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My Over 50's Spending Diary

edited 4 January 2018 at 11:02AM in Over 50s Money Saving
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  • BugginsBuggins Forumite
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    Just wondering how the newly widowed are getting on - no news on the thread?
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    eBay Bargains: (2nd April) :D

    I bought a BNWT Next White Top for £7.22 including P & P costs which saved me £14.78 compared to the tagged price

    I bought a BNWT Sloggi white camisole top for £5.98 including P & P costs which saved me £17.02 compared to the tagged price

    Sainsbury's Bargains: (2nd April) :D

    Chicken Jalfezi & pilau rice meal reduced by 50p to £2.75

    Cadbury's Roundell biscuits reduced by £1.30 to £1


    2 hopper bus journeys (31st March) £1.50 :)

    Free Metro newspapers (2nd & 3rd April) £1.20 :)

    Free cup of tea at Streatham Odeon worth £1.90 (3rd April) :)

    3 hopper bus journeys (2nd April) £2.25 :)

    3 hopper bus journeys (3rd April) £2.25
    :)
    Lidl Bargaina: (3rd April)
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    3 X fun size fruit and veg 20% discount saved me 56p

    2 X Thick Kitchen Foil 30 metres for £3.98 compared to Tesco own brand for £6.80 which saved me £2.82

    2 X Tie Top Bin liners for £3.18 compared to Tesco own brand for £4 which saved me 82p

    4 X Cien 500ml Handwash for £1.56 compared to a similar product in Poundland for £4 which saved me £2.44

    2 X Punnets of White Seedless Grapes for £2.50 which saved me £1.50 compared to Tesco own brand

    Cucumber for 54p which saved me 6p compared to Tesco for 60p

    2 X Sweet & Crunchy Salad packs for £1.20 which saved me 80p compared to Tesco own brand

    2 X Shortbread Fingers for 90p which saved me £1.10 compared to Pattersons brand from Poundland

    Free Metro and Evening Standard newspapers (4th April) £1.20 :)

    2 hopper bus journeys (4th April) £1.50 :)

    Quidco Cashback £1.29 :)

    Current Total = £3703.61
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    4 pack of Dove soaps X 2 for £2.98 from Savers which saved me £1.02 compared to buying them from Poundland (4th April) :)

    2 packets of paracetamol for 38p from Savers compared to Poundland for 33p each which saved me 28p (4th April)

    Lidl Bargains: (4th April) :D

    3 X Tie top refuse sacks for £4.77 compared to Tesco for £6 which saved me £1.23

    150g packet of crisps for 85p compared to Tesco own brand for £1 which saved me 15p

    2 X Cien 500ml Handwash for £1.10 compared to a similar brand from Poundland for £2 which saved me 90p

    A Punnet of white seedless grapes for £1.25 compared to Tesco own brand for £2 which saved me 75p

    400g strawberries for £1.19 compared to Tesco own brand for £2 saved me 81p

    Milk whole nut chocolate 100g and Fruit and Nut 100g for £1.18 compare to Cadbury's brand from Poundland for £2 saved me 82p


    I bought a BNWT Jane Norman top from eBay for £9.95 including the P & P costs compared to the tagged price of £20 which saved me £10.05 (8th April) :D

    1 hopper bus journey (7th April) 75p

    A seller on eBay accepted my offer for a New Coast black skirt which saved me £2.99 (8th April) :)

    I bought 3 X Sancturary Spa Indulgence Boxes from Boots Online for £48 (£16 each) which saved me £76.50 (9th April) :T

    I bought a pair of Van Dal Black Patent Leather Sandals for £8.25 including P & P costs which saved me £56.75 compared to buying them fro the Van Dal website (9th April) :T

    Current Total = £3856.61
  • crv1963crv1963 Forumite
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    Well on target for 12k in 12 months! Well done you!
    CRV1963- Light bulb moment Sept 15- Planning the great escape- aka retirement!
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    Free Evening Standard and Metro Newspapers (9th April) £1.20

    I bought a packet of 8 gift tags from Card Factory which were priced at 79p but when I went to the till they came up as 35p which saved me 44p (10th April)

    Free Evening Standard Newspaper (10th April) 60p

    I brought a RCR Timeless 12" Crystal Vase from eBay that was listed as a 2nd but was perfect when I received it for £7.99 which saved me £37 on the usual selling price (11th April) :D

    I bought a BNWT Van Dal Pink, Purple and Silver Leather Handbag from eBay for £8.50 including P & P costs compared to the tagged price of £35 which saved me £26.50 (11th April) :D

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £41.73 on 4th April and £28.24 on 11th April :D

    Free Metro Newspaper (15th April) 60p

    3 hopper bus journeys (10th April and 14th April) £4.50 :)

    2 bottles of water were bought for me at the pub by my friends which saved me £4 (14th April) :D

    1 hopper bus journey (15th April) 75p and (16th April) 75p :)

    I used 2 Groupons for 2 people for Frankie & Benny's for £39.98 which saved me £63.78 on the cost of the meal and my sister H paid the remainder of the bill that was not covered by the 2 Groupons £63.70 and my sister J left the £5 tip with the waiter (15th April) :T

    My sister H paid for an Uber home from The Strand after the meal for all of us (my younger son went back by foot to his Urbanest accommodation) £14.70 :T

    Current Total = £4150.10
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  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    Free Metro Newspaper (17th April) 60p :)

