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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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    I bought a Silver Screen Odeon adult ticket for £3 yesterday which saved me £7 on the Standard Off-Peak adult ticket :)

    I got a free cup of tea at the cinema worth £1.90

    3 hopper bus journeys £2.25

    I saved £11.18 on my weekly Online Grocery Shop with special offers and price reductions :)

    Current total = £1422.77
  • mamanmaman Forumite
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    I noticed that the Hopper bus journeys are to be even better value soon sugarbaby. I think it may be any number of journeys in an hour but I'd need to check.
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    maman wrote: »
    I noticed that the Hopper bus journeys are to be even better value soon sugarbaby. I think it may be any number of journeys in an hour but I'd need to check.

    Maman it has already started :j I will save even more money on bus fares :D You are even allowed to break up your bus journeys with a underground journey as well now as long as all the journeys are within the hour :D
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    1 hopper bus journey 75p (1st Feb)

    I bought a special offer ticket to see The Divide at The Old Vic for £10 which saved me £45. :T I was only 4 rows from the stage, so I had a really good seat. This play is absolutely fantastic. At 4 hours long, it is the longest play I have ever been to, but I found it fascinating and captivating from beginning to the end.

    I bought 30 X Sharpie Limited Edition Set from Tesco Direct for £6 which saved me £16 :D

    I bought 3 X Travel size Tea Tree & Witchazel facial wash from Boots on 3 for 2 offer which saved me £1.69 :)

    2 free pints of soda water with ice and a slice at Reggaeoke which meant I did not have to buy 2 X bottles of sparkling water for £3.20 :)

    I bought £100 of Pizza Express Gift Cards from the Tesco Gift Card Store with 15% off so I saved £15 :D

    5 X hopper bus journeys £3.75 (3rd Feb)

    Current total = £1508.16
  • pollypennypollypenny Forumite
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    Sorry, there seems to be a lot of spending, rather than saving.
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  • chaniechanie Forumite
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    pollypenny sugar answered this on page 2 of the thread.
    2020 savings on purchases £6293.56
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    pollypenny wrote: »
    Sorry, there seems to be a lot of spending, rather than saving.

    You are entitled to your opinion, but this is MY personal spending diary. I do not need anyone's permission to spend my own money :D

    I have made over £1,500 of SAVINGS since 1st January 2018, so I think I know that my MSE skills are okay to say the least, you presumably are doing even better than I am :D
  • mamanmaman Forumite
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    I think of your diary Sugarbaby as a demonstration of how to have an interesting life and save money. To me, that's what mse is all about.:money:

    It's similar to the OS threads where, for example, they focus on how you can eat well cheaply. You do basic shopping but also entertainment and transport etc. so it's wider than OS.

    I know there are people out there who are so desperately short of money that all they can focus on is essential bills but that's not true of us all.

    I like the fact that alongside telling us about bargain buys you quantify how much you've saved on normal prices. It shows me how worthwhile it is to shop around.
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    I have no idea why the post about the cost of the cheapest newspaper on sale in London has disappeared, but thank you, whoever you were for pointing out the cost is 60p not 20p. :D:D I am years out of date, which demonstrates how long it has been since I paid for a newspaper :rotfl:

    Last 2 weeks of my son's free school meals ( 22nd Jan - 3rd Feb) £23 :)

    3 X hopper bus journeys (5th Feb) £2.25 :)

    Current total = £1533.41
  • SuperMooseSuperMoose Forumite
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    I have no idea why the post about the cost of the cheapest newspaper on sale in London has disappeared, but thank you, whoever you were for pointing out the cost is 60p not 20p. :D:D I am years out of date, which demonstrates how long it has been since I paid for a newspaper :rotfl:

    That was me. I deleted it as I realised I was talking rubbish :doh:

    There are newspapers cheaper that 60p (The Sun, Daily Star). Would you read them? I don't know but they do exist and cost less than 60p so therefore I was talking rubbish :eek:

    I was hoping nobody had seen the post :rotfl:
    Please put out food and water for the birds and hedgehogs :)
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