Published On: Thu, Jul 29th, 2021

Money saving hacks: Mum of three shares top tips for money off shopping


Latestdeals.co.uk is a money-saving community with over two million members. One of its members has this week shared her hacks on how to get huge sums of money off some staple supermarket products.

Stacy Wilsoncroft, from Derby, is a mother to three children aged five, 17 months, and three months.

The 36-year-old knows how difficult it can sometimes be to find cheap foods and toiletries for your family, and so she often shares top tips on her Instagram page, stacey.savvy.shopper, to help other parents.

Stacey knows how to get regular bargains on food and other items, including skincare products.

Speaking to the LatestDeals.co.uk community, Stacey explained she finds reduced food “quite often to save my family money on our grocery bill”.

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The mum of three went on to explain that the time of day you go shopping can make a huge difference.

She said: “I went into the Co-op after collecting my eldest son Leo from school which was around 4pm.

“I know this isn’t the greatest time of day to pick up some reduced bargains but the good thing about our local Co-op is they do start to reduce foods around 3pm onwards.

“This is ideal for a mum of three like me as I cannot get to the shops later in the evening as my children are in bed by 7pm.”

Stacey added: “The reduced items were in the sliding door fridge with all the fresh yogurts/dairy products.

“The Co-op tends to put reduced foods on the bottom shelf and they are highlighted on the shelf in red.

“I only paid 20p for all three pizzas which should have cost £1.77.

“The great thing about them is you can freeze them too and save for times when the children just want a quick pizza for dinner.”

Stacey noted that late on a Sunday afternoon is also a good time for finding bargains.

She said: “I once went to Asda and at 3.30pm on a Sunday they were selling loaves of bread, bagels, hotdog rolls and fresh packs of cobs for only 5p.

“So I stocked up my freezer. I even got a huge Batman birthday cake for my son for only £1.”

Another tip Stacey shared was to “look out for coupons on the apps or in the free magazines you get at the supermarkets”, as well as using “different cashback apps to look for free foods or to get some money back on foods too”.

Speaking about the cashback apps, she said: “You can pick up many freebies or discounts on lots of wonderful products and only buy the discounted ones if they are something you are interested in. I never get these just for the sake of it.”

Stacey added that keeping and using supermarket coupons is another way to save on money.

She said: “A few days ago I got a decent coupon shop from Asda. It was £13.50 before the coupons but I paid £6.50 after using my coupons.

“I had another two coupons for Bodyform pantyliners and a lady was looking at these at the same time so I gave them to her. She was very grateful. These are currently on rollback for £1 a box so they were completely free with the coupons.

“I also got some Pampers which were £2.50 after using a £2 coupon.

“A pack of Ariel pods were £1 after using a £2 coupon, and I got a bottle of Lenor Unstoppables on rollback at £4 instead of £7.

“What’s more, I saved a further £1 with a coupon.”

Additionally, the mum of three recommended looking at money-saving websites such as Free4You and Love Rewards, as well as making the most of store points and reward points.

Tom Church, Co-Founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, said: “Stacey has certainly got a knack for picking up bargains and freebies – her Instagram is full of tips and tricks for people looking to do similar.

“It’s always worth checking out when your local stores tend to put out discounted items, and keeping an eye out for the latest deals on money-saving apps or websites.”



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