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.

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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.

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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. 

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2 Comments

  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.