My Over 50's Spending Diary

edited 4 January 2018 at 11:02AM in Over 50s Money Saving
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  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    Morrisons Bargain: (4th Jan)

    2 X boxes of Elizabeth Shaw Mint Crisp were £2 reduced to £1.50 saved me £1 :)


    Poundland Bargains:
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    2 X Cherry Mentol boxes of Tunes on buy 1 get 1 free offer saved me £1

    Hardback book for myself £1 I saved myself £15.99

    Savers Bargains: :D

    2 X Duo pack of Domestos Power of 5 at £1.89 each which compared to 4 single packs saved me 18p

    2 X 100ml Colgate Toothpaste 75p each which saved me 50p compare to buying them from Poundland

    2 x 16 caplets of Paracetamol at 19p each compared to 33p each in Poundland saved me 28p


    6 hopper bus journeys £4.50 (4th Jan)

    My Tesco Mid-Week Delivery Saver Plan from January 2018 to December 2018 cost me £41.88 whereas the actual cost of the year's deliveries without the plan would have cost me £335.50 so I saved myself £293.62 :T

    eBay Bargains: (4th & 5th Jan)
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    BNWT Playboy Black Satin and silver sequins Evening Clutch Bag £5 including P & P next cheapest on eBay was £25.99 which saved me £20.99

    New Golunsski Black Leather Purse for £14.09 reduced from £14.99 which saved me 90p

    New in Box RCR Crystal Provenza 1.2 Litre Jug £11.69 compared to the next cheapest price of this jug on eBay for £13.99 I saved myself £2.30

    Used Navy Leather Medium Osprey Handbag in excellent condition. The buy it now price was £12 but my offer of £10 was accepted so I saved myself £2

    BNWT M & S Collection Fine Black Leather Ladies Gloves £13.99 which saved me £3.51 compared to buying the same gloves in a M & S store

    I bought my Virgin standard return train tickets for London to Birmingham in February for £17 which saved me £19 on my Advance tickets :D

    Current Total = £527.48
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    sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    edited 10 January 2019 at 11:34AM
    2 hopper bus journeys £1.50 (5th Jan) :D

    2 X small bottles of Prosecco bought for me at Karaoke by friends saved me £12 (6th Jan) :D

    1 hopper bus journey 75p (6th Jan)

    Quidco Cashback £5.81 (8th Jan) :D

    I bought a sandwich meal deal from Sainsbury's for £3 which saved me £1.15

    Free Metro newspaper 60p (8th Jan)

    Smokey bought me a bottle of water at Karaoke which saved me £1 (8th Jan)

    4 hopper bus journeys £3 (8th Jan)

    Free cup of tea at the cinema worth £1.90 (9th Jan)

    I bought a Canon Pixma Printer from Currys/PC World via eBay for £29.99 which saved me £15.01 compared to the next cheapest price on eBay of £45 (9th Jan) :D

    Current Total = £570.20
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    teedy23teedy23 Forumite
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    edited 10 January 2019 at 11:30PM
    A great name for it, I just call them findies but might just change this in your honour. I keep all my roadkill in a savings bottle, never to be mixed up with any other money, and count at the end of the year. This year was just over £29, last year £39 odd, that paid for the £10 Baillies offer 4 times lol.. This year I will pay for an upcycling class, with last years money, great stuff.
    BTW I thought from the beginning of this site the point was to live the way you want just do it cheaper, or at least get the best value you can. So if you want to drink champagne instead of tea, get your best deal.
    My particular foible is facials, massages and all things pamper..l get these things that are absolutely not essential but spend as little as I can get away with. I also know that, as when I first started here, its to help those in trouble to get back on their feet and conquer debts, fabulous but be kind to all wether you think its frivolous or not, they are doing the same as you, getting what they want for the best price. Good health and wealth to all in 2019 xx
    :T:jDabbler in all things moneysaving.Master of none:o

    Well except mastered my mortgage 5 yrs early :T:j
    Street finds for 2018 £26:49.
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    Hello Teddy 23,

    I am afraid that I cannot take credit for the name roadkill, I first saw it on the Wombling thread 2 years ago. :D
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    2 hopper bus journeys £1.50 (9th Jan)

    Free Metro Newspaper 60p (11th Jan)

    1p Roadkill on my Estate (11th Jan)

