Feeding the Family as a #MorrisonsMum

Being slightly larger than your average 2.4 family, we are always trying to find different ways to make our money stretch further when it comes to grocery shopping.

I tend to shop at 3 different supermarkets at the moment. I will go to one for my main shop, one for a few top up bits and the third to top up bread and milk as it tastes fresher and lasts longer. We also buy a lot of our meat online in bulk as it works out cheaper.

As you can imagine, this can be quite time-consuming and a bit of a pain when we have weeks where we are busy.

Thanks to Britmums, I had the opportunity to become a #MorrisonsMum. With their new cheaper Morrisons, I was given £80 to spend in store for a Bank Holiday shop.

My local store is Hounslow. I hadn’t been there before, and although it was easy to find I was a bit disappointed. It’s only a smallish store, but it didn’t have any of the lovely fresh food chillers that I had seen other #MorrisonsMums and #MorrisonsDads posting on Twitter and Instagram.

I went about my shop, snapping a few pictures as I went.









We had decided to take a picnic to the park on the Sunday and had invited my sister, brother-in-law, nieces and nephew over for a BBQ style dinner with Homemade Burgers etc on the Monday.

I bought everything that we needed for the weekend. Snacks, drinks, meat, fruit, veg etc plus a few extra bits needed like washing conditioner, toilet roll and a new cool bag!!

I was half expecting to spend well over the £80, so was pleasantly surprised when the total was £73.42. There wasn’t too many items that were a lot cheaper, that I found – the milk was £0.84p for 4 pints compared to £1.00 for 4 pints in most supermarkets. A pack of 16 frozen Richmond Sausages were £2.00 compared to £2.90/£3.00 normally. The meat, fresh fruit and veg, cereals etc all seem to be around the same prices as other supermarkets, so no real saving there.



The quality of the food was pretty good though and tasted really fresh. I would definitely pop back to do a shop in Morrisons again – but maybe to a different store!


*Disclaimer – I was given £80 of Morrisons vouchers to spend on my shop for the purpose of this review. All opinions are of our own and in no way influenced. 



  1. May 11, 2014 / 12:26 pm

    I agree – The food isn’t ‘that’ much cheaper than other supermarkets but does seem fresher, longer lasting x

    • May 11, 2014 / 7:05 pm

      Food doesn’t last long in our house, but it did taste a lot fresher compared to another supermarket that I use – but price wise, wasn’t much of a comparison.