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Having acquired a voucher for Lidl this weekend, and with a refurbished store recently opening in town, it seemed like a good time to go back to Lidl. I was very glad that I did!
I couldn't believe some of the prices in there yesterday, especially on the fresh fruit and veg. Being on a Slimming World plan, we are eating plenty of fresh stuff, so it was a good opportunity to stock up:
Carrots for 39p/bag
Mangoes at 37p each
Savoy cabbages at 29p each - 29p!!
Broccoli for 79p
Iceberg lettuce for 48p - half the price that it is in that other place.
A punnet of pears for 50p
Bag of plums for £1.09
Large bag of British apples for £1.09
Beetroot for 55p/pack
Mushrooms for 42p/carton.
And we bought the YFG a waterproof, windproof Hiking jacket for the Duke of Edinburgh expedition for £14.99, as that helped the total get to £40 for the voucher, and similar jackets we had looked at in an outdoor shop in Ely had been over £30.
We also stocked up on cat biscuits [still the only place I can find them locally for under £1/kg], tinned goods like potatoes, tomatoes, peas, sweetcorn and tuna. A couple of chocolate biscuit treats for the YFG and FH, and we were done. Very pleased with that shopping trip, and I shall be going back again.
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I've also been to the Iceland store in town this week - I thought it was time I had a look as I had been hearing such good things about it and it did open before Christmas....I wondered why I had waited so long when I got in there!
The packs of hash browns which the YFG has for breakfast were the same price as the basic versions in Sainsbury but had 100g extra in the packet - well worth noticing.
The fresh selection at the back of the shop was filled with lovely fruit and veggies at very good prices, and I was pleased to see a good variety there - we just bought some broccoli that day but there was lots of choice and it was in good condition.
With these two shops in this town and a Co-op in the other and occasional side trips to Aldi when I am in the direction, I am all set to minimise the times we go to that other place, and save money as well!