Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's best food deals as 'Bleak Friday' sees record price hikes

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Times are tough in the UK, with terrifying hikes arriving in the coming days on a huge range of living essentials.

This April will see Council Tax rates across the country rise by as much as 5% while the energy price cap increase will see energy bills go up by as much as 54% – an increase of as much as £693 to a new high of £1,971.

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Meanwhile, National Insurance rates are increasing by 1.25% on April 6 despite the payment threshold being raised to £12,570.

Elsewhere, BT says the rate for making phone calls is going up by 9.3%, which will work out at around £3.50 per month as water charges are et to see a 1.7% jump adding an extra £7 per year.

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On top of this, the cost of fuel remains high, with a litre of petrol coming in at 163.28p according to the RAC. To make matters worse, inflation rates of 5.5% over the past year have seen prices of all kinds of goods creep up.

With these startling numbers in mind, The Mirror takes a look at three of Britain’s favourite supermarkets' deals of the week, with various essentials being offered at a good rate to soften the April Cruel Day blues.

Sainsbury’s deals of the week

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Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's best food deals as 'Bleak Friday' sees record price hikes

Sainsbury's have some big reductions this week ( Image: Geoffrey Swaine/REX/Shutterstock)

As part of their Top Offers of the Week, Sainsbury’s has a number of cut-price essentials that could be worth snaffling up while prices are low.

Below we’ve picked out some highlights with discounts on essentials. For the full selection of deals visit their website here .

  • Two rolls of Plenty kitchen towel is down from £4.25 to £3
  • A bottle of 660ml Fairy Max Power washing up liquid is down from £3 to £2
  • Lurpak unsalted butter has 30p off, taking it down to £1.85 for a 250 block
  • A six-pack of best of British Apples is down from £1.60 to £1
  • Nivea Men Sensitive shaving foam is down from £3 to £2
  • 750g Nutella bottle down from £4.75 to £4
  • 1kg of McCain home chips is down from £2.50 to £2
  • A 40 pack of Fairy All in One dishwasher tablets is down a huge £4, from £12 to £8
  • Comfort Pure Ultra fabric conditioner is down £1 to £2 providing 36 washes
  • Old El Paso Fajita Kit is down to £2 from £3
  • Vanish Oxi Advance stain remover 470g is down 50 to £4.50

Tesco deals of the week

Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's best food deals as 'Bleak Friday' sees record price hikes

Make sure to get you Clubcard before your next trip to Tesco ( Image: Getty Images)

Similarly, Tesco also has a range of deals this week that sees healthy reductions on much-needed items. For the full list of their offers follow this link. Read on for some of our top picks, but please bear in mind that all of these deals will require a Clubcard.

  • A Duracell Plus AA 12 pack is available for £8, compared to the standard price of £10.75
  • A four pack of oranges is down from £2 to £1.50
  • Nescafe Azera Americano Instant Coffee is available for £2.90 from £5.49
  • Anchor Spreadable butter 500g down from £.375 to £2.75
  • Cathedral City Mature Cheddar down 29 to £2.70 for a 350g block
  • Tesco fish pie mix 340g down from £4 to £3.50
  • Original PG Tips 80 box down 30p to £2
  • Walkers Classic Variety Multipack 22 bags down from £4 to £3.50
  • Oral-B Pro 1 Crossaction Electric Toothbrush is half price with a £30 saving. It has been reduced from £60 to £30
  • Oral-B cross action toothbrush heads are also Down 50% to £18, an £18 saving on a box of eight heads

Asda deals of the week

Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's best food deals as 'Bleak Friday' sees record price hikes

Asda has a range of deals on, including on lots of cooking equipment ( Image: Getty Images)

Asda also has a selection of weekly deals that could be a big help to families looking to save cash wherever possible. Our picks are below, or you can see the full list here .

  • A George Home 1.7litre kettle is down to £10 from £13
  • 50 pack of Tetley green tea is on Rollback from £2.15 to £1.50
  • Bird’s Original Custard Powder is available for £1.25 down from £1.59 for a 350g tub
  • Belvita Breakfast Biscuits Soft Bakes Bluberyy five pack is reduced by £1 to £1.50
  • Heinz Tomato Ketchup with no added sugar and salt is available on a two for £4 deal
  • Similarly, Heinz Mayonaise 565ml is available on the same deal
  • George Home Stockpot 32cm is on a Rollback from £16 to £12
  • George home oven tray st of three is available for £3.25 down from £4
  • George Home 12 cup muffin tray available for £3 down from £4
  • Tarantella Organic Double Concentrate Tomato Puree is available on a two for £2 deal
  • Options Instant Belgian Hot Choc is available for £2, a healthy reduction from £3
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