Did you know that shopping and storing food smartly can help it stay fresh for longer and help you save money on your weekly shop?Tip 1: Use by/Best before
Fairy knows all about making great savings. That’s why our Fairy Original washing up liquid lasts up to 2X longer than the next best-selling brand. That’s a great kitchen tip straight off the bat!
Find out 3 of our top saving tips and tricks here, to help you keep on saving week in, week out.
There’s a difference between ‘use by’ and ‘best before’ dates on food packaging. Tip 2: Leftovers
‘Use by’ means it may be harmful if you eat it after this date; ‘best before’ means that the quality won’t be as good if consumed after this date.
People often make the mistake of throwing food away once it has passed its ‘best before’ date, thereby getting rid of perfectly good food!
If you’re happy with the quality of your food and it’s only just passed its best before date, think again.
Remember: Most food once opened needs to be stored in the fridge. The ideal cool temperature is 0-5ºC.
A great way to create savings when cooking is to make a little extra and then freeze it for a later date.Tip 3: ‘Offer’ shopping
Soups, pasta and Bolognese sauce are all perfect for freezing in bags and if you allow them to freeze whilst flat you will be able to layer them up and utilise your freezer space to the max.
They make for a handy meal when you’re in a hurry and it’s more cost effective to cook a little bit extra than start from scratch.
Remember: Always label up food bags before you freeze a meal – frozen food can be really hard to decipher! Include what it is, the date it goes into the freezer and how many it will feed (i.e. 1 x adult or 2 x kids). Many a quick kids’ meal can be organised that way!
Admit it, we’ve all been tempted at one time or another by the mountain of promotions and offers in supermarkets, or the coupons we pull out of magazines - but is this really helping us to save?
In the majority of times the answer will be ‘no’ - but why?
Well, you’re only making savings with these offers if they are products you would usually buy.
When you’re walking around the supermarket and you see a tempting offer, ask yourself the following question: “Would I buy this if it wasn’t on offer?” If the answer is no, move on to your usual product. You’ll be amazed how much less your shopping bill comes to each week if you follow this principle.