Frugal Family

I’m Cheaper

Yup, I’m Cheaper.

Well, not me! But Morrisons is.

I dread doing that big food shop. We normally get all our fridge and tinned stuff from one supermarket and all of our frozen from a frozen foods specialist. And in all honesty, I had never actually given Morrisons a go. That all changed when I was extremely lucky to be chosen as a #MorrisonsMum to check out their new ‘I’m Cheaper’ promotion. We live only a 15 minute drive away from our nearest Morrisons and yet we had never been there! How? Set in our old ways I suppose.

Morrisons have slashed the prices of over a thousand every day favourite products. The price cut is not just for a set time either. It’s for good. Making our every day shops a lot noticeably cheaper for us all.

I am always a bit wary of these ‘fantastic’ offers and promotions, They always seem too good to be true and shielded behind fancy smoke and mirrors. But when I was invited to become a #MorrisonsMums and visit my local store to see what all the fuss is about I was surprised. Pleasantly surprised.

 

So with my shopping list in one hand, my Morrisons vouchers in the other, Child in the trolley and husband by my side (with the camera) we were off on our mission.

My first stop was to meet the Bedford store manager. A lovely man called Ben Daley who made us feel very welcome and chatted with us for a little time about the new Morrisons price cuts.

As we headed to the fruit and veg section I noticed the cheap produce straight away. Iceberg lettuce: 49p . Carrots: 59p. Fresh produce such as these are always found in our fridge at home. I am sure they are found in every fridge in every family home. Finding these items a lot cheaper made a very happy Newhouse family indeed. 

morrisons fruit and veg

I think that the way Morrisons have arranged their Bedford store is possibly the best I have seen in any supermarket. Everything was so easy to find. The aisles were nice and wide, well lit, and did not feel cramped or ‘hectic’.

morrisons pop

I was so surprised at the meats that Morrisons have on offer. Recently I think we have all been noticing how expensive meat has become and find that we are eating less and less meat or opting for cheap alternatives or (like my family) eating offal regularly. I noticed that the mince was very well priced and not too fatty at all. The butchers were very knowledgeable and well trained and even gave us some cheeky recipe ideas – Adam The Butcher, we cannot praise you enough 😉 Other than just your standard cuts of meat that you find in all supermarkets, Morrisons also have a fanatastic way or offering something for everyone with meat bones available to buy if that’s what you are looking for.

Oh and did you know that all Morrisons meat is British?

british mince

During our Morrisons trip, I was shopping for 2 events in mind (Don’t worry blog posts about these evenst will be up soon!)

A nice BBQ with family and friends and a picnic for my friends little boy’s 2nd birthday. Needless to say on our shopping list was Burgers (£1.10 for 8), Buns (72p BOGOF),Cheese slices (95p), Lettuce (49), Sausages (20 for £1.10), dips, cola, more dips, sauces, beer… you get the idea!

For the picnic Celery (99p), Breadsticks (69p) , porkpies, chicken skewers, mini sausages and cheese and onion rolls (2 for £3), Cheese strings, fruit juices, more bread rolls… well lots. There were hungry toddlers and mums to feed!

As well as cheap buys for special days out and events, Morrisons kept my tin cupboard very happy indeed. The Morrisons Savers range is exceptional for prices,including our family tea time faveourite- 16p tinned Spaghetti.

tinned spaghetti

Morrrisons doesnt just deliver the goods when it comes to food, but keeping my home clean and tidy too (and cleaning up after that amazing BBQ!). The home cleaning section was wonderful with every #MorrisonsMums fave- Thick Bleach for 67p)

Over all, our HUGE shop came to £85.44 and this filled our trolly to the brim. We cannot fit another item onto our shelves. We are well and truely stocked up… and when we next run out of 40p Jaffa Cakes or 31p Chopped Tomatoes I shall make sure we head back to our local Morrisons store.

Very very happy #MorrisonsMum indeed. Oh and Jay says he is happy to be seen as #MorrisonsDad… Jay. Shopping. Perrrlease.

 

Hazel Newhouse

Hazel is a mum to 3 daughters and a son, she lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, kids and pets. Hazel has written for various publications, and regularly works alongside popular parenting and gardening brands.

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