I get a real kick out of being thrifty, and it felt good to know that others have been enjoying my posts centred around saving money. If you’ve missed them, they can be found here.
I’ve decided to write a regular post, and will be sharing my tips with you each month. Sometimes I’ll talk about brands, or products, sometimes my home made recipes and others the things I do to save cash here and there. I won’t be trying to reinvent the wheel, just passing on information. Hope you enjoy!
My biggest piece of thrifty advice is to buy food in bulk! Here’s what I do…
– order dried goods, tins, jars, coffee, etc through the ethical wholesaler Suma. To obtain free delivery you need to spend £250, so if you don’t have that kind storage space I suggest teaming up with neighbours, family or friends to form a collective
– I also use Birmingham based Natural Choice, who specialise in nuts and dried fruit. You only need to spend £50 for free delivery with these guys
– I found a wonderful from-source supplier of olive oil over in Spain, and now buy directly from them. The quality is unbeatable, it’s good value and only £6.35 delivery
– we buy whole animals (lambs and pigs) from our local farm shop, which works out really good value. They do all the butchering for us, and the meat goes straight into the freezer
– I also use Turner & George for meat deliveries. This is more expensive than buying a whole animal, but it’s still much cheaper than the supermarket. If you’re within the M25 you will get free delivery on orders over £40
– Amazon Grocery have a wonderful range of foodstuffs on offer, and is often very economical
– Good old eBay! You would be surprised what you can find on there these days
So there you have it, my thrifty tip this month is: buy food in bulk!