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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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    Poundland Bargains: (20th July) :D

    1 hardback book £14.99 and 1 paperback book for myself £7.99 which saved me £21.98

    Poundland Bargains:
    (22nd July) :D

    3 hardback books for myself 1 at £14.99 and 2 at £12.99 which saved me £17.97

    Lidl Bargains: (20th July) :D

    75 Metres of cling film for £1.19 compared to Tesco own brand at £2.50 I saved myself £1.31

    2 X 30 Metres of strong kitchen foil at £1.99 each compared to Tesco own brand at £3.40 each saved me £2.82

    White seedless grapes 500g £1.19 compared to Tesco for £2 I saved myself 81p

    I bought a BNWT Kaliedoscope black and white evening skirt from eBay for £9.64 including P & P costs compared to the tagged price of £69 I saved myself £59.36 (20th July) :D

    3 hopper bus journeys £2.25 (22nd July)

    Poundland Bargains: (24th July)

    4 X Treat 80g bags of Minstrels reduced to 50p each which saved me £2 :)

    Free Metro newspaper (24th July) 60p

    1 hopper bus journey (24th July) 75p

    I bought Advance Virgin Train tickets for my upcoming journey to and from Birmingham for £19 which saved me £17 (25th July) :D

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £11.85 this week (25th July) :D

    Free Metro newspapers 25th & 26th July £1.20

    Poundland Bargains: (26th July)

    10 X Treat 80g bags of Minstrels reduced to 50p each which saved me £5 :)

    4 hopper bus journeys (26th July) £3

    1 hopper bus journey (27th July) 75p

    Free Metro newspaper (30th July) 60p

    I found 20p roadkill in Streatham at the bus stop (30th July)

    I watched 6 films in July with my Odeon Limitless card which would have cost me £88.50 at various ticket prices at local and West End Odeons minus my monthly subscription of £19.99 I saved myself £68.51 :D

    Lidl Bargains: (30th July) :D

    75 Metres of cling film for £1.19 compared to Tesco own brand at £2.50 I saved myself £1.31

    White seedless grapes 500g £1.19 compared to Tesco for £2 I saved myself 81p

    6 X 25g bag of Roast Chicken crisps 65p compared to Tesco own brand for 77p which saved me 12p

    3 X mixed peppers 91p compared to Tesco for £1.29 which saved me 38p

    Hand finished Lemon Drizzle cake £1.79 compared to Tesco Finest lemon drizzle cake which saved me 96p

    200 Cien cotton buds 29p compare to Johnsons cotton buds from Poundland which saved me 71p

    I bought myself a BNWT Kaleiscope midi cocktail dress from eBay for £12 including P & P costs compared to the tagged price of £109.99 I saved myself £97.99 (30th July) :T

    Current Total = £6328.82
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    Poundland Closing Down Sale Bargains: 31st July :T:D

    4 pack of Nestle Toffee Crisp 25p saved me 75p

    2 birthday cards from the 2 for £1 range 50p saved me 50p

    1 Large birthday card 25p saved me 75p

    2 Hardback books £12.99 & £16.99 and 1 paperback book £7.99 75p for all 3 saved me £37.22

    2 Large luxe birthday cards 50p saved me £1.50

    2 Large Christmas gift boxes 50p saved me £1.50

    2 Extra large Christmas gift bags 50p saved me £1.50

    7 X 71g Treat bags of Revels 84p saved me £6.16

    1 80g Treat bag of Minstrels 12p saved me 88p

    2 X After Eight bites pouches 50p saved me £1.50

    1 hopper bus journey 75p (31st July) :)

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £29.04 this week :(1st Aug) :D

    Poundland Bargains:
    (1st Aug) :D

    6 x Neutradol Gel £6 compared to Tesco £1.75 each I saved myself £4.50

    3 X Fairy washing up liquid 520ml £3 compared to Tesco £1.50 each I saved myself £1.50

    Free Metro newspaper (2nd Aug) 60p :)

