Everyone loves bagging a bargain and there is nothing better than finding ways to reduce your weekly shop.
It has long been debated whether getting your essentials from budget retailer such as Home Bargains actually works out cheaper than one big supermarket shop.
And, while many articles have been written about the merits of both these stores and the big four supermarkets, little has been done on comparing which of the bargain retailers actually work out the cheapest.
In the first part of the ECHO's big to find the best place to shop, we've compared the prices for basic items in both Home Bargains and B&M Bargains.
Items which we looked at prices for include coffee, cereal, bath products and teabags.
Below we crown one of the budget retailer the cheapest.
Just like tea, we know many of our readers, like us rely on coffee to get them through the day, or even just a Monday morning.
Both retailers are selling 200g jars of Nescafe coffee for £2.99.
We literally cannot separate the two retailer at this stage.
Both are selling Radox bath foam (the sleep easy variety) for £1. Both bottles are the same size and both retailers stock it regularly at this price as opposed to one being on offer.
We all love a good cup of tea, don't we?!
So getting the cheapest tea bags is essential. Both Home Bargains and B&M Bargains are selling 240 tea bags for the price of 160.
B&M are selling them for £3.69 while buying them from Home Bargains will cost you £3.99
Result: B&M Bargains take this one
As cereal features in most weekly shops, we decided to compare the price of this traditional favourite.
Both boxes contain 36 biscuits and in both shops, Home Bargains and B&M Bargains have it priced at £2.49.
Both Home Bargains and B&M stock Pampers, however B&M only stock pack maximum-sized packs of 25.
We've worked out the price difference for these both.
Home Bargains is selling 94 for £12.99 while B&M is selling 25 for £4.29 this means it would cost around £15 if you waned to get 94 nappies at B&M.
Winner: Home Bargains
Home Bargains sell 342g bottle of Heinz Ketchup for 79p and a 700g bottle for £1.39.
B&M sell 460g for £1.29. While we couldn't fine the same sized bottles in stores, comparing the size quantities shows Home Bargains as the cheapest as for 10p more you can have more than half as much sauce again.
Winner: Home Bargains
It was a very close call.
But Home Bargains has been crowned the winner after we compared a variety of different items.
Both retailers are really close in their pricing, and both do often have deals on selected items regularly which is another great way for shoppers to save money.
You can find your nearest retailer on the Home Bargains website here.