kangoora wrote: »
I'm genuinely confused by these 'savings'. Some examples:
1. I got a £16.45 refund from Virgin Trains for the Family ticket I had bought and was no longer going to use for my trip from Brimingham ( the 1st £10 is kept for administrative purposes of a refund) - I read this as I spent £26.45 on a rail ticket I no longer needed and then only got £16.45 refunded so I've overspent by £10?
2. I saved £1.70 in M & S buying 2 bags of easy peelers on 2 for £4 offer - or just go to your local greengrocer/market stall and pay 50% less than the M&S 'saving' price?
3. My Buy It Now offer was accepted on eBay which saved me £5 on the price of a 14ct gold and Diamonique ring - or, you know, just don't buy the ring in the first place and save even more money?
I'm not trying to be confrontational but a lot of these savings just don't make sense to me, especially where branded products keep being mentioned?
Now, if they said I didn't buy a 4 pack of Heinz baked beans at a reduced price of £2 (70p off a pack o 4) and instead bought 4 'own brand' for 25p each (cost £1) I could understand the 'saving' (current tesco prices as of today).
I buy branded prducts for certain things (so I'm not trying to be superior about my thriftiness) but I will regularly buy own brand for many items and save money even over 'discounted' main brands e.g. Robinsons shredless marmalade £1.40, Tesco shredless marmalade 60p in last weeks shop - I bought the Tesco one and it tastes fine and saved me 80p on my shopping. Even if the Robinsons marmalade had been reduced by 50% I'd still have saved 10p
maman wrote: »
I think it's really sad that some people live hand to mouth, week to week and don't/can't avail themselves of the savings to be made. I choose to buy milk in our small local Co-op where the milk I like is actually cheaper than Sainsbury's. BUT that's all I buy there unless they have any YS bargains. What saddens/disappoints me are the people I see in there just buying one day/meal's food at grossly inflated prices.
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