Frugal mum reveals how she cut her grocery bill in HALF using a few simple shopping tricks

Frugal mum reveals how she cut her grocery bill in HALF using a few simple shopping tricks – and she only spends $71 a week on a family of four

  • Kelly Lakewood, from Adelaide, shares how to save money on shopping trips 
  • Feeds her family-of-four for just $71 a week including fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Added she’ll ‘never pay more than $12’ for a kilo of meat to keep the cost down

A frugal mum has revealed how she cut her grocery budget in half and now only spends just $71 a week at the supermarket by shopping for mark downs and eating toast and Weet-Bix for breakfast.

Kelly Lakewood, from Adelaide, has build up a following on social media sharing how to save precious pennies on her weekly shop.

Appearing on Sunrise she shared how she feeds her family-of-four for as little as $10 a day – including lots of healthy fresh fruit and vegetables.

A frugal mum has revealed how she cut her grocery budget in half and now only spends just $71 a week at the supermarket by shopping for mark downs and eating toast and Weet-Bix for breakfast

The mum-of-two revealed that she buys bread marked down during her weekly shop because it's good for toast in the morning, but sometimes ends up picking up more later in the week

The mum-of-two revealed that she buys bread marked down during her weekly shop because it’s good for toast in the morning, but sometimes ends up picking up more later in the week

The mum-of-two revealed that she buys bread marked down during her weekly shop because it’s good for toast in the morning, but sometimes ends up picking up more later in the week.

She added that she has a ‘master list’ when she heads to the shops – but rotates between about 30 meals’ for dinner and just picks up ingredients based on whatever is written down.

By switching between Coles, Woolworths and other stores, she saves up to $100 a week on groceries by rummaging through marked down items.    

Speaking to David Koch and Kylie Gillies on Friday, Kelly revealed: ‘I spent $71 yesterday, it will last for about a week.

The mum-of-two revealed that she buys bread marked down during her weekly shop because it's good for toast in the morning, but sometimes ends up picking up more later in the week.

The mum-of-two revealed that she buys bread marked down during her weekly shop because it’s good for toast in the morning, but sometimes ends up picking up more later in the week.

Kelly's haul includes fresh bananas, apples and oranges, as well as snack like pringels and breakfasts of bread and Weet-bix

Kelly’s haul includes fresh bananas, apples and oranges, as well as snack like pringels and breakfasts of bread and Weet-bix

‘I will have to top up on more bread and milk and things like that though,’ she said.

‘I won’t pay any more than about $12 for a kilo of meat. 

‘I know that’s really tricky, but it’s just a bit of a game that I have and then I can get some really good prices on stuff.’ 

Kelly also said that it's always good to look 'up, down and around' on shelves because products on the eye line are usually the most expensive

Kelly also said that it’s always good to look ‘up, down and around’ on shelves because products on the eye line are usually the most expensive

She also revealed that when it comes to breakfast, she sticks mostly to toast, Weet-Bix and porridge, but the family treat themselves to pancakes at the weekend.

Kelly also said that it’s always good to look ‘up, down and around’ on shelves because products on the eye line are usually the most expensive.

She added she stays ‘home brand loyal’ and won’t buy branded goods unless they’re marked down.

The mum also said the ‘million dollar question’ is when to shop – but this can vary from store to store.

‘Go in and ask your store manager when they do their markdowns,’ she said.  

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