IF Morrisons is your supermarket of choice, you’ll love these clever tricks that can slash the cost of your weekly shop.
From wonky veg to Morrisons baby club, taking advantage of these offers should mean you never pay full price for anything ever again.
Alamy Make sure you’re not paying over the odds with these tips and tricks for saving money at Morrisons
Some of the tips will work in lots of supermarkets so its worth checking wherever you shop.Get delivery cheaper
Buying a delivery pass can slash the cost of shopping online if you’re a Morrisons regular.
There’s two different options available, either an anytime pass or a weekday pass.
You can buy either option monthly, six monthly or yearly.
Obviously, a yearly pass works out as the most cost-effective.
It’s £65 for an annual anytime pass (£5.41 a month) or £35 for a weekday one (£2.92 a month).
Paying for a delivery costs you around £3 without a pass, so you’ll need to do two shops a month to save with the anytime pass and one shop a month for the weekday option.
If you get one delivery a week normally, an annual pass could save you as much as £121 a year.
On its website Morrisons says you only get unlimited deliveries on orders over £40 so you may want to avoid smaller shops.
You also get priorities for Christmas delivery slots.
Consider wonky veg
In a bid to cut down on waste, Morrisons sells wonky veg at a discount rate.
The produce is just as tasty as ordinary fruit and vegetables, but the carrots might be bendy or the limes may not be perfect ovals.
Given most of us chop up our fruit and veg before cooking and serving, it hardly matters what shape they are and the savings can be big.
In 2017, Morrisons launched a wonky veg box for £3.50 that it said could feed a family for a week, but you can also buy individual packs of wonky veg too.
Keep an eye out for berries, aspargus, carrots, onions, peppers, avocados and rhubarb to name a few and see where you can save!
Shop in the right aisle
A Money Saving Expert investigation found that you can save a packet by changing the aisle you shop at in a supermarket.
In particular, it found that you can save as much as 40 per cent buy getting identical or nearly identical items at the fresh counter rather than the chiller aisle.
For instance, the money saving gurus found that roast topside beef was 40 per cent cheaper at the Morrisons counter than in the aisle.
They also found that 260g of salmon fillet was £3.90 at the fish counter but £4.97 in an aisle.
When you’re on your shop, make a note of the cost per 100g in the aisles and then head to the counters to see if you can pick up a bargain.
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DROP A LEVEL Try switching all of your branded or premium goods for lower level ones and see if you notice the difference.
If you do, switch back, but if you can’t stick with the cheaper option.
Keep an eye out for new savers products
Morrisons regularly adds new products to its ‘own-brand “savers” range.
This is its value range where prices start from as little as 20p.
It includes all sorts of products including peas, spaghetti, marmalade, jaffa cakes and washing up liquid.
Swap your usual items for savers alternatives and see if you can tell the difference.
If no one notices the swap, then stick with it.
The savings on individual items aren’t huge, but they’ll soon add up.
Get your timing right
Everyone loves a yellow sticker discount and it can mean the difference between paying £10 and and a few quid for a joint.
The trick is to get to the supermarket at the right time.
Unfortunately, the right time varies not just from supermarket to supermarket but also from store to store.
At Morrisons, discounts can start as early as mid-morning and continue throughout the day.
Generally speaking, the later you shop, the better discounts you’ll get, with lucky shoppers reporting as much as 75 per cent off some items.
Two hours before closing is tipped to be a good time for hunting bargains in most stores.
Because official policies vary from store to store, it can help to be friendly with the local staff who can clue you into when most discounts happen.
Consider getting the Morrisons More app
Morrisons has revamped its Morrisons More card with a new app.
You get five points per pound spent including online shopping and cafe purchases as well as 5 points per litre of fuel you purchase.
You can get extra points on selected promotional products.
For every 5,000 points you collect Morrisons will give you a fiver, which is loaded directly onto the card.
It’s probably not worth shopping at Morrisons just to get the points – switching is often a quicker way to save money, but it’s definitely worth collecting them if you’re shopping there regularly.
Take advantage of baby offers
Morrisons Baby&More club is great for expectant mothers or families with small babies.
You’ll get access to exclusive offers as well as hints, tips and recipes.
Morrisons will also give you member-only treats, exclusive freebies and access to competitions.
If you’re pregnant, it’s worth remembering that Morrisons occasionally has bumber offers and sales, so choose your timing wisely befor stocking up on nappies.
Extra discounts for students
Morrisons runs exclusive offers just for students which can seriously reduce the amount you spend in store.
You get extra discounts as well as access to special deals.
You may also receive extra More points when you’re shopping.
Occasionally Morrisons runs introductory offers giving students bonus points when they join, so keep an eye out.
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