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My Over 50's Spending Diary

edited 4 January 2018 at 12:02PM in Over 50s Money Saving
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  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    5 hopper bus journeys (4th June) £3.75

    I used 700 of my Odeon Premiere points for The Classic Combo which saved me £8.50 (4th June) and 300 points for the Kids Mix which saved me £3.99 (5th June) :D

    Lidl Bargains: 4th June :D

    Punnet of White Seedless Grapes £1.25 which saved me 75p compared to buying them in Tesco

    4 X 500ml Antibacterial Handwash 55p each compared to a similar product from Poundland saving me £1.80

    2 X 100g bar of Milk Chocolate with Hazlenuts 59p each compared to a similar bar from Poundland which saved me 82p


    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £13.05 this week (6th June) :D

    2 hopper bus journeys (5th June) £1.50

    Current Total = £5196.58
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    Savers Bargains: 5th June

    2 X Duo packs of Domestos Power 5 £1.89 each compared to Poundland where each single pack is £1 which saved me 22p

    Hay fever tablets by Galpharm 49p compared to Piriton for £1.99 saved me £1.50

    1 hopper bus journey 75p 9th June

    Lift home from Karaoke in my friend's car saved me the 75p bus fare home (9th June)

    I bought a BNWT Superdry jacket from ebay for £23.99 including the P & P costs which compared to the tagged price of £59.99 I saved £34 (12th June) :D

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £10.44 this week (13th June) :D

    New Van Dal White Leather Malone Sandals from eBay for £26.90 including P & P costs compared to buying them from the Van Dal website saved me £48.10 (14th June) :D

    2 hopper bus journeys £1.50 (14th June)

    £10 roadkill outside Euston Station (14th June) :j

    10 X Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Spot Wands reduced from £3.49 each to £2 each which saved me £14.90 (14th June) :T

    2 hopper bus journeys £1.50 (16th June)

    Current Total = £5320.24
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    6 hopper bus journeys £4.50 (19th June) :)

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £24.33 this week (20th June) :D

    Free Metro newspapers 19th and 20th June £1.20 :)

    Quidco Cashback £3.22 :)

    5 hopper bus journeys (20th June) £3.75 :)

    I bought a ticket to see the dance show Somnium - A Dancer's Dream at Sadler's Wells Theatre that was reduced from £55 to £15 which saved me £40 (22nd June) :T:D

    I bought a BNWT Together dark navy with silver embellishment for £4.79 from eBay including P & P costs compared to the tagged price of £75 I saved myself £70.21 (21st June) :T:D

    1 hopper bus journey 75p (22nd June) :)

    eBay Bargains: (24th June) :D

    BNWT Men's Jack & Jones Odyssey Black Swim Shorts £6.99 including P & P costs compared to the tagged price of £25.99 I saved £19

    2 X BNWT Men's M & S Cotton Boxer Shorts 3 pack £10.99 each = £21.98 compared to the tagged price of £18 each I saved £14.02

    2 hopper bus journeys £1.50 (23rd June) :)

    Current Total = £5502.72
  • bugslettbugslett Users Awaiting Email Confirmation
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    Sugar baby, do you think or would it be possible to add in how you make some of the savings such as the Somnium show?

    Well done on th 10.00 roadkill, mine for the year is about 60p!
    Yes I'm bugslet, I lost my original log in details and old e-mail address.
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    Hello Bugslett,

    I get all of my cut price theatre tickets and free theatre, event and cinema preview tickets from an organisation that I have been a member of for a number of years. :D Members are not allowed to advertise the organisation as membership is closed.

    I am a member of both The Old Vic and The Young Vic and by being a member, I get email alerts for cut price tickets. I have taken advantage of these tickets in the past which have been really good prices for shows I had wanted to see. :D

    I watched so many people walk past that £10 before I got near enough to pick it up. :D Even my son who was walking out of Euston station by my side had not noticed it. I have realised that this year I am lucky if I find the odd 1p or 2p. I am not sure if people are retrieving money that they drop or are just being far more careful and not dropping even small coins but roadkill is hard to find this year so far. :(
  • bugslettbugslett Users Awaiting Email Confirmation
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    Thanks sugarbaby.

