How far can YOU make £1 stretch?

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  • bobsa1
    bobsa1 Posts: 1,947 Forumite
    I spent 99p on a kilo of bacon pieces the other day so you would have enough change for a penny sweet.
  • Good question- depends what I needed to get with it but if it was a meal:

    ~Value pasta quills- 19p, Value tinned toms-19p, Red lentils- 50p, Onion-12p= £1

    Cook the tinned tomatoes with the onion, lentils and some water to make a lentil soup, then cook up some pasta and throw in. You could substitute the pasta for some cheapy rolls if you could get any reduced;)

    You could alternatively get:

    ~Value shampoo- 27p, Value Shower Gel- 10p, 2 x Value toothbrush- 14p, Value toothpaste- 19p, 3 xValue Soap- 15p = 85p so money left for a bag of space invaders!

    I'm actually amazed how much you can get for £1 having bothered to look:o !

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  • oh leotal; that's an amazing profit made there, well done!
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  • I would buy 4 packs of vegetable seed as lidl. Enough carrots, onions, parsnips and swedes. Enough for a whole winters vegetable soup.
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  • Tigsteroonie
    Tigsteroonie Posts: 24,954 Forumite
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    rog2 wrote: »
    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.

    Plus, they're low-calorie.

    Everybody knows that when biscuits get broken, all the calories spill out, so broken biscuits contain virtually no calories. :D
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  • Plus, they're low-calorie.

    Everybody knows that when biscuits get broken, all the calories spill out, so broken biscuits contain virtually no calories. :D

    I've heard some excuses in my time ..... :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

    BHB
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  • rog2
    rog2 Posts: 11,650 Forumite
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    Plus, they're low-calorie.

    Everybody knows that when biscuits get broken, all the calories spill out, so broken biscuits contain virtually no calories. :D

    Thanks for confirming that, Tig - I always knew that the scientists were wrong. :beer:
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  • Liney_2
    Liney_2 Posts: 653 Forumite
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    rog2 wrote: »
    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.


    Mmmmmmmmm broken biscuits - heaven.
    I haven't seen them in years.
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  • Anybody seen the new packaging with 20 p as the price for space invaders,cheesburgers etc ?
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  • CarolynH
    CarolynH Posts: 570 Forumite
    Plus, they're low-calorie.

    Everybody knows that when biscuits get broken, all the calories spill out, so broken biscuits contain virtually no calories. :D

    If you put normal biscuits up high, there's no calories - calories are afraid of heights and jump out. :D
    :D Make a list of important things to do today. At the top, put 'eat chocolate'. Now, you'll get at least one thing done today. :D
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