ASDA is selling Easter lunch including a leg of lamb, spring vegetables and a profiterole pudding for £1.98 a head.
We ran a price comparison across the Big Four supermarkets plus discounters Aldi and Lidl to see what store gives you the best value for money when it comes to your Easter roast.
Asda is selling a full Easter lunch with pudding for under £2 per head
The Sun looked at how much it would cost to feed eight people based on the RRP prices – enough for a family of four plus guests on Easter Sunday.
We looked at the cheapest own brand versions of each menu item and compared them like-for-like where we could.
All of the ingredients for the feast comes to £15.81, which is over £10 cheaper than the most expensive supermarket, Sainsbury’s.
That means that shoppers can save up to £1.25 a head by swapping to Asda.
Asda sells the cheapest Easter roast dinner
Surprisingly, Asda beat bargain store Lidl on price – a party of eight can be fed for 16p less – even though the discounter doesn’t sell spring greens.
Even though Aldi sparked a price war by slashing the price of some veg to 19p, it still didn’t come out as the cheapest.
Aldi was the only supermarket to beat Asda on price as it costs £1.72 per person, but that’s because it doesn’t sell spring greens, mint sauce or profiteroles.
All of the retailers have dropped the price of a leg of lamb, which is traditionally eaten on Easter Sunday.
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
Both of the German supermarkets sell a whole leg of lamb cheapest at £4.95 per kilogram which is 2p cheaper than Asda’s £4.97 per kilogram.
It’s worth noting though that Asda isn’t the cheapest for all of the ingredients individually – it can be beaten by other supermarkets on every product.
For example, Tesco sells mint sauce for 55p compared to 83p at Asda, and Sainsbury’s sells gravy for 25p cheaper.
Of course, you can save even more money on your shop by using coupons – Asda says on its website that it will accept vouchers from any manufacturer as long as the terms and conditions are met.
Last year, Good Housekeeping revealed how to feed a family of eight for Easter lunch for £21.95 including two bottles of prosecco – that works out at £2.74 a head.
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