Our top tips on how to cut down on your supermarket shop by using your phone to bag the best deals

WANT to cut down on your supermarket spending? Then stop using your phone in the aisles.

A study has found that shoppers who were glued to their mobiles in stores spent an average of £10 more as they walked at a slower pace. Here’s how to use phones to save money . . .

 Use your phone to make a saving at the supermarket


Use your phone to make a saving at the supermarketCredit: Getty – Contributor

PERFECT LISTS: Use your mobile notes app to keep track of the items you actually need to buy as you think of them — and then stick to that list. It will help you avoid impulse buys.

COMPARE AND CASH IN: Check prices of the items on your list against different stores. The MySupermarket app is handy for showing you where you can get the cheapest buys. According to its website, using the app saves shoppers an average of 30 per cent — that’s around £1,560 a year.

LOYALTY SCHEMES: If your purse is stuffed full of loyalty cards you always forget to use, you might be missing out on serious savings. Loading all your cards on to the Stocard app takes away the need for physical cards and saves points on to your phone — making it easier to redeem discounts. Stocard works with hundreds of schemes, including Tesco Clubcard, Nectar, Morrisons More, Boots Advantage and Nando’s.

SOCIAL SAVERS: If you want to know the latest deals on new products, make sure you follow my Sun Savers Facebook page. I constantly update it with deals I’ve spotted while out and about. check the page while you’re pushing your trolley. If you turn notifications on, you’ll get alerts when I post the latest offers — so you can be sure you are up to date and ready to save.

  • All prices correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.

Deal of the day

 Save £7 off the cost of this bottle of gin


Save £7 off the cost of this bottle of gin

SIP, sip hooray! One litre bottles of Bombay Sapphire gin are down to £20 at Sainsbury’s, usually £27.

SAVE: £7

Cheap treat

 You can't say no to half price Magnum


You can’t say no to half price Magnum

GRAB a four-pack of Magnum Classics from Tesco for half price, down to £1.60 from £3.20.

SAVE: £1.60

My Sun Savers fiver

ANDY RAMSAY, from Gravesend, Kent, says: “I’m saving my Sun Savers fivers so that I can treat my cat to a new and bigger scratching post.”

  • Share your Savers fiver stories at and you will get 28 codes worth £5 if it is published. Please include your name and town.

Top swap

 Why spend £69 on this lamp...


Why spend £69 on this lamp…
 ...when you can grab this one for only £22


…when you can grab this one for only £22

INSTEAD of this £69 copper desk lamp from Made you can lighten your load with Dunelm’s chic lookalike at £22.

SAVE: £47

Reader’s saving tip

ROBERT COOKSEY, from Dudley, West Midlands, says: “Revive stale bread by putting it in the microwave for around eight seconds. It comes out as good as new.”

  • Share your tips at and you get 28 codes worth £5 if it is published.  Please include your name and town.

Shop & save

 Make a saving on this HayMax balm


Make a saving on this HayMax balm

SUFFERING from hay fever? Morrisons is selling HayMax Pure & HayMax kids for £5.50, down from £6.

SAVE: 50p

Hot right now

NIKE is having a large online sale, with up to 40 per cent off across a range of items. Check it out at

Get the most out of Superdays with Sun Savers!

SUN SAVERS is the best way to get a FREE fiver in cash – and so much more!

  • FANCY some free tickets to popular attractions in the UK?
  • Or exclusive access to competitions where you can win big cash prizes?
  • Join Sun Savers today! We’ll even throw in a free fiver!


Play now to win £50,000 on the Sun Raffle

Play now to win £50k in the Sun Raffle.  JOIN thousands of readers taking part in the new Sun Raffle today!

Every Sun Savers code you enter from the paper is your chance to win £50k every month! One code = one ticket.


There is no limit to how many tickets you can collect. So the more you enter, the better your chances.

To take part go to or open the Sun Savers app. Then opt in to each month’s Raffle by clicking “Yes!” when prompted and start collecting the Sun Savers codes printed daily in the paper.

Not yet a Sun Savers member? Just go to or find “Sun Savers” in the app store to get started.

Fancy a free fiver?

YOU can get FREE cash with super Sun Savers just for buying your favourite paper.

Our brilliant new rewards club will pay back our most loyal readers.


Just pick up the paper each day to collect your Sun Savers codes and we will GIVE YOU £5 when you have ­collected 28.

This isn’t a one-off and there is no limit to how much cash you can save.

For every 28 codes you enter, we will give you a fiver. So over the course of a year, that could add up to £65.

We are keeping it super-simple. You don’t have to enter codes from consecutive days, so don’t worry if you forget a day or two.


Download our easy Sun Savers app and quickly scan your code using your smartphone. Or go online and enter your code at

To get you on your way, join today and we will put a bonus £1 in your Sun Savers wallet tomorrow. And the good news doesn’t stop with free cash.

With Sun Savers, we give you the best hacks, deals and tips to save money every single day.

TO JOIN: Don’t worry, folks — joining takes just 30 seconds, in three steps.

  • All prices on page correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.
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