    I think it is that people carry less cash generally. I was speaking with a charity collector and they said they get less because so many people use contactless all the time.
    Yes I'm bugslet, I lost my original log in details and old e-mail address.
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    bugslett wrote: »
    Thanks sugarbaby.

    I think it is that people carry less cash generally. I was speaking with a charity collector and they said they get less because so many people use contactless all the time.

    That is a real shame about charity collections. I deal mostly in cash as I find it easy to keep track of my spending. Of course I do a lot of shopping online with eBay and not only does it mean I get the items I want at bargain prices, I get cashback through my Quidco account and points through my Nectar card on each eBay purchase. :D
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    Free Metro and Evening Standard newspapers (25th June) £1.20 :)

    3 hopper bus journeys £2.25 (26th June) :)

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £19.23 this week (27th June) :D

    Free Evening Standard newspaper (27th June) 60p :)

    BNWT Kaleidoscope Cream lace embellished sleeveless evening top from eBay for my offer price of £8.99 compared to the Buy It Now price of £13.99 I saved myself £5 (27th June) :D

    Free Metro newspaper 60p (28th June) :)

    4 hopper bus journeys £3 (28th June) :)

    1 Large Chocolate and Vanilla Muffin, 1 Large Danish Pastry, 3 small cakes free from my Poetry group for which I will claim £3.50 (28th June) :)

    Quidco Cashback £2.12 (29th June) :)

    My older daughter gave me £4 towards the £10 cash tip that I gave our waitress in Pizza Express (29th June) :)

    I was able to use my Tesco Clubcard Pizza Express vouchers to pay for the food in Pizza Express for the celebration meal so I saved myself £137.75 (29th June)

    1 hopper bus journey 75p (29th June)

    Current Total = £5682.81
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    2 X The Best Cottage Pies from Morrisons reduced from £3.50 each to £2.10 each which saved me £2.80 (1st July) :)

    I bought 4 cinema tickets with my Odeon Limitless card in June which would have cost me £42 minus my monthly subscription of £19.99 I saved myself £22.01 (1st July):D

    I bought myself 2 paperbacks £7.99 & £8.99 and 1 hardback £20 from Poundland which saved me £33.98 (1st July) :D

    1 hopper bus journey 75p (2nd July) :)

    Free Evening Standard newspaper (2nd July) 60p :)

    Free Metro newspaper (3rd July) 60p :)

    Free Evening Standard newspaper (4th July) 60p :)

    I bought a New in the box Clarks Gold Leather Sandals from eBay for £25 including P & P costs which are currently being sold on Clarks website for £55 so I saved myself £30 (4th July) :D

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £8.63 (4th July) :)

    BNWT Raspberry Red Patent Leather Lotus Bag from eBay for £4.79 including P & P costs which saved me £45.21 compared to the tagged price (4th July) :T

    I bought 4 X sweet & crunchy bags of salad on 2 for £1 offer which saved me 80p from Morrison's (9th July)

    Free Evening Standard newspaper (9th July) 60p

    4 X Epsom Salts from Poundland for £4 compared to my local chemist for £1.99 each I saved myself £3.96 (9th July) :)

    1 hopper bus journey 75p (9th July)

    Current Total = £5834.10
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    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £39.53 this week (11th July) :D

    Poundland Bargains: (15th July) :D

    5 McVities Penquin cake bars reduced to 50p which saved me 50p

    2 X Cadbury's creme egg twisted 94g reduced to 50p each which saved me £1

    Hardback book for myself £18.99 which saved me £17.99

    Free Metro newspaper 60p (15th July)

    1 hopper bus journey 75p (14th July)

    Poundland Bargains: (17th July) :D

    3 Hardback books for myself £14.99, £12.99 & £12.99 which saved me £37.97

    4 hopper bus journeys (17th July) £3

    Free cup of tea at the Odeon cinema worth £1.90 (17th July)

    Free Metro newspaper (17th July) 60p

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £14.05 this week (18th July) :D

    I bought myself a new pair of Van Dal gold leather peep toe sling backs from eBay for £13.40 including P & P costs compared to the selling price of £69.99 I saved myself £56.59 (17th July) :D

    Current Total = £6008.58
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