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So OS that it's sad?

edited 9 August 2011 at 2:09PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • lickylonglipslickylonglips Forumite
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    in currently in spain (bilbao) for a month and have been scoping out the shops. am going to be bringing home lots of dried lentils and beans (as usual), some paprika, some children's books in spanish (i'm a teacher in england) and whatever else seems baergainlicious!
  • lickylonglipslickylonglips Forumite
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    i'm also hoping to find some cheapy olive oil soap, too, but haven't any particularly cheap yet
  • Philippa36Philippa36 Forumite
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    I brought back two very large tubs of halva from Cyprus bought in the newly opened Aldi! If only I could buy it here for the same price, I'd be in heaven :p

    On our last US visit we brought quite a bit of food home including very brightly coloured cereals and marshmallow fluff for DS and DD (21 &19!).

    We're off to Marrakech in September and I can't wait to see what bargains we find to bring home.
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  • meg72meg72 Forumite
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    we brought DD home in my tummy from Spain LOL

    How wonderful, best thing you will ever have.
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  • Haven't been abroad for quite a few years now, but when the exchange rate was good, I've been known to bring back bedding and a rug from the US, plus muffin tins (before you could get them so readily over here) all at a fraction of UK prices.)
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  • sans_2sans_2 Forumite
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    In 2008 -Florida- i brought back remaining large roll of tape we used for taping something up which my DH had said to leave behind. Got a huge tub of own brand vaseline from Dollar store which I still have. Also a couple of sheets of craft stickers/gift bags from Dollar store. Socks from Walmart as they were cheap.

    Spain - have brought back dried spices, ground coffee and other random died stuff years ago when exchange rate was ok

    In 2007 - New York, cheap buggy from Kmart as we needed it at the time and shame to discard after 10 days.
    Tesco points: 101 (£21.50, £19.50, £7.50, £21 & £5)
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  • MaitaneMaitane Forumite
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    have you tried it in a sandwich with nutella? its really really good :)

    Not yet but I might just risk the hypergylcaemic coma to try it! Drooooool.
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  • Uniscots97Uniscots97 Forumite
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    i'm also hoping to find some cheapy olive oil soap, too, but haven't any particularly cheap yet


    where abouts in Blackpool are you? There's 2 markets off Waterloo road (where the big Shoemarket is) and they both keep olive oil soap for about 60pish a bar (one of the markets keeps all the hotel/airline style toiletry items as well very cheap, its tucked right at the back of the market).
    CC2 = £8687.86 ([STRIKE]£10000[/STRIKE] )CC1 = £0 ([STRIKE]£9983[/STRIKE] ); Reusing shopping bags savings =£5.80 vs spent £1.05.Wine is like opera. You can enjoy it even if you don't understand it and too much can give you a headache the next day J
  • Philippa36 wrote: »
    I brought back two very large tubs of halva from Cyprus bought in the newly opened Aldi! If only I could buy it here for the same price, I'd be in heaven :p

    I love halva and brought back some tins of the stuff from Tunisia,it was so cheap about 45p for a huge tin of it.
  • jools27_2jools27_2 Forumite
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    Mortgage-free Glee!
    I can highly recommend fluff and peanut butter sandwiches!!!
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