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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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  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    Beres Hammond Album CD Never Ending from eBay for £11.16 including P & P costs. Usual selling price is £20.98 so I saved £9.82 (9th Nov) :D

    Free Metro and Evening Standard newspapers (11th Nov) £1.20 :)

    Lidl Bargains: (12th Nov) :D

    4 X Cien fragrance free facial wipes at 45p each compared to a similar product from Poundland I saved myself £2.20

    2 X Cien Herbal Bath Muscle Ease 750ml and 2 X Cien Herbal Bath Stress Relief 750ml at 55p each compared to 6 X Radox bath 500ml from Poundland, I saved myself £3.80

    A punnet of white seedless grapes on offer for £1.24 compared to buying them from Tesco, I saved myself 76p :)


    I used my Groupon voucher for a Caribbean 2 course meal with a cocktail for me and my daughter at Leilani restaurant and Lounge Bar which cost me £23 which saved me £44.80 on the menu total of £67.80 (12th Nov) :T

    Free Evening Standard newspaper (12th Nov) 60p :)

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £26.84 this week (14th Nov) :D

    Boots Online Order Bargains: 14th Nov :T

    2 x Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel foaming face wash 150ml on buy one get the 2nd half price offer at ££4 each, saved me £2

    3 X Equazen Citrus Liquid 200ml on 3 for 2 offer at £12 each, saved me £12

    4 x Dove Eseential Nourishing body lotion 250ml on half price offer cost me £9.36 and saved me £9.40

    I received my £140 Warm Home Discount payment from my energy supplier today (14th Nov) :j:D

    I bought a new Van Dal Black leather with white leather piping handbag from eBay for £15.39 including P & P costs and saved myself £64.61 compared to buying this handbag from the Van Dal website. (14th Nov) :D

    Free Metro and Evening Standard newspapers (14th Nov) £1.20 :)

    Lidl Bargains: 14th Nov :D

    2 X Cien Herbal Bath Muscle Ease 750ml and 2 X Cien Herbal Bath Stress Relief 750ml at 55p each compared to 6 X Radox bath 500ml from Poundland, I saved myself £3.80

    4 X Cien Handwash 500ml at 65p each, compared to similar from Poundland I saved myself £1.40

    Current Total = £8899.80
  • chaniechanie Forumite
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    Great Lidl bargains.
    2020 savings on purchases £6303.60
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    chanie wrote: »
    Great Lidl bargains.

    Chanie, it will not be long now before I can get even more Lidl bargains once the new Lidl store is completed in Camberwell :D
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    Chanie, it will not be long now before I can get even more Lidl bargains once the new Lidl store is completed in Camberwell :D

    Lidl are taking over the world. Every spare plot of land in my area is being turned into a Lidl. A shop down the road shut a few month ago and I joked to OH that I bet it would be a Lidl. And lo and behold, it’s going to be Lidl.

    At least it will be easier for you with a local store, sugar.
    2020 savings on purchases £6303.60
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    Hi Chanie,

    I do not mind if Lidl stores keep on opening throughout the UK. They are giving savvy customers what they want. :D
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  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    Free Metro newspaper (15th Nov) 60p

    My new Dell Inspiron laptop was reduced from £429.99 to £349.99 which saved me £80 (16th Nov) :j:D:T

    Current Total = £8979.80
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    edited 28 November 2019 at 3:50PM
    2 hopper bus journeys (10th Nov) £1.50

    5 hopper bus journeys (11th Nov) £3.75

    6 hopper bus journeys (12th Nov) £4.50

    5 hopper bus journeys (14th Nov) £3.75

    4 hopper bus journeys (15th Nov) £3

    I bought a hardback book for myself from Poundland and saved myself £11.99 (18th Nov) :D

    I bought myself a pair of Van Dal black with white piping patent leather sling back peep toe sandals from Van Dal UK. They were reduced from £70 to £29 and delivery was £4.95 but I got a 15% discount on this order as it was my 1st order of £4.35. I saved myself £40.40 (18th Nov) :D

