A SAVVY woman has revealed how she finally bagged a bargain thanks to a secret hack.
Danielle found lots of bargains in Tesco[/caption]
She managed to save almost £30 on her food shop with a secret hack[/caption]
“A lot of you were saying, like me, you struggle to find reduced food in supermarkets anymore,” she said.
“But today, my luck changed.”
In the clip, Danielle managed to fill her entire trolley with bargain buys to store away in the freezer.
She managed to grab a platter of dips for 75p which was lucky for her as she had planned a picky tea for dinner.
The savvy shopper also bagged two packs of stuffed pastries for 88p each, as well some left over Christmas party food reduced to less than £1.
Danielle grabbed some meat-free pigs in blankets for 28p to stuff in the freezer for herSunday Roast as well as a Ginster’s Steak Slice for 49p for an easy lunch in the middle of the week.
She also picked up some chocolate and hazelnut desserts for 88p, a tub of hummus for 34p and some mushroom buns for £1.13 which she put in the freezer for a later date.
But that’s not all, she managed to grab four bags of bagels to store in the freezer for 30p each as well as a pack of pain au chocolates for 58p and a packet of crumpets for 11p.
In total, Danielle’s shop came to just £10.26 and she managed to save £28.29 on her food shop.
Danielle revealed that she managed to get the yellow-sticker items by heading to Tesco at a specific time.
She added that she went during lunch instead of at the end of the day and managed to find a huge selection of food on sale by doing so.
“We FINALLY hit the yellow sticker jackpot at Tesco… lots of reduced bargains at lunchtime,” she captioned the post.
And one supermarket director has revealed the best times to grab yellow-sticker items at nine different chains.
The video posted to her TikTok account @charityshoplife soon went viral with over 37k views.
People quickly took to the comments thrilled for Danielle and her bargain haul.
One person wrote: “11am, 1pm, 5pm at Tesco are times they put stuff out,I’ve got this down to an art.”
Another commented: “Love a good old reduced section.”
“Omg that cheesecake I would of made a beeline for,” penned a third.
Someone else added: “Bargain that, big time love it.”
Plus, one Co-op employee has claimed the best time to go to stores to bag a bargain.
Taking to Facebook they wrote: “I’m a Customer Team Member at the Co-Op Food stores, posting anonymously just in case I get in trouble for this? In case anyone didn’t know, our reduction times are as follows: 3pm – donuts, cookies, other fresh baked items are reduced by 50%.
“At 3pm, all of the items that were reduced the day before for the current day are also further reduced. These don’t really sell quickly.
“6pm – the big reductions, anything with today’s date will start to be reduced. These are reduced by 75%, so for bread you get stuff for literally pennies. This starts with baguettes, scotch rolls etc, and works around the bakery into the fridges. These tend to go quick.
“Things are also reduced for the next day at this time, and the cycle repeats tomorrow at 3pm.
“I love when customers bring me things that I have yet to reduce & ask me to reduce them further, or if they’ve been missed, to reduce them. Reach out to your staff & take the opportunity – we don’t mind!”
Despite their claims, the Co-op said it is dependant on each store and number of stock.
A spokesperson at Co-op told The Sun: “We don’t have a collective set time across all our stores for reduced items at Co-op and price reductions happen at different times across our stores, dependent on trading patterns in each store and the type and quantity of stock that is nearing its end of shelf-life.”
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She headed to the store at midday to pick up yellow-sticker items[/caption]
There were tonnes of products reduced[/caption]