Saturday, 10 May 2014

Bank Holiday Shopping #MorrisonsMum

It was really great to be picked to be a #MorrisonsMum this past Bank Holiday weekend and although I usually detest food shopping and do the majority of my shopping online, I was looking forward to see what bargains and meals I could come up with and an added bonus of £80s worth of vouchers courtesy of Britmums.  I visited the Morrisons in Staveley and must admit I found the car park rather confusing, there did not seem to be any direction signs (either that or I completely missed them), but once we had parked entry to the shop was easy.
I was  surprised how quiet Morrisons was especially with it being a Saturday morning and we managed to walk around easily.  I love the fresh fruit and vegetable section and there was some really good offers on, I find this really useful as we like our fruit and vegetables (the guinea pigs included).

Meals we have eaten this Bank Holiday weekend are Chicken Fajita wraps for 4 people at a cost of £6.50 in total, which is roughly about £1.60 per person, I used chicken breasts, onion, pepper, salad leaves, tomatoes, fajita sauce and wraps, these were so scrummy.  We followed this with plain scones with strawberry jam and extra thick double cream, the scones were only 65p and the cream was 90p.  Therefore dessert on Saturday cost only 38p per portion.  My favourite meal of the weekend.
Sunday I cooked a piece of pork loin £5.99 (I do like Morrisons meat) and accompanied this with potatoes, veg and stuffing, the total cost of our dinner was roughly £9.00 and for pudding we had a Millionaires Cheesecake £3.99, this meal cost approximately £3.00 per portion.

Bank Holiday Monday we ate pizzas (2 for £4) x 2, garlic dough balls (£1), jacket potatoes (2.25) and coleslaw (£1.00), followed by a fruit salad made with apples, bananas, grapes and satsumas.
We also had steak, onion rings, mushrooms, peas and chips on Tuesday which worked out approximately at £4.50 per person.

For breakfast we have eaten, bacon, eggs (scrambled, poached), toast, cereal and the remainder of the fruit salad.  Lunch time we have eaten sandwiches made with Morrisons fresh bread, using cheese, ham and the remainder of the pork loin joint.

I cannot say that shopping at Morrisons saved me money as I seemed to spend more by actually doing my shopping at a store rather than shopping online and I have had to visit a supermarket again in the week to buy more salad ingredients as these seemed rather limp after 3 days.

Overall I have mixed views of my shopping experience, I didn’t really notice any money saving benefits, although there were plenty of signs in store saying "I'm cheaper", but I do love the fresh meat and bread from Morrisons.

At the store I visited there was a lady called Julie on the checkout and she was superb, there was an elderly lady in front of me and she packed her shopping and lifted it into the trolley, even though this would make her miss her target of getting people through the checkout.  Well done 'Julie'!

I will shop at Morrisons in future but as their home delivery service does not cover our area at the minute I will be sticking with my online store for the foreseeable future.

I received £80 in vouchers for the purpose of this review and the opinions are entirely my own.

1 comment:

  1. celebratingmums10 May 2014 at 15:48

    I enjoyed hearing about your meal choices. Thank you for the feedback on your Morrisons experience. Commenting for myself @kateonthinice and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

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