Family Food Shop Money Saving Hack

Christmas Hot  Chocolate station
This is a paid advertorial with Tesco

Christmas is my favourite time of the year, I love the smell of freshly baked cookies and a warm mug of hot chocolate to wash them down with. In the evenings we like to have a picky tea, basically a tea of all our favourite foods and snacks left out on the table to graze on.

However at this time of year the food shop budget creeps up, all those luxury items making their way into the trolley. They say never shop on an empty stomach or take children but I always seem to do both! Who can resist a cheese board, not me that’s for sure, when 1st December comes round we love our Cheese and Wine Fridays. But with Tesco Clubcard Plus on your side, there’s no need for the Christmas festive fear to arise.

Tesco Clubcard
Tap your big shop blue button in store to claim your two discounted shops

CLUBCARD PLUS SUBSCRIPTION

I love using my Clubcard it allows me to save while I spend but Clubcard Plus takes it to a whole new level. I have recently subscribed and If you haven’t seen the signs in store then you are in for a treat. Basically here’s what you need to know;

~ It costs £7.99 per month, you can currently get the first month free when you subscribe and the subscription continues for £7.99 a month after that BUT you can cancel anytime!

~ It can save you up to £40 in-store at Tesco with 10% off two shops a month up to £200 each.

~ 10% off selected Tesco brands in-store all the time. These brands are F&F, Fred & Flo, Go Cook, Tesco Pet, Carousel and Fox & Ivy.

Fox & Ivy Tesco
Fox and Ivy have some beautiful homewear

WANT TO SIGN UP?

The process is super easy to follow, all you need to do is download the Tesco Clubcard App and subscribe to Clubcard Plus. You will then see two options for 10% off a big shop, the cashier will scan the barcode to apply your discount and then your  Clubcard to earn points.

I always buy clothes from Tesco, so slightly gutted I didn’t sign up earlier. My last saving on one shop was £10.87, so it definitely worth the cost of £7.99. You could even subscribe just for those more expensive months like Christmas and birthdays. Anyone who shops at Tesco NEEDS a Clubcard, I don’t use my physical card anymore I just scan my phone at the till, its as easy as that!

I will be keeping a count of my total savings to see how much I save across the year, it would be good if the App also did this for you. I do love a good spreadsheet though so maybe I will start a money saving one.

Tesco clubcard
Total spend before savings £148.03, total spend after Clubcard prices and Clubcard plus discount £125.28

MY TOP MONEY SAVING HACKS

Useful tips to make shopping for Christmas a bit lighter on the purse strings

1. Meal Plan, decide in advance what you would like to eat for the week. This will make it easier to decide on what ingredients and products you need.

2. Write a shopping list, include your treat items and you are less likely to deviate from the list.

3. Save up Tesco Clubcard points for your festive treats, I save mine all year then spend them in December. It’s free to sign up for a Clubcard and my Clubcard Plus subscription saves me even more money on my Christmas shopping.

Tesco clubcard
£26 to put towards my christmas shop plus my Clubcard plus discount

I am really looking forward to the festive season and making savings for our family to enjoy on luxuries but definitely not on Mince pies I don’t like them, I think you either love or hate them. If you would like to subscribe, download the Clubcard App and get saving, click here for the Link.

T&Cs and exclusions apply, see Tesco.com/Clubcard/Clubcard-Plus £7.99 a month. Saving from 10% off 2 shops. £200 max spend per shop. 10% always on brands: F&F, Fred & Flo, Go Cook, Tesco Pet, Carousel, Fox & Ivy. In-store spend only. Exclusions apply. Clubcard app required.

Thank you for taking the time to read, Gemma Life Of A Mumsy lawyer.

Tesco clubcard

31 thoughts on “Family Food Shop Money Saving Hack

  1. I have a club card. Will have to check out club card plus sounds great

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    1. It’s fab how you can do it all on your App so handy when out

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  2. Love your story Gemma, I will definitely apply to help with my budget
    Thank you 😊 xx

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    1. Thank you so much and thank you for taking the time to read!

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  3. Rebecca Ainsley 4th Dec 2020 — 10:02 pm

    Fab post babe. I will check it out

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    1. Thank you, glad you enjoyed reading!

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  4. Really good advice here, will definitely check out the clubcard plus as I love F&F clothing

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    1. I love the clothing, always treat myself and the Boys!

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  5. For the last 10 years or so, my parents have always collected Tesco points and saved them for the Christmas shop, I always write a list before shopping as I am an impulse buyer

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    1. I love the points system it’s a way to give back to loyal customers

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  6. I have to say, I think Tesco has really upped it’s game recently. The instore clubcard discounts have made my shopping much cheaper recently.

    I find meal planning and bulk cooking has also really cut down my food bills. Great advice here x

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    1. The clubcard is a good incentive and the points are achievable. It’s good to be rewarded for shopping

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  7. I LOVE saving money, it is my favourite thing… alongside all the Christmas food… so saving on Christmas food is an added bonus! I have seen this Tesco scheme but don’t think I shop in Tesco enough to warrant the extra outlay. I will bear it in mind though! Sim x

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    1. It’s good if you shop there regularly, luckily for us it’s our nearest supermarket and outside my sons school. I have to park in the Tesco car park to pick him up!

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  8. I don’t have a Clubcard yet but wow this sounds like a wonderful way to save money while shopping! I need to sign up for this, love saving money

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    1. Clubcard is defo an essential if you do shop at Tesco. You can also spend your points at restaurants and entertainment places.

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  9. I am a Tesco Clubcard owner but not heard of Clubcard Plus yet so glad I found out about it. I am always looking at finding ways in which to safe money when I do my shopping

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    1. It’s only a new thing but a good idea and I like you can cancel at anytime so you could even just do it for special occasions where you know it will be an expensive shop.

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  10. Reason this has made me more now then ever remember my club card with such amazing savings!

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    1. I use my phone to scan my club card as I was forever forgetting my card and missing out.

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  11. Rebecca Smith 7th Dec 2020 — 5:27 pm

    I didn’t know about this, I might just have to sign up to it as we are always shopping in Tesco!

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    1. It’s worth it if you shop in Tesco and you can use it for expensive months of the year!

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  12. I have just switched to Tesco Mobile and get this free for 6 months, hoping it helps make some extra savings for us

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    1. Oh yes it’s good if you have a mobile with them. Perks of being a customer they reward you well.

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  13. Some really good tips here but I never achieve any of them. I’m always shopping on an empty stomach and never remember a list. As for meal planning, no chance as I’m far too impulsive. No wonder my food bills are so high.

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    1. I feel you, especially if I take the kids with me. I go in for milk and come out with a trolly full!

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  14. rhianwestbury 7th Dec 2020 — 6:41 pm

    This is such a good idea, especially at this time of the year to save some extra money. Especially as y0u can buy decorations, clothes, home stuff, presents and so much more from there too x

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  15. Sounds like a really great way to save money. Many stores here in the US have similar apps and cards. Our main store doesn’t, instead, they chose a novel option of just lowering all prices all the time.

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  16. Some really great ways to save money. We are definitely trying to save a bit more in the new year

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  17. I have a clubcard and it sounds like I definitely need to look into Clubcard plus as we love our current free clubcard and the plus sounds like it has some great benefits. I am always looking for ways to save on our food shopping as it forever seems to be creeping up in price so thanks for the tips! x

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  18. I think these days anything that can help a family to save money is much welcomed. There are some fab ideas here x

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