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If you're stocking up on strawberries and cream for Wimbledon (or just want to enjoy them anyway), we’ve served up a round-up of the best supermarket prices for fresh strawberry punnets (400g or nearest equivalent) and 300ml fresh single cream pots to net you the best deal.
Here's what we found when we looked on Monday 27 June:
- £1.89 for the strawberries at Lidl (find your nearest), in stores only (cream 89p) – £2.78 in total
- £1.89 for the strawberries at Aldi*, in stores and online only (cream* 89p) – £2.78 in total
- £1.99 for 400g of strawberries at Morrisons*, in stores and online (cream* £1.05) – £3.04 in total
- £2 for 400g of strawberries at Asda, in stores and online (cream £1.05) – £3.05 in total
- £2 for 400g of strawberries at Tesco*, in stores and online (cream* £1.05) – £3.05 in total
- £2.25 for 400g of strawberries at Sainsbury's, in stores and online (cream 89p) – £3.14 in total
- £2 for 400g of strawberries at Waitrose*, in stores and online (cream* £1.25) – £3.25 in total
- £2.25 for 300g of strawberries at Iceland*, in stores and online (cream* £1.35) – £3.60 in total
800g of strawberries from £3.15
It's always worth checking the 'price per kg' to see if you'll save more with a larger pack (only if you'll eat them before they go off). Aldi, Sainsbury's and Waitrose were the only stores where we found a larger, better value punnet.
Dairy-free cream from 85p
Slightly past its best, but still edible. In stores nationwide, excluding NIOngoing
If you head into a Lidl store (find your nearest) you can pick up a 5kg 'Too Good To Waste' box of fruit and veg for £1.50. The boxes contain 'edible but not perfect' fruit and veg, which are slightly past its best, but still safe to eat. This is currently an ongoing offer with no end date, but we'll update you here if that changes.
These are available in stores in England, Scotland and Wales only, and found by the checkout area. However, they are subject to availability, so if you want one be quick as there are only a limited number of boxes available every day, from the time stores open until midday. Any unsold boxes will be donated to local good causes.
What you'll actually get is completely random as the boxes are made up on the day with whatever fruit and veg is looking past its best in each store. Some could be damaged or discoloured, but you'll be able to see what you're getting before you buy.
To give you a rough idea of how much of a saving you could make, we picked up a box on Tue 29 Mar which contained the following items:
- One 250g punnet of raspberries – normally £2.99
- 2 x bananas – normally 37p for two (£0.78/kg)
- 5 x apples – normally 89p for a 5-pack (17p each)
- 13 x satsumas – normally 95p for a 500g bag (£1.90/kg)
- 2 x pears – normally 95p for a 550g bag (£1.72/kg)
- One 500g pack of leeks – normally 69p for a 500g pack (£1.38/kg)
- 2 x aubergines – normally 69p each
- 3 x lettuce – normally 69p for a 2-pack (34p for one)
- 13 x potatoes – normally 91p for a 2.5kg bag (36p/kg)
- One punnet of black grapes – normally £1.09
Based on the price of each individual item in the box, we've calculated that it would cost over £10 to buy it all separately – so buying a box for £1.50 really does save a bunch.
Via Lidl Plus app, which also includes weekly coupons. Excluding Northern IrelandOngoing
Sign up to the Lidl Plus app to get a free cookie from the bakery section (normally 39p) on your birthday, with no minimum spend. You'll receive the coupon in your Lidl Plus app on your birthday and will have seven days from then to use it. See full T&Cs.
What is Lidl Plus?
It works in England, Scotland and Wales (not Northern Ireland, sadly) and it has a number of ongoing ways that you can save a Lidl more on your shopping, including weekly coupons, rewards for spending £100 or £200 across the whole month, a free cookie on your birthday and a chance to win up to £20 off your next shop.
You’ll need to ‘activate’ the coupons within the app in order to use them. You can use more than one coupon at the same time, but Lidl says there may be a limit of six promotional items per customer.
For more ways to save on your shopping, whichever supermarket you visit, see our full round-up of supermarket coupons.
New and existing users of the Lidl Plus app (download via App Store or Google Play) will receive a £2 coupon when spending £100 in a calendar month. If you spend a further £100, bringing your total spend to £200 in the same month, you'll also receive a £10 coupon.
As well as these money-off coupons, you can claim a free in-store bakery item when you've spent at least £50 in a month. To track the amount spent, scan your virtual Lidl Plus card (within the app) each time you shop. Of course, this shouldn't be an excuse to overspend, but it could be a nice bonus when doing your normal shopping anyway.
Once you've reached the spend target, your coupons should appear automatically in the Coupons section of the app. You can't get change from the coupons, eg, you'll need to spend £2 to use the £2 coupon, and you'll need to use it within seven days of issue at any Lidl store in the UK (find your nearest).
The app also works in Northern Ireland but the deals and coupons may differ slightly.
The qualifying spend excludes infant formula, and the £2 and £10 coupons can't be used on alcohol or infant formula.
What else you can get from the app – 30% off in-store bakery items and weekly coupons
Check the 'Coupons' section of the Lidl Plus app weekly for extra offers. You can get 30% off all in-store bakery items on Monday to Saturday (excluding bank holidays) from 7pm until closing time.
Every Thursday, you'll be offered a different selection of item-specific coupons valid for one week. When we checked, you could get 20% off cookies and 15% off salted nuts, bacon and stonebaked pizzas.
