ALREADY praying for payday thanks to the Easter bank holiday weekend?
If so, you are not alone. Households spend an average of £410 each over the weekend, according to The Centre for Economics & Business Research.
Getty – Contributor Save money after the Easter weekend with The Sun’s tips
Start with these tips to get back on track following the spending hangover.
HEADING OUT: Get organised — write a shopping list and stick to it.
Planning family meals for the week means you are less likely to be swayed by impulse buys. Then set a budget and do not go over.
Supermarkets list special offers on their homepages, or you can check facebook.com/thesunsavers where I mention lots of the best daily deals for everything from food to homeware.
SUPERMARKET RUN: Have a bite before hitting the shops. In a study, people who went food shopping while hungry not only chose foods higher in calories, they also spent 64 per cent more cash.
As the average UK family spends £91 a week on food, any extra on top certainly stacks up.
CLOTHES SHOPPING: Many high street stores expect customers to ask for a discount. If you don’t ask, you won’t get.
When you are ready to give haggling a go, look out for discounted items as there is often flexibility to reduce the price even more.
Towards the end of a sale is the golden time to barter, as shops want to clear out old stock to make way for new items. If you are feeling shy, try haggling online via live help chats.
AT HOME: Waste not, want not. We throw away 15million tonnes of edible food every year.
That is a lot of wasted food, and funds.
The average household can save up to £400 a year if they eat everything they buy — so try to stick to buying only what you need.
If you do have extra food that needs to be used, try cooking big meals and freezing what you do not eat to get more for your money.
ALL prices on page correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers are subject to availability.
Deal of the day
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