    Poundland Bargains: (3rd Aug) :D

    5pk Cadbury's caramel cake bars reduced to 50p saved me 50p

    2 X 8 pack of Rocky caramel bars reduced to 50p each saved me £1

    6 X Epsom Salts £6 compared to my local chemist at £1.99 each I saved myself £5.94

    Boots Online Order Bargains: (3rd Aug) :T:D

    3 X Equazen Citrus liquid on 3 for 2 offer saved me £15.88

    6 X Bassets Adult Multivitamins on 3 for 2 offer saved me £14.57

    5 X Dove Essential Nourishing Lotion 400ml on half price offer saved me £18.29

    I also saved a further £10 off this order with a voucher as I had spent over £60

    1 hopper bus journey (3rd Aug) 75p :)

    Current Total = £6484.40
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    Free Evening Standard newspaper (6th Aug) 60p

    Fresh noodles from Morrison's reduced to 75p which saved me 75p (6th Aug)

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers & price reductions saved me £12.49 this week (8th Aug)

    2 hopper bus journeys (8th Aug) £1.50

    2 hopper bus journeys (9th Aug) £1.50

    Free Metro newspapers (8th Aug & 9th Aug) £1.20

    Wayne bought me 3 bottles of water £6 and he gave me another £5 in the pub (10th Aug)

    A man bought me a bottle of water in the wine bar £2 (11th Aug)

    1 hopper bus journey (11th Aug) 75p

    3 hopper bus journeys (12th Aug) £2.25

    Free Metro newspaper (12th Aug) 60p

    Poundland Bargains:
    (13th Aug)

    3 Hardback books for myself: 2 X £12.99 & £14.99 and 1 paperback book for myself £7.99 I saved myself £44.96

    2 X Elizabeth Shaw Mint Cremes reduced to 50p each which saved me £1

    1 X 71g Treat bag of Minstrels reduced to 50p which saved me 50p

    6 X 25g Sensations multipack from Sainsbury's on offer for £1.25 which saved me 75p (13th Aug)

    Delay Repay refund from Virgin Trains (13th Aug) £10.50

    Poundland Bargains: (14th Aug)

    2 X Elizabeth Shaw Mint Cremes reduced to 50p each which saved me £1

    4 X 71g Treat bag of Minstrels reduced to 50p which saved me £2

    4 X Epsom Salts for £4 which saved me £3.96 compared to buying them from my local chemist

    4 X Shorties biscuits 300g from Poundland for £2 compared to Tesco own brand for 72p each I saved myself 88p

    4 hopper bus journeys (14th Aug) £3

    3 X Jerk Chicken with rice & peas ready meal from Morrison's on offer for £3 each, normal price £3.99 each which saved me £2.97 (14th Aug)

    Free Metro newspaper (14th Aug) 60p

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers & price reductions saved me £13.10 this week (15th Aug)

    I found 5p roadkill at the bus stop (14th Aug)

    Current Total = £6604.31
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    3 hopper bus journeys (17th Aug) £2.25

    1 hopper bus journey (18th Aug) 75p

    I saved £2 on a Co-Op sandwich meal deal (20th Aug)

    I saved £3 on 4 cooked chicken legs from Morrison's hot deli counter where they were reduced from £5 to £2 (20th Aug)

    Free Evening Standard and Metro newspapers (20th Aug) £1.20

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £13.61 this week (22nd Aug)

    1 hopper bus journey (22nd Aug) 75p

    Free Evening Standard and Metro newspapers (22nd & 23rd Aug) £1.20

    1 hopper bus journey (23rd Aug) 75p

    Free Adult ticket for Clapham Picturhouse worth £14.50 to watch the film Inna De Yard (25th Aug) :D

    Current Total = £6644.32
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    Lidl Bargains: (27th Aug) :D

    4 X Cien 750ml Herbal Muscle Bath Foam 55p each = £2.20 compared to 6 X Radox Muscle Soak Herbal Bath 500ml from Poundland £6 saved me £3.80

    4 X Cien antibacterial hand wash 500ml 59p each = £2,36 compared to a similar product from Poundland, I saved myself £1.64

