#MorrisonsMum Hits Shop for Bank Holiday Supplies
I am feeling rather privileged to be a #MorrisonsMum. As a #MorrisonsMum I had been given £80 worth of voucher to see if I could save money on my shopping for a bank holiday weekend.
Morrisons have just launched their new cheaper Morrison promotion which means that Morrisons have cut the prices on over a thousand of our most fave products. These will not be temporary reductions they will be every day low prices on the things we buy every week. So we should notice the difference every time we shop at Morrisons.
There are many Morrisons Locals near me but I wanted to experience the whole range so wanted to go to a larger store. So after a little scout on their website and a chat on facebook with friends I decided to go to the Reading store which is 31 miles from home. Hopefully they will be opening a big Morrisons store in Wallingford, Oxfordshire soon. Check for your local store here.
We decided on a little family trip out so myself, him indoors and the two boys hopped in the car to see what we could find. My mother-in-law loves Morrisons and usually pops in on her way home from her caravan each weekend. She is always telling me about the bargains and quality products so my expectations were high.
We entered the shop to what I can only describe as a vast array of vegetables. I am a vegetarian so I was like a kid in a sweet shop. My boys were amazed at all of the new vegetables that they have never even seen before. Samphire, Mooli radishes and globe artichokes are just not the usual products you get in our local ‘other’ supermarkets. Also the boys were bewitched by the spray/hydration system that kept the ‘wilty’ vegetables fresh.
We then moved through the store via the Pizza ‘Creation Station’ as Joe referred to it. The lady made our pizza’s in front of our eyes and the boys told her what they would like on them. There were also a large selection of Pizza’s already made up to choose from but as the boys are a bit particular about what is on their pizza this was perfect for us.
Then I hit ‘my favorite’ part of the store the BAKERY! oh my word how many different types of bread can you possibly buy? For me that’s easy, all of them. tiger bread, bagels, baguettes, sliced bread, burger rolls and not forgetting some doughnuts with sprinkles on. (12 for £2.96) and now I have eaten then I can tell you they were good.
We decide that we were having a barbecue for dinner and therefore we needed some meat, coleslaw and obviously some beer.
We scouted the booze aisle, and him indoors choose some Bud and some berry cider. Not really my preference but I has some wine.
Once we had collected the meat and some cheese, coleslaw etc it was time to hit the checkout. Had a little bet with ‘him indoors’ as to how much our hugely stacked trolley was going to come to. He thought it was going to be at least £180 and I was even further over the top thinking it was going to be over £200. I know I am a nightmare in a shop I have never been to before buying things I wouldn’t normally buy but to our surprise it came in at a fabulous £129.31. Another little bonus was a petrol voucher for discounted petrol. I can’t confirm how much it was off a litre as it was taken from my hand to top up his car.
So for tea our bank holiday barbecue worked out at £1.30 per person and lasted us two days of barbecue food fun.
I have also purchased a Pork shoulder and have decided that I will do pulled pork for the next bank holiday weekend and if your lucky I will share my American pulled pork recipe with you at a later date. Yes, I am still vegetarian but the boys and ‘him indoors’ love it.
I must say that I am impressed with the quality particularly of the fruit and vegetables as they have lasted much longer than the usual vegetables purchased at the ‘other’ supermarkets closer to home.
Hurry up Morrisons I need a shop closer to home!
*This post was written in collaboration with Britmums and Morrisons. Please note that all opinions and comments are my own.