Celebrate Chinese New Year and save cash with these savvy supermarket deals

TODAY is Chinese New Year and what better way to celebrate it at home than with a takeaway.

We spend an average of £451 a year on takeouts and Chinese cuisine is our top pick.

But if money is tight, here is how you can enjoy Asian-inspired food for less.

FAKE IT UNTIL YOU MAKE IT: If the budget does not stretch to a takeaway, Sainsbury’s Chinese selection bag for two is currently £7, down from £8.

At Tesco you can get a tasty meal for two for £5, reduced from £7.50 when you use your clubcard.

It contains two mains, egg fried rice, vegetable spring rolls and prawn crackers.

SAVE: £2.50 at Tesco

ALL THE SIDES: Reduce the cost of your takeaway by ordering the main dish only and shopping for the sides.

A bag of prawn crackers (80g) at Sainsbury’s is £1.20 but at Morrisons they are just 85p.

Plus, microwavable egg fried rice is just 35p at Aldi, whereas Uncle Ben’s version is 99p at Tesco.

SAVE: 64p at Aldi

START FROM SCRATCH: If you fancy cooking, I recommend the Goldfish Original Chinese Curry Sauce Concentrate, £2.50, down from £2.75 at Morrisons.

Simply add 100g of concentrate to 300ml hot water to make two servings.

Dissolve thoroughly, bring to the boil, stir and simmer.

Then add in any cooked meats or vegetables. Add rice.

SAVE: 25p

FUSION FARE: Iceland has combined two of our favourite takeouts.

Say hello to the Hoisin Duck woodfired pizza.

It is smothered in hoisin sauce and loaded with cooked shredded duck, mozzarella and leek for the ultimate Chinese-Italian fusion treat.

Get yours for £1.75.

Cheaper than paying £3 for the Good & Balanced Shredded Hoisin Duck & Noodles pizza at Asda.

SAVE: £1.25

  • All prices on page correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.

Deal of the day

NESPRESSO’S Valentine’s deal includes the VertuoPlus machine for £99, down from £179, free chocolates and two coffee glasses.

SAVE: £80

Cheap treat

KRISPY Kreme is launching Nutella-filled doughnuts

There is the Nutty Chocolatta Heart and the Nutty Filled Berry Ring.

Buy singly or as part of the Nutella Dozen for £13.95 from Monday.

Check this out

THE Fabulous Beauty Box is back. Get your hands on loads of top products from brands including Mark Hill, Batiste, e.l.f cosmetics and Kiehl’s.

The products are worth £128 in total but you can get them for just £32.

Head to latestinbeauty.com to get yours.

Top swap

I LOVE Domino’s cookies for £4.49 – but for a treat on the cheap, Aldi’s new Carlos Takeaway Chewy and Gooey Cookies are an absolute delight at £1.49.

SAVE: £3

Giselle’s little helper

THE Sun on Sunday and BookTrust have teamed up to ask for old children’s books to recycle.

There will then be a free distribution of new books via schools, children’s centres, food banks, refuges and family support teams

For more info, see booktrust.org.uk.

Shop and save

A NEW breakfast cereal arrives in stores today – Kellogg’s strawberry and white chocolate flavour Coco Pops (RRP £2.99).

The kids will love it.

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