I had £20 to spend in The Company Shop on date night & got so much – I even bagged the kids some surprise treats | The Sun

A BARGAIN hunter has shared how she had £20 to buy a meal for date night – but a visit to The Company Shop meant she walked away with so much more.

TikTok user Mad About Money Official, who shares money saving tips on her social media account, set herself the challenge of buying some slap up food for her and her partner to enjoy.

The social media user, whose profile is @madaboutmoneyofficial, explained she wanted to mark Valentine’s Day in style with a restaurant-worthy meal but at home prices.

So @madaboutmoneyofficial headed to The Company Shop – the increasingly popular store that is the UK’s leading redistributor of surplus food and household products. 

During her time in the store – where you need a membership to bag amazing bargains from well-known brands – she recorded what she had put into her basket.

And she got so much more for her money than she bargained for.

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Starting things off in style, @madaboutmoneyofficial told her 30.7k followers: “I’ve got £20 to spend on a budget.

“Let’s go to The Company Shop and see what we can find.

“So my strategy is always to look around first and see what’s there.

“But if you see something amazing – grab it!” 

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@madaboutmoneyofficial then began to pick up the essentials for her romantic dinner, including some sticky BBQ chicken wings to start. 

She grabbed some salad and described it as a “staple”.

The TikTok user said she would serve the salad with the main event – two rump steaks that were an absolute steal. 

The savvy shopper explained: “Oh my God, these are such good value.

“340g, 2 rump steaks – you get four steaks for £8. That’s amazing!”

The foodie also spotted some “pimped potatoes” to serve alongside the steak. 

Onto dessert and @madaboutmoneyofficial also picked up some tasty looking gourmet popcorn and milk chocolate pretzel snacks, as she said the pair would watch a film after they’d tucked into their dinner.

And the best bit was that the Valentine’s Day dinner came to so little that she had extra cash to spare. 

That meant she could treat her children to some surprise snacks.

She explained: “The kids love a mystery Fanta so I’m going to get a bottle as well.

“And some sweets for the kids to, you know, keep them out of our way.” 

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But she wasn’t stopping there, as the TikToker also decided to buy herself a few little gifts.

These included a £1.50 tub of Lotus Biscoff ice cream, some Erdinger alcohol free beer, which amounted to just 78p a bottle, and some fruity conditioner that she said was miles cheaper than where she usually buys it.

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