As I am beginning to really notice the inflationary prices, I thought it would be wise to take a look at what I was buying in the supermarket and compare prices. I started off by looking at breakfast cereals. I have calculated the price per 100g of product to make a fair comparison and I have compared the top brand with the shop own brand where I can. All prices are taken from the Tesco website.
Kelloggs Corn Flakes - £0.34
Tesco Value Corn Flakes - £0.13
Weetabix - £0.32
Tesco Weetabix - £0.27
Bitesize Shredded Wheat - £0.22
Sugar Free Alpen Museli - £0.25
Tesco Museli Sugar Free - £0.14
Ready Brek - £0.24
Tesco Hot Oat Cereal - £0.19
Quaker Oats - £0.14
Tesco Oats - £0.06
I knew that oats were cheaper but I didn't realise that the difference would be so massive. I normally eat Weetabix or shredded wheat. Assuming I eat the same weight of oats as I would these cereals - I could save £0.20 a day. It doesn't sound much but that could add up to £73 a year and if I can get the whole family to swap over that saving could triple to £219.