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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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    Poundland Bargains: 25th & 27th July  :D
    2 X 300g McVities Shorties 50p each Tesco own brand 72p each I saved 44p
    Reading glasses £1 next cheapest locally £1.99 I saved 99p
    450g pouch of Quality Street chocolates £3 Tesco price £5.85 I saved £2.85
    5 Neutradol Gel £5 Tesco price £8.75 I saved £3.75

    Lidl Bargains: 27th & 28th July  <3
    1kg Chicken drumsticks £1.59 Tesco price £2 I saved 41p
    Deluxe Lamb Rogan Josh reduced by 30% saving me 78p
    6 ridge cur crisps multipack 75p Tesco own brand 85p I saved 10p
    Sweet & crunchy salad 59p Tesco price 79p I saved 20p 

    2 hopper bus journeys (27th July) £3
    1 hopper bus journey (28th & 30th July) £3

    Lidl Bargains: 30th July   <3
    10 cheese puffs multipack 85p Tesco own brand 99p I saved 14p
    Ice cream chocolate coated wafers £1.35 Tesco price £1.60 I saved 25p
    2 X 500ml liquid handwash 50p each compared to similar from Poundland I saved £1
    2 Deluxe Cod Fish cakes £1.89 Tesco Finest Cod fish cakes £2.65 I saved 76p
    Punnet of Peaches 77p Tesco price £1.25 I saved 48p
    Sweet & crunchy salad 59p Tesco price 79p I saved 20p
    6 Golden delicious apples £1.25 Tesco price £1.60 I saved 35p
    1kg Chicken wings £1.49 Morrisons price £3.15 I saved £1.66

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £9.43 this week (30th July)

    Current Total = £2724.08


  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    Lidl Bargains: 2nd August  <3
    2 X Sweet & Crunchy salad 59p each Tesco price 79p I saved 40p
    Jazz Apples £1.79 Tesco price £2.40 I saved 61p
    1kg Strawberries £3.20 Tesco price £5 I saved £1.71
    Seasonal New Potatoes 49p Tesco price £1.25 I saved 76p

    Free Evening Standard & Metro newspapers £1.35 (5th August)

    Lidl Bargains: 5th August  <3
    8 Ice Cream Coated Wafers £1.35 Tesco own brand £1.60 I saved 25p
    10 Cod Fish Fingers £1.49 Tesco own brand £2 I saved 51p
    2 X 3 Fruit & Ice Cream Lollies 93p each Tesco own brand £1 each I saved 14p
    White seedless grapes £1.49 Tesco price £2 I saved 51p
    1kg Chicken breast £4.89 Tesco price £5.79 I saved 90p 
    Easy Peelers 99p Tesco price £1.39 I saved 40p

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers & price reductions saved me £27.66 this week (6th August)  :D

    Current Total = £2758.69
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    sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    edited 14 August at 6:56PM
    Morrisons Bargains: 10th August  :D
    3 X Regina Blitz on offer for £2 each Tesco price £3.50 each I saved £4.50
    2 X 800g clementines 2 for £3 offer saved me 50p
    2 x Mains and 2 sides offer for £7 I saved £3

    1 hopper bus journey £1.50 (3rd Aug)
    3 hopper bus journeys £4.50 (5th Aug)

    Morrisons Bargains: 11th August   :D
    8 x Regina Blitz on offer for £2 each Tesco price £3.50 each I saved £12
    2 X Morrisons 300g chocolate digestives reduced from 66p each to 45p each I saved 42p

    I got my £150 Covid-19 Council Tax hardship payment from Lambeth Council   :D

    2 hopper bus journeys £3 (10th Aug)
    1 hopper bus journey £1.50 (11th Aug)

    Free Evening Standard & Metro newspapers (12th August) £1.30

    Lidl Bargains: 12th August   <3
    Deluxe Cottage Pie 800g reduced to £2.65 compared to 2 x Tesco Finest Cottage Pie 400g on offer 2 for £6 I saved £3.35
    600g Strawberries reduced from £2.49 to 70p I saved £1.79
    1kg Chicken wings £1.49 Morrisons price £3.15 I saved £1.66
    360g Frozen jumbo king prawns £4.38 Tesco price £6.75 I saved £2.37
    4 X Cien Relax Herbal Bath 750ml 65p each compared to 6 X Radox herbal bath 500ml £1.09 each I saved £3.94

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers saved me £6.80 this week (13th August)

