Savvy mum-of-three reveals she bagged £30 of food shopping for £3

Savvy mum-of-three reveals she bagged £30 of food shopping for £3

August 26, 2020

Savvy mum-of-three reveals she bagged £30 of food shopping for £3 using an anti-food waste app – including chicken pie, bacon and vegetables

  • Alice Griffiths, 25, from Southport, bagged £30 of Morrisons food for just £3 
  • Mother-of-three did this by using the Too Good To Go app to get a ‘Magic Box’ 
  • Managed to get everything from fish and chips and chicken pie to bacon

A mother-of-three has told how she managed to bag a £30 haul of food shopping for just £3.09 – using an anti-waste food app. 

Alice Griffiths, 25, from Southport, explained how she uses the food waste-fighting app Too Good To Go to get a ‘Magic Box’ from Morrisons, which is full of perfectly good food that would otherwise be thrown away.  

‘I decided to get the Morrisons box as I was down to my last £5 before payday and I knew that at the least I would get enough vegetables for soup and so on for us to last a couple of days,’ the mum-of-three said, speaking to money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk

‘This was my fourth box, and I would say this one was definitely worth it! It had enough meals to feed me and my husband for the next seven days.

Alice Griffiths, 25, from Southport, has told how she managed to bag a £30 haul of food shopping for just £3.09 – using an anti-waste food app. Pictured, a selection of bread from inside the box

The mother-of-three says the ‘Magic Box’ from Morrisons was full of perfectly good food that would otherwise be thrown away – including bacon and chicken pie

Alice says the fourth box provided her with enough meals to feed her and her family (pictured) for the next seven days

Alice says all of her friends and family know she loves finding bargains and shopping around for the best deals.

‘I’m surprised they’re not sick of me talking about these Morrisons boxes,’ she said. ‘In my opinion, they’re a game-changer and more shops should do it.

‘This Morrisons box had a family size chicken pie, two microwave carbonaras, mushrooms, cheesy chicken breasts, bacon, cook in the bag chicken, lettuce, microwave mash, vegetable medley, sausages and a microwave fish and chips.

‘If I paid full price for all of that I reckon it would have cost around £25 to £30.’

 The 25-year-old says Morrisons boxes are ‘a game-changer’ and adds that she thinks more shops should do them. Pictured, biscuits were also amonst the selection of treats in the box

The Morrisons box had lettuce, microwave mash, vegetable medley (pictured), sausages and a microwave fish and chips

 It also included a family-size chicken pie, two microwave carbonaras, mushrooms, cheesy chicken breasts, bacon, and cook in the bag chicken

The savvy mother’s top tips to snap up a box are to ‘be quick’ and to refresh the page until it becomes available. 

‘The new boxes get released each evening around 18:15 on the Too Good To Go app and you have to keep refreshing the page until it says available,’ she explained. ‘They sell out so fast.’

‘In the past, I’ve had other boxes full of veggies, one with doughnuts, biscuits and bread and one that included loads of cherries that we made jam with.’

As well as snapping up Morrisons boxes for just £3.09 and cutting down on food waste, Alice also has other tips for saving cash on food.

‘My top tip is to stock the freezer up – the freezer is my best friend at the moment!’ she added.

The savvy mother’s top tips to snap up a box are to ‘be quick’ and to refresh the page until it becomes available. Pictured, a selection of bread

Alice says the new boxes get released each evening around 18:15 on the Too Good To Go app. Pictured, some of the contents in her fourth box

‘Use the reduced sections in supermarkets and apps like Too Good to Go. Shopping smart means you can save money and means you won’t have to go out to shops or supermarkets that often.

‘I tend to prep veg and separate food like bread into separate portions and freeze them so they don’t go off and they’re ready to go as soon as we want them.’

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, commented: ‘The Too Good To Go app is one of my favourites, as not only does it help cut down on food waste – a huge problem in the UK – but it also helps families save on their food shopping!

‘Don’t forget to also check out OLIO, another app that fights food waste, where you can find free food near you that would otherwise be thrown away.

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