A MAJOR supermarket has revealed the best time to pick up your pre-Christmas food shopping and avoid unwanted festive stress.
But now Lidl has revealed the best times to shop in its stores to avoid the rush.
The retailer says the best times to head to its supermarkets are between 8am and 10am and from 6pm onwards.
The discounter based the timings on data compiled across the Christmas period in 2021.
The busiest time to shop at its stores was between 12pm and 2pm.
Of course, you should bear in mind that while this applies to Lidl it might not at other supermarkets.
Lidl customers looking to head out to their nearest store to pick up their Christmas shopping can get help via the Lidl Plus app.
The app shows you how busy stores are in real-time.
If you don’t know where your nearest Lidl shop is you can use the store locator on its website.
Plus, shoppers using the Lidl Plus app can get access to weekly rewards and discounts for their next shop.
You just have to scan your digital card at the till.
You can download the app onto Apple iPhones and Android phones.
It comes as Lidl slashed the price of a number of veggies to 19p yesterday (December 15).
How can I save on my supermarket shop this Christmas?
If you’re looking for ways to scrimp and save this festive period, there’s a few things you can do.
Some supermarkets run schemes where they sell misshapen fruit and veg at a discounted price.
Lidl runs its Waste Not scheme, offering customers 5kg of fruit and veg for just £1.50.
Try looking out for red or yellow stickers on products too – supermarket workers put these on items to show they’ve been reduced in price.
Bear in mind though, if the food is fresh you’ll have to eat it fast, or freeze it to have another time.
Many customers take part in the “downshift” challenge, which involves opting for supermarket’s own brand goods.
So that means choosing “own” or “value” type products instead of “finest” or luxury lines.
That means if you spend £1,000 on your food over the year, you’d be saving a whopping £300 just by making the simple switch.
In other news, Home Bargains shoppers have been rushing out to buy a festive essential that’s perfect for your Christmas table.
Plus, a major supermarket is selling 1litre bottles of Baileys for £9.99.
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