Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Are B&M Stores cheaper than Supermarkets?

Following on from my post about the 99p Store where I found it to be considerably cheaper on many branded items here is my review of B&M.

Monday, 24 November 2014

This weeks deals from Aldi, Lidl and Costco

  • Cucumbers for 29p
  • 750g Kenco Coffee £13.99
  • Apple Pie £1.69

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Beers and Spirits comparison: Tesco £49.50, ASDA £53.75, Sainsbury's £56.90, Morrisons £56.90

Beers and Spirits comparison number four. The entire basket was the same as last week so next to the top line results I have included a plus or minus bracket to show the change on the previous week. 

Tesco £49.50 (+£0.60)
ASDA £53.75 (+£0.64)
Morrisons £55.50 (+£1.59)

Sainsbury's £56.90 (-£2.30)

These are very unsurprising result, the retailers have come in the same order as last week with Tesco continuing to be the cheapest.

Beers and Spirits
Becks Bier 275ml x 6£3.00£3.30£3.20£4.00
Becks Vier 275ml x 6£4.00£4.00£3.20£4.00
Foster's 440ml x 6£3.60£3.60£3.20£4.50
Carlsberg 440ml x 6£3.60£3.30£5.25£3.60
Peroni 1500ml (any size)£4.55£5.00£4.55£5.00
Guinness 440ml x 4£3.47£3.20£3.80£3.20
Gordins Gin 500ml£7.50£9.25£9.50£9.00
Smirnoff Vodka 500ml£7.50£9.25£10.00£9.00
Bells Whiskey 500ml£9.29£9.25£11.00£9.00
Strongbow 440 x 6£3.00£3.60£3.20£4.20
Comp Shop completed 21/11/14 using data from Tesco.com. Sainsburys.co.uk, Asda.com and Morrisons.com

Top 8 in season Fruit & Vegetables

  • It is always the best value when you buy Fruit and Veg in season
  • The produce is better quality and usually cheaper
  • I have made a list of the 8 most in season produce right now
  • Have a read and share this article with friends to help them save money

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Non-Food Essentials Comparison: Tesco £38.82, ASDA £30.66, Sainsbury's £38.25.25, Morrisons £39.24

The basket consists of all branded goods, so they are directly comparable across supermarkets, furthermore the entire basket was the same as last week so next to the top line results I have included a plus or minus bracket to show the change on the previous week. 

ASDA £30.66 (no change) 
Sainsbury's £38.25 (+£1.74) 
Tesco £38.82 (-£0.25) 
Morrisons £39.24 (no change)

Once again we see Asda as the stand out leader this week, being the cheapest on all items in the basket. Sainsbury's in contrast to other baskets are in 2nd place behind Tesco and Morrisons. 

Essential Non Food
Fairy Washing-up Liquid 870ml£1.64£1.50£1.50£2.00
Finish dishwasher tablet x 34£4.86£3.92£4.86£6.54
Persil Non-bio powder 3.2kg£9.80£6.53£9.00£9.50
Andrex Classic Toilet Roll x 9£4.00£3.50£3.99£3.94
Head and Shoulders 500ml£3.33£2.50£3.33£3.32
Right guard deodorant 250ml£2.50£1.33£2.40£2.89
Colgate regular toothpaste 75ml£1.00£0.56£0.67£0.75
Gillette Mach 3 Blades x 8£13.33£12.31£14.00£12.31

Comp Shop completed 20/11/14 using data from Tesco.com. Sainsburys.co.uk, Asda.com and Morrisons.com

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Essential Foods Comparison: Tesco £22.10, ASDA £21.79, Sainsbury's £24.17, Morrisons £22.28

Here we go again! Last I did this comp was on the 10th November, and we have seen a few changes:

ASDA £21.79 (-£0.18)
Tesco £22.10 (-£0.25)
Sainsbury's £24.17 (+£1.09)
Morrisons £23.10 (no change)

Asda are still the cheapest, but that gap keeps narrowing with Tesco and Morrisons not far behind now. Sainsbury's however continue to be in a different world on price despite their recent price cuts announcements

Essential Food Comparison
6 Free range eggs£0.98£0.80£0.80£1.08
Semi Skimmed Milk 2L£0.87£0.87£0.87£0.88
Walburtons medium 800g£1.00£1.00£1.45£1.00
Heinz Baked Beans 1.6Kg£1.93£2.40£1.93£1.93
Sugar 1.5 Kg (2kg max)£1.16£1.16£1.20£1.16
Kellogg's Cornflakes 500g£1.33£1.33£1.87£1.11
Sunflower Oil 2L (3L max)£2.00£2.00£2.33£2.46
Chicken Breast Fillets 300g£2.07£1.79£2.17£1.97
Basic Whole Chicken 1Kg£2.48£2.35£2.47£2.55
Chopped Tomatoes 1.6Kg£1.33£1.24£1.60£1.30
Loose Bananas 1Kg£0.68£0.68£0.68£0.68
Gala Apples 1Kg£1.95£1.40£1.95£1.24
Carrots 1Kg£0.60£0.57£0.57£0.59
White Potatoes 2Kg£0.94£1.20£1.40£1.59
Unsalted Butter 250g£0.98£1.00£0.98£1.00
Beef Mince 20% Fat 500g£1.79£1.99£1.90£1.75
Comp Shop completed 18/11/14 using data from Tesco.com. Sainsburys.co.uk, Asda.com and Morrisons.com 

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Non-Essential Food Comparison: Tesco £40.72, ASDA £42.95, Sainsbury's £47.08, Morrisons £44.31

This non-essentials food basket has the same items in as last week so is directly comparable. We see some significant changes, most notably the drop in prices at Tesco which takes them to the cheapest of the big four, interestingly this follows a similar pattern to the Alcohol comparison done on Friday. Here are the top line results with changes week-on-week in brackets:

Tesco £40.72 (-£2.85)
ASDA £42.95 (+£0.44)
Sainsbury's £47.08 (-£1.24)
Morrisons £44.31 (-£2.33) 

Non Essential Food
Heinz Tomato Ketchup 1kg£2.53£2.63£2.59£2.74
Tetley Tea x 100 (max 250)£2.08£1.88£2.29£2.41
Coca cola 2L (max 4L)£1.14£1.14£1.71£1.14
Walkers Sensations 175g£2.29£2.00£1.75£1.00
Birds Eye fish fingers 400g£2.14£1.43£1.82£2.38
Cadbury Dairy Milk Choc 400g£3.23£3.00£3.17£2.22
Mr Kipling Lemon Slices x 6£0.90£0.96£1.13£1.00
Lucozade Orange 2L£2.00£3.96£2.19£1.98
Nescafe Original 300g£2.20£5.00£6.00£7.36
McCain Oven Chips 1kg£1.33£1.33£1.47£1.33
Tropicana Orange Juice 2L£2.86£2.86£2.86£2.86
Robertson's Marmolade 454g£1.00£1.29£1.35£1.29
Frozen Cod Fillets 500g£3.33£3.75£4.69£3.75
Lamb Steaks 500g£5.83£5.38£5.76£5.50
Beef Rump Steak 340g£5.23£3.74£5.79£5.27
Goodfella's Pepperoni pizza£1.62£1.62£1.01£1.09
Sweetcorn 2 cobs£1.00£0.98£1.50£1.00
       Comp Shop 16/11/14 using data from Tesco.com. Sainsburys.co.uk, Asda.com and Morrisons.com