    3 hopper bus journeys (17th Nov) £2.25

    Free Metro newspapers (18th & 19th Nov) £1.20

    1 hopper bus journey (19th Nov) 75p

    I heeled & soled my black leather Van Dal ankle boots and my local shoe mender gave me a £2 discount (18th Nov)

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £31.27 this week (21st Nov) :D

    1 hopper bus journey (20th Nov) 75p

    Current Total = £9087.51
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    I saved £11.95 when I book a day return ticket to Andover, using my Disable Rail Card (22nd Nov) :D

    I bought a 3 year Disabled rail card for £54 saving me £6 on the cost of 3 x 1 year disabled rail cards = 3 x £20 (22nd Nov) :)

    My son in law bought me a savoury pastry and a Belgian bun (22nd Nov) £3.70 :)

    I bought myself Black Ballad Premium 12 months membership which is £69 compared to 12 monthly payments of £6.99 saving me £14.88 then I used a 40% off code on the £69 which saved me a further £27.60 so the year's membership only cost me £41.40. (23rd Nov)

    As a Black Ballad Premium member I got a free ticket worth £20 to the Black Ballad & Nars Beauty event (23rd Nov)

    Free Metro & Evening Standard newspapers (22nd Nov) £1.20

    2 hopper bus journeys (22nd Nov) £1.50

    I got a ticket to see A Christmas Carol for £10 which was worth £90 saving me £80 (25th Nov) :j:D:T

    2 hopper bus journeys (23nd Nov) £1.50

    6 hopper bus journeys (25th Nov) £4.50

    4 hopper bus journeys (27th Nov) £3

    I used a Groupon for a 2 course Caribbean meal with cocktails for 2 people at Leilani restaurant & Lounge Bar which cost me £23 saving me £44.80 on the menu prices for the meals and cocktails for my son and I. (26th Nov)

    I got Delay Repay compensation from South Western Railway of £2.91 (28th Nov)

    I used my Groupon for a Chiquito 2 course tex mex meal for 2 people which cost me £24.95 which saved me £21.51 on the menu price of our meals (27th Nov) My daughter paid for our drinks £9.98 and gave the waiter a £5 tip :D

    I found 2p roadkill on my Housing Association Estate (27th Nov)

    I saved £12.50 this month on my Talk Talk landline, fibre broadband and TV package (27th Nov) :D

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers & price reductions saved me £55.18 this week (28th Nov) :T

    Current Total = £9426.18
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    I got a ticket to see A Christmas Carol for £10 which was worth £90 saving me £80 (28th Nov) :D:T

    3 hopper bus journeys (28th Nov) £2.25 :)

    Free Food I got at Blackfriars Vocal:


    2 slices of sponge cake, 2 large sausage rolls, 2 butter scones, 1 cheese topped roll, 1 Belgian pastry, Large chocolate chip muffin, 2 small sponge cakes and 1 extra large cookie. I will claim £13.10 for this free food (29th Nov) :D

    2 X boxes of Matchmakers from Poundland for 75p each compared to buying them on offer from Tesco at £1 each, I saved 50p (29th Nov) :)

    Lidl Bargains: (29th Nov): :D

    Sweet & crunchy salad 51p compared to Tesco for 79p I saved 28p

    San Marzano tomatoes £1.39 compared to Tesco Finest tomatoes for £1.50 I saved 11p

    Mixed peppers £1.22 compared to Tesco for £1.29 I saved 7p

    A punnet of red seedless grapes 500g £1.24 compared to Tesco for £2 I saved 76p

    2 X 30 metres of strong kitchen roll for £1.99 each = £3.98 compared to Tesco own brand at £3.40 each, I saved £2.82

    75 metres of cling film for £1.19 compared to Tesco own brand for £2.50 I saved £1.31

