29 November 2017, 10:37

Serve up Christmas dinner with all the trimmings for less than £5 per person

Research from GoCompare Home Insurance has revealed how shoppers can put together Christmas dinner for a family of four for as little as £19.35*, or £4.83 a head.

The comparison site calculated the cost of Christmas essentials from Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, and Lidl.  Unfortunately, the cheapest dinner isn't a one-stop Christmas shop, with families needing to shop around.

Here’s where you need to shop to find Christmas dinner ingredients at the cheapest possible price from the five supermarkets mentioned above:

Cheapest:

Item

Shop

Cost

Size

Turkey

Tesco

£8.00

3.2kg

Carrots

Asda

30p

500g

Gravy granules

Tesco/Asda

20p

200g

Yorkshire puddings

Asda/Lidl

50p

230g

Potatoes

Morrisons

60p

350g

Stuffing mix

Asda

19p

85g

Parsnips

Tesco

19p

150g

Peas

Lidl

76p

1kg

Sprouts

Lidl

65p

500g

Cabbage

Lidl

59p

80g

Christmas cake

Lidl

£1.79

400g

Christmas pudding

Lidl

£1.69

454g

Mince pies

Asda

89p

6 pies

Christmas crackers

Sainsbury’s

£3.00

10pck

For those who don’t fancy multiple trips, GoCompare has also rounded up the cheapest Christmas dinner by supermarket:

Shop

Overall cost of Christmas dinner

Lidl

£19.97 (minus Christmas crackers)

Asda

£22.76

Tesco

£23.03

Morrisons

£27.87

Sainsbury’s

£29.79

Georgie Frost, head of consumer affairs at GoCompare, said: “Shopping around can take a little extra effort in the run-up to Christmas but savings are there for those willing to put some time.

“Getting your Christmas veg from budget supermarkets is a great way to save on dinner costs; the produce is just as good at a fraction of the price. And if you’re cooking for lots of guests, why not take the pressure off yourself and your bank balance and get them to bring a dish.

“If you’re more of an online shopper, there are ways to make sure you’re saving too.  Online plug-ins like GoCompare's deal-finder will notify you if you could get the contents of your basket cheaper elsewhere.”

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Contact information

Rhian Davies

Rhian.Davies@Gocompare.com

Notes to editors

Notes to editors:

*Majority of prices found on MySupermarket, other prices found on individual supermarket’s websites. Like for like products compared where possible, cheapest options selected and suitable to feed family of four

About GoCompare

GoCompare is a comparison website that enables people to compare the costs and features of a wide variety of insurance policies, financial products and energy tariffs.

GoCompare does not charge people to use its services, and it does not accept advertising or sponsored listings, so all product comparisons are unbiased. GoCompare makes its money through fees paid by the providers of products that appear on its various comparison services when a customer buys through the site.

GoCompare does not sell its customers’ data.

When it launched in 2006, it was the first comparison site to focus on displaying policy details rather than just listing prices, with the aim of helping people to make better-informed decisions when buying their insurance. GoCompare has remained dedicated to helping people choose the most appropriate products rather than just the cheapest, and has teamed up with Defaqto, the independent financial researcher, to integrate additional policy information into a number of its insurance comparison services. This allows people to compare up to an extra 30 features of cover.

GoCompare is the only comparison website to be invited to join the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

For more information visit www.gocompare.com and www.gocomparegroup.com