My #Morrisonsmum shopping trip

I was super excited when I found out that I had been picked as a #Morrisonsmum.

£80 in vouchers to do a shop for the bank holiday. Wow this couldn’t have come at a better time as on Bank Holiday Monday we were hosting an event for over 60 children and their families and I was making the buffet.

Now I often use our local Morrisons but with the current financial climate we have had to shop around. So after hearing about the “I’m cheaper” price cuts I was looking forward to seeing if they would make an impact on our weekly costs.


So how did my shopping trip go?

Pretty great.


The I’m cheaper price cuts were on a lot of items that i normally buy.

We noticed a real difference in the price of our fruit which is always a big expense in this home. Bananas especially. I love to make a banana loaf but they disappear so quick that I’ve never had any left over. Due to the reductions I got to take home a few extra so hopefully in a few days a banana loaf will be in the making.


I was catering for about 90 people and that involves a lot of sandwiches so I was super impressed by the reductions on their sandwich meats.

I was happy to see that the reductions was not on the super cheap or super expensive meats which is what we like to buy. My youngest wants you to know the Morrisons ham is the best ever.


When hosted a gathering such as we were we had to cover so many things and thankfully from fruit to sweets Morrisons “I’m cheaper “ prices really made an impact to my budget.




I was exhausted at the end of my shop but the difference in my estimated bill and my actual bill was really surprising and really welcome.




Honestly if you are not a Morrisons shopper usually or haven’t been for a while I would recommend you giving them a try again.

I was really impressed and by the way the food disappeared on Monday I’m not alone in this view.


Good quality food for great prices what more could I ask for?


* Whilst I was gifted £80 in vouchers to do a shop all opinions stated here are my own.

Bills versus Savings

Bills bills bills


Savings savings savings

I have many of the first

None of the second

I’ve decided that 2012 will be the year I finally change this around.

We have lots of plans that require a lot of savings.

A new minibus to fit us all in.

A new oven.

A bathroom makeover

To just name a few.

The trouble is I seem to have so many outgoings and not enough income. So a few changes are needed.

I’ve been told that it’s now fashionable to be thrifty. It’s seems I’ve been in fashion for the last 17 years, I never knew.

My husband and I don’t have many treats his vice is his RC racing mine is definitely my books. But as we both don’t drink or smoke I can’t see this as a massive expense.

The girls are pretty good, they aren’t obsessed by designer names or the latest gadget, thankfully.

So where does our money go?

Well feeding teenagers is a big expense, I’m sure my kids have hollow legs, where do they put it all?



Diesel costs are through the roof and of course being your children’s taxi is rather expensive.

Gas, electric the prices are only going up and up.

Ice skating lessons, singing tuition , horse riding etc etc

All the above aren’t going to change so where can I save money?

Store branded food stuff maybe, Which do you recommend?

Walk if possible rather than use the car.

Shop around for the best fuel prices.

Cut down on our biggest weakness takeaways.

So does anyone have any ideas, any tips???

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