One company that has saved me lots of money over the last couple of years is Approved Foods, it's one email that I really don't mind popping into my Inbox.
They sell foods that are nearing or just past their Best Before dates, foods that companies have simply changed the wrapping, logo or recipe of and they want to jettison all old stock to make way for the new and just lots of other foods that they have managed to buy in bulk at knockdown prices. They sell Christmas chocolate at Easter, remember HERE when we were chomping our through delicious chocolate santas in April, they had cost us something ridiculous like 10 or 20p each and contained the same amount of chocolate as a medium sized block of Cadb*rys!!
You can buy good basic foodstuffs too, there are so many of us in the Frugal Blogosphere that have cupboards and cupboards full of such as Cous Cous bought at ridiculously low prices....and it's dried .... it does not go off if you keep it dry!! This covers so many of the items they sell and that's what savvy Bloggers are snapping up.
Click the link on my sidebar to take you straight to the site I will be leaving it up all this year, as any referrals I make to Approved Foods will result in my getting an amount off my subsequent orders, and once you have ordered you too can benefit from this scheme and do the same on your Blog, or on Facebook or Twitter, which ever you use (if you use all three you could be quids in).
Usually there is even free delivery for your first order as long as it is over £30, and that's not a lot of money for filling up your store cupboard with things that can be used over the next few months.
Two of my favourite purchases off them (and co-incidentally Lovely Hubby's absolute favourites too) are the dried Soup Mix which at just 25p a bag makes us lots of tasty and nutritious soup at an average cost of less 10p a bowl (that is including the price of the fresh veggies and stock powder added to the mix), and the large catering sized bags of Scone Mix, a brilliant time saving and tasty treat, that Lovely Hubby adores, and when the date is seriously past (like by a year or so) I simply add a bit of baking powder to the mix to guarantee a good rise and I make up the whole bag and freeze the scones ready for baking a few at a time when the oven is on for something else. See THIS POST for some wonderfully scone pictures and more information.
Today's big bargain is 500g boxes of Cornflakes for just 30p (yes you read that right 30p). I guess they won't last long at that price though :-) We don't eat cornflakes so I won't be dashing over to make an order just yet.
I also have a little pot of Paypal money (currently at about £50) in case I want to make an Approved Foods order later in the year, once I have room in my cupboards, as it is so simple to pay for your order this way. This will supplement my £2 Coin Challenge money. At the end of the year I will add up our total expenditure on food for the year so I can see how well (or badly) we have done..
So why not pop over there and see what foodie bargains you might be able to get, things change on a daily, and sometimes hourly, basis. Click on the link on my sidebar to get there fast.