Here's how it's done:
Most supermarkets will offer a basic range of products which are cheaper than the branded alternatives. You probably won’t notice the difference anyway and you’ll have saved a few pounds.Plan out your meals If you can get a rough idea of what meals you’re going to make, it will be easier to choose exactly what food you need to buy. If you just start throwing random things into your trolley you’ll find it much harder to put together a meal when you get home.
It’s usually much cheaper to buy food in multi packs rather than individually, which means that cooking several portions at once will work out cheaper. You could take it in turns to cook with your housemates, or even make several meals and freeze some for another day.
Discount supermarkets are now widespread across the UK and located near many university campuses. These stores are great for getting food at low cost, as well as drinks and household products. Look out for special offers and bulk discounts which can reduce your shopping bill further.
This really is the golden rule. Make sure you’re not starving before stepping through the door of the supermarket. If you don’t, you’ll probably end up buying a load of snacks and eating them all the second you get home. We’ve all done it.
Hopefully you’ve found this advice useful. If you can think of any more tips to save money while at uni, tweet us (@studentfooduk) or write a comment below!