Mom buys five freezers of reduced meat to feed her family for the rest of the year

Police officer Lindzi Bebbington-Colbourne has five freezers and says his first purchases will last for his family until next Christmas – saving them at least £ 1,000

Lindzi Bebbington-Colbourne saved more than £ 1,000 when she bought food that is near its expiration date - but the mother-of-three has five freezers and the bargains will last for her family until next Christmas.
Linzi [pictured] enjoys batch cooking and planning meals to help with busy family life

A super frugal mom shared her sticker buying tips online after buying so much reduced meat in bulk that she has enough to feed her family of four for the rest of the year.

Lindzi Bebbington-Colbourne saved more than £ 1,000 when she bought food that is near its expiration date – but the mother-of-three has five freezers and the bargains will last for her family until next Christmas.

The Lincolnshire Policewoman has been buying food at discount prices for years and sharing her tips for helping other families on a budget.

The 47-year-old openly explains that she was brought up in a poor household, so she knows the value of a good deal and the importance of not letting food go to waste.







Lindzi went shopping twice between Christmas and New Years and got a stash of festive meats and treats
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Lindzi said, “I know what it was like to be hungry as a kid and I thank my childhood for my bargain hunting ethic.

“I buy good quality food at reduced prices and freezing my groceries allows me to get a good deal now and save money in the long run.

“Saving money is a huge buzz for me and I also love seeing other people doing good business.

“The cost of living has skyrocketed, so I like to encourage people to save where they can – and you can save money on your food purchases. “

Lindzi went shopping twice between Christmas and New Years and got a stash of festive meats and treats.







On Boxing Day, she spent £ 200 and bought food originally costing over £ 750, including individual turkeys to feed 16 people.
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On Boxing Day, she spent £ 200 and bought food originally costing over £ 750, including individual turkeys to feed 16 people.

She said, “My annual Boxing Day tradition is to buy discounted food in bulk.

“It was 50% off all refrigerated items which should have been £ 323 and I paid £ 159.

“Then I bought four huge turkeys which were originally between £ 85 and £ 100 each.

‘Whole turkeys were £ 7.50 and crowns were half the original price and then 50% again.







Mom has five freezers and 10 slow cookers, which she puts to good use
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She says she grew up in a low income household and knows how hard it is to make ends meet

“The turkey should have cost £ 441.95, but I got four turkeys and two crowns for £ 50.”

Lindzi also bought chicken breasts, sausage, pies, cheese and meat-filled pastries and said you can freeze almost anything.

She said: “You can also buy fresh food at a reduced price.

“You can freeze fresh vegetables, milk, cheese and bread.

“If so, it’s a sell-by date, just put it in the freezer and I promise everything is as good as fresh.” “

Lindzi also bagged free fruit and veg and another wholesale store on New Years Eve saw her shopping for £ 250 of discounted items for just £ 89.

The busy mom has three teenagers, Poppi 12, Tobias, 14 and Elise 20 and due to her demanding job Linzi enjoys batch cooking and meal planning to help with her hectic family life.

She said, “I plan meals every week because of work.

“We love casseroles, curries and pies, we just throw in them.

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Lindzi also bought chicken breasts, sausage, pies, cheese, and meat-filled pastries and said you can freeze almost anything.
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“Nothing is lost and it really has come a long way. I won’t need to buy meat until the end of the year.

Lindzi has five freezers and 10 slow cookers, which she puts to good use.

She said: “I need to be organized, I have a chest freezer for cuts of meat, a large front freezer for fish and separate drawers for sausages, chicken etc.”

His cheap wholesale purchases mean his weekly shopping bill is drastically reduced as well.

She said: ‘I spend around £ 50 a week feeding the four of us and my freezers are packed.

“I do small shops once a week for basic products like milk. I can’t resist shopping for sticker deals.

“I use all the major supermarkets, they cut down on all items usually three times a day, but the best discounts are at night.

“I also give a lot to my family, friends, food banks and local families.

“I’ll help anyone. No one should be hungry.

“People were ashamed of getting a good deal, but now it’s something they can be proud of and I take pride in providing good quality food for a fraction of the cost for my family.”

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