Keeping an eye on the pounds

So, you’re still in shock from the Christmas food bill, but drawing your belt in doesn't have to mean going hungry. There are many ways to save money and stretch ingredients, here are some of our suggestions...

a pot of change saved by shopping at Real Foods

Our packdowns are extremely competitive in price and as we do them in a range of sizes, you can get what you actually need and reduce any wastage. On any given day, we always offer one of our own packdown products as a Manager’s Special, many of which you could buy in bulk and do batch cooking with, such as the Lentils or Rice, that’s Dhal and Rice for starters and plenty of it. And, if you’re looking for a cheap and healthy snack to fill those gaps where you need a bit of an energy boost, how about the dried fruit?
Doing a little more home cooking can help save money especially if you look at recipes which use relatively cheap ingredients, such as oats. Here’s a link to a great recipe for bannocks which uses porridge oat flakes (also known as rolled oats) and is available from us straight out of the sack. Or try sesame pitta sticks, perfect for dipping into homemade hummus delicious, easy AND cheap! Or try some sensational squash soups!
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We regularly run other special offers on our products, so keep an eye on our in-store / Facebook/ Twitter publicity, where you’ll find out what products are being offered as a deal. We run a cycle of promotional products throughout the year, which in most cases will be found on the centre aisle as you come in the door at Broughton Street. At Tollcross, you’ll find all the information you need on promotions in our front window.
If you're one of our online customers, you can still buy many of our promoted items, follow this link to see what's on offer today. We also offer 10% discounts for bulk and case buying (as we do in-store). In addition, if you spend over £29, delivery to the UK mainland is entirely free.
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You could also save money with us by looking out for our daily reduced items. We have reduced produce areas in both our stores, where branded, fresh and chilled goods are often knocked down in price on a daily basis by 25% or more, so keep an eye out for these bargains. A bag of our reduced ‘spotty’ bananas would make quite a few Banana Bread loaves. (Our manager Jenny has honed the recipe! Making it a firm favourite with our staff and customers.)
Finally, why not take advantage of our 10% Early Bird Discount. Early Bird times are 8am-10am on weekdays, 9am-10am on Saturdays and 10am-11am on Sundays. All you need to do to get your 10% discount is come in during those hours and register your details either before or after doing your shopping. For more details, follow this link.
Oops, I almost forgot, don’t forget if you are a student in the UK or an OAP you are entitled to a 5% discount on your shopping on presentation of your valid student ID card or OAP bus card. Remember to tell the till operator about your status before they process your shopping. 
We hope that we have given you enough pointers on how you can save money by shopping with us, and look forward to seeing you soon.