Having a growing family with a stagnant or very little increase on household income can be daunting.
Take a minute and think about it. I’m not only looking after myself now. I have these precious ones to take care of. I went shopping for hair products the other day, while I was picking mine, it occurred to me that I needed to get some for my baby daughter, which meant an increased bill 😮.
When I think of the need for food, clothes, bills and other monthly essentials/commitments, i have to find ways to stretch my money to get most of everything, if not all. Most importantly I have to get my monies worth. Did you know that shopping can be a lot much cheaper when you shop in the right places and create a little time to shop around.
What am I trying to say? Shopping around gets you everything on your very long list at a considerable lower cost than just aiming to buy it all from one supermarket especially from the big brand supermarkets.
Our big supermarkets like Tesco, Adsa & Sainsbury are quiet convinent to shop in, some of them open 24 hours. So we aim for convinence, forgetting the hole it puts in our pocket.
I’ve found Quality save, Aldi, savers, lidl as mostly the shops where you get your monies worth.
I used to think very less of these shops, didn’t bother going into them or Checking there opening hours. I found out some open till 9pm and 10pm, so check them out.
When you go to Tesco trying to save money by buying Tesco basic instead of a branded product, you are actually getting less than your monies worth compared to going to Aldi or lidl.
More often than not, I find the same brand at quality save or savers at a much lower cost.
It makes me wonder why that is? I would have thought our big supermarkets like Tesco and the rest of them should be much cheaper because of their ability to buy in large scale. Do they take us for a fool? It baffles me 🙄.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Tesco and I am a big fan of the club card. F&F clothing is fantastic especially when there are sales most times on kids section, I get to buy most of my kids clothing at a considerable low price.
However, try buying your fruit and vegetables from Tesco for a family of 4. Especially, when your family loves fruit and vegetables, that you have to refill every couple of days compared to Aldi. You will find out that Aldi half’s the price which is wonderful.
My family loves cereal for breakfast as it is easy and fast to make. While Tesco stocks big brands like kellogs, etc. Aldi does underwise. Aldi’s brand (harvest morn) gives you the same taste and satisfaction that the big brand offers at a lower cost. However, if you must buy the branded products, quality save and savers offers that at a much lower price.
If you haven’t been to Aldi, quality save, savers, I would recommend you give them a try and thank me later 🙂.
Who doesn’t like spending less than their budget? Shopping around will help you reduce cost on food, toiletries, beauty products, clothing and much more. So please make time to look around your area to identify those money saving shops like I did.
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