1. London has a huge range of markets including Camden, Spitalfields, Brick Lane and Petticoat Lane. Pick up fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and meat, often cheaper than in the supermarkets. It's also a nice day out!
  2. Buy second hand from sites like eBay or Amazon (check the version number carefully) or have a look in Imperial's vast library collection.
  3. Save money on haircuts by booking trainees and you can spend that cash on something else instead!
  4. Try supermarkets own brand labels – they may taste just as good and be much cheaper than branded products
  5. Take advantage of special offers, e.g. buy one get one free, 3 for 2 etc, on items you would usually buy
  6. Make a list and stick to it. This will help you avoid buying items on impulse
  7. Look out for discount shelves or items in the reduced section
  8. A weekly shop is much more economical than lots of little trips to the shops
  9. Don’t shop when you’re hungry
  10. Plan a weekly menu and cook with friends/housemates, sharing the costs
  11. Make your own sandwiches for lunch
  12. Some supermarket chains deliver, and while there will be a charge for this it may be no more than a bus or taxi fare, Split it with your housemates and its even less
  13. Register for Loyalty Points.  This gives you money off coupons and cash vouchers to shop in-store
  14. Look out for newspaper and magazine coupons
  15. Sign up for email alerts from consumer discount sites
  16. London favours the supermarket savvy. Most places have loads of delicious ready-to-eat/cook meals at bargain prices

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