If there’s one thing that the Brits love, it’s groceries. We spend around £5,000 a year on food shopping – that’s £96 a week. However, with more people feeling the pinch on their income, it’s important that they are getting more bang for their buck. Of the money we spend on groceries, £3 in every £42 in spent online. And you know what online shopping means: voucher codes. Yes, these strands of letters and numbers couldn’t be simpler to use, but they could help you save hundreds of pounds a year. We compared a typical shopping basket from three of the UK’s supermarkets: Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Ocado, to find out which offered the cheapest prices and best discount codes.
Save Money When You Shop at Sainsbury’s
J.M. Sainsbury’s is instantly recognisable, thanks to its bright orange branding. Despite being associated with wealthier people, it actually offers the best savings. With a £15 off when you spend £60 with this Sainsburys voucher code, it brought the total monthly grocery bill to £110.54 – a £30 saving. For the very latest Sainsburys voucher codes please click here
Treat Yourself to Our Tesco Voucher Codes
Despite being the UK’s biggest supermarket, Tesco couldn’t quite compete with Sainsbury’s as it was more expensive for the contents of the average basket. Tesco too offered a £15 off voucher code, but also had a half price delivery offer, helping bring down the overall cost to £116.71 – over £6 more than Sainsbury’s.
For the very latest Tesco voucher codes please click here
Get Something Oh-So-Scrumptious From Ocado
Ocado had a slightly different promotion; it was offering a choice of two promo codes: £10 off when you spend £50 or £20 off when you spend £80. At £123.56, the total of four weeks’ shopping after the discount was far higher than the traditional high street supermarkets.
For the very latest Ocado voucher codes please click here
The results were definitely a surprise and evidence that it is worth comparing what deals and discount vouchers are available before assuming one retailer is cheaper than another. Of the three supermarkets, the Tesco voucher codes looked the best – especially the delivery saver – but it turned out that because of its lower prices, Sainsbury’s still helped save more money for the equivalent items.
By Jemma Porter, 11th April 2014