🏪 How to compare supermarket prices following MySupermarket closure?
There are a few sites which I will compare for you below. You may also want to look for the table checking all supermarket comparison sites side by side for quick and easy analyse.
🔚 Why did mySupermarket shut down?
I loved using mySupermarket to compare my weekly supermarket shopping prices and to know if some supermarket deals were ‘true’. Sadly the site got closed down on 1st of March 2020 after 14 years of operating! Apparently they wanted to focus their activity on other business ideas. I reckon they had a huge audience but believe most of the visitors did not follow to the supermarket from their comparison tool hence the model was not sustainable to maintain.
💖 Why was MySupermarket so unique?
My Supermarket allowed us to search for an item of interest to see how much it costs in a chosen supermarket but also across 14 other supermarkets it has in his comparison menu.
The average basket price was easy to calculate across the most popular supermarkets and then you could easily see which place saves you the most money on your food shopping…
I loved the fact that the app allowed us to check if the supermarket deals are real as they tracked historical prices,so we were able to see if the ‘current deal’ is a deal indeed. Sort of like those graphs from CamelCamelCamel or PriceSpy 🙂
Mysupermarket was saving us up to 30% on food shopping.
🛍 Is there an alternative to mySupermarket?
Supermarket price comparison scene undoubtedly lost an amazing website with wonderful functionalities making our food shopping so much easier and cheaper…
Sadly there are no replacements with such qualities as mySupermarket had…However there are a few sites focusing on low price shopping.
🛒 Which supermarkets can you compare on supermarket comparison sites:
Most opf the high street brands: Tesco, ASDA, Sainsburys, Morrisons, Ocado, Waitrose, Iceland. Some supermarket comparison sites analyse also ALDI and LIDL (comparasaurus)
⚡Supermarket comparison tool from Latest Deals
The new supermarket comparison tool can be found on https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/supermarket-price-comparison
This free supermarket comparison tool has been created by the owners of Latest Deals and covered the gap following mySupermarket closure.
Its available on both Android and iOs and compares the prices of food at the biggest UK supermarkets such as:
It’s a supermarket comparison app rather than a supermarket comparison website. That is the first difference between them and mySupermarket.
It’s super simple to use.
- Download the app
- As Latest Deals app doesn’t include just grocery comparison but lists various deals. So when you are in the app click on the hamburger menu and look for ‘Supermarket Price Comparison. Alternatively look for those keywords when typing then into the search bar ( top right)
- Search for the product you want to check the prices of
- Compare the food shopping prices to see where the searched item is the cheapest 🙂
So as you see its good for price spot checks as sadly won’t compare the prices of full baskets of food shopping.
Sometimes when the results are not displayed it means that the supermarket site is down or there is a queue system.
I love to check it when doing my online grocery shopping and curious if certain ‘slightly more expensive’ items are discounted elsewhere so if I happen to be doing offline shopping I can swap the supermarket to get some of the offline deals that way 🙂
Comparasuarus is another supermarket price comparison app. It is available on iOS and Android but it is a bit different from the Latest Deals Supermarket Comparison tool. It does not only check the big supermarkets but also includes the German low price supermarkets: ALDI and LIDL. It’s quite a simple supermarket comparison app so if you need anything more advanced look further..
🤑 How does the Latest Deals Supermarket price comparison app differ from Comparasaurus?
- The Latest Deals app groups the same products together to help you compare the food price across different supermarkets.
- Comparasaurus shows the price of each product, Latest Deals supermarket price comparison app include the price per kg/ml so that you can find the cheapest product to buy when considering iots price per unit
- The Latest Deals app show the online stock currently available to purchase so you know if a certain supermarket is stocked in items you are after
- Comparasaurus checks the supermarkets which Latest Deals app does but also includes price analysis from LIDL and ALDI. SOmething not currently available within the other app.
🎁 What is the best supermarket comparison tool?
Hard to answer objectively as it all depends on your preferences. I like Shelf Scraper.
Shelf Scraper is an amazing basic supermarket price comparison tool. Shelf Scraper gives you the price of the sought-for item, across all main supermarkets.
On top of comparing prices, it also shows the price per unit, so you know if it’s it’s better value overall. As an analyst I love it.
📊 Is Which supermarket price comparison site?
If you are a member of Which you can use their price comparison for supermarket tool. They compare supermarket prices monthly. However, the analysis includes only 60-100 items rather than the products you want to buy.
I personally wouldn’t want to pay £9.75 per month for this service alone. But I guess if there are any valid reasons to get Witch membership this is one more nice tool to have to use in the price of the actual membership:-)
You can currently sign up for the first month for only £1 so it’s worth a look.
💵 What is the cheapest supermarket in the UK?
That changes all the time. One would say that LIDL or ALDI are probably the cheapest but I dont think its the case as they have limited amounts of produce in their shops compared to the bigger players so that comparison is not a fair one. Having said that a basket of fruit and vegetables from LIDL or ALDI may be actually cheaper than their equivalent from the bigger chains. It’s best to check our desires to buy products and then work out where to shop. I personally love Waitrose and Tesco but my partner does shop at Morrisons…Lately I can see some good deals on Amazon and I always bring cosmetics and nuts from Poland (well when baggage space allows) as usually that’s the cheapest over there when compared to the UK 🙂
🙋♀️ How can I reduce my food shop spend?
Yes and some are quite innovative too 🙂
- Sign up for loyalty cards, savings clubs, etc. My fav ones are myWaitrose, ClubCard or Nectar – as they say at Tescos ‘every little help’ 🙂
- Sign up for email lists and newsletters. These may surprise you with the deals shared rather regularly.
- Did you consider scanning your shopping? I don’t mean self-scan at the actual grocery shopping time – I mean with a ‘shop & scan’ scanner from Shop & Scan or Nielsen? Each scanned shop gives you points and once you get to a certain threshold you can exchange those for reward cards at the retailer(s) of your choice. I usually ‘earn’ £60 per year that way:-)
- Supermarkets swapping from time to time may give you an idea of how the same item is priced elsewhere.
- Go to ‘World Food’ sections as often some produce is much cheaper there than in the regular place for a given product. For example I get polish kefir as its as good as the British one yet much cheaper when you compare unit prices 🙂
- Use apps as ‘Too Good to Go’ or OLIO.
- Do not forget about SAVERS & Pound Shops:-)–> that is admittedly more suited to cosmetics shopping though.
- Finally use Facebook to find groups related to saving money on food and groceries:
How do you compare prices at the supermarket? What works for you?