    Current Total = £2956.32
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    Lidl Bargains: 14th August  <3
    4 X Cien 750ml Herbal Bath 65p each compared to 6 X 500ml Radox Herbal Bath £1.09 each I saved £3.94
    6 X Meaty crisps multipack 65p Tesco own brand 77p I saved 12p
    Punnet of Red Seedless grapes on offer £1.19 Tesco price £2 I saved 81p
    Sweet & Crunchy salad 59p Tesco price 79p I saved 20p
    2 X boxes of 16 Paracetamol caplets 29p each Tesco for similar 75p each I saved 92p
    900ml Lemon Sorbet £1.99 Tesco price £3.96 I saved £1.97

    Free Metro newspapers (13th & 14th August) £1.30
    Free Evening Standard newspaper (14th August) 65p

    1st Boots Shop: 14th August   :D
    No7 Lash Extender Mascara £13.50
    No7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eye Pencil £7.50
    Free No7 Kiss & Cheek Palette worth £20
    I used a £10 off a £20 spend No7 voucher
    I spent £11 and saved £30

    2nd Boots Shop: 14th August   :D
    No7 Lash Extender Mascara £13.50
    No7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eye Pencil £7.50
    Free No7 Kiss & Cheek Palette worth £20
    I used a £10 off a £20 spend No7 voucher
    I spent £11 and saved £30

    3rd Boots Shop: 14th August   :D
    3 X No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Hand & Nail Treatment 75ml £11.50 each 
    3 for 2 on No7 Skincare saved me £11.50
    I used a £10 off a £20 spend No7 voucher 
    Free Boots Health & Beauty Magazine worth £1
    I spent £13 and saved £22.50

    4th Boots Shop: 
    14th August  :D
    2 X No7 Intense Volume Mascara £10 each
    Free No7 Kiss & Cheek Palette worth £20
    I used a £10 off a £20 spend No7 voucher
    I used my Advantage card points to pay the £10 left to pay and saved £40  

    Current Total = £3088.73
  • chaniechanie Forumite
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    Wow, great use of stacking up offers to maximise your discounts.
    2020 savings on purchases £6207.76
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    Thanks Chanie, we are now in recession and living with the pandemic, so I personally feel it is even more important to save money on any gift purchases, shopping and household goods this year. :D 
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    1 hopper bus journey (12th August) £1.50
    3 hopper bus journeys (14th August) £4.50

    Free Metro newspaper (19th Aug) 65p

    Savings Account Interest (19th Aug) £8.59   :D 

    Lidl Bargains: 19th August   :D
    2 x button mushrooms reduced from 72p per packet to 20p each I saved £1.04
    2 X 410g Diced chicken breast on offer 99p each Tesco price £3 each I saved £4.02
    360g Jumbo King Prawns £4.38 Tesco price £6.75 I saved £2.37
    Red sedless grapes on offer £1.19 Tesco price £2 I saved 81p
    2 X 300g Tower Gate chocolate digestives 46p each Tesco own brand 60p each I saved 22p
    6 X Meaty crisps multipack 65p Tesco own brand 77p I saved 12p
    Royal Gala apples £1.19 Tesco price £1.60 I saved 41p
    Sweet & crunchy salad 59p Tesco price 79p I saved 20p
    Vegetable stir fry 89p Tesco price £1 I saved 11p
    Deluxe Mint Chocolate ice cream 900ml £1.59 Tesco own brand £1.70 I saved 11p

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £10.78 this week (20th Aug)   :D

    1 hopper bus journey (19th Aug) £1.50

    Morrisons Cafe dine in meal of fish, chips and peas. 50% off saved me £2.25 (21st Aug)  :D

    Morrisons 2 X 800g clementines on offer 2 for £3 I saved 50p (21st Aug)

    Lidl Bargains: 21st August   :D
    Piri Piri spatchcock chicken reduced to £2.65 Tesco price £5 I saved £2.35
    White seedless grapes on offer 99p Tesco price £2 I saved £1.01
    400g British strawberries £1.75 Tesco price £2 I saved 25p
    New seasonal potatoes 750g 49p Tesco price £1.25 I saved 76p

    Current Total = £3232.78
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    Lidl Bargains: 24th August   :D
    10 packets of cheese puffs 85p Tesco own brand 99p I saved 14p
    4 X 500ml Antibacterial hand wash 65p each compared to similar from Poundland I saved £1.40
    400g British strawberries £1.75 Tesco price £2 I saved 25p
    1kg Chicken thighs £1.75 Tesco price £2.10 I saved 35p
    White seedless grapes on offer 99p Tesco price £2 I saved £1.01

    2 hopper bus journeys (24th Aug) £3

    Free Metro newspaper (26th Aug) 65p

    I saved £12.50 on my Talk Talk TV/Landline/Fibre package this month (26th Aug)   :D

