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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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  • edited 21 December 2019 at 6:11PM
    sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    edited 21 December 2019 at 6:11PM
    Lidl Bargains: (10th Dec) :D

    2 X 1kg of chicken drumsticks for £2.50, compared to from Tesco for £4 I saved £1.50

    5 large bananas for 83p compared to Tesco for £1 I saved 17p

    Sweet & crunchy salad 51p compared to Tesco for 79p I saved 28p


    3 X Single quilt cover sets from Groupon for £7.76 including P & P costs compared to Asda for similar at £10 each and £2.95 P & P costs I saved myself £25.19 :T

    Free Metro newspaper (10th Dec) 60p

    I used my £9 Pizza Express Tesco Clubcard voucher (11th Dec) :D

    2 hopper bus journeys (8th Dec) £1.50

    3 hopper bus journeys (9th Dec) £2.25

    1 hopper bus journey (10th Dec) 75p

    1 hopper bus journey (11th Dec) 75p

    £10 Christmas Bonus from DWP (11th Dec) :j

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £8.26 this week (12th Dec) :D

    Lidl Bargains: (17th Dec) :D

    Chef Select chicken jalfrezi with 30% off £1.25 compared to Tesco for £2 I saved 75p

    Pepperoni stonebaked pizza for £1.59 compared to Tesco for £3.50 I saved £1.91

    Punnet of red seedless grapes for £1.24 compared to Tesco for £2 I saved 76p

    Sweet & crunchy salad for 51p compared to Tesco for 79p I saved 28p

    Lamb Rogan Josh reduced from £2.59 to 90p saving me £1.69

    Free Metro & Evening Standard newspapers (13th Dec) £1.20 :)

    6 Chinese ready meals from Morrisons on offer for £2 each, usual price £3 each saving me £6 (14th Dec):D

    4 X 110g bars of Galaxy Darker from a stall in East Street Market for £2 compared to buying them from Tesco for £1.50 each I saved £4 (14th Dec) :)

    Quidco Cashback (16th Dec) £12.22 :D

    Free Metro newspaper (16th Dec) 60p

    4 Chinese ready meals from Morrisons on offer for £2 each, usual price £3 each saving me £4 (16th Dec)

    Lidl Bargains: (17th Dec) :D

    Lamb Rogan Josh reduced from £2.59 to £1.81 saving me 78p

    6 X Almond and chocolate vanilla ice cream lollies for £1.69 compared to 6 of Tesco own brand for £2 I saved 31p

    Quiche Lorraine 400g for £1.45 compared to Tesco on offer for £2 (usual price £2.30) I saved 55p

    Sweet & crunchy salad for 51p compared to Tesco for 79p I saved 28p

    2 X Pepperoni stonebaked pizzas 340g for £1.59 each compared to Tesco own brand at £3.50 each I saved £3.82

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £39.79 this week (19th Dec) :T

    Free Evening Standard newspaper (20th Dec) 60p

    Quidco Cashback (21st Dec) £13.76 :D

    Single Shaker solid wood bed with matching trundle from Groupon reduced from £599.99 to £150 saving me £449.99 (7th Jan 2019. I forgot to record it when I bought it, so I am doing it today) :T:D:j

    Current Total = £10,640.88
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    1 hopper bus journey (12th Dec) 75p

    5 hopper bus journeys (13th Dec) £3.75

    1 hopper bus journey (14th Dec) 75p

    1 hopper bus journey (16th Dec) 75p

    3 hopper bus journeys (17th Dec) £2.25

    3 hopper bus journeys (20th Dec) £2.25

    Lidl Bargains: (21st Dec) :D

    6 cheese and onion crisps 65p compared to Tesco own brand for 77p I saved 12p

    6 roast chicken crisps 65p compared to Tesco own brand for 77p I saved 12p

    2 X Herbal bath muscle ease 750ml & 2 X Herbal bath stress relief 750ml for £2.20 compared to 6 x Radox herbal bath 500ml at £1 each from Poundland I saved £3.80

    2 X Cien sensitive facial wipes for 90p compared to a similar facial wipes from Poiundland, I saved £1.10

    4 X woven dish cloths X 2 for £1.98 compared to Tesco own brand for £2.60 I saved 62p


    12 X Colgate sensitive pro relief protection toothpaste 75ml from a stall in East Street Market for £6 compared to Tesco at £3.80 each I saved £39.60 (21st Dec) :j:D

    2 hopper bus journeys (21st Dec) £1.50

    1 hopper bus journey (23rd Dec) 75p

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £8.33 this week (24th Dec) :D

    Current Total = £10,707.32
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    I bought a 14 piece cook and store Pyrex set from Groupon for £28.99 including P & P costs and I saved myself £23.62 (24th Dec) :D

    I saved £12.50 this month on my Talk Talk landline, faster fibre and TV package (27th Dec) :D

    Lidl Bargains:
    23rd Dec :D

    2 X 6 Almond and chocolate ice cream lollies £1.69 each compared to 2 X 3 from Tesco for £2 each I saved 62p

    Punnet of red seedless grapes on offer for 99p compared to Tesco own brand for £2 I saved £1.01

