In my last post I said I had decided to keep track of the spending on food/non-food items to see where savings could be made. As we were away most of last week I began with my 'big' Monday shop yesterday (it's often the quietest day). Out of a total of £39.08 spent, non-food items were £9.00 so quite a chunk, eh? OH gave me the money for the printer paper as it was his turn to buy it :) so I have popped that into the savings tin for shhhh...Christmas....
One bargain was this pack of 16 sausages which were £2, the same price as for a pack of 8, with a use by date of 16th August. We will eat hot dogs tomorrow when DD and the GC come for the day (mine will be veggie ones) and I have opened the second pack and frozen them in a box so that they are easy to separate for meals at a later date. I have written a food plan so have all I need for the rest of the week bar toilet rolls, milk and a TV guide. It seems I need to control spending on the non-food stuff :/
I had forgotten to buy handwash, and we are running really low, so I got these this morning FREE using my Boots loyalty points. The handwash on the left had been reduced to 40p to clear. I would have had more but it was the last one. They would have cost £2.19 had I paid in cash. I still have £1.33 left in points to use next month....
As I have dry skin I like a good moisturiser after a bath or shower and this one suits me. In Superdrug I found it on offer at half price £2.19 but used my points there too reducing it to £1.19. That will last until the end of next month too.
I popped into the pound shop for some toilet rolls (much cheaper than a supermarket) and spotted this lovely soft baby yarn. It was on 3 for 2 but, sadly, was the last one :( I simply couldn't resist it as it will make something lovely for the Hospice Shop to sell.
I also treated myself to a Jenny Colgan paperback. I have only just found her and really love her style of writing. This one has recipes in to try too :) I had a Book Token for £5 so this cost me just £3.99. Is anyone else out there a fan? Any recommendations please?
Hope I haven't bored you too much. Have a lovely day wherever you are x