Monday, 23 January 2017
Other bloggers have mentioned it and I am certainly noticing the stealthy increase in prices week by week at the moment. Some increases have been 10% but others much more. The tins of broken grapefruit I buy have gone up from 35p to 50p and the ice lollies for the GC up from £1 to £1.10 for example. I don't know whether it's a drop in the value of the pound which is causing it or whether Brexit is just an excuse for a hike. Will the pound shops have to be rebranded 'One Pound Ten' shops I wonder .... !! :D
When I bought my little VW car 6 years ago it came with the promise of FREE MOT's for LIFE! (for my car ...not me!) Great, I thought, money saving at it's best. 3 years later my MOT cost £29 as free was 'unsustainable' they said. I have just had an email saying that £29 is now 'unsustainable' and my MOT this year (and I quote) has "a slight price change" to £39 ! Now I don't know about you but I don't feel that a hike of almost 34.5% is a slight increase. I know it's still cheaper than the RRP but still....I feel quite cheated.
Today's shopping came in at £25.57 which included a bottle of wine @ £3.75 as well as some Gaviscon @ £3.78, which I like to keep in the caravan 'just in case'. There are also a couple of things for the crate of holiday groceries.
Total spend so far for January is £89.64
I really want to cap spending at £100 so there's not much left to play with :/ watch this space....
Thanks everso for popping in x