One secret could be shopping around. You don’t need to be supermarket or brand loyal to get the most out of your food. The Money Advice Service teamed up with mySupermarket to show you how spreading your shop among different supermarkets could make a real difference to how much money you’re spending on food every month.
By analysing the price of a range of popular everyday items, from meat to pizza and fizzy pop, we pinpointed just how much you could be saving between the most and least expensive versions.
This is an amount of money not to be sniffed at. You could stick this in a savings account and keep it as an emergency stash in case anything goes wrong – such as your boiler breaking, or your car needing repairs. These things never happen at a good time, and having a bit of a buffer can help you in times of need.
The infographic below shows the difference between the most and least expensive trolleys. You can also see the difference between items such as fresh chicken, and cheddar cheese.
This infographic has sparked a lot of interest from our readers.
One reader commented – “shop around is my motto for years : it’s fun, you exercise walking to other stores and your happy hormones float around knowing you saved..”
Another commented “shopping around for groceries will not only save you money but also help you get the ” best buys” from each shop you use.”
Do you think buying your groceries from different supermarkets helps you save? How much have you saved?
Guest post provided by The Money Advice Service.