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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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  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    My week's grocery shopping from Lidl was £11.88 less than if I had bought the same items in Tesco (27th April) :D 

    2 free bus journeys worth £3 (27th April)

    Talk Talk Landline/TV package credit £20.05 :D 

    My weekly online grocery shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £22.65 this week (1st May) :D 

    Current Total = £1536.33
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    Boots Tea tree & witch hazel night gel X 6 on 3 for 2 offer saved me £7 (4th May) :)

    2 free bus journeys worth £3 (4th May) :)

    Paperback book from Poundland for myself saved me £7.99 (4th May) :)

    I saved £8.72 on my week's grocery shopping from Lidl compared to buying the same items from Tesco (8th May) :)

    4 free bus journeys worth £6 (8th & 11th May) :)

    2 x Thai Green curry kits from Lidl reduced from £2.59 each to 90p each saving me £3.38 (11th May) :)

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £7.57 (14th May) :)

    4 free bus journeys worth £6 (16th May) :)

    Poundland Bargains: 16th May :D 
    2 X 300g McVities Shorties 50p each Tesco own brand 72p each I saved 24p
    Hardback book for myself I saved £19
    4 X boxes of 16 one a day hay fever tablets £4 compared to buying my usual Piriteze 2 X 30 tablets from Boots currently on 2 for £12 offer I saved £8
    140g Walkers max barbecue double crunch crisps Tesco price £1.99 I saved 99p

    Current Total = £1,614.22

  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    Quidco cashback £1.69 (18th May) :)

    My Weekly Online Grocery shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £5.34 this week (21st May) :)

    1 free bus journey worth £1.50 (22nd May) :)

    Lidl Bargains: 22nd May :D
    2 X Ridge crisps multipacks 75p each Tesco own brand 85p each I saved 20p
    8 X Neopolitan half coated ice cream sandwich £1.35 Tesco own brand £1.60 I saved 25p
    Deluxe Lasagne 800g £3.79 compare to buying 2 X Tesco Finest lasagne 400g on 2 for £6 offer I saved £2.21
    Golden Delicious and Royal Gala apples £1.25 each Tesco price £1.60 each I saved 70p
    Punnet red seedless grapes £1.69 Tesco price £2 I saved 31p

    Free bus journey worth £1.50 (24th May)
    2 free bus journeys worth £3 (25th May)
    Talk Talk call credit £13.20 (26th May) :D
    2 free bus journeys worth £3 (26th May)

    Morrisons Bargains: 24th May :D
    4 X Rajah Ground coriander 100g £2 Tesco price for similar brand £4.60 I saved £2.60
    2 X Rajah chilli powder 100g £1 Tesco price for similar brand £2.30 I saved £1.30

    Poundland Bargains: 26th May :D
    2 X 300g McVities shorties biscuits 50p each Tesco own brand 72p each I saved 44p
    150g Walkers Max hot chicken wings crisps £1 Tesco price £1.99 I saved 99p 
    L'Oreal colour riche nail polish £1 next cheapest on eBay £1.67 I saved 67p

    Current Total = £1,653.12
  • chaniechanie Forumite
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    Great bargains as always, Sugar.
    2020 savings on purchases £5728.76
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    chanie said:
    Great bargains as always, Sugar.

    Thanks Chanie, I feel it is even more important to keep hunting down the bargains. None of us know what long term effects this pandemic will have on our families
  • chaniechanie Forumite
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    I agree sugar.  I’m going to start stocking up on essentials myself.
    2020 savings on purchases £5728.76
  • edited 6 June at 12:39PM
    sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    edited 6 June at 12:39PM
    My Weekly Online Grocery shopping special discounts and price reductions saved me £11.05 this week (28th May) :D

    1 hopper and 1 free bus journey worth £3 (1st June)

    Lidl Bargains: 1st June :D
    2 X multipack of 6 ridge cut crisps 75p each Tesco own brand 85p each I saved 20p
    2 X 1kg chicken drumsticks £3.18 Tesco price £4 I saved 82p
    400g Quiche Lorraine £1.45 Tesco own brand £2.30 I saved 85p
    8 X Ice cream half coated wafers £1.35 Tesco own brand £1.60 I saved 25p
    Stonebaked pepperoni pizza £1.49 Tesco own brand £3.50 I saved £2.01
    Royal Gala apples £1.25 Tesco price £1.60 I saved 35p
    Red seedless grapes £1.69 Tesco price £2 I saved 31p

    Free Metro newspaper worth 65p (1st June)

    Poundland Bargains: 3rd June :D
    1 hardback book for myself worth £16.99 I saved £15.99
    2 X 300g McVities Shorties 50p each Tesco own brand 72p each I saved 44p

    Lidl Bargains: 3rd June :D
    2 X 8 Ice cream wafers half chocolate coated £1.35 each Tesco own brand £1.60 each I saved 50p
    2 X Sweet & crunch salad £1.10 Tesco own brand £1.58 I saved 58p
    Red seedless grapes £1.69 Tesco price £2 I saved 31p
    2 X multipack 6 ridge cut crisps 75p each Tesco own brand 85p each I saved 20p
    Mixed peppers £1.29 Tesco price £.35 I saved 6p

    Free bus journey worth £1.50 (3rd June)

