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How far can YOU make £1 stretch?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Debt-Free Wannabe
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KittyKateKittyKate Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Debt-Free Wannabe
I've bought at least 4 bottles of cola this week at 98p a time. It's only when I look back and realise how much £1 could buy me that I feel stupid (I don't even drink the whole bottle!)

So the question is what essentials can YOU buy for £1, how long can you make that shiny gold coin stretch?!

Some ideas:
3 x 20p value tinned soups, 1 x 21p value loaf, 1 x 9p noodles = lots of meals!
6 x loo rolls (a fortnight's worth in my house lol)

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  • SnagglesSnaggles Forumite
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    10 packets of pickled onion Space Raiders! :D

    (I lived on them when I was a student - occasionally I would have a 10p Chomp for dessert :rotfl:)
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  • andanandan Forumite
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    OOh yes i loved space invaders and chomp bars. When me and my sisters were little we would often leave the house first thing on a morning and not come back till night time, i remember one time we ony had 50p between us to get some lunch (for three of us) we bought a big bottle of pop for 19p and three packs of space invaders. Sometimes i'd love to go back to those days!
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  • KittyKateKittyKate Forumite
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    When I was a student, I'd have gone for 11 packets of 9p noodles - would feed me for 3 days!!
  • KittyKateKittyKate Forumite
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    Also; you could spend the quid on essentials (socks and pants, hygiene products etc) that would last you a lot longer than the 20 mins my bottle of coke lasts.

    I really need to keep a spending diary.
  • SnagglesSnaggles Forumite
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    Ooooh, 100 cola bottles....I used to LOVE those!!!

    sugarfree%20cola.jpg

    Yum!! I could just eat those now! :D
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  • FunBrumFunBrum Forumite
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    Snaggles wrote: »
    Ooooh, 100 cola bottles....I used to LOVE those!!!

    sugarfree%20cola.jpg

    Yum!! I could just eat those now! :D

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  • Pet lovers, our local pound shop has 10 tubs (the little pouchy things in foil tray) for 1 pound - 12p each individually - so i'm hoping my furry friends will not realise i'm cutting back...

    Other than that i'm with the pickled onion space raiders..they're the best!
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  • SammzSammz Forumite
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    Snaggles wrote: »
    10 packets of pickled onion Space Raiders! :D

    (I lived on them when I was a student - occasionally I would have a 10p Chomp for dessert :rotfl:)

    Sorry to say but Space Raiders have gone up to 15p.
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  • Sammz wrote: »
    Sorry to say but Space Raiders have gone up to 15p.
    and the packets are smaller :mad:
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  • rog2rog2 Forumite
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    Can you still buy 'Broken Buscuits'? :confused:

    Used to buy a big box (1kg) for 50p. What the heck, if they were 'broken' they still tasted the same.
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