    1 Hand finished Lemon Drizzle cake £1.79 compared to Tesco Finest Lemon Drizzle cake £2.75 so I saved myself 96p

    3 X Cien Men's shower gel 300ml 49p each = £1.47 compared to 3 X Lynx shower gel 250ml from Poundland for £3 I saved myself £1.53

    3 X Snacktastic multipack of 6 crisps 65p each = £1.95 compared to Tesco own brand 77p each I saved 36p

    2 X 100g MIlk chocolate and hazelnut 59p each = £1.18 compared to Cadbury's bars from Poundland I saved 82p

    1 packet of Tower Gate custard creams 400g compared to Tesco own brand 44p I saved 16p

    500g White seedless grapes £1.24 compared to Tesco own brand £2 I saved 76p

    I have a new 18 month contract with Talk Talk for my landline phone, my faster fibre broadband and TV package which is £12.50 a month cheaper, so for August I have saved £12.50 (26th Aug) :T:D

    Free Metro newspaper 60p (28th Aug)

    1 hopper bus journey 75p (27th Aug)

    6 X Dove Intensive Nourishing Body Lotion 400ml from Savers £1.99 each compared to Tesco for £6 each I saved myself £24.06 (28th Aug) :D

    3 X hopper bus journeys £2.25 (28th Aug) :)

    Free cup of tea at Odeon Streatham worth £1.90 (28th Aug) :)

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers & price reductions saved me £18.24 this week (29th Aug)

    4p Roadkill on my Estate where I live (30th Aug) ;)

    My local shoe mender gave me a 95p reduction on my watch battery (30th Aug) :)

    8 hopper bus journeys £6 (30th Aug) :D

    I watched 11 films this month using my Odeon Limitless card which would have cost me £143.50 in ticket prices minus my Limitless monthly subscription of £19.99 I saved myself £123.51 in August :D

    Current Total = £6845.15
  • TurkishdreamerTurkishdreamer Forumite
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    I have today come back to the forums after a break of a couple of years. How times have changed, although not the negativity surrounding many posts, unfortunately.
    I have loved reading about your savings sugarbaby125 and will continue to follow this thread.
    I am a very savvy shopper, always on the hunt for bargains and scanning online sales, but have never thought to record my savings. I will keep a note of my savings and may well post some at some stage
    MSE Addiction, should come with a health warning:money:
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    I have today come back to the forums after a break of a couple of years. How times have changed, although not the negativity surrounding many posts, unfortunately.
    I have loved reading about your savings sugarbaby125 and will continue to follow this thread.
    I am a very savvy shopper, always on the hunt for bargains and scanning online sales, but have never thought to record my savings. I will keep a note of my savings and may well post some at some stage

    Hello Turkish Dreamer :)

    I am glad to hear that you found my spending diary worth reading. I keep it written down, so that it encourages and inspires me to keep to my own money saving ways of spending my money rather than make impulse buys or think that a higher price may be more convenient than trying to find a cheaper price for the items I want to buy and the brands that I prefer to buy, especially for clothes and shoes.
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    Savers Bargains: (30th Aug)

    4 X 4 Dove bars of soaps at £1.69 each = £6.76 compared to Poundland where I would have paid £8 I saved £1.24 :D

    4 Morrisons The Best sultana scones on offer for £1 I saved 50p (30th Aug) :)

    Free Metro newspaper (30th Aug) 60p

    3 hopper bus journeys (31st Aug) £2.25

    Poundland Bargains: (1st Sept)

    6 X Epsom Salts £6 compared to buying them from my local chemist for £1.99 each I saved £5.94 :D

    6 X Neutradol Gel £6 compared to Tesco for £1.75 each I saved £4.50 :D

    2 hopper bus journeys (1st Sept) £1.50

    Lift home from my friend A from the pub saved me the bus fare (1st Sept) 75p

    I had a free ticket to see The Feeling at The Other Palace Theatre that saved me £18 (2nd Sept) :T

    eBay Bargains: (2nd Sept) :D:j

    3 Men's M & S stretch cotton hipster briefs in Black for £8 including P & P compared to the tagged price of £18 I save £10

