A MUM who loves Aldi middle aisle bargains has revealed she’s been doing her weekly shop at Asda instead – and was impressed with how much she got for her money.
Laura, from Scotland, regularly shares her supermarket tips and hauls with followers on TikTok – @unorganisedmummy – where she boasts 12,000 followers.
Laura did a big food shop in Asda[/caption]
The mum of two is a normally a huge Aldi fan and can often be seen scouting the “mega bargains on offer in store”.
But in a recent clip, she revealed she had done her weekly shop from rival Asda.
She said: “I got my big shop delivered from Asda in an attempt to [stop] buying random bits I don’t need.
“This is what I call my big shop. It was £124 and that should do us for just over a week.”
Laura picked up a huge selection of meats with a big tray of fresh chicken, 3kg of mince, a large chicken to roast, two packets of sausages and a gammon.
She also bagged four packs of bacon on offer for £8 as well as a big bag of frozen Richmond sausages.
Turning to the rest of her haul, she added: “The price of oil is ridiculous, so I’m going to try coconut oil this week.”
Vegetables, apples, bread, pancakes, bagels, pasta, crisps, chocolate bars, biscuits as well as other weekly essentials including milk and fresh juice could also be spotted in her haul.
“Fridge full, perfect”, Laura gushed.
But despite the mum’s choice of store for her weekly shop, Which? recently naming Aldi the cheapest supermarket for the third year running.
An Aldi spokesperson said: “Which? named Aldi the cheapest supermarket for the last three years and our promise to shoppers is that we will always provide the lowest grocery prices in Britain.
“Value is the number one consideration for most households and as the lowest-priced supermarket in Britain our customers will always pay less for their shop with Aldi.”
When do supermarkets put out yellow-sticker bargains?
The time supermarkets reduce their products vary across stores.
Here’s a rough supermarket-by-supermarket guide:
Aldi uses a red sticker to show reductions on fresh products such as bread, meat, fruit and vegetables.
This is when they have reached the last day of shelf life.
Red stickered items are most commonly found at opening and closing times.
Reduction times can vary from store to store but is most likely to occur near closing time.
Asda told Which? that yellow stickers are applied twice a day – in the morning and evening.
Co-op told The Sun its reduced-to-clear prices are generally applied about four hours before the store closes.
Lidl has a similar procedure to Asda and Aldi with reductions twice a day.
However individual stores may opt to reduce prices throughout the day.
Shoppers online have said that Morrisons does the best bargains first thing in the morning.
However the store told Which? that there is no specific times for yellow sticker price cuts.
Sainsbury’s told The Sun it’s at the store manager’s discretion whether to offer discounts.
However shoppers have reported that the best deals are in the evening from 6pm.
Tesco has said there is no specific time for reduction, but again most people found that prices were reduced from 6pm.
As with most of the other stores, shoppers have said the best reductions are found before closing.
However the store stated that there is no specific time for yellow stickers to be applied.