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Why should I Bulk buy

One of the ways to save a lot of money on food shopping is to do some bulk shopping before you start Uni. Ask your parents to buy some stuff in bulk that will last you till at least the end of 1 term and when you come back during the holidays you can get your parents to bulk shop again.

However, do remember that University towns also have shops! There is little point in buying stuff like tissues/loo paper to fill up the back of your parents car when you can actually buy it 5 mins from your flat just as cheaply.

Also, ask relatives to give you supermarket vouchers/gift cards as 'going away' gifts. Save these for the end of term when you've run out of real cash.

Here are some suggestions of things worth buying in bulk - and buying 'own brand' or 'saver brand':

Food

  • Oil (large)
  • Cornflakes / Weatabix
  • Spices and Herbs
  • Salt & pepper
  • Sugar
  • Tined tomatoes, beans, fruit etc
  • Custard (Tin, Powdered)
  • Condensed/evaporated tin/UHT/dried Milk
  • Tea bags
  • Coffee
  • Instant Hot Chocolate
  • Herbal Tea
  • Rice (including the packs of flavoured stuff)
  • Pasta (ditto)
  • Crisps (box of 50)
  • Fray Bentos tinned pies
  • Instant mash
  • Fruit squash

Bathroom Items

  • Tissues
  • Loo paper
  • Bath Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Handwash
  • Shampoo/conditioner

Other

  • Washing up Powder
  • Washing up Liquid
  • Washing up sponge/scratchy thing


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