offers, cashback apps can help you save lots of money on a variety of different drinks and food.
Cashback apps have loads of free offers that run at all top range supermarkets, including ASDA, Waitrose, Tesco, and Sainsbury’s.
You might be wondering…
How complicated can these apps be? Are they even worth using just because you want to save a couple of pounds?
The answer is definitely YES!
Cashback apps are pretty straightforward and with continued use could help make some savings here and there – and a chance to try out new foods for free.
To get started:
– Download CheckoutSmart and Shopmium
– Check out the available offers – some will offer savings while others freebies
– Go to any participating store and buy the product
– Scan the barcode on the product and take a picture of the receipt
– And your money will be refunded
These are just guiding instructions. We, therefore, advise you to follow each app’s guidelines in order to claim your money back.
What are you waiting for? Download the apps now and start saving on food
And another thing, when signing up to Shopmium, you could earn yourself a Free Jar Of Nutella by using the sign-up code. Sweet, right?
Get free food through online shopping
If you are more into online shopping than sweeping through a supermarket, then you are in luck.
Stores like Sainsbury’s and Tesco often run offers where shoppers use promotional codes to try out new products for free.
Add a product you like to your cart and continue shopping; when checking out, enter the provided promo code.
The cost of the promo product will be deducted from the overall cost, making it a freebie!
Foods that have recently been offered as freebies include:
– Yeo Valley Yogurt
– Fajita Seasoning Kit
– Nestle Ice Cream
– Flora Spread
– Primula Cheese Spread
– Walkers Sunbites
It is always worth checking out all the available free online supermarket offers to see what’s on offer before you start shopping. Some of the deals being offered could prove worthy enough for you to stay in and order what you want from the comfort of your home.
Keep an Eye Out For Try Me food packets
Some companies will sometimes run cashback offers for some of their products.
So, the next time you are out grocery shopping, look out for food packages with a Try Me Free Sticker. Foods with these stickers basically provide you a way to claim a cashback, allowing you to try out the product free of charge.
Most companies do this to give customers an incentive to try out the product in the hopes that you’ll like it and will consider purchasing it again.
With this option, you get the chance to try out different foods for free. The most recent offers we came across include:
– Rana Filled Pasta
– The Laughing Cow Spreadable Cheese
– Yushoi Snack Pack
– Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice
– FUEL 10K Porridge Pot
Food companies tend to run these campaigns when introducing new products to the market allowing customers to try out the products for free first. So, the next time you are at your local supermarket, keep an eye out for Try Me For Free Products.
Sign Up For Free Food Giveaways
Another way food companies like to spread the word about a new product line is by offering free giveaways.
Companies like Lee Kum Kee, Special K, Green & Black’s, Cadbury’s and many others have run such offers in the past. However, most of them normally expire pretty fast. So if you come across a free giveaway option, then apply for it as soon as possible.
Use Coupons To Save And Get Free Food
It is also worth keeping an eye out for coupons when doing your weekly shopping.
Coupons are a great way to reduce food bills at home while still enjoying the meals you love.
Most coupons can be found online (simply find one and download it) and can also be offered by the company. Here is a look at some of the most recent coupons we have come across in the recent past:
– Princes Tinned Tuna and Mackerel
– Princes Tinned Peach, Mandarins and Mango
– Almond Breeze Nutri+ Milk
– John West Tuna Toppers (50p off)
– Robinsons Fruit Squash (£1 off)
– Flora ProActive Spread (£1 off)
– Oppo Ice Cream (£2 off voucher)
Do not be afraid of using coupons – they are a great way of saving money and trying out new things.
Look Out For Reduced Items and Offers
One habit I developed during my university days, and which has not worn off yet, is the inability to go into any supermarket without first perusing the reduced sticker section.
Every so often, you will find some amazing reductions, be it for things you can use on a daily basis or things that you can freeze and use later.
If you are a meat-eater, then you will be glad to know that you can come across meat items in this section too. This should work out well for you as you can freeze the meat then defrost it when you want. Meat is generally expensive, so this is one of the best ways to lower your food bill.
It is advisable that you only use these ‘offers’ if they suit your needs.
We have all been at a point where we were tempted by offers like “Buy One Get One Free”, and who could say no to such offers?
If you are interested in using a product or use it often and it is on offer, then such an option would offer great savings – so consider going for it.
A lot of the time, however, people give in to this enticement and end up buying products they do not use or even like.
Any offer is only good if it’s of use to you.
Food companies may use this tactic to get you to spend your money when you really do not need to.
It is, therefore, vital to ask yourself this question when shopping – do I need this? If you manage to overcome the temptation to buy things you do not need, you will see your overall food expenditure reduce considerably.
One of the best ways to reduce your food bill is to reduce the amount of food you buy.
If you notice that you and your family tend to leave food on your plates after a meal, then it’s worth assessing the amount of food that you buy.
One way to start the process is by serving smaller portions and checking to see if anyone goes for a second round. You will be left with fresh food, which you can freeze and microwave later.
Use Restaurant Vouchers When Eating Out
It is nice to treat yourself to a meal out every once in a while, but there is no need to break the bank in order to do this.
Restaurants like Zizzi, Chimichanga, Prezzo, Pizza Express, ASK Italian and more often run offers to help customers save some money while still enjoying a delicious meal.
You can score yourself tons of fantastic deals at different restaurants nationwide. Be it a 2 for 1 on courses, some freebie drink or money-off your bill, it is advisable that you always check to see what these options have to offer.
Replace Branded Food Products With Supermarket Branded Products
This tip is not that new to supermarket savvies; nevertheless, it is still worth trying if you have never done this before.
Supermarket-owned brand products are, most of the time, just as good as exclusive branded products. What people do not know is that they are simply paying for a brand’s name, so unless you cannot have anything else apart from Yorkshire Tea, then why not try out a much cheaper option?
By swapping a couple of products for the much cheaper own brand, you should find yourself saving up a lot. This should help lower your overall food expenses.
Make The Most Of Birthday Freebies
When it is your birthday, do not think about getting any older – however, you should think about the different birthday freebies you can enjoy.
There are tons of free offers available to birthday boys and girls, and while they may not help lower your everyday food expenditure, they still are a nice treat.
You could get a get a free Krispy Kreme doughnut, a free birthday main at Frankie & Benny’s, a free Subway cookie, and a free burrito at Barburrito.
Have any interesting ways to save money on food bills? Please share them with us!