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My Over 50's Spending Diary

edited 4 January 2018 at 12:02PM in Over 50s Money Saving
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  • edited 1 March at 7:47PM
    sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    edited 1 March at 7:47PM
    Super Advance return tickets from London to Andover with my disabled railcard £11.20 saving me £8.45 (22nd Feb) :)

    Lidl Bargains: 22nd Feb :D

    Pepper grinder with whole black peppercorns 85p Schwartz grinder from Tesco £3. I saved £2.15
    2 X custard creams 56p Tesco own brand 88p, I saved 32p
    2 X Stone baked pizzas £3.18 Tesco own brand £7 saving me £3.82
    2 X 1kg chicken legs on offer £1.39 = £2.78 Tesco own brand £4.40 saving me £1.62
    White seedless grapes £1.49 Tesco £2 saving me 51p
    Bisto Best 250g Beef and Chicken £4 Tesco £5.80 saving me £1.80

    Free Evening Standard and Metro newspapers (22nd Feb) £1.30

    5 hopper bus journeys (22nd Feb) £3.75
    1  hopper bus journey (24th Feb) 75p
    I bought the hardback book Such A Fun Age at the book event in Brixton Library for £10 saving me £2.99 on the selling price (24th Feb)

    I saved £12.50 on my Talk Talk landline, fibre broadband and TV package this month (26th Feb) :D

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £22.16 this week (27th Feb) :D

    I bought 16 bars of Dove Argan Oil soaps from Savers for £5.07 compared to Poundland I saved 93p

    I used a Groupon for an Odeon cinema ticket £4.75 (including 75p online booking fee) to watch Dark Waters with a ticket price of £13.25 saving me £8.50 (28th Feb)


    I bought a book for my daughter from Poundland worth £9,99 saving me £8.99 (28th Feb)

    2 hopper bus journeys (28th Feb) £1.50


    Lidl Bargains: 29th Feb

    Deluxe Chicken, Chorizo and King Prawn Paella for 2 (30% discount) £2.28 Tesco Finest paella for 2 £6 saving me £3.72
    2 X Stone baked pizzas £3.18 Tesco own brand £7 saving me £3.82
    2 X Easy peelers 600g £2.58 Tesco on offer £3 saving me 42p
    White seedless grapes £1.49 Tesco £2 saving me 51p
    2 X Mediterranean vegetables £2.30 Tesco £3 saving me 70p

    Current Total =  £985.40

  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    1 hopper bus journey (29th Feb) 75p
    Free Evening Standard newspaper (2nd March) 65p
    2 hopper bus journeys  (2nd March) £1.50
    I used a Groupon Odeon code to buy my ticket online to see the film The Invisible Man at Streatham Odeon for £4.75 for a ticket that would have cost me £13.25 saving me £8.50 (2nd March)
    My Weekly Online Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £10.42 this week (5th March)
    Quidco Cashback £2.08 (4th March)
    Bottle of water bought for me at Karaoke £1 (5th March)
    Free B:M magazine from Black Cultural Archives worth £3.95 (4th March)
    1 hopper bus journey (4th March) 75p
    Free Metro newspaper (6th March) 65p


    Lidl Bargains:
    6th March <3

    Deluxe cottage pie for 2 800g £2.65 (30% discount) Tesco Finest cottage pie for 2 £6 saving me £3.35
    Chicken jalfrezi & pilau rice meal £1.25 (30% discount) Tesco own brand £2.50 which saved me £1.25
    Stone baked pizza £1.59 Tesco own brand £3.50 saving me £1.91
    Sweet & crunchy salad 49p Tesco own brand 79p I saved 30p
    500g Organic onions 29p Tesco own brand 83p I saved 54p
    4 X Cien Sensitive facial wipes £1.80 compared to similar from Poundland for £4 I saved £2.20
    4 X Cien Herbal Bath Foam 750ml £2.20 compared to 6 x 500ml of Radox Herbal bath foam for £6 saved me £3.80

    2 x 800g Clementines from Morrisons on 2 for £3 offer saving me £1 (7th March)

    4 X Easter Eggs from Tesco on half price offer £3 saving me £3 (7th March)

    4 X Epsom Salts from Poundland £4 compared to a local chemist for the same product I saved £3.96 (7th March)

    Current Total = £1,036.96



  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    My Weekly Online Grocery shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £14.48 this week (12th March) :D

    I received a Water Help Scheme Discount from Thames Water of £157.31 towards my 2020/2021 water bill (13th March) :D

    I saved £40 on my year's McAfee cover for my laptop (26th March) :D

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £7.15 this week (23rd March) :)

    I bought a chilled ready meal from M & S reduced from £4.25 to £2.90 saving me £1.35 (26th March) :)

    I bought 2 bags of clementines from Morrisons on 2 for £3 offer, saving me £1 (28th March) :):smile: 

    Current Total = £1258.25
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    Lidl Bargains: 29th March :D 
    1kg Pork Loin Chops £3.89 Tesco £5 I saved £1.11
    600g Stewing Steak £4.39 Tesco £5. I saved 51p
    Punnet of red grapes £1.29 Tesco £2 I saved 61p
    1 Litre of olive oil £2.59 Tesco own brand £3 I saved 41p
    Mixed sweet peppers £1.24 Tesco £1.35 I saved 9p
    Herbal bath stress relief 750ml X 4 £2.20 compared to Radox herbal bath 500ml X 6 from Poundland £6 I saved £3.80
    3 X 200 cotton buds 87p compared to similar from Poundland £3 I saved £2. 23p

    1 hopper bus journey 75p (28th March)
    3 hopper bus journeys (29th March) £2.25

