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Food shopping for new house

  • 11-01-2023 9:41pm
    Registered Users Posts: 226 ✭✭

    Hey Lads,

    We bought a gaff and are moving in in two weeks.

    Which of the big shopping centres would yee recommend for both price and value to do the first big food/household(cleaning products, toiletries etc) shop for the house?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,243 ✭✭✭Princess Calla

    Really depends what's available to you!

    I do most of my shopping in dunnes , between the valueclub points and then the 10 euro off 50 spend vouchers it works out ok. (There's a dunnes shop and save thread in bargain alerts and another in coupons and living frugally....posters swap vouchers so you could ask for spares there)

    Most supermarkets are price matching products anyway.

    Aldi/lidl are grand if you aren't fussy about brand.

    Mr Price/dealz are good for cleaning products , cloths etc.

    Whatever supermarkets are close to you sign up for their reward/clubcards.

    Best of luck

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 64,864 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011

    Would add The Range (if you have one nearby) for basic cleaning stuff - chemicals, implements like brushes and sponges; and Boots with an Advantage card for the toiletries - depending on deals you can stack offers and get significant points back.

    Food wise, you'll probably be best buying the core stuff in one of the Germans and then picking up anything else in either Dunnes or Tesco - but this hugely depends on what you eat! If I had to restock my kitchen from scratch the first place I'd go would be Eurasia for pulses/spices/frozen stuff but that's because we eat a dangerous amount of curries.

    You will waste more time, and fuel, driving around to piles of shops or going significantly out of your way to get to one so don't go looking for a The Range if you're in Mayo for instance!

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,243 ✭✭✭Princess Calla

    Also check out your local builder providers I know this sounds bonkers but mine stock professional size laundry detergent, I think it's 5 litres works out cheaper than supermarket....they also do fabric softener but dunnes usually have that as a pretty standard "weekly wonder" at half price so I don't bother.

    I also get the catering size tin foil there as well.