Money-saving hack helps woman get £25 worth of food for £3.50 | Personal finance | Finance

Unfortunately, no one can escape the cost of living crisis, but for Elaine Wishart it has been particularly difficult as she finds herself between contracts. Elaine, 54, told how she discovered a way to save money by reducing the cost of her food purchases.

She added: “Because I’m a cook, I love it because it’s like Ready, Steady Cook but it’s not for everyone.

“But I love it because I think, ‘What am I going to do, what am I going to do?

The eating club she mentions is in Bristol, but a quick Google search shows there are others across the UK.

These clubs are run by groups of people who pool their time and spending power to save on high-quality, healthy food that is delivered to a drop-off point.

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He told “You literally get fights now between people trying to grab a bargain. I’m not kidding.

“18 months ago it was just the regulars – maybe half a dozen looking for a bargain.

“But now it’s people from all walks of life.

“These people come specifically because they know the only way they can afford to live within their budget is to grab a bargain with a yellow sticker.”

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