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    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 4th Jan 18, 10:45 AM
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    My Over 50's Spending Diary
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    • 4th Jan 18, 10:45 AM
    My Over 50's Spending Diary 4th Jan 18 at 10:45 AM
    I have been with MSE a number of years and each year I have become better and better at making sure that I spend my money wisely. I find that recording the savings I am making no matter how small reminds me that if I take care of the pennies the pounds will take care of themselves.

    Littlewoods Clearance bargains via eBay:

    1. V By Very Chambray Men's shorts £3.99 saved £21.01

    2. Reebok Supremium Ladies Black T-shirt £4.99 saved £17.01

    3. V By Very Black Ruffle Jumper £7.99 saved £30.01

    4. V By Very Black/cream High Neck Striped Jumper £5.99 saved £26.01

    5. V By Very Men's Navy Woven Jogger Shorts £4.99 saved £27.01

    Plus I saved £15.80 on P & P costs
    Plus a £5 discount because I had spent £20 plus
    Plus I used an eBay 20% voucher code which saved me another £4.59

    1 hopper bus journey worth 75p

    Free Metro Newspaper 20p

    Council Tax Support for 2017 to 2018 £899.83

    Tesco Mid Week Delivery Saver cost me £40 for the year in 2017 but I saved £263 on the price of the individual delivery slots I used ( Tesco delivery drivers deliver to my kitchen which is really helpful as I live in a maisonette and there are so many stairs to negotiate)

    Revolution Super Light 4 Wheeled Suitcase from Tesco Direct which was half price in the Sale so I saved £22.50 and I got free delivery worth £3 because I have a Delivery Saver Mid Week Plan and I had spent over £10 on my order

    Poundland Bargains:

    2 X Maltesers and Friends small selection pack half price saved me £1

    4 X 6 Packets of Sensations crisps saved me £2.80

    Superdrug In Store Shop:


    2 X Cadbury's Buttons Tubes half price saved me £1

    4 X Dove Men's Duo Sets 50p reduction saved me £2

    Current total = £1,342.52
    Last edited by sugarbaby125; 04-01-2018 at 11:02 AM.
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    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 13th Jan 18, 7:56 AM
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    1 hopper bus journey 75p (12th Jan)

    I had a free ticket to see the Alexander Hawkins, Elaine Mitchener Quartet last night. Which saved me £12.50

    Current total = £1,514,71
    • chanie
    • By chanie 14th Jan 18, 6:54 PM
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    chanie
    Inspired by sugar....

    I’ve been looking on gr0upon deals for me and OH to try, either restaurants or activities. I’ve had s look at the restaurant you recommended, so we may try that one.
    Last edited by chanie; 15-01-2018 at 5:51 PM.
    2018 challenge to save £1000
    Spend less - £137.66
    Live more - £70.05
    My spending diary - Spend Less, Live More
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5576179
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 15th Jan 18, 6:53 PM
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    Hi Chanie,

    Yes, I did really enjoy the quartet. I never looked them up on the King's Place website, so I was assuming it was a classical quartet, but it was a Jazz quartet who were extremely talented. I was gripped right from the start even though I am not a huge fan of Jazz and do not know enough about this genre of music. So this show was also part of my ongoing musical education.
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 15th Jan 18, 7:22 PM
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    This week's MSE Newsletter made mention of Feel Unique and their offer to try 5 beauty samples for only £3.95 so I took advantage of the offer. It was free P & P so I saved £3.95 (and I have also received an e-voucher for £3.95 against my next order of a full sized product)

    I signed up to Vue Piccadilly online last week so that I could get a code for their Super Monday offer which would then let me buy an adult ticket for only £4.99. I went to see The Greatest Showman and had such a fantastic time. It is a real visual and musical treat. I would give this film 10/10. I could not recommend it enough. Even people who do not usually enjoy a musical should find something to enjoy. I saved £8.50 compared to the standard adult ticket price.

    2 hopper bus journeys worth £1.50 (15th Jan)

    Current total = £1,525.66
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 17th Jan 18, 1:41 AM
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    Last week's free school dinners for my son (Mon-Fri) £11.50

    Quidco Cashback £3.22

    Current total = £1,540.38
    • chanie
    • By chanie 17th Jan 18, 8:02 PM
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    chanie
    Great progress sugar, lots of steady savings going on.
    2018 challenge to save £1000
    Spend less - £137.66
    Live more - £70.05
    My spending diary - Spend Less, Live More
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5576179
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