    My Weekly Online Grocery shopping special offers and price discount saved me £14.48 this week (4th June) :D

    Free Metro newspaper worth 65p (5th June)

    1 free and 1 hopper bus journey worth £3 (5th June)

    Savers Bargains: 5th June :D
    3 X Men's Nivea shower gel 400ml £1.49 each Tesco price £2.80 each I saved £3.93
    Fairy washing up liquid 1350ml £1.99 Tesco price for 3 x 433ml bottles £3 I saved £1.01
    Comfort blue 1.26L £1.99 Tesco price £2.50 I saved 51p
    Domestos bleach 2L £1.99 Tesco price £2.50 I saved 51p

    Current Total = £1716.29


  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    1 free bus journey (8th June) £1.50 and 4 hopper bus journeys £6 :)
    Free Metro newspaper (8th June) worth 65p
    Poundland Bargains: 8th June :D:D
    Harpic toilet cleaner £1 Tesco price £1.75p I saved 75p
    3 X Bourjois lipsticks £3 next cheapest price on eBay £2.99 each I saved £5.97
    2 x Disposable face masks £1 next cheapest local chemist £1 each I saved £1
    5 children's books £5 worth  £27.94 I saved £22.94
    6 Hardback books for myself £6 worth £86.95 I saved £80.95

    1 hopper bus journey (10th June) £1.50

    Lidl Bargains: 10th June  :D
    6 Royal Gala apples and 6 Golden delicious apples £1.25 each Tesco price £1.60 each I saved 70p
    Sweet & crunchy salad 59p Tesco own brand 79p I saved 20p
    Red seedless grapes on offer for £1.29 Tesco own brand £2 I saved 61p
    Multitpack of 6 meaty ridge cut crisps 75p Tesco own brand 85p I saved 10p

    eBay Bargains: 
    10th June  :D
    Jack & Jones Men's Sliders £11.98 including P & P costs Tagged price £22 I saved £10.02
    Jack & Jones Men's Slim Fit Glen Black Jeans £19.98 including P & P costs Tagged price £30 I saved £10.02

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £10.74 this week (11th June)  :D:smiley:

    Current Total = £1,868.44
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    sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    edited 25 June at 9:43PM
    2 x 1kg chicken drumsticks from Lidl on offer for £2.58 Tesco price £4 I saved £1.42 (15th June  :)

    6 X Equazen citrus liquid fish oils on 3 for 2 offer from Boots online £12 each, I saved £24 and free delivery worth £3.50 and 6 X Bassets adult multivitamins on 3 for 2 offer £5.50 each I saved £11 and free delivery worth £3.50 (15th June)  :D

    My son bought 2 x Chinese lunch time meals £7.98 (17th June)  :)

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £27.09 this week (18th June)  :D

    1 hopper bus journey (10th, 15th & 16th June) £4.50   :)

    Free Evening Standard newspaper (18th June) 65p

    Lidl Bargains: 
    23rd June  <3
    2 X 6 packets of meaty ridge cut crisps 75p each Tesco own brand 85p each I saved 20p
    Deluxe cottage pie 800g £3.79 compared to buying 2 x Tesco Finest 400g cottage pies on offer for £6 I saved £2.21
    2 X Stone baked pizza on offer for £2.58 Tesco own brand on offer for £3.50 I saved 92p
    Deluxe bacon quiche 400g £2.29 Tesco Finest bacon quiche £3.10 I saved 81p
    Red seedless grapes £1.69 Tesco price £2 I saved 31p
    Mixed sweet peppers £1.29 Tesco price £1.35 I saved 6p

    2 hopper bus journeys (22nd June) £3

    Boots online order for 15 Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazell night gel on 3 for 2 offer £3.50 each saved me £17.50 (23rd June)  :D

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £23.82 this week (25th June)  :D

    Marks & Spencer online order of t-shirts with free delivery saved me £56.45 (24th June)  :D

    Sports Direct online order with free delivery saved me £152.95 (25th June)  <3

    Current Total = £2,210.31




  • edited 2 July at 8:12PM
    sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    2 X Packets of smoked back bacon from Poundland reduced to 50p each. (23rd June) I saved £1

    Free Metro newspaper (29th June) 65p

    Lidl Bargains: 29th June  <3
    Stonebaked pizza on offer £1.29 Tesco own brand on offer £1.75 I saved 46p
    6 meaty ridge cut crisps multipack 75p Tesco own brand 85p I saved 10p
    Ice cream chocolate half coated wafers £1.35 Tesco own brand £.60 I saved 25p
    Golden delicious apples £1.25 Tesco price £1.60 I saved 35p
    Nectarines 59p Tesco price 95p I saved 36p
    Sweet & crunchy salad 59p Tesco price 79p I saved 20p
    3 X 500ml Antibacterial handwash 59p each compared to similar brand from Poundland for £1 each I saved £1.05

    1 hopper bus journey (29th June) £1.50

    Jack & Jones Men's Glenn Slim Fit Black Jeans from eBay £19.98 including P & P compared to the tagged price £30 I saved £10.02  (1st July)
    Pack of 5 Men's M & S cotton socks £7.99 including P & P from eBay compared to the tagged price £15 I saved £7.01  (1st July)

    I received my £10 PayPal payment from my survey company (2nd July) 

    Current Total = £2243.29 


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