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Saturday, 6 June 2015

Free Stuff And Bargains Galore!

In my last post I mentioned checking my purse full of vouchers to see what was useable. My first stop was Sainsbury's.  I had 1000 Nectar points which converted to £5 worth of shopping so I decided to get my Weightwatchers mag from there, as well as my salad cream and kitchen roll ( I was running low on both) They totalled to exactly....£5...so totally free to me. Yay! And I still have a few points left to roll over to my next voucher.


 
 
Next came M & S.  I had been sent a £3 loyalty points voucher and used them to buy this set of plastic jugs which cost exactly....£3...so totally free to me :)  They are all marked in fluid ounces as well as cups so will be brilliant for baking.
 
 

I had earned a £5 voucher from Morrisons Match & More scheme so used it to buy a bottle of port for my DD's wedding anniversary next week.  It was already reduced in price, so it only effectively cost me £2.99  DD doesn't read my blog so it won't spoil  the surprise.....


Next came a trip to Boots to spend my loyalty points there.  I decided to stock up on some essentials as well as treating myself to a new pair of nail scissors.  One pair broke whilst on holiday and my ancient pair at home are coming loose at the joint.  These are nice sturdy straight blades (I hate the wicked looking thin pointy, curved ones).


This little lot came to 1013 points so totally free and leaving me 68 points to spend at another time.


Debenhams next.  Last week I ordered some new Sloggi knickers as they had 40% off the price and I used Click and Collect.  When I picked them up I was handed a £5 voucher with no minimum spend but a closing date of 7th June.... tomorrow....We are going on our main holiday towards the end of next week and my T shirts are a bit shabby looking.  I found this one marked at £9 but they have 25% off today.  I had been emailed a voucher for a further 10% so, combining the two, the top cost me £1.07.  As luck would have it I had just found a £1 coin on the wet tarmac right beside my car so it cost the princely sum of ....7p!




Next came the sock department; a pack of 5 cotton rich socks for £6 minus 20% discount, minus a further 10% with my voucher = £4.32  I had a £2 loyalty voucher as well so they cost me just £2.32!  They will either be added to someone's Christmas stocking or saved for the return of the cold weather.


I was really pleased to find so much to take advantage of.  Thank you, Sue, for inspiring me to do this.

Do any other readers do this kind of thing? I know there are some extreme coupon-ers out there so what have your latest bargains consisted of?  Do you get such generous discounts living overseas?
Do tell!

Thanks so much for popping in today x

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13 comments:

  1. What a good shopping trip you had. We don't have any of those shops anywhere close enough for me to have cards for them..........shame.

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    1. That's a pity. Perhaps there will be some where your house move takes you?

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  2. Good for you! Doesn't it feel good to spend "free" money?

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  3. Good for you! Doesn't it feel good to spend "free" money?

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  4. Good for you! Doesn't it feel good to spend "free" money?

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  5. I'm impressed.. it must have felt lovely to have bags of stuff and have spent virtually nothing. Jx

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  6. Delurking to tell you just how impressed I am with your bargains! I read you on Feedly (RSS Feed Aggregator) from Florida ;) We do have similar programs over here. Some people don't like signing up for customer loyalty programs but I sign up for all of them and redeem my awards to get freebies as well. Today I used a 20% discount to get some clothes for my husband and earned a voucher for $10 in Kohl's cash (Kohl's is a popular clothing store chain here). The voucher can only be used during a week when I'll be out of the country, though, so I'm mailing it to my best friend so she can use it to buy pants for her son. I usually try to use reward points to lower my grocery bill. My favorite freebies at the moment are those I get for taking the quick surveys from receipts/packages. From free coffee and cookies from my local gas station to discount coupons for berries that I can stack with sales and rebates, it all helps my bottom line when most people can't seem to be bothered to take 2 minutes to fill out the survey. I also use Swagbucks and Bing Rewards to earn gift cards that I can redeem on Amazon. Every little bit helps!

    Keep up the good work! I love reading about the deals various bloggers get in the UK, Canada, and beyond :)

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    1. A fellow bargain hunter from Florida! Welcome, Nathalie!
      That was really kind of you to pass on your $10 voucher to your friend. I do agree that the little time it takes to sign up for a loyalty scheme is well worth the effort if you shop at the store regularly. Freebies for surveys sounds brilliant too, we just enter a draw to win cash here, freebies would be much better :) Thank you for following my blog.

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  7. Well I may well be tempted to start this line of attack upon the cost of shopping PP, and finding to pound coin to boot? how cool is that m'dear ;-)

    N.B. cannot actually believe I used the word 'cool', bugger

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    1. 'Cool' indeed, John! It does take a bit of effort to sign up and remember to use these loyalty cards but I think that anything 'free' is worth having. Go for it, when you can :)

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    2. PS and keep an eye to the ground for 'road change'. It's amazing how much you can find. Small change goes into my collecting tin for the Air Ambulance. It soon adds up :)

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