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Family who spent so much on food they couldn’t afford to go on holiday reveal the shopping tricks that slashed their bill by £5,000 A YEAR Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3700151/Family-reveal-shopping-tricks-slashed-food-bill-5-000-YEAR.html#ixzz4F3Dd5ZcZ Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Everyone struggles to save money while doing the weekly food shop.

But one family who were left struggling with different diets and an addiction to convenience food, found that their shopping habits even stopped them from taking family holidays.

Angela and Neil Butler, both teachers, and their daughters Ffion, 17, and Alice, 16, from Powys, Wales, were shocked to discover they were forking out £308.39 on food every week.

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Gregg Wallace, left, with (l-r) Angela, Ffion, Neil, Alice and Chris Bavin during filming for the show

Gregg Wallace, left, with (l-r) Angela, Ffion, Neil, Alice and Chris Bavin during filming for the show

From left to right: Angela, Alice, Neil and Ffion Butler,  were paying a whopping £308.39 on food every week

From left to right: Angela, Alice, Neil and Ffion Butler, were paying a whopping £308.39 on food every week

Greg and Chris took over the Butler's kitchen, taking all labels off food packets and decanting items into unbranded jars so the family couldn't see what they were eating

Greg and Chris took over the Butler’s kitchen, taking all labels off food packets and decanting items into unbranded jars so the family couldn’t see what they were eating

Butler family try stew recipe in BBC1’s Eat Well for Less
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The average UK family of four spends just £81.40 – meaning that the Butlers were spending more than three times the average.

Angela and Neil were struggling to cater for their daughters opposing diets. Ffion is a meat-hungry athlete, and is a disability swimmer in training.

 

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