I was recently chosen as a #MorrisonsMum alongside some lovely other parent bloggers (Mums & Dads). We were sent £80 in Morrisons vouchers and asked to do a shop over the bank holiday... easy really as we shop in Morrisons anyway so we were happy to take this challenge on.
A bit about The New Cheaper Morrisons
From 1st May, Morrisons have cut the prices on over a thousand of your favourite products. Not temporary reductions or supermarket smoke and mirrors, these are new every day low prices on the things you buy every week. So you’ll notice the difference with every shop.
And although they’re cutting prices, they’re not cutting corners. You can check their pricing at www.Morrisons.com/pricecuts.
You’ll still get award-winning meat and fish, still get trained butchers and bakers, still get the best of fresh on Market Street and still get friendly Morrisons service.
Look out for the yellow markers when you shop in store and online at morrisons.com. If it says I’m cheaper you know it’s staying cheaper.
So this morning we put our vouchers in our pocket and off we went.
As you walk into the store in Reading you are greeted by a very colourful Market Street you'll find all the fresh fruit and veg you will ever need in the Greengrocer.
Next door to the veg is the Fishmonger.
We love seafood. I am very much an 'it has to be fresh, not frozen' type of mum and so having a Fishmonger in store is perfect for our weekly shop.
The fishmonger has a great selection of different seafood and always has some kind of 'Special Offer' on.
The Best Bit....
They can package your fish up in a 'ready to cook' packet with the seasoning of your choice,
Wait for it.... FOR NO EXTRA COST!!
A fillet of fish from the Morrisons Fishmonger with a knob of seasoned butter can cost under £2 each person, takes 15mins in the oven and is a perfect quick and healthy lunch for growing kids. We love it.
Then there's the Deli, Butcher and the Bakery... and lets face it, who can't resist the smell of freshly baked bread?
Value for money...
As you walk around the store there are so many offers on that it can be difficult to pick between which you actually need or which you just think 'oooooo that's a great offer I must have it' so you have to be quite strict with yourselves if you're on a budget. I'm like a child when shopping according to Hoff, so I have to be watched, I am known for randomly putting a packet of doughnuts or Mr Kippling's in the trolley when he's not looking.
They have some fantastic offers on this Bank Holiday and actually we find that their weekly offers never fail to impress us so the news that they've marked down so many of our normal buys is brilliant for us. Check out the link at the top for more updates on their offers.
I was so looking forward to lunch, Kyd wanted fish so we bought all this for just over £14...
(we won't use all of each item today and doing the rough maths makes this lunch £10.40 which is only £2.60 per head)
4x Seabass Fillets - £4
1x Vici Seafood Sticks - £1.29
1x Freshly cooked French Stick - 50p
1x Baby Potatoes - 99p
1x Spring Onions - 49p
1x pack of Peppers - 99p
1x Twin Pack Buttertip Salad - £1.29
1x Coleslaw - £1.59
1x Strawberries - £3.00
and for today's Dinner we bought all this for £13.43
(minus the rest of the Balsamic bottle is only £3.17 per head)
4x Rump Steaks - £7.66 (1/2 price offer)
4x Sweet potatoes - £1.28
1x Morrison's Balsamic Vinegar - £2.99
1x Broccoli - 49p
4x Morrison's Mint Choc Ice Cream Cones - £1
For a bit of fun for tomorrow...
1x Gingerbread man kit - £1.69
1x Cookie Mix - 95p
We spent our £80 wisely, lots of fruit and veg, meat and fresh goods and it was definitely cheaper than our normal weekly shop even without really trying... Kyd even sneaked in a few treats, consisting of a Pannini World Cup sticker album and stickers, a Monsters Inc magazine for Rocky and some cat and dog treats for the Fur Babies.
We even snuck in a few treats for ourselves.... Welllllll, what is a Bank Holiday without a little Pimms?? (£13 was £20)
Thanks Britmums for making me a #MorrisonsMum it has been tasty!