    Lidl Bargains: 26th August   :D
    Chicken Jalfrezi meal with 30% discount £1.25 Tesco price £2 (3 for £6 offer) I saved 75p
    Deluxe Meatball Al Forno for 2 meal 30% discount saved me £1.14
    2 Basa fillets £1.99 Tesco price £2.80 I saved 81p
    2 x 10 Cod fish fingers £2.98 Tesco own brand £4 I saved £1.02
    6 X Cheese & onion crisps 65p Tesco own brand 77p I saved 12p
    10 X Cheese puffs 85p Tesco own brand 99p I saved 14p
    White seedless grapes on offer 99p Tesco price £2 I saved £1.01
    Black peppercorn mill 85p Tesco price for Schwartz black pepper grinder £3 I save £2.15
    300g Smoked back bacon £1.49 Tesco offer price £1.75 I saved 26p
    Mixed sweet peppers £1.29 Tesco price £1.35 I saved 6p

    eBay Bargains: 26th August   <3
    M & S White cotton cardigan £12.82 including P & P If bought direct from M & S £19.50 I saved £6.68
    M & S Navy and cream striped viscose/cotton cardigan £10.82 including P & P If bought direct from M & S £22.99 I saved £12.17
    M & S Classic winter white skirt £8.40 including P & P If bought direct from M & S £25 I saved £26.60

    Nando's EOTHO meal saved me £7.75 (26th Aug)

    Current Total = £3212.74

  • edited 1 September at 11:57AM
    sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    edited 1 September at 11:57AM
    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £12.66 this week (27th Aug)   :D

    1 hopper bus journey (27th Aug) 75p  :D 

    Lidl Bargains: 31st August  <3
    6 X Ridge cut meaty crisps 75p Tesco own brand 85p I saved 10p
    Ariel soap powder 60 wash £8.99 Tesco price £10 I saved £1.01
    2 X 1kg Chicken drumsticks £2.98 Tesco price £4 I saved £1.02
    2 X Sweet & crunchy salad 59p each Tesco price 79p each I saved 40p
    300g Milk chocolate digestives 42p Tesco own brand 60p I saved 18p
    Vegetable stir fry 85p Tesco price £1 I saved 15p
    BBQ Roast chicken drumsticks £1.99 Tesco price £3 I saved £1.01

    Boots Online Order: 28th August  :D 
    6 X No7 Beautiful Skin foaming shower oil was £12.50 each on offer for £5 each I saved £49
    2 X Ted Baker for men travel mini gift was £12 each on offer for £5 each I saved £14

    M & S White cotton cardigan £12.82 including P & P If bought direct from M & S £19.50 I saved £6.68

    Current Total = £3299.70
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    1 hopper bus journey (31st Aug) 75p

    Free Metro newspaper (2nd Sept) 65p

    Morrisons Bargains: 2nd Sept   :D 
    800g Clementines was £1.75 reduced to 35p I saved £1.40
    Morrisons The Best cottage pie 400g was £3.50 reduced to £1.75 I saved £1.75
    2 Mains & 2 sides on offer for £7 I saved £3
    Punnet of mushrooms 59p Tesco price 95p I saved 36p

    Free Evening Standard (2nd Sept) 65p

    Savers Bargains: 2nd Sept   :D
    Dove intensive body lotion 400ml £1.99 Tesco half price offer price £3 I saved  £1.01 
    Fairy washing up liquid 1190ml £2 Tesco price for 3 X 433ml bottles of Fairy £3 I saved £1

    Poundland Bargains: 2nd Sept   :D  
    2 Children's books worth £13.98 I saved £11.98
    2 Hardback books worth £25.98 I saved £23.98

    Free Metro newspaper (4th Sept) 65p

    Lidl Bargains: 4th Sept   :D
    Stone baked meat feast pizza £1.49 Tesco half price offer £1.75 I saved 26p
    Stone baked pepperoni pizza £1.29 Tesco half price offer £1.75 I saved 46p
    2 X 300g Milk chocolate digestives 42p each Tesco own brand 60p each I saved 36p
    Golden delicious apples £1.15 Tesco price £1.60 I saved 45p
    2 X Vegetable stir fry £1.70 Tesco price £2 I saved 30p
    White seedless grapes £1.39 Tesco price £2 I saved 51p
    1kg Plums £1.19 Tesco price £3.75 I saved £2.56

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers & price reductions saved me £9.78 this week (3rd Sept)

    3 hopper bus journeys (2nd Sept) £2.25
    1 hopper bus journey (4th Sept) 65p

    21 piece Ciate Beauty set worth £397 on Ciate website, I bought for £49.99 including P & P costs with a MSE code I saved £347.01 (7th Sept)   :D<3

    3 Hardback books from Poundland worth £49.98 I saved £46.98 (7th Sept) 

    Current Total = £3754.70



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