Posts Tagged ‘Supermarkets’

Bradford Student Shopping Guide – where we went!

Friday, September 16th, 2011

We followed Jay around some really great places to grab great grub in the Bradford area, so why not visit them for yourself and pick up some great bargains? No need to worry about starving or living on beans on toast for the rest of the year…

Here’s our list:

The Best Ingredients in Portsmouth!

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Here’s a breakdown of all the places we visited in Portsmouth. Hopefully this will help you get out there and find some cool stuff!


Crasswell Street,
City Centre

Bus No.: 3 & 15

Opening Times: Mon-Fri 24hrs. Sat 10pm Close. Sun 10-4.


Goldsmith Avenue
Bus No.: 3

Opening Times: Mon-Fri 8:00 to 21:00


The Bridge Shopping Centre
Fratton Road

Bus No. 3

Mon-Fri 08:30 – 10pm


W A White & Son
288 Arundel Street

Bus No. 21

Mon-Fri 08:30 – 5pm

Mr. Butch

39 Charlotte Street

Bus No.: 6 & 16

Opening Times: Tues – Sat 08:30 – 5pm


Billingsgate Fish Market

Trafalgar Way

Bus No.: 18

Opening Times: Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm


Akrams Oriental Supermarket

65 Palmerston Road

Bus No.: 23, 6, 40, 3

Opening Times: 9am – 5pm Mon-Fri

Sun Hung Chang

267 Commercial Road

Bus No.: 3, 15

Opening Times: 9am – 4:30 Tues – Sat

Top Tips for saving the pennies!

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Whether you’ve just got your loan through and have money to burn, or you’re at the end of term and are struggling to pay for a pint, the one thing you’ll have to spend money on throughout your whole time at uni is…food. So it makes sense to work out how to get the most for your money and how to waste as little of it as possible!

Here’s a few hints and tips to help you save those pennies:

• Try planning your weeks’ meals
You don’t have to do this every week, but it definitely helps you save! Work out what you’ll be eating throughout the week and the ingredients you’ll need, then draw up a shopping list. When you go shopping – stick to it! This should mean you won’t spend money on stuff you don’t need, saving your cash for that all important pint at the union.

• Look out for special offers
Keep your eye out in the supermarket for any special offers such as Buy One Get One Frees or Half Price offers. These are great ways to save money.

• Try shopping at the market
Although you may think it’s the place where your gran goes to buy her pound of mince, the market is a great place to shop when you’re a student. Unlike the supermarket, you can buy things in much smaller quantities, meaning it’s loads cheaper. Market traders will also knock off a couple of quid or give you a student discount; something most supermarkets won’t do! One last thing-people at the market will be able to tell you how to cook what you’ve bought. So if you’re not quite sure how to cook that piece of cod you’ve just bought, ask and they’ll be able to help you!

• Remember to freeze!
If you buy more meat or fish than you need, then remember you can always freeze it and have it for another night. Whatever you buy, split it up once you’ve bought it and separate it out into freezer bags. Label it up then pop it in the freezer and defrost it the day before you want to use it.

• Buy supermarket-own brand
Supermarket own-brand products taste pretty much the same and are usually cheaper than any big name products. When you’re cooking at uni, you won’t be able to taste much difference between the two, but you’ll save a lot of cash.