Last updated: 15 January 2015
If you want to take advantage of more special offers, some retailers have mother and baby clubs – they are essentially loyalty clubs, but worth joining as they can come with good benefits and regular money-off vouchers.
Here’s MMM’s list of top mummy and baby clubs:
Tesco Baby & Toddler Club
What you get: money-off vouchers, magazine with product reviews and tips
Boots Parenting Club
What you get: free change bag, free magazine, exclusive offer, and 10 points on your loyalty card for every £1 you spend on baby products, as opposed to just 4 points for every £1 you spend
Sainsbury’s Little Ones baby & toddler club
What you get – Free Huggies baby bundle, Little Ones magazine, exclusive offers
Mothercare Baby & Me Club
What you get – money off vouchers, special in-store events, offers and advice
Asda Baby & toddler Club
What you get – free Huggies newborn starter kit, exclusive offers, news and product reviews
Babies R Us Mother & Baby Club
What you get – money-off vouchers, free Babies R Us catalogue, special offers and a loyalty card; the Toys R Us Gold Card where you can earn 1 point for every £1 you spend which go towards money off vouchers.
Reduce your grocery bill by 70% this summer!
The kids are off school and they are going to be hungry – inevitably, the next few weeks will see the cost of your weekly shop shoot up.
To help families keep the costs of food shopping down, MMM put Approved Food to the test, which can help slash the cost of shopping by as much as 70%.
There is of course one catch – the food is past or close to its sell-by date, but perfectly safe.
With a £30 budget, MMM managed to bag a fair amount – cereals, tinned food, sweets and treats, drinks and even laundry detergent and dishwasher tablets – the sort of things where you can generally ignore the date stamped on the product.
If you’ve tried reducing the cost of the grub by switching brands or shopping at discount stores but think you can do better, then try Approved Food – you’ll be surprised at just how much you could save on some store cupboard essentials.
New products are available everyday and there are some real bargains. For example, Sprite Zero 330ml for just 29p or a 2kg Reeses Peanut jar for just £2.99. There’s even stuff for pets, at more than 50% off.
MMM was really pleased with service and surprised at just how at just how much £30 would buy (see pic above/ instagram).
Although we would like to see Approved Food cut down on the cardboard packaging, the items arrived well packed and in excellent condition.
So, if you’re looking to save a few more pounds on your groceries, take a look at Approved food – you’ll be surprised at just how good the bargains are.
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