Chicken Dinner for Under a Pound

I’ve spoken before about Morrison’s supermarket and some of the ways they can help when trying to live on a tight budget. However, last week I discovered another.

I popped in to our local Morrison’s at 8:30pm, a half hour before closing time, for a loaf of bread. I got the loaf and then headed round store to see what special offers they had going that week. As I got to the cooked meats section, I noticed the lady behind the counter bagging up cooked chicken pieces, however there were no customers in sight. I hesitated to see where the chicken pieces were going and eventually she priced them at 99p and placed them on the top of the counter. When she had bagged up all the remaining chicken from the hot plates (amounting to about 7 or 8 bags) there was a storewide announcement across the Tannoy system inviting customers to pick up a bagful of cooked chicken for 99p. I grabbed a bag and headed off home. The bag had seven chicken pieces (drumsticks and thighs).

At the time, I thought this might be a one-off opportunity and I had just gotten lucky. However, I have been back on a few occasions since and this seems to happen regularly. Sometimes, remaining fresh made bread is also sold off for a pittance. A great way to pick up a cheap dinner!

Morrison’s rewards card

We’ve mentioned the supermarket chain Morrison’s before on this blog, in particular how they offer great value for money on weekly grocery shopping. 

Our local Morrison’s has a Morrison’s gas station, not quite attached, but nearby and they offer petrol at a rate that is comparable to, and often below, neighboring stations.  Until recently, we’d been using Morrison’s some of the time to buy our gas and others stations as and when we needed it. 

On a late evening visit, we got talking to the counter clerk and asked about the small yellow card many people present when paying for their petrol.  It turns out Morrison’s run a reward scheme based on purchases made at their gas stations.  For each purchase, the customer is rewarded with a proportionate number of points and when the points total reaches 5000, automatically qualifies for a GBP 5.00 voucher for use in Morrison’s supermarkets.

Since Morrison’s gas prices are invariably competitive, we now buy all our gas at Morrison’s and have already claimed and spent our first reward voucher.