Mum under fire for supermarket yellow sticker decision but people can't agree

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People have been quick to call her selfish and greedy (Stock Photo) (Image: AFP via Getty Images)
People have been quick to call her selfish and greedy (Stock Photo) (Image: AFP via Getty Images)

We all love a bargain, and it's no secret that if you time your supermarket shop well you can get first dibs on the reduced food on offer towards the end of the day saving you money on groceries and slashing your food shop bill, especially during the cost of living crisis - we need to save our pennies where we can.

Becoming a savvy yellow sticker shopper is hard, you have to be ready to stifle through, fend people off and be ready to dive when you see the stocked-up bargain shelf, but recently, shoppers have been slammed for overindulging and buying more than they need, just because it's on offer and not leaving enough for anyone else.

One mum has come under fire after she admitted she cleared the reduced meat shelf, whilst all of the other bargain hunter shoppers were waiting in the wrong section for the reduced meat. Being called selfish, she shared how she has stocked her freezer up for a month for less than seven pounds.

Asking on Mumsnet if she was being unreasonable, she wrote: "So last night around 6pm I went to the supermarket and specifically went for the 90% off bargains. I went to the main reduced fridge after waiting for 15 minutes for them to reduce and I got two packs of roast potatoes for 33p each, three packs of BBQ chicken legs for 46p each and pork kebabs for 44p each.

"Then normally 15 minutes later they bring down the reduced meat that day, there were about five people waiting around and I saw the butcher fill his green tub up with the meat and leave it on the counter so I walked up - everyone was just waiting by the reduced fridge and didn't see what he had done.

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"I walked up and got two steaks for 59p each, a beef joint for £1.03, a pork joint for 43p, two chickens for 38p each and four packs of burgers that were 26p each. Would you have done the same or left some for someone else? My freezer is now full for the month and that came to well under £7."

But other Mumsnetters have been quick to point out she was being unreasonable and many have gone as far as to call her selfish for it. One user wrote: "Yeah - that was pretty selfish. I would definitely have left some for five other people," with another who added "that was really greedy. You took over a dozen meat items when there were others also waiting. If it were me, I would have taken one of each type of meat and been very happy."

Although she then later adds that she 'only stocks up once a month' to which some have come to her defence. One Mumsnet user replied: "There's always plenty so I don’t feel guilty it would go to waste otherwise."

Niamh Kirk

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