Sunday, 15 July 2012
Super Supermarket Saving Challenge
This morning I had a bit of a treat. It wasn't a spa day or even a trip to the theatre. No I got to go to the supermarket on my own. I know its not much but it was nice to peruse the aisles without dealing with an emergency nappy change, or trying to open some crisps to appease the crying children and pretending not to notice the judging eyes of the elderly.
Anyway all the peace and quiet gave me a chance to have a real look at the prices of things rather than just doing the Supermarket Sweep style mad dash that I usually do. Since I started blogging I have been quite inspired by the thriftiness of Pret-a-Mummy and Everyday Life on a Shoestring so I decided to see if there really was a big discrepancy between brands and the supermarkets basic range. What I found was quite shocking. Now I'm the first to admit to being a bit of a brand snob but really how much difference can there be between Sainsbury's basics orange squash or between own lable rice crispies and Kellogs ones?
So I made a pledge! Next weekend is going to be Super Supermarket Saving Weekend (how many S's did I get in there?). I'm going to try and do my whole shop buying only the "basics" range and see how much money I can actually save. I'm also going to test the products that I get and see if they really are value for money or if buying cheap actually gets you an inferior product.
Recently our shopping bill seems to be astronomical so my husband is also very excited about my new project.
If you would like to join me you just need to do the following:
I will send the details of my shop onto my blog on the morning of Sunday 22nd July along with my final shopping bill and what I thought of the products I brought.
If you want to blog about this please feel free to add your blog to the linky I will put on my page
If you don't blog I'd still love to hear your comments - just add them to the blog!
I shop at Sainsburys so I will be buying the "basics" range.
I'm looking forward to saving some money...I wonder what I can spend it on!