Gregg Wallace and Chris Bavin are back on the telly tonight teaching us how to eat well for less.
They’ll be visiting the Booth family in Lancashire to rein in their food shop spending habits, but here are simple steps that you could be following to save the pennies.
Yes, we know that scrimping in the supermarket might not sound life fun, but it’s just common sense really.
Obvious right? Check your cupboards before you head to the shops and see just exactly what you need. There’s no point hoarding food.
Make a meal plan
Keep it organised and plan your meals for the week. When you come to writing your shopping list, you’ve then got a firm idea of what’s needed (and whether you’ve already got it in the cupboard!).
Impulse buys are a no-go
Write your shopping list and stick to it. If the item hasn’t made your must-buy list before you get to the supermarket then why do you need to put it in the trolley once you’re there?
Special offers that aren’t that special
Just because it’s got a big value sticker on the packet doesn’t mean you’re really getting a good deal. End of aisle displays are shoppers’ downfall as they don’t always represent the best price.
Don’t be tempted to snap up the first offer you see, just walk around the corner to look at the full aisle display and compare costs.
Brands don’t mean better
A real way to save money is to stop opting for the bigger brands and try cheaper alternatives.
You’ll be surprised at how many lower-priced products do the exact same job as their more expensive competitors, whether that be anything from cleaning products to tasty treats.
Eat Well For Less? is on BBC One tonight at 8pm