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UK’s cheapest supermarket just got even cheaper for your weekly shop

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Aldi is slashing the prices of 45 more items in-store. (Picture: Getty Images)

Aldi was the cheapest supermarket for 11 months out of the year in 2023, and the German retailer has retained its crown so far in 2024.

Consumer group Which? Recently named it the UK’s cheapest supermarket for April with a weekly shop of 67 items costing £112.90 on average.

However, that figure is about to get even lower, as the bargain supermarket has just announced it’s slashing the price of 45 items in-store.

Aldi is reducing the price of 45 fruit and vegetables, including berries, grapes, oranges, tomatoes, courgettes, fresh salad and the stir-fry range.

Avocados and peppers are also being slashed in price, with the cost dropping by an average of around 11%.

Aldi is reducing the price of 45 fruit and vegetables. (Picture: Getty Images)

This change is part of the retailer’s £34m investment into keeping its prices low for shoppers, and follows a round of 40 price cuts on everyday items in January.

Julie Ashfield, managing director of buying at Aldi UK, said: ‘We are committed to remaining the UK’s cheapest supermarket while still offering outstanding quality to shoppers.

‘This latest round of price cuts will see us hammer down prices even further, to help ensure we always offer our customers a wide range of fresh and healthy products at the lowest prices.’

This comes after it was revealed that a formerly ‘expensive’ supermarket is now rivalling the likes of Aldi and Lidl when it comes to food prices.

Since March 2022, Manchester Evening News has assessed the price of a shopping basket containing mince, chicken, a two-pint bottle of milk, a loaf of bread, coffee, teabags, butter and beans at Morrisons, Sainsbury’s Tesco, Asda, Aldi and Lidl each week.

According to their findings, it’s Lidl that has taken the crown every week since the end of January 2023, but the title was snatched by Morrisons this May, largely due to a bargain pack of mince which, at £1.99, undercut the budget supermarkets by around 30p.

The total bill for this shop at Morrisons currently comes to £11.97, while Lidl followed at £12.11, Aldi came in third at  £12.14 and the remaining three topped £12.32.

Some of the supermarkets included in the weekly comparison from Manchester Evening News refuted the results, including Aldi which said it didn’t take into account ‘the higher quality’ of its products. The retailer said, for example, its beans are 20g heavier than those at Sainsbury’s and its teabags are ‘better quality than the comparative products used’.

Asda, meanwhile, claimed the sample used doesn’t account for its deals or its large Just Essentials range.

If you’re looking for other ways to save money on your weekly shop, then this little-known trick might come in handy.

Always check your supermarket receipts for vouchers. (Picture Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Savvy supermarket goers have reminded people there’s an easy way to nab pricey items that cost as much as £8 or £10 for free, when at the likes of Tesco.

Social media users are urging shoppers to always scan their Clubcard at the checkout and then pay close attention to their receipts. This is because the receipt may come with vouchers entitling you to freebies saving money.

Taking to the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK group, a user named Rose Hargeaves shared that she recently received a voucher for a free box of Bold Platinum Cherry Blossom & Rose Water 2-in-1 capsules after paying for her shop.

The laundry product costs almost £8 full price, but the voucher said that the capsules were completely free during a certain time period as long as she used her Clubcard when buying them. 

She claimed that she received the voucher after completing a shop at a supermarket self-service till, however some people said that the vouchers weren’t guaranteed and that they are given out at ‘random’. 

Others shared they had never received any printed vouchers, but had similar ones available to use on their Tesco Clubcard app, so it’s worth double-checking on there as well after a grocery shop.

And it’s not just Bold products that you can nab for free, as these vouchers can be for all sorts of things, according to fellow Tesco shoppers. Some have had free nappies, and scented products for the home.

However, before you head down to the supermarket, it’s important to read the full receipt before you try and claim your freebies, as there are often terms and conditions that apply — and where you shop makes a difference. 

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