Special Offer Highlights February 25th
If you do your weekly shop at the weekends, you might want to factor this week’s highlights into your shopping list…
Aldi’s clearing out the competition this week with their 79c offers; Tesco’s Kerr Pinks at €2.07 and Supervalu’s Parsnip & Carrot trays at €1 aren’t coming close to the Aldi deal, which also includes three mixed peppers, asparagus and green apples, but they’re only available until tomorrow, so best hurry in! This is fantastic value for the peppers especially, so if you fancy cooking up a batch of Roasted Red Pepper Soup, this is definitely the week to do it.
If you’re stocking up on cereals, Dunnes has the best offers with €2 for Nestle versions, although Tesco is also offering 3 for 2 on some Kellogg’s brands. Dunnes also have €5 stuffed chickens (1.5kg, I’d hazard that they may be 1.3kg before being stuffed) which isn’t bad value at all for a Sunday roast.
Superquinn is coming in strong with their fish and meat offerings, including half price cod and haddock at between €10-11 euro per kilo. That’s one for the freezer personally, for Mum’s fish pie!
I’m cooking cassoulet this weekend, so I’ll be availing of one of Tesco’s €5.99/kilo ducks, but bear with me, I’m going to double-check in Aldi first to see if there’s a cheaper frozen version lurking around…will update tomorrow morning.
With all the half price, 3 for 2, BOGOF meat offers it can be tough to keep track of what actually represents good value; for example, this week I was looking at Tesco chicken, as I’m going to need a fair bit for next week’s lunchboxes. Unfortunately, the offers kind of skew the usual cost-per-kilo figure on which most of us rely – by my calculations if you’re looking to stock up on chicken breast, your best bet is two trays of Market Value Medium Sized Fillets (1214g) for €10.78, or make use of the 3 for €9 offer on the mini fillets, which amount to 1115g. Compare this to the Tesco ‘healthy living’ fillets, amounting to 515g – half of the above offer – and costing almost the same, at €8.29. Honestly, do they really think we’ll fall for the stupid marketing ploy of slapping ‘healthy living’ on the packet and getting half the value? Or do we??!