With the cost of living on the rise every day, families are wondering how to cut down on their food costs.
And savvy mum-of-three Jessica Pennington-Fogg, 35, an accounts assistant from Preston, seems to have found the perfect solution.
Jessica Pennington-Fogg, 35, has told how she uses the Too Good To Go app to get hugely discounted food[/caption]
The savvy mum says the app saves her “a fortune every month.” Pictured, some of her bargain buys[/caption]
Using the Too Good To Go app, she can shop at Greggs, Cinnabon, Spar and Morrisons, paying just a couple of pounds for bags of perfectly good food that would otherwise go to waste.
Jessica told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: “If you have a chest freezer, then definitely utilise this app – so much can be frozen!”
“Some of the bags I’ve got include a Cinnabon bag for £5.40, which was worth £21, with two large, six medium and one cinnamon bite.’
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Jessica noted that they’re perfect for treats as she splits them before freezing so she can defrost one or two at a time, and then heat them in the microwave for one minute.
“I got a Spar bag for £3.09 worth over £40,” she continued. “All the pies and pasties had five to six days left so were used for lunches for work and school. We couldn’t believe our luck with this haul!”
She went on to say how the children enjoyed the doughnuts, and the pizza was frozen and then used when her son had a friend sleep over.
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“We’ve also got Morrisons bags for £3.09,” Jessica said. “You usually get £20 worth of goods. Often half has plenty of life left, and any short-dated produce either gets planned into meals for the next day or goes in the freezer.
“Anything we don’t like, we give to friends! This one had 12 eggs, a pack of cheddar cheese cubes, a protein drink, Primula cheese, coleslaw, clotted cream, salad, peppers, plums, pasties and ciabattas.
“We got two Greggs bags, which cost £5.90, or £2.95 each, with over £30 worth of food.
“We always get a mixture of sandwiches, often a couple of pasties and sometimes sausage rolls. We always get doughnuts with ours, and sometimes get cookies too.
I got a Spar bag for £3.09 worth over £40…all the pies and pasties had five to six days left so were used for lunches for work and school. We couldn’t believe our luck!
“We have found one that consistently gives over £15 per bag so it’s favourited on the app.
“We also managed to get a roast carvery at £6.58, or £3.29 each, worth £14.58. These are packed full of meat and all the different veg.”
Jessica went on to say how two boxes make two decent meals for the four of them.
“We get them on the weekends that my teenager stays at his dad’s, once a month, and have a full tea and a light lunch from two boxes,” she said.
“I only go out of my way for Cinnabon, but it tends to be once a month, and it’s a nice treat.
“All the others we tend to look at collection times, and if they fit in with when I finish work, we try to reserve them so I can collect on my way home.”
The app saves us a fortune every month. We love the excitement of getting our bags and seeing what goodies we have
Jessica went on to offer her top tips, and warned that the best stores tend to go very quickly, so it’s best to have them favourited.
“Always check the time that collection ends and if you want to try and get one, set an alarm for 14 minutes after collection ends, then start refreshing the app repeatedly,” she advised.
“Also have your card saved on the app, if you have fingerprint authorisation, then I find this helps for speed.
“The app saves us a fortune every month. We love the excitement of getting our bags and seeing what goodies we have.”
She added: “Greggs is definitely our go-to option for a treat compared to the likes of Starbucks or Costa, as you get more value for your money. Morrisons and Spar are great for stocking up on stuff like veg and fruit usually!”
The accounts assistant regularly uses the Too Good To Go app to get hugely discounted food that would otherwise end up in the bin[/caption]
Using the app, Jessica can shop at Greggs, Cinnabon, Spar and Morrisons[/caption]
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