    1 Men's Adidas Climalite Red Top size L £11.74 including P & P compared tot he tagged price of £20 I saved £8.26

    2 X Men's Adidas Core Red & Navy Tops size S £25.56 total including P & P compared to the tagged price of £20 each I saved £14.44

    Free Evening Standard newspaper (2nd Sept) 60p

    Free Evening Standard and Metro newspapers (3rd Sept) £1.20

    3 hopper bus journeys (3rd Sept) £2.25

    2 hopper bus journeys (4th Sept) £1.50

    Free cup of tea at Odeon Streatham (4th Sept) worth £1.90

    Free Metro newspaper (4th Sept) 60p

    Current Total = £6921.18
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    Lidl Bargains: (4th Sept) :D

    2 X Cien 750ml Herbal Muscle Bath Foam 55p each = £1.10 compared to 3 X Radox Muscle Soak Herbal Bath 500ml from Poundland £3 saved me £1.90

    3 X Cien antibacterial hand wash 500ml 59p each = £1.77 compared to a similar product from Poundland, I saved myself £1.23

    2 X Snacktastic multipack of 6 crisps 65p each = £1.35 compared to Tesco own brand 77p each I saved 19p

    2 X 100g MIlk chocolate and hazelnut 59p each = £1.18 compared to Cadbury's bars from Poundland I saved 82p

    1 100g bar of dark chocolate 39p compared to Galaxy Dark from Poundland I saved 61p

    2 packets of Tower Gate custard creams 400g 56p compared to Tesco own brand at 44p each I saved 32p

    500g White seedless grapes £1.24 compared to Tesco own brand £2 I saved 76p

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping saved me £16.89 this week (5th Sept) :D

    I bought myself a book from Poundland and saved myself £11.99 (5th Sept) :D

    3 hopper bus journeys (5th Sept) £2.25

    I got a free ticket to watch Teechers at The Churchill Theatre in Bromley and saved myself £12 (5th Sept) :D

    eBay Bargains: (5th Sept) :D :j

    2 Black M & S padded and underwired bras for £8.78 including P & P compared to M & S website I saved myself £27.22

    1 M & S Embroidered Black Lace bra for £6.99 including P & P compare to M & S website I saved £11.01

    YSL Mascara £5.99 including P & P compared to Boots website I saved myself £20.01

    Pack of 5 M & S Pink High Leg Briefs for £6.97 including P & P compared to the tagged price of £12 I saved £5.03

    JD Sports Bargains: (6th Sept) :T:D

    McKenzie essential fleece shorts size S reduced from £25 to £5 saving me £20

    McKenzie Wade Swim Shorts size S reduced from £25 to £5 saving me £20

    Nike Academy colour block track top reduced from £35 to £15 saving me £20

    Adidas Originals Atric Baseball Cap reduced from £25 to £12 saving me £13

    Kappa Balmino Red T-Shirt reduced from £32 to £10 saving me £20

    Speedo Solid Leisure Shorts in Navy reduced from £15 to £5 saving me £10

    Free Evening Standard newspaper (7th Sept) 60p

    Quidco Cashback (7th Sept) £1.20

    2 hopper bus journeys (7th Sept) £1.50

    My Snapfish order for 392 photos using a 50% off code saved me £19.60 (9th Sept) :D

    Current Total = £7159.31
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    I found £10 Roadkill on my way to a party (7th Sept) :D:j

    M bought me a bottle of water at the party in the wine bar (7th Sept) £2 :)

    3 hopper bus journeys (9th Sept) £2.25

    I found 3p Roadkill on my Estate (10th Sept)

    Free Metro & Evening Standard newspapers (10th Sept) £1.20

    Free Metro newspaper (11th Sept) 60p

    B & S both bought me a bottle of water when I was at Karaoke (11th Sept) £4 :)

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £26.25 this week (12th Sept) :D

    Current Total = £7205.64
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