    3 X Cien Handwash 500ml for 59p each compared to a similar product from Poundland, I saved £1.23


    Free Evening Standard newspaper (28th Nov) 60p

    Free Metro newspaper (29th Nov) 60p

    3 hopper bus journeys (28th Nov) £2.25

    3 hopper bus journeys (29th Nov) £2.25

    1 hopper bus journey (30th Nov) 75p

    I watched 11 films in November at Odeon cinemas in London. The tickets would have cost me £137.50 minus the month's Odeon Limitless subscription £19.99 I saved myself £117.51 in November (1st Dec) :D:j

    I bought myself 2 hardback books from Poundland which saved me £23.98 (2nd Dec)

    Free Metro & Evening Standard newspapers (2nd Dec) £1.20

    Free Metro newspaper (3rd Dec) 60p

    Current Total = £9678.95
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    Lidl Bargains: (3rd Dec) :D

    Chef Select chicken chow mien reduced from £1.89 to £1.32 I saved 57p

    2 X Cien hand wash 500ml 59p each = £1.18 compared to a similar hand wash from Poundland which saved me 82p

    5 X Large bananas 88p compared to the same from Tesco for £1 I saved 12p

    Chef select chicken jalfrezi & pilau rice ready meal £1.79 c0ompared to Tesco own brand (3 for £6 offer) I saved 21p

    Groupon Bargains:
    (4th Dec) :D:T

    Slumberdown single 13.5 tog duvet for £13.69 including P & P costs compared to the usual retail price of £28.99 I saved £15.30

    Perivale Double 5 piece bed set for £10.97 including P & P costs next cheapest on eBay for a similar set £18.99 I saved £8.02

    2 x Men's Fuerdanni leather wallets in coffee and blue for £9.99 including P & P costs reduced from £80 to £8 saving me £72

    Max Factor 3 piece make up set including Mascara, eyeliner and eye shadow brush for £13.98 including P & P costs current retail price on Boots for the mascara is £10.99 each, for the eyeliner is £4.99 each and the eye shadow brush on eBay is £2.59 each = £37.14 saving me £23.16

    6 X Epsom salts for £6 from Poundland compared to from my local chemist for £1.99 each, I saved £5.94 (4th Dec) :D

    I Bought 3 X Dove Essential Nourishing body lotion 400ml worth £18.87, 2 X No7 make up sharpeners worth £9.90 and a free No7 Festive Treats set worth £26 using my Boots Advantage points so I saved myself £54.77 (4th Dec) :T

    Free Metro & Evening Standard newspapers (3rd Dec) £1.20 :)

    4 x Neutradol gel from Poundland £4 compared to buying thm from Tesco at £1.75 each I saved £3 (5th Dec)

    I bought 6 issues of the magazine Red for £10 saving me £19.95 and I got a free £10 Marks & Spencer e-gift card (2nd Dec) :T

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £49.03 this week (5th Dec) :T

    I bought 6 Chinese ready meals from Morrisons currently on offer at £2 each usual price is £3 each saving me £6 (5th Dec) :D

    2 hopper bus journeys (2nd Dec) £1.50

    1 hopper bus journey (3rd Dec) 75p

    3 hopper bus journey (4th Dec) £2.25

    1 hopper bus journey (5th Dec) 75p

    2 hopper bus journeys (6th Dec) £1.50

    2 hopper bus journeys (7th Dec) £1.50

    I bought 2 X Cadbury Roses pouches from Morrisons currently reduced from £4 each to £2.50 each, saving me £3 (6th Dec) :)

    I bought 6 X Epsom Salts from Poundland £6 compared to buying them from a local chemist for £1.99 each, I saved £5.94 (9th Dec) :D

    Groupon Bargains: (8th Dec) :D:T

    Double Slumberdown 13.5 tog duvet £13.69 including P & P costs usual retail price is £28.99 I saved myself £15.30

    10 X Maybelline nail polishes for £8.24 including P & P costs compared to usual selling price of £39.90 I saved myself £31.66

    4 X Bourjois lipsticks £7.54 including P & P costs compared to buying them for £2.99 each from eBay I saved £4.42

    Calvin Klein Obsession for Men 125ml £19.99 including P & P costs compared to the usual retail price of £40 I saved £20.01

    Current total = £10,037.62
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