Shopping best deals: This is how to save money when visiting Sainsbury's, Tesco, Morrisons, Aldi and M&S in Preston this week.

The Lancashire Post has compared prices across the area's major supermarkets this week to help our readers save money.

Who offers the best value?
Who offers the best value?

Shoppers across Preston are spoiled for choice with a number of major stores to choose from. Every week we compare prices across a range of items found in a typical weekly shopping basket to help you decide where you’ll get the best value.

How did the supermarkets compare?

Aldi tin plum tomato can 400g a steal at 28p; M&S 2kg potatoes for only 80p and Tesco cornflakes 500g a bargain at 53p

These are the bargains you can pick up at Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Aldi and M&S.

Which supermarket had the best-value basket this week?

Check out our handy graphic to check how much items cost at different supermarkets. Prices are correct as of Thursday, January 6.

As our table shows, overall, the most affordable place to buy this week’s shopping basket was Aldi, which has stores in Corporation Street, Queen's Retail Park, Deepdale Retail Park and Fulwood Central. Our 19-item price comparison basket came in at just £18.87.

Asda, Iceland and Lidl were unable to participate in our price comparison this week.