Food and drink bargain hunters come here please

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iloveholidays Thu 17-Oct-13 19:05:14

I thought it might be easier for all including Reastie if we had a separate bargain thread for food and drink.

Reastie hoping I'm not stepping on your toes here smile

Assuming the offers will move quickly mind.

I'm planning an online shop at tesco later so will let you know what bargains are there at the moment.

MooseyMoo England Thu 17-Oct-13 19:09:24

Good idea!

I know Waitrose have Smirnoff Vodka Red 1L for £17.50 (saving of £3.80)

iloveholidays Thu 17-Oct-13 19:52:13

Just typed out a message and then clicked the wrong button sad

On Tesco

Baileys down to £12
Wine and champagne offers here

Grolsch 2 12 packs for £15, usually £12 each

CatAmongThePigeons Thu 17-Oct-13 20:12:26

flowers Lidls own brand Baileys is £6.99 for 70cl

Worth going via Click snap on Quidco before you shop online or in store supermarkets as you can get cash back on certain items. It's paid very quickly too.

PoppyScarer Thu 17-Oct-13 20:16:45

San Leo Prosecco has been half-price at £5.24 on Ocado for the past week or so. It's often discounted, but hasn't been down that low for ages.

Brilliant stuff, bottle looks good, great to take to parties and for Buck's Fizz.

PoppyScarer Thu 17-Oct-13 20:17:26

P.S. fab thread thanks

PoppyScarer Thu 17-Oct-13 20:20:19

I already posted about this on Reastie's thread, but M&S have lovely tins of biscuits shaped as Christmas Trees and snow globes (with actual fake snow) in their 3-for-2 at the moment. I reckon they are perfect as a standby present, a teacher present, a neighbour, etc. And failing all else you can scoff the biscuits and keep the lovely tin!

hippoherostandinghere Thu 17-Oct-13 20:28:04

Matchmakers are £1 in asda.

iloveholidays Thu 17-Oct-13 20:29:28

(Aunt Bessie Yorkshire puddings down to £1 from £1.75) for any other crazy people having Yorkshires with their Christmas lunch grin

Confusedbyyou Thu 17-Oct-13 20:44:14

We will be having yorkies - but they will be homemade grin

I want the snowglobe biscuit tin!

Lidl have a tin of shortbread in next week for £3.99 I think

Oreocrumbs Thu 17-Oct-13 20:48:19

Great idea for a thread, I do love food and drink grin.

I don't have any special offers yet, but thought I would mention some of the bargainous gems from Aldi that area cheap as chips and very good.

Malt whisky £12.99 My very fussy SF really loves this - it is apparently on par with the £30 main brand bottles.

Actually all of their spirits are good, they often win awards, and they are as cheap if not cheaper than I can buy trade for 'non main brand spirits' (pub trade). The amaretto is £4.99 and that is a good 'cheap' amaretto. If you are wanting to make alcoholic cocktails or coffee's then I would buy these products rather than the premium brands.

Champagne £12.99 a bottle comes out top on taste tests.

They also have some cheap spumante called moscatto dolce that is £4.89 a bottle. Very sweet but very nice.

Continental tart £1.59 are very nice stand by desserts to have in the freezer.

They also sell a frozen chocolate and mandarin cheesecake (that I discovered just today) and that was soooo bloody lovely! I can't find a link but it's new and probably around £2 or £3.

I will be buying a few one to keep in for emergency desserts. Or just to eat when DP has gone to work.

Confusedbyyou Thu 17-Oct-13 21:01:15

Lidl have a chocolate pannetone this year which I may have already bought in anticipation of toasting Christmas morning grin

RhondaJean Brazil Thu 17-Oct-13 21:05:16

I've already mentioned it on the other thread too (I'm assuming it's safe to surface on this one!) but if you are looking for kids gifts from thorntons try Asda first as they are about a third cheaper in there than in the thorntons shop. An example is the snowman and snowdog selection box which is £3.99 in thorntons and £2.49 in Asda.

BeckyBrandon Thu 17-Oct-13 21:26:36

Tescos have a massive 3 for 2 selection on their baking stuff, inc mince meat and the like.

iloveholidays Thu 17-Oct-13 21:39:47

I'm definitely looking for large tubs of chocolates. They are £5 in my local tesco garage, am I likely to get any cheaper?

We need to re stock on beer, lager, wine etc. hoping there are 3 crates for £20 type offers again...?

iloveholidays Thu 17-Oct-13 21:41:42

Also want couple of cereal variety packs if anyone sees them on offer

Oh and nice biscuits

Oreocrumbs Thu 17-Oct-13 21:43:36

The tins od quality street etc are 2 for £9 in co op. They were 2 for £7 last week in morrisons (finished now).

Last year all of the main supermarkets has them at £4 a tin at some point.

So I would be looking to spend £4 a tin this year.

I'm not buying any yet. It will only cost me a fortune as I eat and replace them weekly wink.

FrantasticO Thu 17-Oct-13 21:46:30
raisah Thu 17-Oct-13 21:52:54

Waitrose own brand biscuit cartons on a BOGOF offer of £5.99

Yard long box of Jaffa cakes £3.00

Waitrose own brand Christmas cake kits £7.00

www.waitrose.com/shop/Browse/Groceries/Christmas/Christmas_Chocolates_and_Biscuits/Christmas_Chocolates/Tins_and_Sharing_Boxes

www.waitrose.com/shop/HeaderSearchCmd?searchTerm=jaffa+cakes&defaultSearch=GR&search=
Tescos
finest tea bag boxes (v posh dark packaging) 3 for 2 (nice for hampers)

Celebrations etc tins £5

raisah Thu 17-Oct-13 22:00:58
blue2 Thu 17-Oct-13 22:01:42

Poppy - I'd check the musical tins first if I was you.... The one I tried out in M&S the other day, gave a pitiful version of a carol... al least I think it was a carol!!

parrotsandcarsnips Thu 17-Oct-13 22:11:25

iloveholidays kelloggs mini cereal multipack half price in co-op at moment

parrotsandcarsnips Thu 17-Oct-13 22:13:27

M&S have a tin in shape of their blue teacakes filled with 15 teacakes half price until 25/10/13 very different & a must for teacakes lovers-£6 down to £3

raisah Thu 17-Oct-13 22:20:40

For those if you doing hampers, Tesco have relaunched a new finest section in time for Christmas. The selection includes hamper staples such as jams on a 3 for 2 offer

m.tesco.com/mt/www.tesco.com/groceries/product/search/default.aspx?searchBox=tescos%20finest%20jam&newSort=true&N=4294877488

AllThatGlistens Thu 17-Oct-13 22:45:18

Excellent idea for a thread! flowers

I've just started stocking up on the 30p bars of chocolate from Aldi, perfect for melting down for cakes/truffles etc when Christmas baking.

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