Money Saving Expert offers 10% off clearance groceries to ease cost of living burden – North Wales Live

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Money Saving Expert (MSE) has shared a way for people to get a discount on clearance groceries in a bid to help those struggling with the cost of living crisis.

Millions of people are finding it difficult to make ends meet at the moment. With inflation expected to rise to over 13% by the end of the year, along with rising fuel costs, energy bills, and food bills people are being plummeted into debt.

The MSE website, founded by finance guru Martin Lewis, has worked with Approved Food to offer an exclusive discount on the already slashed prices. Simply enter the code MSESUMMER10 at checkout. To qualify your order must be at least £22.50, and you must place the order before 9am on Monday, August 8.

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Approved Food is an online discount food retailer that sells products that are near or past (but safe to eat) their best before date. They also sell products that are considered difficult to sell by other retailers.

As part of this MSE offer, we’ve also got some popular products that you can only get via the MSE website – you won’t find these searching the site normally. Find out more here.

  • Diet Coke 330ml* – One can for 10p, so 9p with our code. Next cheapest we found it was 69p at Tesco. Max four per person
  • Galaxy Smooth Orange 42g* – One bar for 10p, so 9p with our code. Next cheapest we found: 70p at Morrisons. Max four per person.
  • Pasta Quinoa FairTrade penne pasta 500g* – One pack for 10p, so 9p with our code. Next cheapest we found: £2.80 (similar product) at Traidcraft. Max three per person.
  • Sharwood’s Tikka Masala cooking sauce 420g* – One jar for 20p, so 18p with our code. Next cheapest we found: £1.25 at Iceland. Max two per person.
  • Oreo Birthday Cake biscuits 154g* – One pack for 20p, so 18p with our code. Next cheapest we found: 75p at Sainsbury’s. Max two per person.

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MSE also spotted these strong deals which are available to everyone:

  • Heinz Yellow Mustard Honey 240g* – One for 50p, so 45p with our code. Next cheapest we found: £1.70 at Ocado
  • Senseo Mocca Gourmet Coffee Pads* – One box for £1, so 90p with our code. Next cheapest we found: £9.99 at Amazon
  • Lindt Lindor Assorted Truffles 600g* – One box for £4.99, so £4.49 with our code. Next cheapest we found: £9.98 at Amazon

Delivery starts at £3 for up to 25kg, but varies depending on where you live and the weight of your order. If you use the Approved Food site for a future order, you can get free delivery when you spend over £22.50 by entering the code WEL-25 at the checkout.

‘Best before’ vs ‘use by’

While ‘use-by’ dates are an important health warning, ‘best befores’ are simply a manufacturer’s guidance of quality. It’s perfectly legal to sell goods beyond a best-before date. However, as there’s no hard-and-fast rule on how far beyond a best before it’s still safe to eat products, you need to make that call yourself.

While look and smell are important and often the best indicators, you can’t always tell with packaged items such as these, especially as you won’t be able to check each item before it’s delivered to you. Though not everything’s past its best and Approved Food tends to display the best-before date online for each product, so you’ll know if what you’re buying is out of date.

What MoneySavers say about Approved Food

Even though Approved Food has a Trustpilot score of 4.3/5, feedback on Approved Food is mixed. Some suggest bargains have recently become harder to find, and others say using the cheaper option for post makes it a much slower service. We’ve seen reports from users across our forum and Trustpilot that the food arrives well packaged and in good condition, and that the food itself is decent quality.

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