The average cost of a weekly food shop has rocketed to £86 per household, MySupermarket figures reveal.
As we live in a generation where living costs are expected to rise, you have to get creative about cutting costs.
This is why Kayleigh Hughes has revealed how you can knock more than £80 off of your food bill.
The mum-of-three from Grantham, Lincolnshire, says stockpiling and coupon hunting helped her feed her family of five for as little as £40 a week.
She told the Mirror: “I usually spend £40-£50 per week for a family of five, which includes two adults and three boys, aged five, three and 8 months.
“I don’t often buy branded products unless they are on offer or I have a coupon.
“My latest shop using coupons from Supersavvyme, manufacturers and Asda price guarantee vouchers totalled £97.89, however, I paid just £19.76. I also had £2.59 in Asda Price Guarantee vouchers – so spent just £17.17 altogether for everything.”
SuperSavvyme is an online website owned by household manufacturer Proctor and Gamble.
Each week it is updated with dozens of new coupons across all brands owned – from Fairy washing up liquid to Lenor and Head & Shoulders.
Asda also has an own-brand guarantee that gives you money off your next shop if you could have purchased the items for 10% cheaper at Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons or Waitrose.
This voucher is often given at the end of the shopping receipt which can be redeemed in stores.
The 30-year-old added: “I also tend to buy supermarket own branded such as baked beans or pasta sauces, which I believe taste the same.”
Kayleigh’s top tips to saving on your supermarket bill:
1. Building your stockpile
You can pay up to 70% less by checking clearance stands and only buying items that are less than half of the original price.
If you check out websites, magazines and food packaging, you can get your hands on coupons.
You can even write letters to manufacturers telling them how much you love their products and you may get a money off voucher in return.
3. Voucher codes
You can always check out websites like PromotionalCodes.org.uk, HotUKDealsand social media pages to find all the current flash offers.
4. Cashback apps
After doing your weekly food shop, check your cashback apps and these can allow you to make money from your purchases.
Check out sites like TopCashback and Quidco.
5. Yellow sticker items
Heading for the discount aisle at the supermarket is a good way to find bargains.
6. Charity shops
These are a great way to find top branded items for pennies, always keep an eye out for labels.
7. Car boot sales
If you’re going there to buy items, make sure you arrive just after it opens so you can bag the best deals.
Be prepared to haggle and keep your eye out for recognisable brands.
But if you’re selling, avoid labelling your items as this can put people off, make sure you bring lots of change and carrier bags.
8. Meal prepping
By planning ahead you can cut out the impulse trips to the shops.
Once you’ve done your meal plan, write a list of ingredients you need for the week and go online before you head to the supermarket.