saving money on staples – knowing the cost of items


there are thousands of posts on saving money and bulk buying sometimes for the sake of bulk buying now I live by myself so don’t often bulk buy I’d rather use something up before replacing it however there are certain things I make exceptions for mainly things that have a long shelf life like washing powder, tea bags and certain tins

I cannot believe the price people pay for washing powder full price and I think I would cry if I had to do it so I tend to be on the lookout for an offer as soon as I’m 2 thirds of the way through the box, and I personally look for offers by knowing what I am prepared to pay per wash in my case that’s 10pence, my recent bargain was


surf washing powder

thanks to Morrisons having this half price and then taking advantage of the £1 voucher available by liking the Unilever facebook page you can pick a voucher towards any Unilever product not just surf.

I also don’t stick to a particular brand although there are brands I wont touch having made the really cheap tea bag mistake before I don’t plan on doing it again.

I find sites like mysupermarket really good for comparing several of the big supermarkets unfortunately it doesn’t include all of them so I always take a look at the Morrison site as well as lidl and aldi being in a city I have all of these fairly close. I also keep an eye out for coupons as well.

So how do you save money on essentials ?


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