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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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    SuperMoose wrote: »
    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:

    SuperMoose thank you, I do not even consider The Sun or The Daily Star as newspapers :rotfl:
  • SuperMooseSuperMoose Forumite
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    SuperMoose thank you, I do not even consider The Sun or The Daily Star as newspapers :rotfl:
    Me neither highfive.gif
    Please put out food and water for the birds and hedgehogs :)
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    sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    edited 7 February 2018 at 6:16PM
    I bought another £100 of Pizza Express Gift Cards from Tesco Gift Card Store with a 15% discount which saved me £15

    (I am getting ready for a big family meal to celebrate my son's 18th Birthday at the end of June at Pizza Express in Andover. I am also converting all of my Tesco Clubcard vouchers to Tesco Boost codes to use for food at Pizza Express, which will again save me more money off the bill on the day)

    I bought myself a paperback book from Poudland for myself which saved me £5.99

    Free Metro newspaper 60p

    Current total = £1555
  • IlonaIlona Forumite
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    All this money saving is admirable, you are doing really well. But what are you going to do with the saved money? Will you splash out on a massive treat, holiday or a car perhaps?

    Ilona
    I love skip diving.
    :D
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    Free Evening Standard newspaper 60p

    Poundland Bargains:

    2 X paperback books for myself which saved me £18.98

    3 X Lavender Epsom Salts for £3 which saved me £4.50 compared to the next cheapest price I can find locally which is £2.50 each

    5 X Neutradol Gel for £5 saved me £2.50 compared to buying them with my weekly grocery shop

    1 hopper bus journey (6th Feb) 75p

    Current total = £1582.33
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  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    Ilona wrote: »
    All this money saving is admirable, you are doing really well. But what are you going to do with the saved money? Will you splash out on a massive treat, holiday or a car perhaps?

    Ilona

    Hi Ilona,

    I am not taking the money and putting it aside, it helps me to afford to pay for the normal household bills, to stay in credit with my bills and also to help my son to go to University this year when the time comes :D
  • chaniechanie Forumite
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    What is your son thinking of doing at University?
    2020 savings on purchases £6293.56
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    Hi Chanie,

    My son intends to do Law. He wants to be a Solicitor :D
  • IlonaIlona Forumite
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    Thanks for your reply, I hope your son does well with his studies. I would be interested to know how much you have actually spent to be able to save £1582, all in just over a month. You don't include that figure. When I do a yellow sticker shop I write three columns, how much the actual price is normally, how much I paid for it, and how much I saved. It's usually 75% - 90%, depending on the time of day I shop. I get a buzz from seeing the difference itemized. My last shop was £64 real price, £9 paid. Yipeeeee.

    Ilona
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    sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    edited 8 February 2018 at 12:21PM
    Hi Ilona,

    I try to have as many NSD's as possible now, so I do not get out to the shops as often as I used to and here in London yellow sticker items do not give you great savings any more. You will be lucky to find items even reduced to 50% off their normal price. Far too often the savings will only be 25% off. :(

    I have done a lot of shopping in January as I have stocked up for presents for family birthdays and for household goods that were at bargain prices and were unlikely to be repeated to be used throughout 2018. :D

    I have always bought my books in Poundland and prior to the take over by Poundland in 99p shops. I am a complete book lover who reads every day, but I can not afford to indulge my love of books by paying more than £2 for a book. I can sometimes get a book on special offer in Tesco for £2, but that is my limit if I am not buying from a Poundland. Unfortunately I have noticed that Poundland shops are no longer restocking their book section for adults every day and are stocking only a minimal amount of books now. Lucky for me I own over 100 new books still waiting to be read. :D

    I lost my part time cleaning job last November, so I have to be even more careful with my available budget. :(

    My total spend to date is £1223.46

    It was so time consuming to add up all of the individual totals even though I have all of the information recorded ;)
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