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  • bella165
    bella165 Forumite Posts: 13,127
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    edited 29 December 2014 at 2:01PM
    I got this tree reduced to 10p and as its a real one it will go in the garden in a bigger tub and then next year we will dig it up and place it on the table xmas day photo.php?fbid=10152925870647902&set=a.50458792901.59955.539747901&type=1&theater
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  • one_dull_guy
    one_dull_guy Forumite Posts: 31
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    I bought a Panasonic Soundbar for my TV. Normally £359, reduced to £219 then I had a voucher to take off a further £25, meaning I paid £194.
    This purchase was to replace a Suround Sound system that wasn't working for me. I had originally bought it (RRP £499) for £150, but sold it the week before Christmas for £210.

    This means my new Soundbar cost me £134.

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  • duchy
    duchy Forumite Posts: 19,511
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    A new loo and wash basin desperately needed before I re-do my tatty bathroom.

    I'd planned to look in the sales anyway but this thread popped up on the Grabbit board on Christmas day.

    £60 including delivery for both ........and as my Quidco cashback amounts to £70 for Christmas shopping (including the £50 bonus but excluding the £40 cashback from BG for boiler cover as I did that later on boxing day) it is essentially cash neutral so absolute bargain .

    In fact I could claim it's a MSE freebie as MSE led me to Quidco in the first place :)
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  • chanz4
    chanz4 Forumite Posts: 10,692
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    Bought these from amazon, they were also in the sale gift certificate was free from shopandscan:

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  • Meadows
    Meadows Forumite Posts: 4,530
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    My best bargain this year has been many but the latest was walking in to Co-op on the 22nd and finding two beef joints already half price per Kg and finding them for a few £'s.
    One was £2.39 for what was almost £10 and the other was a slightly bigger joint at £3.09 instead of over £10 @ the 1/2 price per kg. icon14.gif :j :D
    No room in the freezer (but don't let that stop me :)) one for me and one I gave to our daughter.
    I chopped mine up into a 1kg+ joint and 2 x 450g of cubed beef (did a curry with one of the two cubed packs and froze the other and the joint).
    Daughter did a similar thing.

    I also got some Indian selection snacks (samosas etc.) for 79p and some mini hot dogs for 99p and buy the 3 together (didn't notice until I was at the till) it was 3for2. Also got loads of other bits and had a £1.50 off when I spent £15.

    I went in the following day and spotted two lobster tails per pack B.B.F 25th (got 3 packs) were £10 paid £5.49 and used a £2 off coupon, spot on to go with the starter on Christmas Day.
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  • Former_MSE_Andrea
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  • Kantankrus_Mare
    Kantankrus_Mare Forumite Posts: 6,079
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    My best bargain was my present to myself .

    A food processor.

    After much browsing and reviewing I decided on a Kenwood multipro seen in Tesco for £120.

    Daughter had a save £20 if you spend over £100 on electricals.

    Had £20 to use on double up taking another £40 off.

    Had £40 from my share of work syndicate.

    Left me with £20 to pay.

    Make £10 a Day Feb .....£75.... March... £65......April...£90.....May £20.....June £35.......July £60
  • christilee95
    christilee95 Forumite Posts: 264
    Xmas Saver!
    I couldnt possibly post a photo of everything...I would have to photograph the entire christmas present pile!.

    anyway bargains...
    3x dove gift sets rrp £8.50 tesco sale £4.25
    adidas gift set rrp £5, tesco £2.50
    vasaline gift rrp £4, tesco £2
    Baylis and harding gift set rrp £15, tesco 7.50
    along came polly gift set rrp £5, tesco £2.50
    nail varnish set rrp £10, tesco £5
    juicy gift set rrp £5, tesco 2.50
    fairy toy rrp £12, tesco £6
    lego city high speed train rrp £100, Tesco £80.
    princess belle doll rrp= £40, tesco £20
    tiara set RRP £10,, tesco £5

    full RRP prices= £231.50
    total sale price=£145.75 (reciept shows £170.75 but if you look at promotional it shows £20 and £5 been taken off as toy sale
    Total money paid= £0

    When renewing home insurance we used top cashback and got £35 paid in tesco clubcard points. As well as using Bzzagent, orchard to get CC points, and shopping at tesco.

    We waited until they had their big toy sale and big gift sale, and it co-incided with the tesco boost for a week.

    i also saved a voucher they sent october, which gave £15 off when spending over £75.

    DooYoo member christy940 (70,000miles),
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    CHRISTMAS 2013 SHOPPING...Goods total=£400 / Total Money Paid=£18
  • christilee95
    christilee95 Forumite Posts: 264
    Xmas Saver!
    and a 2nd order.... 2x wow toys racing car twins, princess ariel toddler doll, hornby airfix mini cooper (double set), and a disney princess dressing up dress.... all in tesco toy sale, and all paid for with clubcard points. tesco2.png
    DooYoo member christy940 (70,000miles),
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    CHRISTMAS 2013 SHOPPING...Goods total=£400 / Total Money Paid=£18
  • cluckyhen
    cluckyhen Forumite Posts: 654
    Part of the Furniture Stoptober Survivor Debt-free and Proud! PPI Party Pooper
    I managed to get my husband a Five-Course Cisco Certified IT Network Training Package for £99 - saving £3251 and here is a picture of my Xmas shop receipt! £138.50 worth of goodies but handed over just £1.25 in cash. (although I do not know how to add an image) IMG_20141220_173010.jpg
    Back to comping after a couple of years overseas
    Good Luck Everyone
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