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Buying cheap food

If you are struggling to pay for your food shopping, family cash offers advice about obtaining cheap food, discounts and online bargains
How can I reduce my food shopping bills?

There are several ways that you can reduce your food shopping bills:

Can I buy cheap food online?

It is possible to buy some of your food online from sites that specialise in providing cheap, bulk items that are close to the 'best before' date.

How do I know that bargain foods are safe?

Always check 'use by' dates and don't buy food that is past this date. If a website doesn't provide this information, shop elsewhere. Only use respectable retailers. If you are in doubt about any company or product you can visit the Food Standards Agency website to find out whether there are any reported problems.