Thriftiness starts at home
1 Buy cheaper brands. Supermarket basic ranges are often just as good as well-known brands so there’s no need to compromise on taste. You can pick up a supermarket own-brand soup for 25p, compared with 95p or more for a well-known one like Heinz.
2 Make use of pound shops and other discount stores to stock up on basics like bin bags, wrapping paper and household cleaning products.
3 Choose to cook cheaper cuts of meat and use a slow cooker, which will cost less money than using your oven.