The summer holidays are drawing to an end, and even though the kids will be reluctant to go back to school, we know quite a few parents that will be much relieved that their kids will be back at it soon.
Here, at mySupermarket, we are all about making things easier and saving you money. With that is mind, we created a Back to School Store on mySupermarket with all the best deals and offers on Back to School essentials.
Offers change, deals end and new ones begin – be sure to check our Back to School Store every time you shop with us for the most up to date one-stop-shop for all your (and the kids’) back to school needs.
We wanted to celebrate it, and some of our favourite summer pastimes: picnics and BBQs! So we have a whole section dedicated to the best Summer Saves out there – from sunscreen to ice-cream, we have found all the best deals to make sure you make the most of the long evenings and warm weather.
As you put the final touches on your Easter bonnet and stock up on Easter treats- you may wonder about the prices you’re paying this year. Luckily, mySupermarket are here to help you find where the best deals are- and aren’t this Easter- and the rest of the year too! Take a look at what we found when investigating the average price of Easter eggs in 2014…
It’s Mother’s Day this weekend- but are you paying more to treat your Mum in 2014? We take a look here…
Cool, elegant, on trend- these aren’t always words you’d associate with going to the supermarket. In fact, we’re fairly certain everyone reading this has popped out for some milk or bread in their pyjamas (or at least their slippers…) at some stage.
So when we discovered that Chanel (you know that really posh and lovely fashion house) had staged their Autumn Winter show on a supermarket inspired catwalk we were a little confused. Confused but delighted. Finally we can all be cool (without the killer heels and Botox) just by getting the weekly food shop in.
Superstars such as Rihanna and Cara Delevingne took to the aisles in “big coats over disco leggings and trainers or leather shorts over leather tracksuit bottoms suggested a cool, ‘just popped out for a pint of milk‘” look. Erm, if you say so…
Whilst we’re sure that that flouro-tweed and neon dreadlocks are all must have accessories when popping to the Chanel shopping centre, they’ve forgotten the most important accessory of all- mySuperList!
So we’ve returned the favour of making shopping chic and made fashion savvy by adding our own mySuperList suggestions to the collection. After all, just because you are shopping in a premium supermarket to the stars doesn’t mean you still can’t make a saving!
CoCo Chanel Coco Pops anyone?
Swap and Save- mySuperList let’s you know in store if there is better value to be had. So Rihanna or Cara? Let us work out the best value for you…
Puzzled by misleading supermarket signs? Never fear, in store scanning and comparisons with mySuperList keep you informed. The model on the right knows what’s going on!
Comparing unit prices is one of our top tips for making a saving in the supermarket- even one as cool as Chanel’s! Is that a Savvy Buy or are you better off going else where?
If you don’t fancy queueing (and who does), you can bypass the whole this and order online from your phone anywhere you have internet connection! So you can stay in your pyjamas at home if you like, we won’t tell anyone!
What do you think? C’est chic or le freak-y?
Hello lovely readers!
Fancy having your next shop paid for by us?
Of course you do! How? By entering this competition hosted by the fantastic Suzy Pelta (left)!
We’re giving you the chance to win one of THREE Cashback prizes with Suzy- and entering couldn’t be easier!
You could win a £50 Cashback voucher or one of two £25 Cashback vouchers- giving you a serious saving on your next shop! What would you spend that extra £50 on?
There are three ways to win:
And one winner will be chosen at random who has liked both Facebook pages and has answered the Facebook question PLUS they must also be a Twitter follower who has retweeted the competition information.
More about Suzy
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Joke offers, feeling cheated and impulse buys are aspects of grocery shopping we’d all like to avoid. It’s easier than you think to fall for false economies such as needless 2 for 1s or offers that leave you out of pocket. Factor in the knowledge that food inflation is rising year on year and it’s easy to see why food shopping is taking up more and more of our budgets.
Luckily, there are still ways for savvy shoppers to save and beat the supermarket’s tricks.
Consumer expert Sarah Willingham joined the Sky Sunrise team this week to offer her top tips on making your money go further at the supermarkets. And guess what, mySupermarket is her “biggest tip of all”!
Watch the video now to see why you need mySupermarket and mySuperList to help you save.
Sarah’s top features
We’re the genie on Sarah’s shoulder as she navigates the offer lead supermarket aisles, both online and offline, and we can be your’s too. Here’s how we can help you save.
Use mySupermarket to expose bad offers
Sarah explains how you can avoid false offers, and get the best deals, by using our Swap and Save feature. Why buy the kilo of sugar pack when there is a 2 for 1 on the 500g variety? Would you have the time and patience to check all the offers in store yourself? Most probably not, so let us do the hard work for you. We’ll “tap you on the shoulder” and give you all the information you need to make the right choice for your trolley and wallet.
Use mySuperList’s Scanner to check deals in store
Sarah also loves the scanning feature on mySuperList. mySuperList makes your phone an indispensable tool as you can use the scanning feature to help you build and edit your list or to check pricing information in store. Look like a good deal? What if we told you that price is actually above the average and you’re better of waiting to purchase. Who else would let you know? The supermarket’s confusing signs? Not likely!
