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Buying yellow sticker/reduced 2012 challenge

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  • terra_fermaterra_ferma Forumite
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    matty17r wrote: »
    i quite often find organic stuff with a yellow sticker but I find it does not keep that well so needs eating up quickly! Recent research has shown that there is not much advantage to buying organic just eat a wide variety of coloured fruit and veg to benefit.

    if you refer to the not-so-recent 2009 FSA study, it didn't look at chemical residues in foods, not particularly useful as the main difference between organic and standard food (and the very reason a lot of people buy organic) is using less chemicals such as fertilisers and routine used of antibiotics.....
    It also used the information rather selectively, according to some sources.
    If won't influence my choices, in the same way as the study saying that red meat increases risk of death by 13%, pleaseeeeeeee.
  • I did okay in our smaller Asda this morning, I got 4 cod fishcakes, a 4 pack of baked potatoes, 2 ham and cheese turkey escalopes and 4 large flat mushrooms for a grand total of £3.68.
  • rachbcrachbc Forumite
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    Not got much meat recently but doing well on fruit and veg - big bag satsumas, 4 little gem, 6 plum tomatoes, box of plums and 3kg of bananas 50p each yesterday in morrisons.
    People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
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  • IlonaIlona Forumite
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    I think this has to be my best shop ever. I don't eat meat which makes my shopping cheaper anyway. The man on the fruit and veg department was asking us how much we wanted to pay for things. Where I have bought two or more of the same item, the price is for the total, not the individual price. eg spinach is £1.75 a bag, reduced to 17p per bag.

    big shop 8 pm to 9pm
    Every item had a reduced yellow sticker.

    Bread loaf - was £1.00. paid 10p
    Bag spinach x 2 - was £3.50. paid 34p
    Veg samosa - was 38p. paid 8p
    Fresh noodles - was £1. paid 10p
    Bananas - was £1.15. paid 11p
    Bag salad leaves x 2 - was £3.00. paid 30p
    Vine tomamoes x 2 - was £1.70. paid 18p
    Bag peppers - was £2.00. paid 20p
    Parmisan cheese - was £1.74. paid 17p
    Brocolli x 2 - was £2.00. paid 20p
    Potatoes - was 89p. paid 9p
    Fresh strawberries x 4 - was £7.96. paid 80p
    Fresh tuna steak - was £2.75. paid 28p
    Net oranges - was £2.00. paid 10p
    400grm cheese x 2 - was £6.98. paid £3.18
    Fresh apricots x 3 - was £5.97. paid 30p
    Prepared butternut squash x 2 - was £2.00. paid 20p
    Prepared pineapple x 3 - was £1.50. paid 15p
    Asparagus - was £2.00. paid 20p
    Baby sweetcorn - was £1.40. paid 14p
    Potato cakes - was 45p. paid 13p
    Chelsea buns - was £1.15p. paid 34p
    Pancakes - was 95p. paid 28p
    Pack 2 muffins x 2 - was £3.30. paid 32p
    Dips x 2 - was £2.00. paid 20p
    Houmous x 3 - was £3.00. paid 30p
    Bent tin macaroni cheese - was 65p. paid 32p
    pack sandwiches x 2 - was £2.10. paid 20p.

    Total paid £9.31p
    Full price would have been £64.52
    Ilona
    I love skip diving.
    :D
  • cherrypiescherrypies Forumite
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    Edwardia wrote: »
    Q for regular YS hunters please.. do you see many organic YS or never ? Just curious as switching to organic. Thanks !

    Hi Edwardia, welcome back. I regularly get YS organic fresh fruit and veg, I'm just back from Tesco, wasn't 'shopping' as such as was on emergency medicine run for family member but did pick up a few organic bargains whilst there. 2 pack of organic avacados 73p, Organic Romaine lettuce 38p and 3 nets of organic brown onions for 10p per net. I also noticed there was quite a few price cuts on organic bits and bobs in their 'free from' section. Worth a look.
  • Ilona wrote: »
    I think this has to be my best shop ever. I don't eat meat which makes my shopping cheaper anyway. The man on the fruit and veg department was asking us how much we wanted to pay for things. Where I have bought two or more of the same item, the price is for the total, not the individual price. eg spinach is £1.75 a bag, reduced to 17p per bag.

    big shop 8 pm to 9pm
    Every item had a reduced yellow sticker.

