ANOTHER supermarket is upping the price of lunch, as it makes a major meal deal change in-store.
Morrisons has hit shoppers with more pricey blows as it increases the cost of the foodie combo.
Morrisons' meal deal, which includes a choice of sandwich, snack and a drink, used to be £3.
And it's stayed locked on that price for the past two years.
But now, the budget store has hiked that price by 50p, meaning shoppers have to fork out £3.50 for their fill.
It's the same spend as Sainsbury's and Tesco meal deals, no longer making it the cheapest lunch spot on the market.
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You still get the same snack options for the pricier figure, and it does still save shoppers money where they otherwise would have been buying each item from the meal deal individually.
A BLT is one of the priciest sandwich options in the meal deal at £2.50, only £1 short of the new meal deal price tag for just your main alone.
Combine that with the top drink, a Naked smoothie for £2.35, plus your snack, maybe a side of chicken tikka kebabs, which you could get for £1.60, at most.
And the top three most expensive items eligible for the deal would otherwise cost you £6.45 – so despite the 50p rise you can still save £2.95 overall.
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But being a Tesco Clubcard holder is now the only way to secure a cheaper deal from any grocery store.
The supermarket holds exclusive discount prices for members of its loyalty scheme, and the lunch-break options are no different.
Shoppers can save 50p if they scan their Clubcard when they pick up the variety of snacks, for a total of just £3.
It's not only Morrisons shoppers who have been left disgruntled at the dinner costs though – the supermarket is the fourth major retailer to hike meal deal prices this year.
At the start of the year, Co-op upped the price of its own meal deal from £3.50 to £3.75.
Then Tesco, followed suit, increasing costs from £3 to £3.50 for those who don't have a Clubcard.
Later, in March, Boots also increased the price of its meal deal – costs shot up from £3.39 to £3.59 outside of London, and from £3.99 to £4.19 in the capital.
Customers have hit out at the stores for the wallet-hurting hikes – and they're not happy.
Prices have gone up on all supermarket shelves, not just the grab and go sections, as inflation reached a gut-busting 40 year high just last week.
Shoppers have been warned that the cost of their weekly visit could rise to as much as £271 a year.
Now Morrisons shoppers have joined the line of angry consumers with less change in their pocket after countless price rises.
Already on Twitter they have shared their thoughts.
"WHY are Morrisons meal deals now £3.50 – the end is coming for real," one said.
"I'm so upset, I loved their cafe too."
Another said: "Morrisons meal deal gone up to £3.50, quite frankly I'm depressed and ashamed."
"I'm literally shaking and crying," a third dramatically exclaimed.
"Morrisons has upped the meal deal price to £3.50. How am I supposed to sleep at night?"
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Not all hope is lost though – thousands of struggling households can get FREE cash to spend on food as prices soar at the supermarket, and it's thanks to council dished out grants.
And there's other ways to slash your food bill when you next visit the shops too.
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