As Morrisons announces price cuts on 250 items, we reveal even more ways regular shoppers can make their money go further, whether they shop online or in-store.
Buy Morrisons Savers products
As with every supermarket, you can save a lot of money by picking up own-brand items. In Morrisons' case, this is the Morrisons Savers range.
The Savers range saw a major expansion in April, enabling you to save on more products, introducing 250 new products with prices starting at 20p.
You can now bag a 500g pack of spaghetti for 20p, and a sliced white loaf for just 36p.
You could save yourself a lot of money over time by opting for Savers rather than branded items. For example, Savers loo roll costs £2 for six, or 33p each, compared to 42p a roll for Andrex Quilted.
Prices for Morrisons Savers products are similar to other supermarkets (including Aldi and Lidl); for example the cost of spaghetti, dishwasher tablets and oats are exactly the same at Morrisons and Tesco.
Occasionally Morrisons is cheaper, such as for frozen peas (68p).
Buy wonky veg
Traditionally thrown away, wonky veg is now being sold at a discount by Morrisons and other supermarkets.
The Wonky range stretches from potatoes and onions to avocados, pomegranates and frozen berries.
Prices can be lower than the supermarket's budget brands; at 35p for 1kg, Morrisons Wonky Carrots are cheaper than Sainsbury's Basics.
Morrisons claims there is nothing wrong with the taste of their wonky vegetables; however, wonky products may have blemishes, be strangely shaped or sized or miss stems.
Eating wonky vegetables also helps combat the problem of food waste - millions of tonnes of food are thrown away every year.
Use a Morrisons More card
Sign up for a free Morrisons More card and you can earn money off your future shopping. How many points you earn depends on your spending, but every time you build up 5,000 points you’ll get a £5 voucher off your shopping.
If you have a Morrisons fuel station near you then you can use your card when you buy fuel which will help you rack up to that 5,000 target faster.
How you earn points:
- Earn five points per litre when you buy fuel at Morrisons;
- Earn five points for every £1 you spend instore or online;
- Earn five points for every £1 you spend in a Morrisons café;
- Earn 25 points for every £1 you spend on gift cards at Morrisons;
- Earn extra points on special offers and promotions instore and online.
So, if you are planning to buy anyone a gift card for their birthday or Christmas, buy them alongside your weekly shop at Morrisons to boost your points total. Although you may want to read why we think gift cards are best avoided.
Get a Morrisons Delivery Pass
If you shop regularly online at Morrisons consider getting a Delivery Pass. Paying for delivery every time you shop will cost you around £3 a go; assuming you get one delivery a week a delivery pass could save you as much as £126.
You can either opt for an Anytime Pass which allows you to order as many deliveries as you like – but not more than one a day – for delivery seven days a week. Or you can opt for a cheaper Midweek Pass, which means you are limited to deliveries from Tuesday to Thursday.
- Anytime Pass - £60 for 12 months;
- Anytime Pass - £40 for six months;
- Antime Pass - £7 per month;
- Midweek Pass - £30 for 12 months;
- Midweek Pass - £20 for six months;
- Midweek Pass - £5 per month.
Shop at the right time
Hit your local Morrisons at the right time and you could save money by grabbing a load of items that have just been discounted.
Supermarket workers go round the store putting yellow discount stickers on products a couple of times a day. They are discounting items that are either damaged, close to their sell-by date or going out of season (think easter eggs or advent calendars). These items tend to get snapped up quickly, but if you know what time the stores puts the labels out you can be there to grab the best of the bargains.
Morrisons discounts items twice a day. The first round of discounts is usually up to 50% off the normal price and these labels get stuck on at around 5pm. Then at 7pm staff go around again stickering items with discounts of up to 75%.
Generally, the later in the day you shop the more likely you are to be able to pick up a big discount.
Join Baby & More
If you are a parent or expecting a baby you can sign up to Baby & More to save extra money on your shopping.
Register and you'll be sent special offers exclusive to Baby & More members plus you'll earn extra More points when you are shopping for your baby.
If you are expecting then don't sign up immediately, wait and see if a special sign-up deal appears before you need to start shopping for baby things. Morrisons occassionally offers bonus points or double-earning on points when you sign up.
Use cashback websites
About to make your first online Morrisons shop? Stop. Shop via a cashback website and you could save yourself some extra cash.
Topcashback offers £3.15 cashback on new customer orders at Morrisons worth over £40.
Alternatively, Quidco pays £3 cashback if you are making your first Morrisons grocery order.
Time your fuel top-ups right
Sometimes Morrisons runs offers on petrol and diesel at its forecourts.
Find out more at How to find the cheapest local petrol and diesel price offers
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