SAVVY supermarket shoppers can save more money when stocking up on groceries.
According to Tesco, these simple tricks can help you save up to £1,543.
Research by the supermarket said half of shoppers visit three or more stores a month in an attempt to bag a bargain.
But Tesco said people that do this pay an extra £128.61 each month for unplanned items.
That amounts to 1,543 each year.
Only a third of people stick to their shopping list, with additional items costing on average £10.60 per visit.
The supermarket has revealed its top tips for cutting back on your weekly shopping bill, the Mirror reported.
Choose a low price supermarket
It might sound obvious, but you should pick a supermarket with the lowest prices in order to save money.
Do some research before you go to work out which stores are offering the cheapest deals.
Don’t go shopping when you’re hungry
You shouldn’t go shopping when you’re hungry if you want to cut your supermarket spending.
If you haven’t eaten, you could end up buying more than you planned.
Batch cooking is a great way to reduce waste and save money.
It also means you’ll always have food ready on days when you just don’t feel like cooking.
Tesco said: “If you have the freezer space, cook batches of your family favourites and freeze them for those days when you don’t have time to cook from scratch.”
Planning your meals for the week can help you cut back on spending.
If you’ve got a plan you’ll hopefully make fewer impulse purchases when you’re browsing the aisles.
Stick to a shopping list
Sticking to a shopping list can help you stay within budget.
If you take your list to the supermarket and don’t buy anything else you can
“Know what you’re shopping for and stick to the list, especially if you’re working to a budget. It’s so easy to be swayed into buying unplanned items if you don’t have a list to keep you focused!”
Once you’ve drafted a shopping list and planned your meals you could compare prices online to check that you’re getting the best deals.
Freeze fresh fruit and veg
Freezing fresh fruit and vegetables can help you cut costs.
You can freeze some unexpected ingredients, such as ginger, kale, spinach and even mashed avocado.
Freezing fresh produce will cut back on waste and you’ll always have handy ingredients at home.
Remember your loyalty card
Most big supermarkets have a loyalty card scheme for customers to collect points when they shop.
Whether it’s Tesco Clubcard, Sainsbury’s Nectar or My Morrisons, you could miss out on deals and discounts if you forget to swipe your card.
Make more room in your freezer
Removing packaging from your groceries and freezing food in freezer bags rather than bulky boxes means you can fit more in your freezer.
This means you can save even more money as your food shopping will last longer.
Stock up on tinned food
Tinned food is often cheaper than fresh veg and it will keep for longer in your cupboard.
Staples such as tinned kidney beans, chopped tomatoes, sweetcorn, chickpeas and tuna are all handy to have at home – and they’re super cheap.