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My Over 50's Spending Diary

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sugarbaby125
sugarbaby125 Posts: 3,335 Forumite
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edited 4 January 2018 at 12:02PM in Over 50s MoneySaving
I have been with MSE a number of years and each year I have become better and better at making sure that I spend my money wisely. I find that recording the savings I am making no matter how small reminds me that if I take care of the pennies the pounds will take care of themselves.

Littlewoods Clearance bargains via eBay: :T

1. V By Very Chambray Men's shorts £3.99 saved £21.01

2. Reebok Supremium Ladies Black T-shirt £4.99 saved £17.01

3. V By Very Black Ruffle Jumper £7.99 saved £30.01

4. V By Very Black/cream High Neck Striped Jumper £5.99 saved £26.01

5. V By Very Men's Navy Woven Jogger Shorts £4.99 saved £27.01

Plus I saved £15.80 on P & P costs
Plus a £5 discount because I had spent £20 plus
Plus I used an eBay 20% voucher code which saved me another £4.59

1 hopper bus journey worth 75p

Free Metro Newspaper 20p

Council Tax Support for 2017 to 2018 £899.83

Tesco Mid Week Delivery Saver cost me £40 for the year in 2017 but I saved £263 on the price of the individual delivery slots I used ( Tesco delivery drivers deliver to my kitchen which is really helpful as I live in a maisonette and there are so many stairs to negotiate) :T

Revolution Super Light 4 Wheeled Suitcase from Tesco Direct which was half price in the Sale so I saved £22.50 and I got free delivery worth £3 because I have a Delivery Saver Mid Week Plan and I had spent over £10 on my order :T

Poundland Bargains: :)

2 X Maltesers and Friends small selection pack half price saved me £1

4 X 6 Packets of Sensations crisps saved me £2.80

Superdrug In Store Shop:
:)

2 X Cadbury's Buttons Tubes half price saved me £1

4 X Dove Men's Duo Sets 50p reduction saved me £2

Current total = £1,342.52
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  • lessonlearned
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    Ha ha......I have found you.

    Great start. I shall be following you, you are such an inspiration with your money saving.

    I need to make some serious savings this year so I shamelessly pinch all your ideas. :rotfl:
  • chanie
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    Yay, I've subscribed.
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    Found you Sugarbaby shall subscribe and look forward to reading
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  • sugarbaby125
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    Hello Chanie, LL and Mrs Motivated and welcome to my thread. :)

    Any MSE ideas on my thread have not been patented by me so feel free to steal any or all that are useful to you :rotfl:
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    Great to have found you here, I will subscribe too:D
    The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. (Abraham Lincoln)
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    Hey Sugarbaby, have found you and will subscribe :D
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    sukeyboo Posts: 2,102 Forumite
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    Me too Sugarbaby :)
  • mrs_motivated
    mrs_motivated Posts: 1,606 Forumite
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    Hello Chanie, LL and Mrs Motivated and welcome to my thread. :)

    Any MSE ideas on my thread have not been patented by me so feel free to steal any or all that are useful to you :rotfl:


    Don't worry Sugarbaby, I'm a professional idea thief ;)
    Well Behaved women seldom make history

    Early retirement goal... 2026

    Reduce, reuse, recycle .
  • sugarbaby125
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    I got a £16.45 refund from Virgin Trains for the Family ticket I had bought and was no longer going to use for my trip from Brimingham ( the 1st £10 is kept for administrative purposes of a refund) :)

    My weekly online grocery shop special offers and price reductions saved me £11.89 and I got a free pot of Naked Noodles with my shopping worth 80p :)

    My Buy It Now offer was accepted on eBay which saved me £5 on the price of a 14ct gold and Diamonique ring :)

    Current total = £1376.66
  • chanie
    chanie Posts: 3,319 Forumite
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    My weekly online grocery shop special offers and price reductions saved me £11.89 and I got a free pot of Naked Noodles with my shopping worth 80p :)


    Current total = £1376.66

    Do you have to eat the noodles naked? :)
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