Friday, 9 May 2014

Saving Money With Morrisons

Did you notice last week that Morrisons cut many of their prices over thousands of products, this was the start of a new cheaper Morrisons. Here is what Morrisons had to say :

"From today, we’ve cut the prices on over a thousand of your favourite products. Not temporary reductions or supermarket smoke and mirrors, these are new every day low prices on the things you buy every week. So you’ll notice the difference with every shop.

And although we’re cutting prices, we’re not cutting corners. You can check our pricing at

You’ll still get award-winning meat and fish, still get trained butchers and bakers, still get the best of fresh on Market Street and still get friendly Morrisons service.

Look out for the yellow markers when you shop in store and online at If it says I’m cheaper you know it’s staying cheaper."

I was lucky enough to be picked to be a #MorrisonsMum thanks to Britmums and Morrisons, along with many other amazing bloggers. We were each sent £80's worth of vouchers so that we could experience the price drops ourselves and see if Morrisons really could save us money on our normal shop.

Now I won't lie I normally do my big shop at Tesco, for two reasons, one, I get to save up clubcard points, I save the money off vouchers to use on my food and drink shop at Christmas time. Two, it is the biggest local supermarket which means I can get everything I need in one store if I want to.

My local Morrisons is literally a 2 minute walk away from my house, it is convinient and handy and I do use it on a weekly basis to pick up those things I forgot from my main shop (which happens a lot) and to buy the odd treats for the weekends etc and I have to admit I absolutely love their salad bar but because it is only a small store, it doesn't stock everything that I need/want for the week, hence why I tend to stay loyal to Tesco.

Armed with my vouchers and shopping list, on Friday the 2nd May, I set off on a mission to find all the bargains. 

You would find it hard to miss what items have been made cheaper. All around the store there are different sized yellow signs, pointing out just where the cheaper items are and what I liked was that they show you exactly how much the price has changed by.

And the great thing, the prices aren't just cheaper on their own brand goods, there are significant price drops on some of the well known brands too, as you can see from the picture on the left, I just couldn't resist picking up some jammy dodgers!!

With offers like three for £10 on meats and three for £1.50 on fruit and vegetables, Morrisons have definitely made it more affordable to buy more fresh produce and with the sell by dates being quite long, no food would be wasted!!!

Overall I spent £74.40. Now £14 of that was for alcohol, fizzy drinks and juice cartons which are things that I don't normally buy during my weeks shopping.

So when you break it down, I spent £60.40 on food and this included a mixture of value range, Morrisons own brand and well know brands like Munch Bunch, Cheesestring and Pepsi.  

I had enough food to feed my whole family for a week and there were a few treats added in too.

It enabled us to have the chance to eat different meals every day, definitely made a change to the same weekly meals that I tend to cook.

We were able to enjoy two picnics over the Bank Holiday weekend, ok we stayed in the garden because the weather wasn't great, but the girls still had fun.

We had a chicken roast dinner on Sunday, freshly made turkey burgers thanks to the two for £4 deal which we spotted on the mince.

Many different kebabs including fruit kebabs, greek kebabs filled with olives and feta cheese and beef and vegetable kebabs. 

The favourite meal of the week had to be the barbeque pulled pork, simple to make but extremely tasty :

Ingredients (serves 8)

* Shoulder of Pork £4.04
* Morrisons BBQ Sauce £0.55
* Medium Granary Baps £1.00 for 2 packs (8 rolls)
* Coleslaw £1.00
* 3 small red onions (500g) sliced £0.25, £0.49 per kg 

Price per serving £0.85


* Place the onions and 500ml cold water in your slow cooker.

* Place the pork shoulder on top of the onions, sprinkling a cople of slices of onions over the top of the pork.

* Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

* Remove the pork from the slow cooker, cut off the fat, then shred with two forks
* Keeping the onions, drain the water from the slow cooker.

* Put the shreeded  pork back in the slow cooker with the onions and mix in the whole bottle of BBQ sauce.

* Cook on low for a further 1-2 hours.

* Serve with rolls and coleslaw.

Overall I have to say I was impressed with the price changes. Ok with some products it was a very minimal price drop however as they say, every little helps. I think Morrisons prices although not better than Tesco, definitely seem to be more on par, more competitive and I think if my local Morrisons was bigger I may have been tempted to change where I shop.


Disclaimer  : I was sent vouchers to enable to shop at Morrisons and experience their price changes however all thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. That looks so delicious! I think I'm going to have to give that a whirl! Very cheap per serving too Chantelle. Thanks for the inspiration x

  2. Sounds like you had a fun and tasty Bank Holiday weekend. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

    1. Thanks for allowing me to take part, we had a fab bank holiday thanks to yourselves and morrisons x

  3. Amazing how cheap everything is! x

  4. Fruit Kebabs - it's ages since I've made these for my boys but am determined to make them this week now.

    1. makes the fruit more appealing somehow lol x

  5. I keep seeing pulled pork recipes. Think its a sign that I need to try this :)

  6. There were some great reductions, weren't there? That pulled pork looks like a great bank holiday recipe and the cost per serving is great!

    1. I'm always on the look out for a bargain :) x


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