ALDI has sparked a supermarket price war by slashing the cost of vegetables with prices starting at 19p a bag.
Until April 24, shoppers can buy one kilogram bags of carrots and parsnips for less than 20p each which can be used as part of Sunday’s Easter roast dinner.
Aldi has slashed the price of vegetables in time for Easter
Every two weeks, the discounter reduces the price of six different types of fruit and veg called the Super Six.
The latest mix-up also includes 2.5kg of white potatoes perfect for roasting and spring onions for 29p each.
The price of cauliflowers and packets of baby plum tomatoes has also been cut to 59p.
Rival Lidl has matched Aldi’s price for carrots and parsnips, dropping prices from 49p.
Asda Asda has also rolled back the price of veg
It is also selling 1.5kg bags of Oaklands British Mini Roast potatoes for 29p, but you’ll get more for your money at Aldi where bags weigh a whole kilogram more.
The supermarket has also rolled back the price of shallots from £1.09 for the 500g to 29p – although the sale is on only as long as stocks last.
Asda has dropped vegetable prices ahead of the chocolate feast too to just 20p for 1kg bags of carrots, 500g bags of parsnips, 500g spring greens and swedes.
While carrots and parsnips are cheaper at Aldi, Asda is selling spring greens and swedes the cheapest by up to 50p.
Here’s how to cut the cost of your grocery shopSAVING on your shop can make a big difference to your wallet. Here are some tips from Hannah Maundrell, editor of Money.co.uk, about how you can cut the cost of your shopping bills:
Write yourself a list – Only buy items that you need. If it isn’t on your list, don’t put it in the trolley
Create a budget – Work out a weekly budget for your food shopping
Never shop hungry – you are far more likely to buy more food if your tummy is rumbling
Don’t buy pre-chopped veggies or fruit – The extra they’ll charge for chopping can be eye watering
Use social media – follow your favourite retailers to find out about the latest deals
Be disloyal – You may want to go to different stores to find the best bargains
Check the small print – It’s always worth checking the price per kg/lb/litre when comparing offers so you’re making a like for like decision as a bigger box won’t necessarily mean you get more
Use your loyalty cards – Don’t be afraid to sign up to them all. They all work slightly differently – work out what bonus suits you better and remember to trade in your points for additional rewards
Morrisons has jumped on the bandwagon with its three for £1 offer making each bag of veg 33p, although not everything in the deal is the best value.
Bags of potatoes, carrots and parsnips can be found cheaper at Aldi but the deal makes 500g or leeks and broccoli cheaper than anywhere else.
Morrisons’ deal is in store only though and hasn’t specified when it’s ending.
Asda’s also doesn’t specify when its offers end but it is available in stores and online.
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Earlier this year, Asda, Aldi and Morrisons relaxed quality specifications on some fruit and veg which means that they might look less than perfect on the supermarket shelves.
Buying wonky vegetables can help you save money on your grocery bill because they cost a fraction of the price because they “don’t look as good”.
Shoppers pay up to 54 per cent more to buy loose fruit and vegetables making it harder for shoppers to ditch plastic in a bid to help the environment.
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