    5 hopper bus Journeys £3.75 (11th Jan)

    I used the remaining £4 credit on my Odeon E-Gift Card (11th Jan) :)

    3 hopper bus journeys £2.25 (13th Jan)

    I bought Equazen Fish Oils X 3 from Boots on 3 for 2 offer and saved myself £11.99 (13th Jan) :D

    My older son bought me a cooked rack of ribs £10 (13th Jan) :D

    1p Roadkill on my Estate (14th Jan)

    Free Metro Newspaper 60p (14th Jan

    Current Total = £604.91
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    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £17.78 (5th Jan) and £11.08 (12th Jan) :T

    1 hopper bus journey 75p (14th Jan) :)

    I bought 2 X 110 washes Ariel Colour Professional from Groupon for £35.97 including P & P. I saved £4.03 compared to buying 10 X 22 washes boxes of Ariel Colour & Style from Tesco. On arrival, I got £7 Groupon credit after making a complaint about both boxes of Ariel Colour Professional were damaged. (15th Jan) :D

    I bought 2 X Epsom Salts with Lavender from Poundland for £2 which saved me £1.98 compared to the next cheapest price in a local chemist (15th Jan) :)

    £1.50 refund from Tesco after I made a telephone call to Customer Services about a item missing from my grocery shopping delivery (15th Jan) :)

    I bought myself a Shaker style single bed with a matching trundle from Groupon Clearance for £150 which saved me £449.98 :T

    Current Total = £1099.01
  • teedy23teedy23 Forumite
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    your doing great sugarbaby! I'm not good enough to do a diary but popped in tonight to see you were getting on, and tell you about my savings just for tonight. I walked down to Asda and was lucky enough to catch the reduced cage coming out so here's what I managed to get my hands on.
    fresh lasagne was £3:00 reduced to 10p saving £2:90
    fresh cottage pie was £5:00 reduced to 10p saving £4:90
    beef mince was £5:50 reduced to 10p saving £5:40
    pate was £1:00 reduced to yes 10p saving 90p
    fresh meatballsx24 was £3.67 reduced to 10p saving £3:57
    beef sausage was £1:88 reduced to 10p saving £1:78
    Roasting chicken x3 was £5:50 reduced to 10p saving £16:20
    Haggis truffles was £3:00 reduced to yes you guessed it 10p saving £2:90
    Found 5p on floor.
    I make it £28:26 but could be wrong
    I get free bus travel all over Scotland because I'm over 60, I get free rail travel all over Britain because I retired from Railway. I also get International travel either free or greatly reduced but never use it. Not too bad eh.
    :T:jDabbler in all things moneysaving.Master of none:o

    Well except mastered my mortgage 5 yrs early :T:j
    Street finds for 2018 £26:49.
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    sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    edited 21 January 2019 at 11:33AM
    Wow Teedy23 what an amazing haul you managed to get. I wish that here in London we could get such great yellow sticker reductions. :D

    You actually saved £38.55 :D
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    sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    edited 22 January 2019 at 11:44AM
    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £15.77 this week (17th Jan) :D

    Morrison's Bargains: :D

    East End Ground Coriander 100g 64p which saved me 51p compared to buying it from Tesco

    East End Ground Cumin 100g 64p which saved me £1.06 compared to buying 2 X Tesco Ground Cumin 43g (17th Jan)

    My daughter gave me £20 for washing, deep conditioning, drying and corn rowing her hair (19th Jan) :D

    Lift home from my friend A in her car saved me the 75p bus fare (20th Jan)

    4 hopper bus journeys £3 (20th Jan)

    Current Total = £1140.10
  • teedy23teedy23 Forumite
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    No spending at all today. Mostly because I haven't been very well, nothing desperate just stopped me going out. Same yesterday now I think about it. I've been busy batch cooking and freezing lol. Good for you Sugar getting your daughter to pay for her hair. It must take a lot of work and time. I'm sure it saved a her quite a few quid too. I've done well in Asda a couple of times, was lucky enough to be on the scene when a 2p haul was on. Fresh fish and a fair bit of meat came my way then, happy days.
    Keep going I like reading what you get up to, your always on the go.
    :T:jDabbler in all things moneysaving.Master of none:o

    Well except mastered my mortgage 5 yrs early :T:j
    Street finds for 2018 £26:49.
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