My #MorrisonsMum Bank Holiday/House Moving Bonanza!

Posted on May 10 2014 - 7:06pm by Charlie

I’ve not posted about it on here yet, as I didn’t want to jinx anything; but me and Matt are buying our first house at the end of the month! It’s taken a while to go through, but we’re getting there and now we are working our way through a huge list of things we need to buy for the big move.

I was invited to take part in the #MorrisonsMum campaign, in which us super mum (and dad) bloggers were asked to visit our nearest Morrisons over the bank holiday weekend and blog about our experiences.

I have to admit, we don’t go to Morrison’s that often due to it’s location – we are 2 mins away from an Asda and Sainsbury’s, however I feel like we stumbled on a hidden gem when we visited the Stockton Heath (in Warrington) branch last weekend.

With moving house we need a shed load of stuff such as cleaning products, tinned food, shower gel, shampoo etc, along with stuff like plates, bowls, scrubbing brushes – you name it, we need it! With this in mind, we headed to Morrisons in the afternoon on bank holiday Monday, and found it surprisingly quiet.

I can never trust Matt not to throw things we don’t need in the trolley, as the pics below show:


The trolley mid way round the store


Supplies so far

Initially he went straight for the tins and food things that don’t need to go in the fridge; however putting my practical thinking hat on, we went for things such as

  • cling film
  • tin foil
  • shower gel
  • hand wash
  • tooth paste
  • shampoo & conditioner
  • kitchen & loo rolls
  • dustpan and brush

We also got things such as face cloths, bleach, and tea towels. I’m 100% certain we forgot things that we are going to really need, however it seemed like we had loads at the time, and we struggled to fit it in the car:

The boot wouldn't shut at first until we rearranged the shopping!

The boot wouldn’t shut at first until we rearranged the shopping!

In total we spent £82.39, however had a discount coupon for £5 off, so paid £77.29 for a trolley full of shopping:

The seemingly never ending receipt!

The seemingly never ending receipt!

I was pleasantly surprised with our trip round the shop – it wasn’t overly busy, the staff were great helping us find things as we don’t know our way around this particular store, and the lovely young chap at the till helped us pack our bags whilst we loaded the trolley. Hat tip to Peter @ Morrison’s for being a polite, cheerful and helpful guy 🙂

I’m converted!

As we had a stress free shop, we did our weekly food shop later in the week at the Widnes store to see if this was just as good, and I’m happy to say it was!

I asked Matt to take a picture of the shopping before unpacking it all, but guess what – typical idiot man forgot and gave me a photo of the receipt (a poor one at that too!)


The receipt from our second trip to Morrisons


Two stress free shopping trips in 3 days – I think it’s fair to say we have a new favourite supermarket!

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