I work in M&S and did a weekly shop for under £30 – here’s the essentials you must put in your trolley | The Sun

MARKS and Spencer's food hall is renowned for its tasty meals and treats – but may not be the first place you think of for a cheap weekly shop.

One employee, however, has shown just how cost-effective the store can be.

The worker put their local M&S, based in Kingsgate Shopping Centre in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, to the test.

And it was a clear success, as they revealed: “M&S shop for under £30."

After filling their trolley with essential buys, they added: "Checking out. Let’s see what it comes to.

"Wow, only £28.46. Happy shopping."

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The food hall worker was able to get their hands on a variety of bargain items – with some priced at as little as 50p.

They bagged a pack of chicken breasts for £7.50, beef mince for £2 and bananas priced at 89p per kilogram.

They also picked up oranges and strawberries in a two for £4 deal, 50p carrots onions for £1.40 and potatoes for £1.65.

As well as this, the M&S worker got milk for £1.30, two packets of £1.50 cold meat, eggs for £1.60 and a 50p tin of baked beans.

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They also loaded up their trolley with a bag of penne pasta for 95p, a jar of pasta sauce for £1.70, a 65p pouch of microwave rice and Scottish oats for £1.65.

It's not the first time a shopper has proved M&S can compete with the budget supermarkets.

One woman decided to pop into her local Marks & Spencers and Lidl stores to see which one came out on top when it came to bargain deals.

Taking to TikTok, Kat who is also know as KatSaves shared the prices of essential grocery items from both retailers to advise shoppers on which store was cheapest.

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