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Money Moral Dilemma: Is it OK to fill my freezer with 'yellow sticker' bargains?

edited 18 February at 4:07PM in Food Shopping & Groceries
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edited 18 February at 4:07PM in Food Shopping & Groceries
This week's MoneySaver who wants advice asks...

I occasionally see large quantities of meat (20 or more packs) reduced heavily in the yellow sticker section. Is it wrong to take all of them and freeze what I don't need today, or should I only take a few and leave the rest so others can get a bargain too?

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  • annieshbannieshb Forumite
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    Question is do you use it all or do you pop it in freezer then forget about it? 
    Like most items n a shop it’s first come basis and so not a  moral dilemma I hate waste though.
  • WizzbangWizzbang Forumite
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    This is hardly a moral dilemma! You are free to buy what you like, unless the shop imposes limits. However, I would urge caution - I buy less and less yellow stickers, they're not good value because they're so close to their date, they go off in the freezer. I got sick of removing bread or baked goods, only to find the were covered in green mould. Or worse, smelly meat. It's not very money-saving and you really should freeze food when it's as fresh as possible, not on its last legs.
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  • Gingerscot_2Gingerscot_2 Forumite
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    My main problem is making room in my freezer as it is usually stuffed with reduced produce. Also, I have had meat in the freezer for well over a year and, once defrosted, have never noticed any difference from the fresh stuff and I've never had bread go mouldy in it.
  • mixiahmixiah Forumite
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    Depends how desperate you are. Some folk will really rely on surviving on reduced stuff so maybe take what you need rather than buying all 20. Especially if it's a regular thing and you're confident you can get more soon. 
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