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Thursday, 18 August 2016

Shopping Review

I have been reviewing our purchases from the 'big' Monday shop this week. The non-food items came to £10.49 but that included a big pack of washing powder which was on offer at £6 instead of £9 plus.  I didn't need any yet but it seemed silly to leave it on the shelf until it was back to full price.  We also bought alcohol ( which doesn't come out of the food budget) as we will have family visiting this weekend so a further £16 to come off the receipt total.  The coffee was on offer at £5 so, again, not needed but put into the store cupboard and the caster sugar for baking was a whole kilo for £1 so that came home with us too (that was another £6 I needn't have spent really but they are savings in the long run)


Hmm....I'm afraid these treats found their way into the trolley too but at £1.50 for 4 Magnums and £1 for the tub of ice cream....well it was a no-brainer really, as they say :)  It is Summer after all....


That brings the food shopping (anything that goes into our mouths including coffee and ice cream) to £28.34   I've prepared a food plan and I think we can manage the week even though I didn't buy any meat other than bacon. I will be making vegetable soup for lunches and using eggs in sandwiches for protein, we have some fish and I have some quorn mince in the freezer with which to make chilli and rice tonight.  No prizes for guessing it's ice cream for dessert!


I really want to increase my intake of fruit. OH eats apples and oranges but I'm not that keen apart from the odd banana and, of course, the luscious soft summer fruit including our homegrown strawberries. I have started buying this broken grapefruit.  It costs just 35p per can and it keeps well in a box in the fridge once opened....



and tastes lovely on my morning muesli topped with plain yogurt and will give me 4 or 5 small servings.....


All I need for the weekend now will be bread £1 and a fresh pot of Greek yogurt £1

The sun is shining, I have 2 loads of washing flapping away outdoors and another load whizzing around in the machine.  A productive day....

Take care of yourselves and enjoy the sunshine x


7 comments:

  1. It makes sense to buy things when on offer even if you don't need them right away, nothing worse than running out of something and when you go to by it there are no offers. We have had tin grapefruit this week we eat a lot of yogurt and fruits for breakfast, xx

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  2. We buy our regular stuff when it's on offer, in the long run you save much more money, it's OK if you have the spare cash. We do find each week we get things on special and the cost does even it's self out.

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  3. I always stock up when things that I buy are on offer, my pantry looks a bit like Arkwright's back room but it all helps to keep me well under budget.

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  4. I stock up when things are on offer too, it makes long term sense. We are trying to eat from the stores this week to use up some of the stocking up! Xxx

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  5. You have a lovely blog and I really enjoyed this post. Thank you so much for sharing and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. I do stock up on things whenever I can and whenever the price is really good. It just makes good sense.

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  6. You have a lovely blog and I really enjoyed this post. Thank you so much for sharing and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. I do stock up on things whenever I can and whenever the price is really good. It just makes good sense.

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    1. Thank you, Linda, it's lovely to know that I have a Canadian reader :) Welcome!

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