THE BIG EXPERIMENT:When’s Best to Stock Up? FINAL DAY 16:30

Piled high to the rafters - those pizzas had disappeared by the time I came back for my final check!

After a week of going to my same Tesco Express on City Road at different times of the day to check the reduced aisle, I’m sad to say the experiment has come to an end. But in more positive news, I’ve now got loads of food and indeed data to digest so I can give some great tips on how best to raid your local reduced aisle.

I’m going to spend the next week looking at the results to see any patterns but for now, have a look at what I found today at 16:30, following that coveted second reduction (for more info on this, see yesterday’s post):

Total items found: 14
Breakdown: 3 Fresh Vegetables/Fruit, 4 Meat/Fish, 0 Side Dishes, 1 Ready Meal, 6 Baked Goods, 0 Sandwiches, 0 Dairy/Yoghurt, 0 Inedible, 0 Drinks

All found in the aisle, as the staff were doing a great job of making sure it was all in one place:

  • Breaded Cod Fillets – £3 to £1.25 Saving of £1.75
  • Chicken and Gravy Pie – £2.98 to £1.19 Saving of £1.79
  • Cheese & Tomato Pizza – 48p to 19p Saving of 29p
  • BBQ Chicken Pizza – £2.35 ro 95p Saving of £1.40
  • Chicken & Stuffing Slices – £2.65 to £1.09 Saving of £1.56
  • Whole Roast Chicken – £5.25 to £2.09 Saving of £3.16
  • French Fancies – £1.87 to 49p Saving of £1.38
  • Lemon Bakewells – £1.77 to 45p Saving of £1.32
  • Pear – 44p to 19p Saving of 25p
  • Cauliflower – £1.27 to 55p Saving of 72p
  • Chicken and Broccoli Pie – £2 to 85p Saving of £1.15
  • Savoy Cabbage – 76p to 35p Saving of 41p
  • Finest Pappardalle – £4 to £1.65 Saving of £2.35
  • Chicken Fillets – £3 to £1.25 Saving of £1.75


Total potential saving: £19.28.

I couldnt resist this last time and boy did I get some bargains there!


Having come to the end, it’s most definitely time to get eating. I’ll be back very soon with a more detailed overview of my results.

Let me know if you can add to any of the results and analysis you’ve seen this week by posting a comment below and I’ll make sure to get back to you.

The BIG EXPERIMENT, signing off, for now…


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