    1 hopper bus journey (17th April) 75p

    I saved 65p on a sandwich meal deal in Marks & Spencer in Euston Station (18th April) :)

    I had 3 bottles of water bought for me in Club Carib in Birmingham by a relative which saved me £6 (20th April) :D

    A meal in Wetherspoons in Birmingham paid for by a friend (20th April) which saved me £6 :D

    Qudico Cashback (23rd April) £31.62 :T

    My sister H paid for my Uber from her home to Birmingham New Street train station (23rd April) which saved me £14.60

    I bought an 18ct gold chain on eBay. The seller accepted my offer of £400 which was a saving for me of £100 on the seller's Buy It Now price of £500 (24th April) :T

    I bought 3 X Advance Adult Return Virgin train tickets to/from London Euston and Birmingham New Street for £51 and saved myself £57 compared to not buying them in advance (25th April) :T

    I bought 8 X Dove Essential Nourishing Body Lotion 400ml from Boots on half price offer and saved myself £25.20 and I used my Boots Advantage card points to pay for them and saved myself £25.18 (25th April) :T

    Current Total = £4417.70
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    eBay Bargains: 25th April :j :D

    1. Zoggs Katherine Action back navy/blue/white swimming costume for £6.50 including P & P which saved me £19.50 as it was reduced from £25.50

    2. Zoggs Noosa Flyback black/red/white swimming reduced from £25.50 to £6.50 which saved me £19.50

    3. 2 X Dove 5 full size pieces gift set for £6.49 each including P & P costs which saved me £27 compared to the sticker price

    4. M & S Lightweight yoga pants/leggings £7.97 including P & P which saved me £8.03 on the tagged price of £16

    5. 4 Pack of M & S Bikini Briefs £5.97 including P & P which saved me £4.02 on the tagged price of £9.99

    6. M & S White Beach Dress £3.97 including P & P which saved me £12.03 on the tagged price of £16

    7. M & S Pink Vest Top £2.97 including P & P which saved me £3.03 compared to the tagged price of £6

    8. I saved 68p when my offer price was accepted for a Next white t-shirt top compared to the Buy It Now price.

    9. I saved £2 when my offer price was accepted for a white Next evening top compared to the Buy It Now price


    1 hopper bus journey (23rd April) 75p :)

    3 hopper bus journeys (25th April) £2.25:)

    Free Metro newspaper (25th April) 60p :)

    Current Total = £4517.09
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    2 hopper bus journeys (27th April) £1.50 :)

    A friend bought me a bottle of water in the pub £2 (28th April) :)

    A Lift home in my friend's car saved me the bus fare 75p (28th April) :)

    I bought a paperback book for myself from Poundland which saved me £7.99 (29th April) :D

    Free Metro newspaper (29th April) 60p

    Morrisons Bargains: (28th April) :D

    2 X Sweet & Crunchy Salad 70p each on offer for £1 which saved me 40p

    A whole chicken from the hot chicken counter reduced from £6 to £3 saved me £3

    Poundland Bargains: :D

    2 X McVities Tasties Shorties 300g for £1 which saved me 20p compared to Tesco own brand

    Walkers BBQ Popables 150g saved me 99p compared to buying them from Tesco

    I bought a Co-Op sandwich meal deal which saved me £1.35 (29th April)

    Boots Bargains: (29th April) :D

    Tea Tree & Witch hazel Face Wash and a Spot Wand on buy one get one half price saved me £2

    I bought £19.50 of Soltan SPF50 sun lotion products and I got Soltan Once SPF30 for the face worth £10 for free

    I got a bonus 300 Boots Advantage points on these purchases which are worth £3 but I will count these when I spend them

    3 hopper bus journeys (28th April) £2.25

    2 hopper bus journeys (29th April) £1.50

    In April I watched 5 films which would have cost me £47.50 minus my Odeon Limitless subscription of £19.99 which saved me £27.51 :D

    Current Total = 4579.13
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    5p roadkill on my Housing Estate (1st May)

    My Weekly Online Grocery shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £14.39 this week (2nd May) :D

    Next Cream Top from eBay for £9.95 including P & P costs which compared to the tagged price of £25 saved me £15.05(2nd May) :D

    New in Box Van Dal Black Leather Patent Sling Back Shoes from eBay for £12.95 including P & P costs compare to buying these shoes from the Van Dal website for £85 which saved me £72.05 (2nd May) :T

    2 hopper bus journeys (1st May) £1.50

    3 hopper bus journeys (2nd May) £2.25

    2 hopper bus journeys (3rd May) £1.50

    I bought 1 Large and 2 Extra Large Gift Bags from Card Factory that had been reduced for £2.12 which saved me £2.15 (2nd May) :)

    Marks & Spencer Black Bra from eBay for £6.48 including P & P costs which saved me £9.52 compared to buying it in a M & S store (2nd May) :D

    Van Dal Dark Blue/Black Glitter Handbag for £13 which saved me £57 compared to the tagged price of £70 (2nd May) :T

    Lidl Bargains: (3rd May) :D

    2 X Stress Relief Bath Foam 750ml for £1.18 compared to buying 3 X Radox Bath Foam 500ml from Poundland for £3 which saved me £1.82

    2 X Cien Antibacterial Hand wash 500ml for £1.10 compared to a similar product from Poundland for £2 which saved me 90p

    Current Total = £4757.31
  • chaniechanie Forumite
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    Not long until you go away now! Have you decided what you are going to take with you, Sugar?
    2020 savings on purchases £6303.60
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