I wanted one large red onion in Sainsbury’s last week. My husband picked up a net with three small ones in for £1. I put it back and picked up one large loose one that cost 15p. Loose is always cheaper. I just stuck the printed label on the onion! X
I wish they would get rid of all these pre packaged packs, such a waste of plastic. Wasn't that long ago all the fruit and veg in supermarkets was in cardboard boxes and loose, it should come back. But by weight not per item
I've shopped at Sainsburys for years but despite going to other places now and again, I find them unbeatable for price and quality. Meat is always good, fruit and veg good long after sell or use by dates, and own brands good. I stock up when things are on offer, buy yellow sticker food, often at 10p an item at the right time. Yes there are expensive things but not generally essentials. Nectar prices on a few items and extra points on others for things I regularly buy. I've got a Sainsburys credit card with points for everything I spend on it, and got gas and electricity with them which also adds to nectar points. Petrol also one of the best prices. In the last couple of months alone I've had over £25 in points. Before that I'd saved over £200 worth which I used to buy things from Argos to help my daughter set up in her new home. They also price match a lot of items to Aldi which I've tried but their fake brands aren't to my taste and fruit and veg just don't keep. I've just paid £40 for a 6 month delivery pass so can get deliveries over £40 any day and time. If I only use it once a week it'll be worth it.
I've checked online for Sainsbury's prices, as we go there when the fuel is the cheapest locally. Don't go for a food shop as I thought they were more expensive. If you have the time and patience to check online first, Sainsbury's actually came up cheaper than Asda and Tesco for the items on my shopping list. You just have to be careful you don't buy too many additional tasty treats while your there
I keep clear plastic freezer bags in my shopping bags..weigh the veg and fruit and place in the bag with a label on rhe food not bag...I do the self scan as I go round... so can pop straight into my shopping bag. When I get home I just empty and put away..I refuse to buy those bags they provide...
I think Tesco is incredibly expensive now. It used to be super cheap. I was able to buy a weeks worth of food for £5 with their everyday value range a few years ago when my situation was absolutely dire. I wouldn’t like to try that now