Weekly grocery savings

Many households are thinking about cutting the cost of the weekly grocery shop. To help run a budget friendly household we’ve found some money saving ideas to help Redbridge residents: 

Ilford Community Grocery

The Ilford Community Grocery was set up to bring affordable groceries to people in Redbridge. you can join this grocery for £5 a year and you can buy 12 items for just £5 helping to make your food budget go further. Pay them a visit and see if it is for you. The Community Grocery is located at 25-29 Clements Rd, Ilford. More details: https://communitygrocery.org.uk/ilford/ 


The supermarket comparison website Trolley compares prices across 15 stores, helping save as much as 30% on grocery shopping.  Keep an eye out for the daily deals.


Use the Kitche app to scan your supermarket receipt to keep track of the food you bought. It suggests recipes and reminds you when food is about to expire. 


Olio website allows you to give and get free stuff, as well as borrow and lend household items – all directly from your community. 

Too Good to Go

Café’s, restaurants and supermarkets have lots of food about to expire by the end of the day. The Too Good to Go app allows you to buy a cheap mystery bag valued at around £10. 

Facebook Groups

Local groups are a great way to find second hand clothes, baby goods and toys that are no longer needed.

Young Planet

Discover thousands of parents giving and requesting children's items for free thorough Young Planet. It’s a great way to save money and help the planet. 


Freegle is a recycling app to buy and sell unwanted household items from furniture to clothes. You can also ask for items. 


Find great with tips on budgeting, saving money, deals and more on the MoneySavingExpert website.