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No buying toiletries in February challenge!

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
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  • Thankyou so much everyone, it really means the world to me to have your support. I am off to search the dfw otherwise I might find myself posting on the bankruptcy board:o
  • edited 1 February 2010 at 11:35PM
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    edited 1 February 2010 at 11:35PM
    they really are great - Isla Fisher recently starred in the film 'confessions of a shopaholic' which is VERY loosly based on the first book (IMO). If you have a book stash that you have read then check out readitswapit.co.uk You list your books, other list theres and you swap. All it costs is the price of P&P each. I have decided today that I want to read the belle de jour series - so far I have 2 of 4 requests accepted. Eh Voila - I have new books and get rid of the ones I've read.

    Do you realise you have made a HUGE step in using the library and not rushing out to buy the books you want....... I am a bit of a book addict and used to spend a fortune before I discovered the above site.
    I love that film!

    This is off topic, but I have a slightly cheaper way of getting the book. Please do not do this unless you can resist spending money on other things that you do not need.

    Register on priceminister and spend £5.01. Enter the code 'kelkoo' for £5.00 off your first order. Postage is free.

    Confessions of a shopaholic (admittedly it is an American version, but I'm not sure that really matters?) is £3.60, add something else over £1.41 to your basket (I chose never play snap with a shark, another book, which is £1.52) which left me with 12p to pay.

    This is cheaper than paying P&P on a book from elsewhere. If you go through topcashback, you'll get £2 cashback too, leaving you in £1.88 profit :)

    EDIT: My priceminister on topcashback has already tracked (very quick!) but it has tracked at 41p - possibly because I used the code? Doesn't matter, still in profit, albeit only 30p :rotfl:

    EDIT AGAIN: I'm being thick, ignore me. That was a previous transaction that has tracked :o
  • edited 1 February 2010 at 11:39PM
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    edited 1 February 2010 at 11:39PM
    freyasmum wrote: »
    I love that film!

    This is off topic, but I have a slightly cheaper way of getting the book. Please do not do this unless you can resist spending money on other things that you do not need.

    Register on priceminister and spend £5.01. Enter the code 'kelkoo' for £5.00 off your first order. Postage is free.

    Confessions of a shopaholic (admittedly it is an American version, but I'm not sure that really matters?) is £3.60, add something else over £1.41 to your basket (I chose never play snap with a shark, another book, which is £1.52) which left me with 12p to pay.

    This is cheaper than paying P&P on a book from elsewhere. If you go through topcashback, you'll get £2 cashback too, leaving you in £1.88 profit :)

    ohhhh goood MSE'ing............. Am off to see if they have a book I'm after stupid swapper wouldn't swap one and its the only one on RISI...:mad: YAYAY got the one i wanted for £1.05 + my £2 quidco = 95p in profit.... THANKYOU.
    loves how my "I've been censored" signature has been censored. LOL. Happy Christmas. :xmastree:
  • MsRed1MsRed1 Forumite
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    Do you think much of the champneys? I had the overnight hannd cream that was quite good, but have the hand & body lotion now- i think its pretty useless :confused:

    I use their body lotions as hand lotion. I like the body butters and the rose and skin comfort shower gels.
    I went away and now I'm back.:j:j
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    ohhhh goood MSE'ing............. Am off to see if they have a book I'm after stupid swapper wouldn't swap one and its the only one on RISI...:mad:


    RISI ???

    Im off for a bath now, have been mega busy at work,had a terrible weekend on call,and no time to get bathed (too knackered when I came in to do anything other than munch something and sleep !!!) so am looking forward to a nice soak and using up some more stuff hopefully !!!

    keep it up ladies - and thats a FAB link for the books, I will have a look tomorrow !!!

    xxx
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  • trudij wrote: »
    RISI ???

    Read it swap it (sorry used the abbreviation as had only just mentioned it a couple of posts earlier)
    loves how my "I've been censored" signature has been censored. LOL. Happy Christmas. :xmastree:
  • I'm loving reading all the posts, even though I've only posted once...it's lovely reading everyone supporting each other, and SA please don't feel bad...we're all going to have tough times doing this challenge. While yours is now, I know mine will be later...we're all here to support each other, and as EssexHebridean said, the support thread idea is great xx

    I know I'll fall off the wagon this month, as I really need (honestly) to buy nail varnish remover..in my attempt to use everything up, I need to use up a couple of nail varnishes, but I have absolutely no remover in..that should be my only spend in Feb though

    Can I also share my fabulous news today - my DD got our first choice primary school..it's such a relief..she's nearly 4 and sharing my love of lots of creams and lush...
    June wins: 2 x Robbie Williams tickets, iPad mini, £200 skatehut voucher :)

    A huge thank you to all posters xx
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    I'm loving reading all the posts, even though I've only posted once...it's lovely reading everyone supporting each other, and SA please don't feel bad...we're all going to have tough times doing this challenge. While yours is now, I know mine will be later...we're all here to support each other, and as EssexHebridean said, the support thread idea is great xx

    I know I'll fall off the wagon this month, as I really need (honestly) to buy nail varnish remover..in my attempt to use everything up, I need to use up a couple of nail varnishes, but I have absolutely no remover in..that should be my only spend in Feb though

    Can I also share my fabulous news today - my DD got our first choice primary school..it's such a relief..she's nearly 4 and sharing my love of lots of creams and lush...
    Aww, that's fab news! :j She sounds like my [STRIKE]monster[/STRIKE] little one :D She's been indulging in lots of bubbley baths, hair masks and nail painting sessions :o

    It's not falling off the wagon if you need something :D

    And I totally agree with the first bit, well said :T
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    Thankyou so much everyone, it really means the world to me to have your support. I am off to search the dfw otherwise I might find myself posting on the bankruptcy board:o

    :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

    salesaddict, you really are very witty!!!!!!! I agree totally with what EssexHebridean said too. Post us a link to your new thread so we all give you moral support xoxoxo

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    pigtails21, congrats on the school!!!! :beer:
    Get to 119lbs! 1/2/09: 135.6lbs 1/5/11: 145.8lbs 30/3/13 150lbs 22/2/14 137lbs 2/6/14 128lbs 29/8/14 124lbs 2/6/17 126lbs
    Save £180,000 by 31 Dec 2020! 2011: £54,342 * 2012: £62,200 * 2013: £74,127 * 2014: £84,839 * 2015: £95,207 * 2016: £109,122 * 2017: £121,733 * 2018: £136,565 * 2019: £161,957
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