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What is the cheapest, chain supermarket in London?
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saren



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:43 am    Post subject: What is the cheapest, chain supermarket in London? Reply with quote

What is the cheapest, chain supermarket in London?
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TheLongWayHome



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:05 am    Post subject: Re: What is the cheapest, chain supermarket in London? Reply with quote

saren wrote:
What is the cheapest, chain supermarket in London?

Asda?
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Surfdude18



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lidl.
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Dedicated



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:00 pm    Post subject: Supermarkets in London Reply with quote

A lot depends on which products you wish to buy.

London is a big place so check out this website <www.somucheasier.co.uk/supermarkets-uk.html>

This gives you information about all supermarkets, and locations - just feed in your postcode. You can also order on-line via this link.

Don't forget large food stores such as Marks and Spencer drastically reduce food prices at about 10 minutes before closing time (otherwise they have to dump food, or send it to the Salvation Army). This is very popular with students, and they start queuing at about 30 minutes before closing!

Good luck!
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EricBartholemew



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:02 am    Post subject: Lidl or Aldi or Asda Reply with quote

Lidl or Aldi or Asda depending on what you want ...
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SueH



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ask your nearest impoverished ESL teacher, they'll probably know. For fresh veg you nearest market is probably the best bet.
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lolwhites



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use markets as much as you can, they tend to be cheaper.
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TheLongWayHome



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tesco's sarnies can't be beat though.
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Will.



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Saren
You here still?

ASDA is by far the best when it comes to reductions.

After 6:30 until closing time if you plan coming back from work late.

I do, about once a week, it saves time going back out to go shopping

I recently brought about 7k of fish...... 10. At the end of play about 9:30pm, on a Monday as the weekend has gone and the fish is unsold, straight back home in top the freezer.
The markets at the end of the day 4/5 pm, as suggested, Borough market is a good one. A visit to the bigger commercial markets, Billingsgate new fish market is near the DLR
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Surfdude18



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. I bought fish here in China the other day and that was 8 RMB per jin (half a kilo). That works out to about 1.20 (pounds) per kilo, so not much cheaper than what you paid. And I bet the fish you got is much better quality compared with the bony fish here that tastes like it's been swimming around in sewage.
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Phil_K



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem with Lidl, (although I've been out of the UK for 7 years!) is that they only stock one (unknown) brand of everything. I found myself going to Lidl, then going to a regular supermarket to buy the things, like toilet paper, that I couldn't compromise on. I decided it was better to go straight to Tesco and buy own brands for the unimportant things. (peas, sugar, etc).
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Phil_b



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is some useful advice here http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/
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mondrian



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will. wrote:
Hi Saren
You here still?

ASDA is by far the best when it comes to reductions.

After 6:30 until closing time if you plan coming back from work late.

I do, about once a week, it saves time going back out to go shopping


I agree. Some incredible price reductions at Asda here in London usually after 7 pm. You need to wait for the third reduction though! But you take what is on offer. Maybe one day it is fish, the next meat and the next bread and cakes.
You will put on weight with all the tempting offers (usually less that 50p)!
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Pelican_Wrath



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morrisons also have some great deals at the moment.

Oi Mondrian I have a bone to pick with you about London fares. When I was on the verge of taking my wife back to London last summer, you said that one thing that would (rightly) make her angry were the 4 quid tube fares for a single stop.

You didn't mention that it's easier than saying "Ug" to get an oyster card which makes those fares considerably cheaper than that.
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007



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pelican_Wrath wrote:
Morrisons also have some great deals at the moment.

Oi Mondrian I have a bone to pick with you about London fares. When I was on the verge of taking my wife back to London last summer, you said that one thing that would (rightly) make her angry were the 4 quid tube fares for a single stop.

You didn't mention that it's easier than saying "Ug" to get an oyster card which makes those fares considerably cheaper than that.

Well, with Boris as the mayor of London, I recommend using a bicycle, so that you will save your tube money and in the meantime Uncle Boris will be happy for the green environment of London and less CO2!! Laughing
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