How to use the Lidl Plus app
Scan your virtual card at the till or self-service till each time you shop. Spend coupons by loading them onto your virtual card, then scanning your card before paying. You can use more than one coupon at the same time, but Lidl says there may be a limit of six promotional items per customer.
For more ways to save on the weekly shop, whichever supermarket you frequent, see our supermarket coupons.
There are always ways to save money at Lidl, so even if there isn’t a cracking deal out there that works for you, don’t assume you can’t cut your costs further.
Ways to save include:
- Exclusive offers for email subscribers. If you sign up to the Lidl newsletter it will email you special promotional offers and competitions, so you can get in there first.
- Supermarket coupons. Make sure you look out for Lidl’s in-store magazine as it may contain coupons and vouchers to save on your shopping. Also check newspapers like The Metro for £5 off £25 spend vouchers, and remember - Lidl only accepts its own coupons.
- Check out similar retailers, eg, Aldi and the other major supermarkets. If you’re not committed to buying from Lidl, check out our deals from Aldi, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons and Waitrose, where they may have a better offer, or accept any coupons you might have (except Aldi).
- Try haggling. We polled 1,400 MoneySavers to find out in which shops hagglers have most success. Supermarkets did feature, so it’s worth a go. Find out more in our Haggle on the High Street guide.
- Had a problem with Lidl? There’s a free online tool you can use to complain – it helps draft, manage and if necessary escalate your complaint. It’s offered by a firm called Resolver, which we like so much we work with it to help people get complaints justice – you can use it to complain to Lidl*.
Latest Expired Deals
Mother's Day flowers from £1 in-store
Round-up of supermarket flowers for a tenner or lessExpired
You don't have to spend a lot to treat your Mum on Mother's Day (Sun 27 Mar). The cheapest (which doesn't necessarily mean low quality) bunches of flowers start from £1 at supermarkets.
Here are the prices the major supermarkets have confirmed for the Mother's Day period, while stock lasts:
Asda from Fri 25 Mar (find your nearest)
Sainsbury's available now (find your nearest)
Tesco available now (find your nearest*)
- £1 Daffodils
- £6 Mother's Day Tulips
- £10 Unicorn bouquet (pictured)
Aldi from Thu 24 Mar (find your nearest)
- £1.99 Beautiful Blooms Pocket Money Posy bouquet (pictured)
- £3.99 'Best Mum' bouquet
- £9.99 'Pretty Pink' bouquet
Lidl available from Thu 24 Mar (find your nearest)
Morrisons from Wed 23 Mar (find your nearest*)
Co-op available now (find your nearest)
Before buying at supermarkets, check local florists' prices to ensure you're getting the best deal.
Christmas veg from 19p/packet
Price war in full swing at supermarkets including Aldi, Lidl, Sainsbury's and TescoExpired
Are you in charge of this year's Christmas dinner? Keep your eyes peeled in supermarkets, as the 2021 Christmas Veg Price War is in full swing. Last year, we saw the cheapest ever prices we’ve seen since we started tracking them in 2015, starting at 14p/packet. That beat 2019's 15p (and 2015's 22p, in case you were wondering).
As we see every year, once one supermarket drops its prices, the others follow suit. This year, we've seen prices level at 19p, however, from Sat 18 Dec Sainsbury's price-matched Aldi and is now offering the same variety of veg for 19p.
MSE update, 5pm Thu 23 Dec: Aldi has told us that on Fri 24 Dec, all its 19p veg will be reduced to 9p each in an unprecedented move it says will help "reduce potential food waste". We've also spotted that in some Tesco stores, 2.5kg bags of potatoes have already been reduced to 20p each, worth looking out for if you're shopping in store.
Sprout, sprout, let it all out, these are the Christmas veg deals you can't do without...
Prices last checked on Thu 23 Dec.
Aldi – 19p each from Thu 16 - Thu 23 Dec (reduced to 14p last year), reduced to 9p from Fri 24 Dec
- Brussels sprouts (500g) – 9p
- Carrots (1kg) – 9p
- Parsnips (500g) – 9p
- Red/white cabbage (each) – 9p
- Swede (each) – 9p
- Potatoes (2kg) – 9p
Lidl – 19p each. Available from Thu 16 - Sun 26 Dec (some reduced to 14p last year)
- Brussels sprouts (500g) – 19p
- Carrots (1kg) – 19p
- Red cabbage (per kg) – 19p
- Potatoes (1.5kg) – 19p
- Parsnips (500g) – 19p
- Shallots (300g) – 19p
Sainsbury's – 19p each (price-matching Aldi this year)
- Brussels sprouts (500g) – 19p
- Carrots (1kg) – 19p
- Parsnips (500g) – 19p
- Red/white cabbage (each) – 19p
- Swede (each) – 19p
- Potatoes (2.5kg) – 19p
Asda – 20p each, doesn't include potatoes this year (did in 2020)
Tesco – from 29p each with Clubcard from Mon 13 - Sun 26 Dec (some reduced to 19p last year)
- Brussels sprouts (500g) – 29p
- Carrots (1kg) – 29p
- Cauliflower (each) – 39p
- Parsnips (500g) – 29p
- Potatoes (2.5kg) – 39p
Waitrose – 40p each
Will there be enough stock?
Given the time of year and uncertainty over supply chains, we can't be certain what stock will be available at supermarkets – local stores may be a better option for simpler shops.
Will they be reduced even further?
Of course, it might be worth waiting until just before supermarkets close for Christmas as you could find these cheap veg further reduced to clear stock. Previously we've seen 1kg of carrots for 5p or even free after Christmas Day.
For more groceries offers and coupons, see our Supermarket coupons page.