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21 February 2018

How to save money on your student food shop

Student Life

Budget & plan accordingly

  • Before going on your weekly shop, sit down and figure out your budget
  • Create a menu for what you’re going to eat that week. Then buy food accordingly
  • Research recipes that use the same ingredients to cut down on wasting food

Frozen food is your friend

  • Don’t shy away from the frozen aisle. Frozen meat and vegetables are often cheaper

No brand, no problem

  • Are you a brand snob? Do you find yourself buying branded versions of store cupboard basics? It doesn’t really matter about the brand. Always go for the supermarket own brand rather than the pricier product brand.  It’s usually the same but a lot cheaper

Sharing is caring

  • Most students live in shared accommodation.  Use this to your advantage.  Look for offers, buy food in bulk, and split the bill with your house-mates. This means you’ll be able to take advantage of the savings but don’t have a surplus of food
  • It is also a good idea to take turns cooking.  This can be a good experience and can save you money

Clear up the clearance section

  • If you live near to a supermarket, this is a great little tip to make the most of reduced price food. It involves calculating the best time to visit when the clearance section will have the most items in. Traditionally this is always around half an hour before they shut

 Asda, Aldi & Lidl

  • These are going to be the biggest weapons in your frugal food shopping arsenal. 99% of the time they will be cheaper than other shops. Even if it’s a 30 minute walk away it’ll be worth it (or bribe a friend that drives with the promise of a free dinner)

By Hannah Wright

Hi my name is Hannah Wright I am 22 about to go into my third year studying marketing with digital communications at Edge Hill University! I have a real weakness for shopping so In my spare time I’d either be in shops or on my laptop shopping online! I hope my blog post will be helpful and if you have a particular topic you’d like to know about please done hesitate to get in touch!

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