Morrisons shopping tricks, tips and hacks to save money

Updated on 09 January 2020

We reveal ways that regular shoppers can make their money go further, whether you 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 has seen a major expansion in the last couple of years, and over 250 new products have been introduced, with prices starting at 15p.

Items in the range include two part-baked white baguettes for 40p, and 1kg of porridge oats for 75p.

You could save yourself a lot of money over time by opting for Savers rather than branded items. For example, Savers toilet roll costs £1 for six, or 17p each, compared to 50p a roll for Andrex Supreme Quilts.

Prices for Morrisons Savers products are often better value than own-brand items at other supermarkets; for example, the cost of spaghetti, dishwasher tablets, and oats are cheaper at Morrisons than Tesco and Sainsbury's.

Occasionally Morrisons even matches Aldi and Lidl, such as with its 500g of spaghetti for 20p, and 300g of mushy peas for 15p.

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 peppers, lemons and frozen berries.

Prices can be lower than other supermarkets' budget brands; at 35p for 1kg, Morrisons Wonky carrots are cheaper than the Sainsbury's Basics equivalent. 

Morrisons claims there is nothing wrong with the taste of its wonky vegetables; however, wonky products may have blemishes, be strangely shaped or sized or miss stems. 

Eating vegetables that would otherwise be thrown away 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 download the app to 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 – a Morrisons Fiver –  to put towards your next shop.

If you have a Morrisons fuel station near you then you can use your card when you buy fuel, which will help you to hit that 5,000 target faster.

How you earn points:

  • Earn ten points per litre when you buy fuel at Morrisons;
  • Earn five points for every £1 you spend in-store or online;
  • Earn five points for every £1 you spend in a Morrisons café;
  • Earn five points for every £1 spent in Flower Shop, Garden Centre and the pharmacy;
  • Earn extra points on special offers and promotions in-store and online.

So, if you are planning to buy anyone a gift card for their birthday or Christmas, buy it 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 online at Morrisons regularly, consider getting a Delivery Pass. Paying for delivery every time you shop will cost you around £3 a go depending on the time slot; assuming you get one delivery a week, a delivery pass could save you as much as £167.

You can 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 choose a cheaper Midweek Pass, which means you are limited to deliveries from Tuesday to Thursday.

Your options:

  • Anytime Pass - £65 for 12 months;
  • Anytime Pass - £40 for six months;
  • Anytime Pass - £8 per month;
  • Midweek Pass - £35 for 12 months;
  • Midweek Pass - £20 for six months;
  • Midweek Pass - £5 per month.

Morrisons delivery van (Image: Shutterstock)

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 around the store putting yellow stickers on products a couple of times a day, discounting items that are either damaged, close to their sell-by date or going out of season, like Easter eggs or advent calendars.

These items tend to get snapped up quickly, but if you know what time the stores start dishing out the yellow labels, you can be there to grab the best of the bargains.

Morrisons generally 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 bargain. 

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Join Baby & More

If you are a parent or are 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 – it's better to wait and see if a special sign-up deal appears before you need to start shopping for baby things. Morrisons occasionally offers bonus points or double earning on points when you join.

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Use cashback websites

About to make your first online Morrisons shop? Shopping via a cashback website could save you some extra cash.

Make free money with cashback websites

Topcashback offers up to £5.52 back on your purchase when you buy your groceries in Morrisons.

Alternatively, Quidco regularly updates its Morrisons offers, including meal deals and 30% off of groceries.

Time your fuel top-ups right

Sometimes Morrisons runs offers on petrol and diesel at its forecourts, so it can be worth trying to time your top-ups around these promotions.

Find out more on how to find the cheapest local petrol and diesel price offers.

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