IF you're looking to cut costs and save money, Marks & Spencer isn't necessarily the first place most people would think to shop.
Known for their high end goods and the catchphrase, 'this isn't just food, this is M&S food' means many of us assume shopping there to be out of our price range.
But actually, you might be be surprised.
Savvy shopper and M&S fan Polly Arrowsmith says: "The perception is Marks & Spencers is expensive, and for some goods, that is true.
"But you get what you pay for and they do always have good deals too."
Here, she shares the affordable items she always buys from M&S…
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If you need to pop to the shop for a pint of milk or a loaf of bread, for your staple day-to-day items, Marks & Spencers is actually often the same price as other supermarkets.
Polly says: "Items like eggs, milk and bread can be the same price as Tesco, Sainsbury's, and Waitrose."
For example, four pints of M&S Select Farms British Semi Skimmed Milk is £1.65 – the same price as the Sainsbury's equivalent.
A loaf of M&S Super Soft White Thick Sliced Bread is in their 'super savers' range and costs 85p, while a Sainsbury's loaf is the same, and a Tesco loaf is a fraction cheaper, at 80p.