Three items to always buy at Co-op and two things to avoid

DISCOUNT hunters will know there are plenty of deals to be found at Co-op – but you’ll need to know exactly what to look for.

Supermarkets are known for a wide range of products on offer.

You can pocket some bargains at Co-op if you know where to look


You can pocket some bargains at Co-op if you know where to lookCredit: Reuters

From frozen foods to chocolate treats and cupboard essentials, there’s aisle after aisle to explore.

You can find your nearest Co-op by checking the store’s website and entering your zip code.

The supermarket recently announced that shoppers will get cheaper prices if they are members of a loyalty program.

Co-op membership allows shoppers earn 2p for every £1 spent on branded products.

The coins earned back are stored in the member’s digital wallet, the digital balance is reconciled with your spending.

You will be charged a one-time fee of £1 to join the program.

Below we’ve rounded up three things to keep in mind at the discount store and some to avoid.

Please note that the prices mentioned below may not be the same as those at your local store.

And remember, it’s only a bargain if you’re after the product.

Things to buy at Co-op

Frozen food

Like many supermarkets, Co.op has its own unique offers and promotions that are loved by customers.

Supermarkets regularly have promotions on frozen foods, with past offers including “fake” meal deals and pizza parties.

Shoppers can now have their favorites in the freezer for £5 – and it’s perfect for tea time.

The deal includes all of the following for a five-player with a Co-op membership or £6 without:

  • Birds Eye Mixed Vegetables (340g) – £1
  • Red Berry Solero (x3) – £2.40
  • Birds Eye mini potato waffle (456g) – £2.45
  • Birds Eye Chicken Sandwich (x4) – £2.95
  • Magnum Classic (x3) – £3.50

The deals save you £12 on the purchase price of each item, if you have a membership card.

So it’s always worth perusing the freezer aisle to see if you can grab yourself a teatime bargain.

chocolate clearance

Retailers often cut prices to let stores clear inventory, and Co-op is no exception.

Savvy shoppers often use social media to share the items they’ve picked up at knock-down prices.

A bargain hunter shared a photo of a box of Lindor salted caramel chocolates, which have been reduced from £6 to just £1.13.

And this isn’t the first time shoppers have been lucky with chocolate prices at the Co-op.

Another shopper won a Celebration box for just 88 cents.

Both of these deals were spotted around Easter when the retailer was selling off unsold sweets.

So you should keep an eye on these deals on important holidays like Easter and Christmas.

kids meal

Savvy moms took to Facebook to share their bargain purchases after snagging discounted baby meals from Co-op.

A trip includes Annabel Karmel meals from just 47 cents and loads of Ella’s Kitchen chicken nuggets and fish cakes for 75 cents each.

Items to avoid

Shoppers were furious after Co-op raised the price of meal contracts last year.

The deal, which usually includes a baguette or baguette, snacks and drinks costs £3.50 for members and £4 for regular shoppers.

For shoppers without a Co-op membership, it’s the most expensive supermarket meal deal.

So if you want lunch on the go, you might think about shopping around before heading to Co-op.

Stocking the essentials in the lockers at the Co-op can also be quite expensive.

Shoppers have previously used social media to criticize the supermarket for the prices of items such as laundry detergent.

Posting on the Scrimping on a Budget Facebook page, one shopper shared a photo of a platinum Fairy gel (38 washes) selling for £10.

Shoppers said they tried Aldi’s own brand laundry detergent, which they described as “great”.

A bottle of Aldi’s Almat Bio Detergent costs just £2.79 – and you get two extra washes.

Of course, whether or not you want to spend on something will depend on your personal taste, so you should always check before deciding not to buy.

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Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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