Aldi, ASDA, Tesco, Lidl, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s shoppers urged not to use trolleys

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A squeeze on everyone’s finances means that any tips to help save cash are widely welcomed. Now shoppers are being advised to change the type of trolley they use in Aldi, ASDA, Tesco, Lidl, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s to save £100s of pounds. It is being said that ditching your trolley could leave you pleasantly surprised.

If you have a basket instead of a trolley, you can’t carry as much – therefore, you spend less. It’s a simple change which will take just seconds, but experts say it could save you £100s every year.

It also means you’re more conscious about what you’re buying as you don’t have as much room. Our sister website the Mirror has outlined a full list of changes you can make if you want to slash your yearly supermarket bill by £100s if you want to.

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  • Take the “downshift” challenge

Try swapping more expensive branded goods for cheaper supermarket-own labels – also known as the “downshift” challenge. It is estimated you could save around 30%.

This means if you spend £100 each week on food, you could save £30 – over four weeks, you’ll have pocketed £120. Stick with the cheaper brands, and your total savings over a year could add up to over £1,500.

  • Always look down different aisles

Don’t just stick to one aisle in the supermarket. You can often find cheaper versions of the same products in the world foods and baby sections.

For example, previous research from MoneySavingExpert found cotton buds can be 20% cheaper in the baby aisle. Herbs and spices can also be found for under half the price in the world food section.

  • Don’t forget your loyalty card

Loyalty schemes for the big supermarkets are free to sign up to. They give you money back, normally in the form of points, each time you shop. So if you’re spending money at that particular grocer anyway, it doesn’t make sense not to have a loyalty card. Tesco now offers cheaper prices for shoppers who are signed up to its Clubcard scheme.

  • Avoid spending in convenience stores

Shopping at your local convenience store is more expensive than going to a big shop – so avoid them if you can. Which? says shopping in smaller shops could be costing you an extra £300 each year.

The consumer champion said households spend up to £10.20 more each week at a Sainsbury’s Local rather than a regular Sainsbury’s supermarket. Meanwhile, a basket of groceries from Tesco Express cost on average £279 more over 12 months.

  • Hunt out yellow stickers

Yellow stickers are a great way to save cash and cut down on food waste. The exact time each supermarket starts reducing its products does vary – get familiar with your favourite store’s routine so you know when to visit.

You could even ask staff for the best time for yellow stickers.

  • Don’t shop on an empty stomach

If your tummy is rumbling, you’re more likely to pick up unwanted snacks that you don’t really need. Always make sure you visit the supermarket on a full stomach if you can. Try to shop alone as well, to avoid other people influencing your food buying decision.

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