Today was my free food shopping day. Every year I save up all my vouchers from the Co-op and Nectar points from Sainsburys and then I ‘buy’ as much of my food and groceries for January as I can. I prefer my free food to be the run of the mill groceries – it would be easy to spend the points on ‘treats’ at this time of the year. We’ve just been paid and won’t be paid again until January 25th, so it’s a long month.
I had a total of £24 in Co-op vouchers with another £2 voucher I received earlier in the week to use if I spent over £20. I had £35 saved up on my Nectar card, so taken together this made up almost half my grocery bill. I am sticking with doing one large shop a month and trying to stay out of the supermarkets as this seems to save me money.
Do you save your vouchers for a time in the year to get free food when you need them most? Or do you use them throughout the year?
Until next time, Tawney x