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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Necessities and Treats

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

10 comments:

  1. Not boring at all Angie, love hearing about thrifty doings, Marlene x

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    1. Thank, Marlene, putting it down in black and white helps me to think things through. Thanks too for your comment 'cos I'd lost you again!x

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  2. I am a bargain pouncer as well. The money that I save helps to cover the cost of my wool and fabric. Every time that I sell something that I have made I add that money to the crafting pot. Even though I have bought quite a bit recently I am still in credit.

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    1. A good idea, Pam. My craft sales (other than the charity ones, of course) go into the Christmas pot.

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  3. Why don't you use the library for your reading matter. You can always order books by your favourite authors.

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    1. I do sometimes use the library, Pam, but you have to pay to reserve books anyway and I love the feel and the smell of a pristine new book which I can read in bed before I go to sleep. I have a kindle too which I can take on holiday but it's just not the same :)

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  4. Ye s i am a jenny colgan fan i love her books , I have read most of them but i borrowed mine from the library xxx

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  5. I didnt realise you were bought up in Dudley until i read your comment on remembering the old ways , we live in rushhall walsall and moved from wednesbury , xxx

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    1. Wow. small world! We only moved to Worcestershire in 2010 when we downsized. It's so much quieter here.

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