I’m rich but I still love to save at the supermarket and these are the clever tricks that bag me bargains each time

A YOUNG woman with a net worth of £240k has revealed her savvy supermarket tips which help her bag bargains with every single shop.

Queenie Tan, 25, a former marketing manager from Sydney, Australia, has been actively saving and investing since she was 19 and now shares money tips and advice on her YouTube channel and TikTok.

Queenie Tan, from Sydney, has a net worth of £240k but still loves to save when she can

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Queenie Tan, from Sydney, has a net worth of £240k but still loves to save when she canCredit: investwithqueenie/Instagram
She shared some of her supermarket tips which help save her money with every shop

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She shared some of her supermarket tips which help save her money with every shopCredit: @investwithqueenie/Tiktok

In a recent clip on TikTok, the financial guru revealed how to get a staple pantry item for a fraction of the price – and it all comes down to which aisle you shop in.

She explained how curry powders and spices are always loads cheaper if you pick them up from the international food aisle, compared to big-name versions found elsewhere.

In the video, she compared a 250g bag of curry powder she found in the Indian section at her local supermarket Woolworths which cost $2.40 (£1.31).



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But a 100g version found elsewhere cost a whopping $3.50 (£1.91).

Queenie said in her video: “Spices can be different prices in the supermarket, depending on which aisle you shop in.

“For example, this curry powder in the Indian section is 3.5 times cheaper than in the spices aisle. Even without the special, it would be three times cheaper.”

It’s not just curry powder but a wide range of herbs and spices found at a number of major supermarkets.

It works in the UK too with TikTok star Dominic Bargains using Sainsbury’s as an example.

He said: “Coconut milk by Sainsbury’s in the regular aisle is £1.50.

“But then get yourself down the international aisle and the [branded] stuff is only £1. Always check the international aisle!!”

Queenie’s video has since been viewed more than 110,000 times, with many agreeing they have saved so much money just by shopping in the international aisles or at an Asian grocery store.

“The spices tend to taste a lot better than those from the ‘normal’ spices aisle,” one wrote.

“Same goes for nuts and dried fruits. Always go to the baking aisle rather than the snack aisle or produce area,” another wrote.

Queenie has some other supermarket hacks up her sleeve too and continues to do whatever she can to save a few pennies.

In fact, she previously revealed how she saves over £550 on groceries and bills a year.

Buy in bulk

Queenie says to buy in bulk when you spot things on sale, which she often does for things like long-life milk.

This might mean paying more in any one shop but the amount you save in the long run is worth it and even small amounts add up.

Use loyalty cards

The marketing manager won’t shop without using loyalty cards at the supermarket.

While it varies depending on where you shop, most supermarkets in the UK also have loyalty programs.

She said she gets $10 off her shopping every two months which is equivalent to about £5.50.

While it might not seem like much, that’s roughly £34 a year

Shop cheaper supermarkets

Queenie doesn’t stay loyal to any one supermarket and will instead find which stores have the best buys.

This allows her to save a fortune.

In Australia, she said Aldi isn’t good for the “niche food items”, but there are some things she buys from the discount supermarket repeatedly, particularly wine.

Of course, this differs in the UK but it’s an important tip to note, and Aldi is often a good choice for other bargain buys

The 25-year-old also stocks up on frozen vegetables whenever she’s in Aldi, and it “doesn’t particularly matter if you buy a big brand or a home brand item.”

Use a shopping list

Finally, the 25-year-old said sticking to a shopping list is a sure way to save money on your shop.

“This means you cut down on food waste as you only buy what you need and use,” she explained. 

Meanwhile, Queenie previously revealed her money-saving recipes & how she eats for just £34 for two weeks.

Plus the four money mistakes you should stop making NOW.

And we shared the supermarket secrets YOU need to know to save money and time – and why you should always weigh your veg.

Queenie said you should always look for spices and herbs in the international food aisle which is always way cheaper

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Queenie said you should always look for spices and herbs in the international food aisle which is always way cheaperCredit: @investwithqueenie/Tiktok
She found a 250g bag of curry powder in the Indian section at her local supermarket Woolworths which cost $2.40 (£1.31)

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She found a 250g bag of curry powder in the Indian section at her local supermarket Woolworths which cost $2.40 (£1.31)Credit: @investwithqueenie/Tiktok
But a 100g version found elsewhere cost a whopping $3.50 (£1.91)

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But a 100g version found elsewhere cost a whopping $3.50 (£1.91)Credit: @investwithqueenie/Tiktok
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