    Free Metro newspaper (30th March) 65p

    Lidl Bargains: 30th March :D
    Chicken jalfrezi with pilau rice meal with 30% discount £1.25 Tesco own brand £2.50 I saved £1.25
    6 X Cheese & onion crisps 65p Tesco own brand 77p I saved12p
    Stonebaked pizza £1.59 Tesco own brand on half price offer £1.75 I saved 16p
    2 X 9 rolls of toilet roll £4.18 Tesco own brand £6.70 I saved £2.52
    18 rolls of toilet roll £4.49 Tesco own brand 2 X 9 rolls £6.70 I saved £2.21
    Deluxe Lamb Rogan Josh £2.59 Tesco Finest chicken jalfrezi £3.50 I saved 91p

    Poundland Bargains: 30th March
    4 x Bodyform sanitary towels with wings £4 Tesco price £5.68 I saved £1.68

    My Weekly Online Grocery shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £27.79 this week (2nd April)

    Lidl Bargains: 3rd April :D 
    10 X Cien Herbal Bath stress relief 750ml £5.50 compared to buying 15 X Radox Herbal Bath stress relief 500ml from Poundland £15 I saved £9.50
    6 Golden Delicious apples 97p Tesco £1.60 I saved 63p
    Sweet & crunchy salad 55p Tesco own brand 79p I saved 24p

    Free Metro newspaper (3rd April) 65p

    Poundland Bargains:
    3rd April :D
    7 X Epsom Salts £7 Local chemist for the same brand £13.93 I saved £6.93
    Jamie's Dinners Hardback recipe book by Jamie Oliver £1 Recommended retail price £30 I saved £29
    Current Total = £1335.54




  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    3 hopper bus journeys (30th March) £4.50
    1 hopper bus journey (31st March) £1.50
    3 hopper bus journeys (3rd April) £4.50

    Poundland Bargains: 3rd April :D
    10 X Neutradol Gel £10 Tesco price £15 I saved £5

    Savers Bargains: 6th April :D
    6 X Dove Intensive Nourishment Body Lotion 400ml £7.96 Tesco price on half price offer £12 I saved £4.04
    1 Litre Flash All Purpose Liquid £1.49 Tesco price £2 I saved 51p
    Fairy Washing Up Liquid 1190ml £1.99 Tesco £3 I saved £1.01 
    2 X 4 Bars of Dove Soap £3.38 Poundland £4 I saved 62p

    Current Total = £1357.22

  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    Savers Bargains: 6th April :D
    4 X Oral B Pulsar toothbrushes £11.98 Tesco price £28 I saved £16.02
    2 X 44 Always Extra Long Plus Pantyliners £3.98 Tesco price £4.70 I saved 71p
    6 X Bodyform Plus with wings £5.34 Poundland £6 I saved 66p

    Free Metro and Evening Standard newspapers (7th April) £1. 30 

    Poundland Bargains: 7th April :D
    10 X Epsom Salts £10 next cheapest local chemist £19.90 I saved £9.90
    4 X Sure Anti Perspirant 250ml £6 Tesco price £11.20 I saved £5.20

    3 hopper bus journeys (6th April) £4.50
    3 hopper bus journeys (7th April) £4.50
    1 hopper bus journey (9th April) £1.50

    Current Total = £1401.51

  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    Lidl Bargains: 9th April :D
    My Week's shopping from LIdl saved me £13.11 compared to buying the same items in Tesco 

    Morrisons Bargains: 14th April
    Cadburys Mini Eggs Gateau was £2 reduced to 30p I saved £1.70
    Cadburys Mini Egg Nest Cakes was £1 reduced to 30p I saved 

    Current Total = £1417.02

  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    1 hopper bus journey (11th April) ,(14th April)  and(16th April) £4.50 :)
    Lidl Bargains: 16th April :D
    My week's shopping from Lidl saved me £13.69 compared to buying the same items from Tesco 
    Savers Bargains: 18th April :D
    2 Litres Flash All Purpose Liquid £1.99 Tesco price £3 I saved £1.01
    4 X Sure Advanced Anti Perspirant £7.96 Tesco price £12 I saved £4.04
    Fairy washing up liquid 1190ml £1.99 Tesco price £3 I saved £1.01
    2 X 4 bars of Dove Argan Oil soaps £3.58 Poundland price £4 I saved 42p
    1 roll of Plenty kitchen roll 100 sheets X 2 £2.98 Tesco price £4 I saved £1.02
    4 X Always Extra Protect Long Plus Pantyliners 44 £7.96 Tesco price £9.40 I saved £2.44

    Current Total = £1445.15

  • chaniechanie Forumite
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    Good progress, sugar.
    2020 savings on purchases £6207.76
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    Thanks Chanie :) 

    1 hopper bus journey (18th April) £1.50 :)

    Morrisons Bargains: 21st April :D
    2 X 2 Regina Blitz kitchen rolls £6 Tesco price £7 I saved £1
    3 x 100g Ground Coriander £1.50 Tesco price £3 I saved £1.50
    3 X 100g Ground Cumin £1.50 Tesco price £3 I saved £1.50
    2 X 500g Anchor Spreadable £5 Tesco price £7 I saved £2
    2 x 80g Smarties Mini Eggs pouches reduced from £1 each to 50p each I saved £1

    6 X Epsom Salts from Poundland £6 next cheapest local chemist £11.96 I saved £5.96 :D

    3 free bus journeys (21st April) £4.50
    2 free bus journeys (23rd April) £3

    My Week's grocery shopping from Lidl was £11.64 less than if I had bought the same items in Tesco (23rd April) <3 

    Current Total = £1478.75

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