It doesn't take make me smile....

what little money-saving thing does it take to make you happy / smile to yourself?

i have had a great day today - got to spend a few hours on my own doing what i like doing best, perusing the shops and charity shops.

i went out looking for things that i do need, bargains and special offers.

visited home bargains, poundland and wilkinsons looking for the bathroom mousse we use - then in tescos i found it not only 5p cheaper! but on BOGOF! :D found myself having to kneel on the floor to get the last tins

then on paying i was able to use £5.00 of money-off coupons off the bill - 1/3 off!;)

whilst there i also picked up some 'new' value 6-packs of salt and vinegar crisps. one seemed to be heavier than the other and i couldn't find another similar. when i got home i weighed them:rolleyes: and one was much heavier - opened it up to find 9 packs in there! wahoo! 3 extra packs of value crisps!

thought i'd share it as my OH doesn't get as excited about these things as i do! is it me?

what little mse things make you smile and feel good?


  • System
    System Posts: 178,093 Community Admin
    Photogenic Name Dropper First Post
    ive just been to the supermarket and bagged a few bargains because the shops are closed tomorrow lots of dairy ,fruit/veg and chilled ready made meals got a basket full for £5 !
  • Glad
    Glad Posts: 18,864 Senior Ambassador
    Mortgage-free Glee! Name Dropper Photogenic First Post
    Hi, Martin’s asked me to post this in these circumstances: I’ve asked Board Guides to move threads if they’ll receive a better response elsewhere (please see this rule) so this post/thread has been moved to another board, where it should get more replies. If you have any questions about this policy please email [EMAIL=""][/EMAIL] :)
    I am a Senior Forum Ambassador and I support the Forum Team on the Wales, Small Biz MoneySaving, In My Home (includes DIY) MoneySaving, and Old style MoneySaving boards. Please note that Ambassadors are not moderators. Any posts you spot in breach of the Forum Rules should be reported via the report button, or by emailing views are my own and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.
  • Horasio
    Horasio Posts: 6,676 Forumite
    First Anniversary Combo Breaker
    I just banked £5 of low value coins, from ones I find lying around in various places. hasn't taken me that long to collect them either.
    An average day in my life:hello: :eek::mad: :coffee::coffee::coffee::T :o :rotfl: :rotfl: :p :eek::mad: :beer:
    I am no expert in property but have lived in many types of homes, in many locations and can only talk from experience.
This discussion has been closed.
Meet your Ambassadors


  • All Categories
  • 343.2K Banking & Borrowing
  • 250.1K Reduce Debt & Boost Income
  • 449.7K Spending & Discounts
  • 235.2K Work, Benefits & Business
  • 608K Mortgages, Homes & Bills
  • 173K Life & Family
  • 247.9K Travel & Transport
  • 1.5M Hobbies & Leisure
  • 15.9K Discuss & Feedback
  • 15.1K Coronavirus Support Boards