Morrisons Dad goes Bank Holiday Shopping

I was very pleased when I saw the letter from Britmums telling me that I had been selected to take part in the Morrisons campaign. It contained £80 of Morrisons vouchers to spend on shopping over the May Bank Holiday.

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Morrisons have launched a new cheaper Morrisons this month.

From 1st May, they have cut the prices on over a thousand of your favourite products. Not temporary reductions or supermarket smoke and mirrors, these are new every day low prices on the things you buy every week. So you’ll notice the difference with every shop. And although they are cutting prices, they are not cutting corners. You can check their pricing at www.morrisons.com/pricecuts. You’ll still get award-winning meat and fish, still get trained butchers and bakers, still get the best of fresh on Market Street and still get friendly Morrisons service. Look out for the yellow markers when you shop in store and online at morrisons.com.
If it says I’m cheaper you know it’s staying cheaper.

As I was working night shifts over the Bank Holiday, my other half was nominated to do the shopping and be a #MorrisonsDad. I gave him the basic weekly shopping list, plus his choice over what to get for a nice Bank Holiday meal.  We don’t usually shop at Morrisons, as our nearest branch is about 12 miles away with other supermarkets being closer.

#MorrisonsDad chose to do the shopping on Monday. He had both the boys with him and this is what he wrote about his Morrisons experience.

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Following a trip to Frankie and Benny’s for breakfast, we went to Morrisons to buy a Bank Holiday tea and to top up on the basics. We went to the fruit and vegetable section to top up here and to buy some nice vegetables for the Bank Holiday tea. (broccoli and courgettes). We then went to the meat counter to buy some precooked breast of chicken that will form the basis of the meal. We then went to the bakery area and bought some nice bread, rolls and doughnuts and then olives from the deli. The rolls and olives will form part of the starter for tea. Having bought the rest of our goods including a pudding we headed for the exit.

Our meal will be:
Olives and bread rolls to start.
Chicken in a cheese sauce with rice with broccoli, courgettes and tomatoes.
Red fruit strudel with ice cream or cream.
Coke, smoothies or milk drinks to accompany.

Food was of good value and quality.
Parking was good and the staff were helpful.

I had briefed #MorrisonsDad to look out for the yellow I’m Cheaper stickers and that photos would be required of the shopping trip. Son1 indicated prior to the trip that he was keen to do the photography, but when they got to the supermarket, #MorrisonsDad ended up having to do this as well as the shopping. #MorrisonsDad also cooked our Bank Holiday meal, opting for convenience with his choice of products, like fresh ready-made cheese sauce. What a star!

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#MorrisonsDad said the total spend came to £102, but that the boys had persuaded him to buy £25 of toys, so he was pretty much bang on the £80 budget. Looking through his receipt, I would say it was mostly of similar value to our usual supermarket, although he had certainly found a bargain priced rice. It was Morrisons savoury rice at 47p per packet compared to my usual Uncle Bens, which is more than three times that price.

Cost of our meal
Olives 50p
Bread rolls 25p
Tomatoes 20p
Yorkshire Puddings 75p
Chicken £4.00
Rice 94p
Courgettes 33p
Broccoli 99p
Cheese Sauce £2.00
Fruit Strudel 75p
Ice Cream 50p
Total £11.21 which is £2.80 per serving

He also said that the store was not very busy which made the trip more enjoyable, a bonus to offset the boys making the trip more difficult. We both agree that shopping is much less stressful without the kids around.

Disclosure.  I received £80 of Morrisons vouchers for free.  All opinions are my own.

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