Student Money Week Shopping Basket Challenge 2018

Come along to the Campus life lounge to take part in National Student Money week, with a chance to find out great saving tips and also win a toaster! You can find information below on hints and tips from last years national student money week. 

National Student money week

As part of our National Student Money Week we invited students to take part in our Shopping Basket Challenge.

Here is a list of prices comparing the same shopping: one shopping was all branded goods and the other was non-branded. You may be surprised at the saving you can make just by not always going for branded goods.

TOTAL SAVINGS = £24.67

Supermarket Own Brand   Well Known Brands   Saving
Olive Spread £1.00   Original spread £1.90   £0.90
Cheddar Cheese £2.70   Cheddar Cheese £3.79   £1.09
Sweet corn £0.50   Sweet Corn £0.85   £0.35
80 Teabags £1.10   80 Teabags £2.39   £1.29
Chocolate Digestives £0.60   Chocolate Digestives £1.50   £0.90
Gold Blend Coffee £2.99   Gold Blend Coffee £7.49   £4.50
Soup £0.45   Soup £0.95   £0.50
Crunchy Nut Cornflakes £1.00   Crunchy Nut Cornflakes £2.70   £1.70
Fusilli Pasta £1.00   Fusilli Pasta £2.28   £1.28
Cheese Crackers £0.99   Cheese Crackers £1.39   £0.40
Raspberry Jam £0.75   Raspberry Jam £1.60   £0.85
Caramel Wafers £0.89   Caramel Wafers £1.35   £0.46
Rogan Josh Cooking Sauce £0.75   Rogan Josh Cooking Sauce £1.89   £1.14
Barley Orange Juice £0.85   Barley Orange Juice £1.69   £0.84
Beans x 6 £1.45   Beans x 6 £3.85   £2.40
Chopped tomatoes x 4 £1.35   Chopped tomatoes x 4 £3.50   £2.15
Golden Vegetable Rice £0.65   Golden Vegetable Rice £1.69   £1.04
Plain Naans £0.95   Plain Naans £2.00   £1.05
Tomato & Basil Sauce £0.75   Tomato & Basil Sauce £1.79   £1.04
Sweet & Salt Popcorn £1.00   Sweet & Salt Popcorn £1.79   £0.79
TOTAL   £21.72       £46.39   £24.67