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skooteewu

Reduced bargains.

I live on my own & have to be careful with pennies. I filled my freezer up from the reduced counter......Huge piece of pork 10 reduced to 4 which ive cut into 3 pieces, a stuffed Turkey breast 2 , 15 organic meatballs 6 reduced 1.50 which I've split into 3 portions, pork ribs 80p, Sirloin steak 7 reduced 2 I've cut in 2   So I'm well & truly sorted for Xmas. I never waste anything & always save stock made from a roast & freeze. You can eat really well if you are thrifty & I always try to turn Roast Chickens into Sunday roasts, with chips & beans, stirfry's, sandwiches, soups, enough for my Dogs treat & after carcass is boiled My Pet Rats enjoy it as their treat. I Love Bargains & making things go a long way  
Polly

I absolutely LOVE it when people get bargains!  
sod

  Great going as Polly said
bodger

We all love bargains and there are definately some out there.
Lorrainelovesplants

I filled the freezer on 8 loafs of bread all reduced this week.
On Boxing Day Im going to see if there is reduced veg....
Rick & Carol

when i the best time/day for these supermarket reductions do we reckon?
kat_lewis

If I have to shop in a supermarket it is always at the end of the day (Asda 10pm+) as that is when they reduce the things that have sell by dates for that day. They also reduce alot of items on the saturday afternoon.  
My DD works in a smaller supermarket and they have just moved the shop to larger premises. Their area manager is on at them to keep the shelves stocked (even the fresh bakery counter) to the fullest at the moment. This is leading to lots of reduced items and also waste    It does benefit her family though as she works evenings and can pick up some bargins. I wish we lived nearer lol.
Seabird

Well done - I love bargains too.

I think, with careful shopping it's possible to eat really well on little money, even when there aren't bargains to be had.
Unfortunately it's all the other stuff that pushes my 'grocery' bill up - cat food, toilet roll, washing powder, toothpaste etc. etc. I'm sure I spend more on sundries than I do on food!
kaz

I love the reduced to clear counters in supermarkets but I'm also more careful about whwere I spend my money - I don't even look at the cleaning products/toiletries in supermarkets now - Home Bargains every time
Lorrainelovesplants

Tesco's here shut at 10pm, so after 8pm is when stuff is reduced.

Perhaps Ill get lucky and get reduced turkey or roasts?
goodlife

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Seabird

kaz wrote:
I love the reduced to clear counters in supermarkets but I'm also more careful about whwere I spend my money - I don't even look at the cleaning products/toiletries in supermarkets now - Home Bargains every time


Home Bargains for me too. They've got Whiskas on offer at the moment - the cats will be pleased!
goodlife

Lorrainelovesplants wrote:
Tesco's here shut at 10pm, so after 8pm is when stuff is reduced.

Perhaps Ill get lucky and get reduced turkey or roasts?
 

keep an eye on the sell by date they usually reduce them two days before the end
madmac

my sister lives near a m & s food hall. she goes there every Christmas eve. gets enough really nice stuff for pennies, goes in my freezer, feeds us through January. Heavy snow last Christmas? or one before, she needed a trolly so much stuff ordered and not collected.
skooteewu

Home & Bargains & Quality save. Best brand whole or chopped plum toms 4pk 1.29. I buy all my plugins, smellies from there. I got a 65 wash bold for 10.99 ( I've always used bold) co op sometimes has it 7.95 on offer at 4. I only ever buy reduced/ H&B / b&m / or Aldi & all my Animals are well fed. The butcher gets me ox hearts for 1.99 which I cut in 3 & cook 1 piece at a time in the slow cooker. My Lurcher Loves it
madmac

skooteewu wrote:
Home & Bargains & Quality save. Best brand whole or chopped plum toms 4pk 1.29. I buy all my plugins, smellies from there. I got a 65 wash bold for 10.99 ( I've always used bold) co op sometimes has it 7.95 on offer at 4. I only ever buy reduced/ H&B / b&m / or Aldi & all my Animals are well fed. The butcher gets me ox hearts for 1.99 which I cut in 3 & cook 1 piece at a time in the slow cooker. My Lurcher Loves it

chicken/poultry carcass, loads of meat 50p a kilo. boil it up strip off the meat, chicken stew for five lurchers for two meals  
Christine

I've used supermarket own brands for more years than I care to think about as money has often been tight.

The reduced fruit veg counter in the local supermarket is somewhere that I go with care as the stock is usually well beyond it's use by date.

There is a local greengrocers that sells cheap fruit and veg which seems to be mostly on the limits of its use by date which is fine if it's stuff for the day but not stuff for a few days. Same goes for the local market stall.

Sunday afternoon and Monday mornings seem to be the mark down times down the street. Local Tesco and Asda seem to have much tighter stock control nowadays. Well round here anyway. M&S and Waitrose don't seem to have the vegan end of the vegetarian market covered.
sod

we have a famers market which is not much cheaper but no a boot sale that  growers sell at which is good fresh/cheap. Silly but best one is in Wellington, it is big and good prices
chicken feed

last nights bargains
10 x loaves @9p each
2 packs mushrooms 1.29 down to 19p
3 fruit pies for 49p the 3
2 joints of beef 1.25 now i dont usually buy supermarket meat as we rear our own but at that price i stuck it through the mincer and will make a good few meals.
cornish pastys  49p for 2
ewal

I went to Tesco's this morning got 3 trays of stewing beef for4 78, there was loads of mince but it looked like Shetland pony. My missus has made a big pan of stew which will make 12 dinners, soup for lunch & stew for dinner what more could you ask for?

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