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edited 18 January 2018 at 2:59AM in Special occasions & other celebrations
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I got a load of chutneys and drinks in the whittards sale that will last til next year and beyond because of the dates. So can at least put those away. Saves buying them again next year and using them for the sake of it.
For those of you wanting packs of freezer/food bags - Superdrug was selling them for 10p per pack. I got 2 and queried why so cheap - discontinued line was the answer. I froze a whole large loaf I bought today (also reduced) and the bags were handy for that - I put 3 slices into each. It was the ones with green string lines across the tops you press into the plastic second sheet.
Thank you, touch wood back to normal, managed to get back to knitting over Xmas.
Those infamous Christmas cards... we finally finished them last Xmas.... being good now and only buying a few xx
Sounds like some good bargains.
I popped to our £1world they had reduced the Xmas lines to 25p, got 2 drinking games, some of the glasses with screw top and straw and a few decs for the tree.
Great plan is hold out for boots 70% sale I'm guessing it's either 11th or 18th Jan, have to sit mum in the corner and do about 6 runs to the car,....xx
I have been super organised and have bought 18 out of 28 pressies for next year, plus the odd bday gift too. I got a bargain in m and s on wrapping paper. 15m rolls for £3 in the sale instead of £7.50, lovely quality stuff . Couldn't find any crackers anywhere though.
Really must stop spending now though. MOT due and I have got a bit carried away. HELP ME!!!!
I keep a list of present 'ideas'. If someone mentions something they like, or I see something that I think will make a good gift, I jot it down and then will hunt for it at a bargain price.
I'm wary of buying presents in advance now. I'm pretty sure I checked SILs Xmas present when I bought it, but when I gave it to her, it wasn't working. I'm going to take it to the shop, but I don't have the receipt......
I'm also going to be double checking dates on things for this coming year, because I bought someone a bottle of Baileys when it was on offer in October 2016, but didn't check the date as just presumed it would have a fairly long best before / use by date. She called me after Christmas to tell me that the bottle had a 2015 expiry date :eek:
Most of my presents have come from the body shop and monsoon/accessorize so I'm lucky there are no dates and they will suit more than one person. Hopefully this will avoid some of the pitfalls you've faced, but I will look out for things you've mentioned.
Hope the start of the new year has been great for everyone
Oh and I definitely will buy less cheese next year!!!!
I too love The Body Shop and Accessorize, such great bargains to be found in both stores.
spring I feel your pain - I'd be majority annoyed if I bought Bailey's that was off.
LESSON FOR ALL - when you buy anything in advance, check the product before you put it away and check expiry dates in shops.