Savvy mother who is ‘obsessed’ with coupons reveals how she feeds her family-of-three for less than £50 a MONTH thanks to cashback apps, yellow sticker products and free food that’s past its sell-by date
A mother-of-one has revealed how she feedsher family-of-three for just £50 per month on food shopping using cash back apps, couponing, and supermarket bargains.
Sammy Hancock, 34, from Alton, ハンプシャー, who lives with her partner and two-year-old son, budgets £20 for her weekly shopping, however usually only spends around £12.50..
The retail assistant uses cashback apps which supply freebies like dishwasher tablets, nappies and yoghurts as well as scouring yellow sticker reductions to pick up ingredients for meals that she can batch cook.
She’s even managed to bag herself freebies including bags of second-hand baby clothes from フェイスブック Marketplace, cutting out the cost of having to constantly buy new outfits for her son, ジミー.
Sammy Hancock, 34, from Alton, ハンプシャー, who lives with her partner and two-year-old son, budgets £20 for her weekly shopping, however usually only spends around £12.50
The retail assistant uses various methods in order to keep her weekly shop down, including hoarding any free samples she can get her hands on (写真)
‘I try and budget £20 a week for a food shop for me, my partner Darren and my son,’ said Sammy.
'合計で, with all of the savings I manage to get, it ends up being just over £50 a month or less.
Sammy’s frugal spending habits began in 2014 when she began collecting coupons in newspapers and online.
‘An average family of three spends just over £500 a month on food, and that usually comes with a lot of waste.
Sammy spends £50 per month on food shopping using cash back apps, couponing, and supermarket bargains
The savvy shopper ‘obsessives’ collects coupons (写真) to reduce the cost of her weekly shopping
Mother-of-one Sammy lives with her partner Darren and two-year-old son Jimmy (両方の写真) in Alton, ハンプシャー
‘I look out for the yellow sticker reductions for anything that can be frozen, as well as my cashback apps to see if I can get anything cheaper or my money back.
‘I also go to a local community shop a couple of days a week that receives food past its sell by date from local supermarkets and gives it away for free.’
Sammy makes budget meals which she will bulk cook in order to eat leftovers throughout the week – 支出 around 80p on pasta, £5.60 on fresh fruits and vegetables and £6 on large packets of chicken and mince weekly.
彼女は言いました: ‘We eat a lot of pasta dishes, a 3kg bag of pasta from Tesco is £3.30 and that can last up to a month or more.
‘By looking at the yellow sticker sections, I have been able to bag a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables for less than 20 pence each to add to meal times as well as big packs of mince and chicken for under £2.’
Some of Sammy’s best finds include A 47 pack of Pampers, pack of Johnson’s wipes and an Ella’s Kitchen meal that cost only 15 pence using a coupon.
Some of Sammy’s best finds include a 47 pack of pampers, pack of Johnson’s wipes and an Ella’s Kitchen meal that cost only 15 pence using a coupon
She’s even managed to bag herself freebies including bags of second-hand baby clothes from Facebook Marketplace (左) and she often writes to companies asking for samples (正しい)
By looking at the yellow sticker sections Sammy has been able to bag a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables for less than 20 pence each
‘I managed to get four loaves of bread that I was able to freeze for 10p each from Morrisons’, 彼女は説明した.
‘I got 12 bottles of my favourite Heinz burger sauce for £3, or 25p each from Iceland which usually costs £1 or more per bottle, as they were all reduced to clear.
‘I don’t like paying full price for any items, so if I can get the same product for five pence cheaper, 「ダイモンド氏の友人や家族に心からお見舞い申し上げます。’
The savvy shopper ‘obsessively’ collects coupons to reduce the cost of her shopping, and has even managed to get freebies through contacting companies about their products.
彼女は言いました: ‘I’m quite an impulsive person, so became obsessed with trying to collect as many coupons as possible in order to cut down on shopping.
‘When coupons were more popular in the UK, I’d use a website called ‘CaringEveryday’ that offered coupons for toiletries and medicines which was really useful.
Sammy makes budget meals which she will bulk cook in order to eat leftovers throughout the week. Free bread purchased with Iceland Bonus card
Sammy’s bargains include spending just £3 for 12 bottles of Heinz burger sauce and £2.75 for 11 bottles of Pepsi Max
写真, £16.70 worth of shopping Sammy purchased for just £3.30 using coupons and cashback app GreenJinn
‘Some newspapers still do coupons for days out, so once Covid restrictions are calmed, it would be nice to go somewhere like Legoland.
‘Even though there aren’t really that many UK coupon sites now, there’s a whole community online which will share voucher codes and freebie offers which is basically the same thing.
‘I’ve found that one of the best way to get free items these days, is by sending feedback to companies which you like.
乗組員はハリウッドのカップルのためにいくつかのライフジャケットを釣り上げるのを手伝いました, I’ve actually managed to get a free Yankee Candle worth £13 and a Lush bath bomb box with three different bombs in that was worth £16.’
She’s even managed to furbish her new home on a budget thanks to discounted and free second hand appliances on Facebook Marketplace.
‘Facebook Marketplace is really useful, we managed to get two sofas from there for £50, a free gas oven and even a washing machine for £15’, 彼女は言いました.