Boffins uncover secrets of yellow-sticker shopping success - MSE News

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  • MurphybearMurphybear Forumite
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    I've noticed that old folk suddenly develop the ability to shift themselves quickly when the prices get reduced.

    Yes, weve trained for years just for that :rotfl:
  • The_MiserThe_Miser Forumite
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    Yes, Murphybear. I train hard because my local Sainsburys uses yellow stickers on the normal shelves but there is a separate small set of metal shelves in the veg area where they put stuff which has reduced the already yellowstickered stuff**. I get in at 7am before I have to pay for parking (starts 8am) on the way back from the gym and before othrs get to the doubly reduced stuff. **Lidl is even cheaper but not when I pay for petrol

    "The early bird gets the really cheap veg."
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    Bacman wrote: »
    I've not done this ... remove some of the discounted items from their trolley when they aren't looking

    I might have, once or twice

    Excuse me, can I just reach over your trolley to get a ...
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    successful yellow-sticker shoppers need "storage and preparation and cooking and recipe knowledge."

    I don't. I only buy stuff that comes with instructions on the packet. They're the expensive value-added product and so have the biggest discount.

    Yes, I will buy a 25p pepper when there's one available, but the £5 pizza for £1.50 is a much better saving.
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  • The_MiserThe_Miser Forumite
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    Do what I did and get an extra freezer, my YS hunting/savings paid for the new freezer in less than 5 months :T
    On my freezer the door wouldn't close properly so it was icing up very fast. Eventually we replaced it but put it in the (cold) garage with a rope around it to hold it shut which is effective.. Opeing it is a bit of a drag but it holds bulk stuff which we transfer to the new freezer as required.
  • The_MiserThe_Miser Forumite
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    I don't. I only buy stuff that comes with instructions on the packet. They're the expensive value-added product and so have the biggest discount.

    Yes, I will buy a 25p pepper when there's one available, but the £5 pizza for £1.50 is a much better saving.
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    successful yellow-sticker shoppers need "storage and preparation and cooking and recipe knowledge."

    If it is preprepared then yellow stickers would be on the original packaging with instructions (if the original had them).

    If there are no instructions then meat and veg will have recipes on the internet. IF you are seriously into saving money then using the internet for help/recipes costs nothing above your normal subscription.
    WARNING: Do check the real cost of what you buy. Generally I work from nearly scratch (I haven't worked out the oven electric cost element in bread) but when the ingredient cost of a £2.50 shop cheese sandwich comes to under a quid ---- 'nuff said?


    All it takes is willpower, organisation and a little bit of time.
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    The_Miser wrote: »
    when the ingredient cost of a £2.50 shop cheese sandwich comes to under a quid ---- 'nuff said?

    I can manage making a sandwich :rotfl:
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