Do you share food bargains or take the lot?

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  • ailuro2ailuro2 Forumite
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    If it's something we'll eat that day I buy it, if it can be eaten for lunch the next day I will buy it.

    It never ceases to amaze me when I see very well dressed people in my local Sainsbugs and everything on the belt is a reduced item - I suppose that's how they hang onto their money.:rotfl:

    they'd need to be Jamie Oliver to come up with a decent recipe for some of the weird combinations of food they buy though!:p
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    If it's something we'll eat that day I buy it, if it can be eaten for lunch the next day I will buy it.

    It never ceases to amaze me when I see very well dressed people in my local Sainsbugs and everything on the belt is a reduced item - I suppose that's how they hang onto their money.:rotfl:

    they'd need to be Jamie Oliver to come up with a decent recipe for some of the weird combinations of food they buy though!:p


    Ah, but what you probably don't realise is all their clothes are bought in sales, glitches, at car boots and on ebay, just like mine ;)

    And I'll have a go at freezing almost anything so the combination doesn't matter so much as the price.
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  • Sharon87Sharon87 Forumite
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    Was in M&S the other night, wasn't aware of reductions going on until my housemate said and told me to see what was there. I brushed my way past a woman unaware she was a lurker round the reduced section - the assitant was currently reducing things. I heard her huffing and then I realised she was after reductions! I only took 2 things and there were more things getting reduced, so I didn't feel too guilty. Then my housemate 'discreetly' followed the sales assistant round the store! We did get some bargains though 5 small breaded costs for 50p! veg for 10p, a few desserts for 50p!
  • If it what i need and generally freezable i take what i need, even if it means taking the lot, i really try to buy what i need and not just for the sake of it unless it freezable and needed.

    Should see some of the peple in where i work, had a woman reach over me to get the items i was trying to get so she could have em
  • Liz3yyLiz3yy Forumite
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    I always have a look at the reduced items when shopping. I don't rely on them but do find them useful from time to time.

    I'm always polite and wait until the people currently looking through the section are done before I start nosing. It's not worth getting upset over.
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  • themull1themull1 Forumite
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    I would take it all if it was a bargain and split it with my family, who would do the same with me!
  • sarah*asarah*a Forumite
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    We always check the reduced shelves and if there's something we will use/need we'll buy it but we never 'overbuy' for our needs.

    The exception to this is sausages as OH seems to think they are vital to his survival on this planet :rotfl::rotfl:
  • Dave101tDave101t Forumite
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    if its a bargain and it will last (tins) then why not take everything. i always take 10 packs of tuna but its on offer every few weeks anyway so i dont need to so much.
    there is certainly nothing ethically wrong with taking the lot, its a shop, they reduced it because they want to sell it.
    if there is no max. limit per customer its all fair game, tho i would agree a normal family wouldnt have need to empty a shelf!
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    There was some horrible squirty skull sweets reduced to 10p each, don't know how much they were originally but probably not much of a reduction. Grabbed the lot anyway (10) and gonna put one in with each child's Christmas present, then they can be as disgusting as they want and have a good laugh Christmas morning!
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  • Paealla for 5p tonight.

    Very nice, reduced from 3.00 pionds.
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