Discount supermarket chain Lidl UK is going to roll out its ‘Too Good to Waste’ produce boxes across all stores, after a trial across 122 locations last year proved successful.
The boxes retail for £1.50 and are designed to reduce store-level food waste while providing nutritious ingredients at an accessible price. Each box contains around 5kg (11lbs in old money) of fruit and vegetable produce which is considered fit for human consumption, but either past its best or not up to current regulations surrounding size, shape and colour.
The boxes are prepared in-store by Lidl staff on a daily basis from fruit and vegetables which have been left on shelves by customers. They are then sold between store opening and midday. After that, they are sent for redistribution via Lidl’s community food scheme, Feed it …
Hotter than a British summer heatwave, the Nectar Summer Rewards offer in partnership with Sainsbury’s is running till 8 August, giving cardholders the chance to enjoy two pizzas at PizzaExpress or two cinema tickets for Vue for just £5-worth* of Nectar points (1,000 points).
Cardholders can make the most of the Nectar Summer Rewards offer to treat themselves to some of this year’s most anticipated movie releases, including Spider-Man: Homecoming and Cars 3, or tuck into a freshly baked pizza from PizzaExpress’ extensive menu.
Turning points into a trip to the cinema or a delicious meal couldn’t be easier – simply go into the nearest Sainsbury’s superstore to exchange 1,000 points* for a Nectar Summer Rewards voucher. Those with the Nectar app can also redeem this offer simply by tapping whilst on the move. …
With a whole host of fantastic eateries in the UK providing an abundance of delicious cuisines right on our doorstep, is it any wonder that the average Brit now eats out twice a week¹?
Matt Turner, Founder and CEO of tastecard, the UK’s largest dining club, shares his top tips on the best ways to save money when eating out:
Do your research when it comes to discount cards
If you’re feeling extra thrifty, do your research and find out about nifty dining discount cards such as a tastecard, which eases the strain on your wallet and makes regular dining out affordable.
A tastecard offers members 50% off or 2 for 1 off the total food bill, meaning it should most definitely take pride of place in your purse or wallet.
New restaurant openings …
I am a sucker for a nice doughnut, and the best ones are from Krispy Kreme, so I had to share this deal with you.
From 9th-31st January, those in need of a treat can enjoy a voucher for a free box of 12 Original Glazed Krispy Kreme doughnuts with any assorted dozen purchased either in store or via click and collect, meaning you can help spread some delicious, doughnut-shaped joy to friends, colleagues, and loved ones this month by sharing the gift of sweet treats.
If you’re feeling generous, why not gift the second box to a friend? Simply input their email address when ordering through click and collect, and they’ll receive a unique code to redeem their free dozen of original glaze doughnuts.
If that wasn’t enough, existing subscribers to Friends of Krispy …
I am rather a fan of cloudy lemonade and have tried a few, but no cloudy beats the one from M&S. However, it is £1.10 a bottle, so in my quest to save money so that I can spend money on fabulous things, has led me to making my own cloudy lemonade.
Yes and this my dahlings is the recipe:
- One Robinsons lemon squash for £1
- Buy a six pack of sparkling mineral water for around £1.10
Open the sparkling water, drink some of it, pour in the squash, give a gentle shake and there you go…home made cloudy lemonade.
And my skills really know no bounds…we’ve even made home made Fanta by mixing orange squash with fizzy water.
So much healthier and really cheap – that’s £2.10 for 6 bottles, and 35 …
I wouldn’t want to subject my cakes on my children’s friends, but the average price of £40 for a decorated cake does seem a bit steep, and the standard Princess and Star Wars cakes that supermarkets sell don’t cut it with my children anymore. Also after Marks and Spencer discontinued its checkerboard cake, I have been in cake idea misery.
So what is a poor mum to do? Learn to ice properly? I am an award winning baker after all 😉 (award won at a bloggers event for best cake!). Or head down to Asda for its new super bargain Design a Cake service?
Last month, I tried out the Design a Cake for the princely sum of £10 for a 22 portion cake. The cake was chocolate and all I had to do …
Earlier this year, I booked us a nice holiday, but it was definitely over budget, so I have looked at ways to save us money. This year so far we have saved £600 on not getting pizza delivered once a week.
In 2013, every week without fail, we would order a Pizza Hut delivery. We are a family of four and it would usually cost a minimum of £20. It was a scrumy treat and the only food we ever have delivered.
I wondered if we could get away with no delivery pizza and we have – quite easily. We’ve had a couple deliveries but it hasn’t become a habit like it was before. The easiest thing is that when we need pizza, we just head to the freezer.
Now I’m not a pizza aficionado, …
Since my first comparison back in January 2014, Morrison’s has launched an online grocery shopping offer, so I thought I’d revisit the services supermarkets’ offer.
From prices, delivery costs to minimum order value and customer service, which online grocery store wins my comparison? Remember I positioned myself as a first time online grocery shopper. Here are my findings when comparing Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Ocado, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s. For each section, I have put my top supermarket in position 1 and overall I have to say that Morrisons wins on this occasion and you’ll see why – please let me know of your experiences in the comments.
This time I used mysupermarket.co.uk (a supermarket shopping comparison site) to give me the best price across 20 every day items including a trolley of toilet paper, …
My hunt for a birthday cake that looked good but didn’t cost lots ended up with this Marks and Spencer checkered chocolate cake that can be personalised and feeds 18!
My kids are getting too old for the themed birthday cakes sold in supermarkets, you know the Cars, Star Wars, Princess type cakes that come in around £7 – £10. So I thought this year I’d try something different.
I love this polka dot cake but haven’t been able to find a local baker to make it and wouldn’t risk trying to bake it myself as would no doubt need more than a few goes to perfect it.
I asked the local cake maker if they could make it and the answer was no as they baked their sponges in large trays.
There are many …
I am not a great cook, so this brilliantly easy savoury bread and butter pudding is perfect for a tasty, economical midweek meal or Saturday tea.
The recipe was sent to me by Big & Fresh Eggs. I must admit, I was already a fan as they are great for feeding hungry families due to the larger size of the egg, meaning they are good value. Their eggs are in Morrisons, Tesco and Asda, so I priced them up using mostly own brand products from Tesco and Asda to see how cheap I could make the recipe. See the chart below and enjoy:
- 40g butter
- 1 bunch spring onions, sliced
- 8 thin slices white bread, cut in half
- 100g roast ham, chopped
- 175g mature Cheddar cheese, grated
- 3 Big & Fresh eggs
- 450ml milk