After reading Angelnikki's post yesterday about people taking all the supercook stuff (all that's left in my Asda are almond essence and paper cake cases and I have enough of those already as sister got a catering pack from someone she knows). I thought I'd share the love with other MSE'rs that happened along, so I didn't load all the meat into my basket (DH cried when I only took one pack of fillet steak lol!), I just took one of each, but the next woman that came along swept all that was left into her trolley and said to her partner "We may use it all before it gets freezer burn and we have to throw it out, but at this price what does it matter?" :mad: She didn't even look at what it was she was loading into her trolley, just the price! Her partner said but we don't eat pork, but she shoved it in her trolley anyway I walked away thinking that she couldn't have been a fellow MSEr, she'd have had a meal plan and ideas to use all she had already if she was and wouldn't consider throwing such bargains away lol!
jackk wrote: »
This is why if i see a bargain i take all i need, there aint nobody else gonna look after my families needs, are there! Sad i know, but we do what we have to don't we.
Herbaholic wrote: »
Glad my post made some people smile, nice to give something back to everyone Okay DeniseF heres the recipe but if you or anyone else put on any weight it isn't my fault, blame whoever started posting muffin recipes lol! Herby
Mrs._Irwin wrote: »
Well, I've updated my signature. £143.73 spent so far! I'm feeling pretty confident, and some baby-related breakthroughs will have a positive effect on the Grocery Challenge from now.
Firstly, I've cut out caffeine :eek: and LO seems to be calmer and sleepier :T , which means happier baby and mummy, more sleep and more time to do cooking and baking, AND a lot less spent on Pepsi Max and coffee! :j
Secondly, I'd decided that disposable nappies and wipes will come out of the GC budget, and was such a waste when the washables were sitting there, but we have now phased out the disposable nappies completely, and the last pack of wipes will soon be gone!
I'd already bought a stack of super cheap flannels from Wilko's which I've been using at home, and have now bought the ingredients for home-made bum-wipe solution - chamomile tea bags, almond oil, lavender oil and a spray bottle. The idea is to make the tea and add a drop or two of the oils and stick it in the spray bottle in the morning, and then use it through the day to spray on a flannel. This can then easily be carried in the change bag, so no need to hunt out a tap when out and about. When I've been using this for a while I will work out what the cost is.
OrkneyStar wrote: »
I wouldn't have a problem with that, buying a little and using it is fine, buying a reasonable amount and using it is fine, buying it just cos its there and then chucking it is waste really. It is good for supermarkets when we buy the whoopsies, otherwise they have to record it as store waste and they have all sorts of targets for that! From what herby said there was lady buying stuff they don't even like- that is silly billy in my eyes .Wonder when our new Tesco will start having whoopsies as there is generally a distinct lack of them up here :mad: Oh dear baby eating dad's CD's :rolleyes:
If you plan to get a place via 'clearing'
Lower your band & save £1,000s
Past-best-before health food etc