Jordan Cox got into “extreme couponing” when his parents split and mum Debbie struggled to cope and cut the weekly shopping bill from £60 to £10
A savvy teenager used supermarket coupons to buy £600 worth of shopping for just 4p – and gave it all to poor families for Christmas.
Jordan Cox, 16, scoured the internet and magazines to collect 470 money-off and cashback vouchers for dozens of products.
He then went on a shopping spree and filled three trolleys with goodies such as biscuits, cheese, fruit juice, whipped cream, soup and even posh Gressingham poussin.
Jordan, of Brentwood, Essex, explained: “I decided I wanted to help as many people as I can and to also show that it’s possible to shop very cheaply, if you know how.”
The BTEC business student told how his trip to the checkout at Tesco Brent Cross, North London, took an hour and the cashier had to call the manager because she had never seen so many coupons.
He said: “I had a big crowd and I felt like a celebrity. My heart was pounding.”
Jordan, who is 6ft 4in, ran up a bill for £572.16 and was given a receipt almost as long as him.
But he was “stunned” when the coupons gave him a 99.9% discount.
The kind youngster later headed to nearby charity Doorstep to hand out food to the needy.
Boss Vicky Fox said: “People are overwhelmed. He made such a difference to people living on the breadline.”
Jordan got into “extreme couponing” last year when his parents split and mum Debbie Cox struggled to cope. He has cut the weekly shopping bill from £60 to £10.
Proud Debbie, 52, said: “He’s a real whizz at saving and I’m glad he turned his talents to helping as many people as possible.