A savvy shopper has shared her handy tip for buying the exact amount of grapes you want at the supermarket.
Sydney’s Adrian Widjonarko said he never “felt the pressure” to buy an entire bag of grapes, but rather grab as many small bunches as needed in a viral video.
The foodie influencer, who goes through Places in Sydney online, revealed that you can pack a small bunch of grapes separately from the larger packs, which are charged by the kilo, rather than buying the whole thing.
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Sydney foodie Adrian Widjonarko has won over his thousands of social media followers after revealing why you don’t need to buy the whole pack of grapes from the supermarket
The foodie influencer revealed that you can pack a small bunch of grapes separately from the larger packs, which are charged per kilo, rather than buying the whole thing.
Some red and green grapes in the supermarket are usually sold in bags containing around 800 grams of fruit and are priced by weight.
‘Did you know? You are allowed to buy the amount you need instead of the entire allocated bag,’ the foodie influencer captioned a viral video.
“I had to make sure and ask the staff if I could do it and they told me 100%!”
In just a few hours, Adrian’s clip has racked up over 135,000 views with plenty of comments swooning over the saving tip.
Some red and green grapes in the supermarket are usually sold in bags containing around 800 grams of fruit and priced by weight.
‘WHAT. How many poor grapes have I wasted because I live alone,’ one viewer wrote.
“I hate the huge size of the bagged grapes. I can never eat so much,” said a second.
‘What?!?!? I thought you absolutely had to take the whole bag! This is good news as I also like to have a mix of green and red,” a third commented.
‘What about people scanning the bag afterwards to buy it?’ one concerned customer asked to which another replied, “Unless it’s in a clear container, these bags are all weighed at checkout.”
More shoppers have offered their top tips on how to save money at the supermarket as the price of groceries skyrockets.
A mum has sparked a conversation online after looking for tips to save money on groceries. Many have suggested cutting a whole roast chicken into pieces to serve in meals, using the bones for soup and buying in bulk (stock image)
Mum-of-two Chelsea sparked conversation in the Aldi Mums Facebook group explaining her family’s situation and their goal of saving money for their first home.
“We have two young children aged two years and five months. We are currently trying to save for a security deposit during the rental and as most of you know it is very difficult,” she wrote.
“The only thing we can really cut is the grocery store. The meat is probably the most important thing. Can everyone give me their best advice? I guess the rice and spaghetti dishes are the cheapest.
How to save money on groceries
Buy a whole roast chicken instead of pre-cut raw chicken
Use the carcass of a roast chicken for soups and broth
Add legumes and beans to chop dishes
Opt for vegetarian dishes every week
Buy the best deals in different supermarkets
Shop discounts at 8 p.m. or before store closes
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Among the 120 comments, many said they always shop at multiple supermarkets to get the best deals and head to Aldi or Costco first.
Others suggested cutting a whole roast chicken into pieces to make meals, using the bones for soup, and buying in bulk.
One mum wrote: ‘We are a family of seven and buy two or three Aldi chickens, cut them up and it comes to about 70 cents a piece.
‘Then use your carcass with leftover vegetables to make chicken broth, so you don’t have to buy broth. You can freeze it or keep it in the fridge for a while.
Others said they used red lentils and legumes to advance chopped dishes, or opted for vegetarian meals a few nights a week all together.
Another woman who says her family was in a similar position previously wrote, “My biggest tip is to make sure a dinner for the family never exceeds $10 in total. The $6.99 for 2kg of drumsticks is the best value chicken and can be extremely versatile.
“You can easily turn a bag into three to four nights worth of meals. You can boil them to remove the meat and add them to any meal as a stir-fry or they can be used in a pan or cooked in the oven or on the BBQ!
“Plus, bulk sausages for $10.99 can be used as is or you can use their meat in ground meat recipes.”
Simple vegetable swaps to save money
❌Instead of broccoli for $12 per kilo
✅Buy cauliflower at $4-$5 each
❌Instead of fresh tomatoes for $10 to $14 per kilo
✅Buy canned tomatoes for $1-2 a can
❌Instead of lettuce for $6 to $12 per head
✅Buy kale for $4-5 a bunch or $1-2 frozen
❌Instead of zucchini for $10 to $12 per kilo
✅Buy carrots for $1-2 per kilo
❌Instead of red pepper for $10 to $12 per kilo
✅Buy canned beets for $3 per kilo
Source: Susie Burrell
Buying discount items in bulk and using freezer space were also recommended, although these are well-known money-saving tricks.
Others said they had specially purchased a second miniature freezer just to store meat and leftovers.
With meat, another woman said it is often cheaper to go to a wholesale butcher, buy in bulk, cut the meat into portions and freeze it.
“Cook larger meals and freeze half curry sausages, chicken soups, tasty minced meat, try using chicken or pork minced meat, its cheaper just depends on your taste”, another person suggested.