Use mySupermarket and mySuperList to make the most of your chosen supermarket
We know that not everyone has the time to cherry pick the best offers from store to store, but this won’t stop you from saving. As Sarah explains, you can use the Swap and Save feature and pricing information we provide to make savvy shopping decisions in the store you’re already in. We’ll let you know if an offer is worth bulk buying, or if it’s one to avoid. You can even use Swap and Save to switch brands or varieties to get the same product but at a better price. Result!
Thanks Sarah for spreading the savvy word! If you have a friend who doesn’t know about mySupermarket- why not share this video with them? If Sarah can persuade Eamon and co.- she can probably persuade them too!
Saving doesn’t have to stop at the checkout. With some forward thinking and planning you can reduce your costs, food waste and hassle with clever meal planning.
It’s becoming more popular to be savvy with your suppers. Have you seen Sainsbury’s Make your Roasts go Further campaign? How about Jamie Oliver’s latest book ‘Save with Jamie‘. Using left overs for lunch boxes or meals later on in the week are great ideas to get you started, but one of our favourite ways to save on your weekly dinners is by getting creative with your basic ingredients.
Take mince for example. You can pick it up in a variety of formats (beef or pork, vegetarian, lean or organic etc) in big value packs. It is also often an item which can be found in the reduced section of supermarkets at the end of the day- perfect for freezing!
The beautiful thing about mince is its versatility. You can make burgers, chillis, meatballs, pies…the list goes on an on. PLUS it’s super easy to cook and store. You can make hundreds of healthy and easy recipes with one batch. Don’t be afraid of experimenting with spices or bulking out with beans and vegetables. Here are 4 recipes to get you started:
1. Meatball Pasta Bake
This is a great recipe to make with kids- they’ll love getting stuck in and helping you make the meatballs.
- 450g (1lb) beef mince
- 1 tbs oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 red pepper, chopped
- 1 packet Schwartz Meatball Pasta Bake
- 150ml (1/4 pint) water
- 400g tin chopped tomatoes
- 2 tbs tomato puree
- 200g (7oz) pasta, cooked and drained
- 75g (3oz) Cheddar cheese, grated
2. Keema with peas
Spice up your ideas with this recipe. It is so beautifully easy and simple but will really liven up a midweek meal and give you a taste for adventure!
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 4cm piece ginger, grated
- 2 green chillies
- 3 tbsp oil
- 500g lamb mince
- 2 tbsp garam masala
- 2 tsp turmeric
- ½ a can chopped tomatoes (freeze the rest), or use 2 medium fresh tomatoes
- 2 tbsp natural yogurt
- 200g frozen peas or cooked fresh peas
- 1 small bunch coriander, chopped
3. Chilli con Carni
This one works great with a vegetarian mince ( ‘carni’ does mean meat, but shhh), and can be cooked in a slow cooker to really enhance the warm flavours. Perfect for January evenings!
- 1 tbs light olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 tsp Schwartz Cumin Ground
- 1 tsp Schwartz Coriander Ground
- 1 tbs Schwartz Oregano
- 1 Schwartz Bay Leaves
- 450g (1lb) lean beef mince
- 2 tbs Schwartz Paprika
- 4 tbs tomato purée
- 1 tsp Schwartz Chillies Crushed
- 400g tin chopped tomatoes
- 200ml (7fl oz) beef stock
- 400g tin kidney beans, drained
- 1-2 squares of good quality dark chocolate
- 1 tbs Schwartz Coriander Leaf
- Schwartz Sea Salt and Black Pepper to season
Love a great burger? Trust us, they taste even better when you’ve made them yourself. You know exactly what’s in your food and you can season it just the way you like. Perfect!
- 1 small onion
- 500g good-quality beef mince
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 4 burger buns
- PLUS all the toppings you love!
What are your top tips to make your ingredients go further? Let us know in the comments below!
Morrisons has always been the store that most of you have asked us to add, and finally it’s here.
They are currently only delivering in a small area of the country but they are on our mobile app too, so you can use the power of mySupermarket across the country. You can use it to prepare a list and send it to the app. Here you can also compare your basket price across all the stores, and scan and compare products whilst in any store too.
But how do they stack up? Can you save even more by including Morrisons in your search for the best value? We certainly think you can.
Immediately we are able to highlight to you all the savvy buys (products at least 30% below their average price across all the retailers) – and there are some crackers- some of which we have shown below. I have also included some of the fantastic offers you will find in the other stores. All this adds up to the fact you will now have a much wider range of great prices to choose from.
Great prices from our newest retailer – but, as always, it pays to shop around. Here’s a selection of some of the outstanding deals at the other stores:
As always, we would love to know what YOU think. Is it useful to you to be able to compare Morrisons? Will this help you save more this year? Let us know in the comments or on our Facebook page.
Happy savvy shopping.