    Sweet & crunchy salad 51p compared to Tesco own brand for 79p I saved 28p

    Golden delicious apples £1.29 compared to buying them from Tesco for £1.60 I saved 31p

    29th Dec: :D

    Favourina box of chocolate covered biscuits 450g on offer for £1.39 saving me £1.40

    Quiche Lorraine 400g reduced to £1.01 compared to Tesco own brand for £2.30 I saved £1.29

    2 X 6 Deluxe mince pies reduced from £1.25 each to 67p each saving me £1.19

    Stonebaked pepperoni pizza £1.59 compared to Tesco own brand currently on offer for £1.75 saving me 16p

    2 X Sweet & crunchy salad for 51p each compared to Tesco for 79p each I saved 56p

    Mixed sweet peppers for £1.24 compared to Tesco mixed peppers for £1.35 I saved 11p


    1 hopper bus journey (29th Dec) 75p

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £13.78 this week (31st Dec) :D

    Final Total for 2019 = £10,764.90
  • chaniechanie Forumite
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    I was driving past the Lidl near you recently. Am pleased to see that the store is finally open and you can grab your bargains.
    2020 savings on purchases £6207.76
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    Thanks Chanie, having a Lidl so near to my home is proving great for me, mostly for food bargains. I still have to go to a larger Lidl in either Peckham or Streatham to get the full range of non food bargains. :D
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    Spend with caution, live a life of Joy 2020

    I bought myself a Russell Hobbs microwave from my J D Williams account which was reduced from £79.99 to £68.99 (1st Jan) saving me £11 :)

    Free Metro & Evening Standard newspapers (3rd Jan) £1.30 ( the cheapest newspaper I can buy in London is now 65p)

    I bought 3 X Starburst Christmas tags reduced from £1 each to 25p each and 2 X snowflake Christmas tags reduced from £1 each to 50p each in Morrisons which saved me £3.25 (3rd Jan) :)

    Lidl Bargains:
    3rd Jan :D

    2 X 20 black refuse sacks 90 litres for £1.29 each compared to Tesco for £2.50 each I saved myself £2.42

    Stone baked pizza for £1.59 compared to Tesco on half price offer at £1.75 I saved 16p

    Punnet of white seedless grapes for £1.49 compared to Tesco for £2 I saved 51p

    Punnet of plums on half price offer for 39p compared to Tesco for £1 I saved myself 61p

    Sweet & crunchy salad 51p compared to Tesco for 79p I saved 28p

    Quiche Lorraine 400g £1.45 compared to Tesco for £2.30 I saved 85p


    3 X 1kg packets of Halal chicken pieces from Morrisons on offer 3 for £10 saved me £2 (6th Jan)

    Free Metro newspaper (6th Jan) 65p

    Current Total for 2020 = £23.03
  • SALOPMANSALOPMAN Forumite
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    I have just come back after a long absence from martins website and forum but Im amazed at your savings - how do i "subscribe" to your page? I have forgot how to?
    Im 13 months from official retirement so your tips will certainly come in very handy!!
    Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. :beer:
  • sugarbaby125sugarbaby125 Forumite
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    SALOPMAN wrote: »
    I have just come back after a long absence from martins website and forum but Im amazed at your savings - how do i "subscribe" to your page? I have forgot how to?
    Im 13 months from official retirement so your tips will certainly come in very handy!!

    Hello Salopman,

    You need to click on Thread Tools at the top of the page, then click on Subscribe to this thread and then choose your notification options
  • edited 17 January at 3:34PM
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    edited 17 January at 3:34PM
    1 hopper bus journey (3rd Jan) 75p

    1 hopper bus journey (6th Jan) 75p

    2 hopper bus journeys (8th Jan) £1.50

    Quidco cashback (11th Jan) £1.19

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £27.51 this week (10th Jan) :D

    3 hopper bus journeys (10th Jan) £2.25

    Free Metro newspapers (10th & 15th Jan) £1.30

    Lidl Bargains: 15th Jan :D

    Stone baked pizza £1.59 Tesco £3.50 I saved £1.93

    6 X Cheese & onion crisps 65p Tesco 77p I saved 12p

    1Kg Clementines £1.65 Tesco £2.25 I saved 60p

    Gala apples 99p Tesco £1.60 I saved 61p

    Jazz apples £1.75 Tesco £2.40 I saved 65p

    Sweet & crunchy 51p Tesco 79p I saved 28p

    Mixed peppers 95p Tesco £1.35 I saved 40p

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers & price reductions saved me £15.40 this week (16th Jan) :D

    12 months of Tesco Mid Week Delivery Saver in 2019 cost £41.88. The cost of the 52 delivery slots would have been £340 so I saved myself £298.12 throughout 2019 :T

    Quidco cashback (17th Jan) £29.35 :D

    2 hopper bus journeys (15th Jan) £1.50

    Current Total = £407.24
  • chaniechanie Forumite
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    Great savings so far, Sugar.
    2020 savings on purchases £6207.76
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