    Bread loaf - was £1.00. paid 10p
    Bag spinach x 2 - was £3.50. paid 34p
    Veg samosa - was 38p. paid 8p
    Fresh noodles - was £1. paid 10p
    Bananas - was £1.15. paid 11p
    Bag salad leaves x 2 - was £3.00. paid 30p
    Vine tomamoes x 2 - was £1.70. paid 18p
    Bag peppers - was £2.00. paid 20p
    Parmisan cheese - was £1.74. paid 17p
    Brocolli x 2 - was £2.00. paid 20p
    Potatoes - was 89p. paid 9p
    Fresh strawberries x 4 - was £7.96. paid 80p
    Fresh tuna steak - was £2.75. paid 28p
    Net oranges - was £2.00. paid 10p
    400grm cheese x 2 - was £6.98. paid £3.18
    Fresh apricots x 3 - was £5.97. paid 30p
    Prepared butternut squash x 2 - was £2.00. paid 20p
    Prepared pineapple x 3 - was £1.50. paid 15p
    Asparagus - was £2.00. paid 20p
    Baby sweetcorn - was £1.40. paid 14p
    Potato cakes - was 45p. paid 13p
    Chelsea buns - was £1.15p. paid 34p
    Pancakes - was 95p. paid 28p
    Pack 2 muffins x 2 - was £3.30. paid 32p
    Dips x 2 - was £2.00. paid 20p
    Houmous x 3 - was £3.00. paid 30p
    Bent tin macaroni cheese - was 65p. paid 32p
    pack sandwiches x 2 - was £2.10. paid 20p.

    Total paid £9.31p
    Full price would have been £64.52
    Ilona

    Wow - I'm seriously impressed. Never manage anything near that little lot. Well done.
  • calleywcalleyw Forumite
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    Last night in my local tesco express i got

    2 x packs of chelsea buns 24p
    1 pack of grapes 25p
    1 loaf of bread 14p
    3 x bouquets of flowers £1.10
    3 x packets of giant baps 24p
    1 x packet of salad 10p.

    I am lucky as this happens around about 5pm so I can pop in before I go home.

    Yours

    Calley
    Hope for everything and expect nothing!!!

    Good enough is almost always good enough -Prof Barry Schwartz

    If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try -Seth Godin
  • HoneyMelHoneyMel Forumite
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    We're currently working our way through 18 x 6pk Danepak bacon which is in my freezer - 10p per pack due to going out of code that day plus 10% staff discount on top! Saved myself over £66!

    Needless to say, we're getting quite sick of bacon sandwiches on a Sunday for breakfast!!
  • ladybabe wrote: »
    went to M&S today mainly for the meal deal as a special treat for OH and was surprised at the yellow sticker pickings

    various cook in sauces 0.25p
    6 muffins 0.50
    12 mini pittas 0.50
    2 x realy thick pepper rump steak £5 (sounds a lot but is £10 full price so another treat meal for the future)
    2x steak and kidney pies £2
    family chicken and veg and steak and mushroom pies £2 each
    strawbs £1.25
    various mixed fruit pots £1
    watercress and rocket £0.50
    loads of other bread products about 0.50 each
    loads of the veg pots from the meal deal down to £1

    i think i may try popping to M&S more when they are due to close if this is a regular thing :-)

    Obvs I can only speak for the branch that I work at, but generally EVERYTHING goes down to either 50p or 10p in the final half hour. First reductions are done first thing in the morning before the store opens, those reductions are done to a set matrix and can vary enormously. Meat, being more expensive originally is often snapped up early on due to the generous discount. HTH!
  • HoneyMel wrote: »
    We're currently working our way through 18 x 6pk Danepak bacon which is in my freezer - 10p per pack due to going out of code that day plus 10% staff discount on top! Saved myself over £66!

    Needless to say, we're getting quite sick of bacon sandwiches on a Sunday for breakfast!!

    Oh I could never get sick of bacon butties! And well done you :j

    Myself and my OH a lovely tea last night, pea and ham soup (full price!:eek:) with a free crusty baguette from Lidly with a coupon, salmon with pesto and sun dried tomatoes (1.08 2 pieces yellow sticker) with lemon and garlic potatoe wedges (66p yellow sticker) and courgettes (10p yellow sticker)
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