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    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 4th Jan 18, 10:45 AM
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    My Over 50's Spending Diary
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    • 4th Jan 18, 10:45 AM
    My Over 50's Spending Diary 4th Jan 18 at 10:45 AM
    I have been with MSE a number of years and each year I have become better and better at making sure that I spend my money wisely. I find that recording the savings I am making no matter how small reminds me that if I take care of the pennies the pounds will take care of themselves.

    Littlewoods Clearance bargains via eBay:

    1. V By Very Chambray Men's shorts 3.99 saved 21.01

    2. Reebok Supremium Ladies Black T-shirt 4.99 saved 17.01

    3. V By Very Black Ruffle Jumper 7.99 saved 30.01

    4. V By Very Black/cream High Neck Striped Jumper 5.99 saved 26.01

    5. V By Very Men's Navy Woven Jogger Shorts 4.99 saved 27.01

    Plus I saved 15.80 on P & P costs
    Plus a 5 discount because I had spent 20 plus
    Plus I used an eBay 20% voucher code which saved me another 4.59

    1 hopper bus journey worth 75p

    Free Metro Newspaper 20p

    Council Tax Support for 2017 to 2018 899.83

    Tesco Mid Week Delivery Saver cost me 40 for the year in 2017 but I saved 263 on the price of the individual delivery slots I used ( Tesco delivery drivers deliver to my kitchen which is really helpful as I live in a maisonette and there are so many stairs to negotiate)

    Revolution Super Light 4 Wheeled Suitcase from Tesco Direct which was half price in the Sale so I saved 22.50 and I got free delivery worth 3 because I have a Delivery Saver Mid Week Plan and I had spent over 10 on my order

    Poundland Bargains:

    2 X Maltesers and Friends small selection pack half price saved me 1

    4 X 6 Packets of Sensations crisps saved me 2.80

    Superdrug In Store Shop:

    2 X Cadbury's Buttons Tubes half price saved me 1

    4 X Dove Men's Duo Sets 50p reduction saved me 2

    Current total = 1,342.52
    Last edited by sugarbaby125; 04-01-2018 at 11:02 AM.
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    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 4th Jan 19, 8:40 PM
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    Littlewoods Clearance Bargains via eBay: (2nd Jan)

    1. Bond Glass Pendant Lamp in Gold reduced from 44.99 to 12.99 saving me 32

    2. Zip Top Insulated Cool Bag Reduced from 12.99 to 2.99 saving me 10

    3. Miami Ceiling Light in Pink reduced from 32 to 2.99 saving me 29.01

    4. V By Very Basic Swim Shorts for Men size XS was 12 reduced 2.99 saving me 9.01

    5. Duck & Cover Dunford pack of 3 pairs of socks was 8.99 reduced to 5.99 saving me 3

    6. Duck & Cover Multicoloured pack of 3 pairs of socks was 8.99 reduced to 5.99 saving me 3

    7. V By Very Double Layer Frill Neck Bardot Top reduced from 22 to 2.99 saving me 19.01

    I got 10 off this order because I had spent over 30

    I also got a P & P reduction of 23.70 by ordering all of these 7 items together

    Total worth of this order 165.66 actual cost of this order 30.88 which saved me 134.78

    Free Metro & Evening Standard newspapers 1.20 (3rd Jan)

    2 X Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Night Treatment Gel from Boots on buy 1 get 1 half price offer at 3.29 each which saved me 1.65 and I got a free copy of the Boots Health & Beauty magazine worth 1 as I have a Boots Advantadge card (3rd Jan)

    I used my last CHILLI Odeon voucher at my local Odeon to see The Favourite which saved me 13.50 (3rd Jan)

    4 hopper bus journeys 3 (3rd Jan)

    Free Metro Newspaper 60p (4th Jan)

    Current Total = 161.71
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 5th Jan 19, 2:53 PM
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    Morrisons Bargain: (4th Jan)

    2 X boxes of Elizabeth Shaw Mint Crisp were 2 reduced to 1.50 saved me 1

    Poundland Bargains:

    2 X Cherry Mentol boxes of Tunes on buy 1 get 1 free offer saved me 1

    Hardback book for myself 1 I saved myself 15.99

    Savers Bargains:

    2 X Duo pack of Domestos Power of 5 at 1.89 each which compared to 4 single packs saved me 18p

    2 X 100ml Colgate Toothpaste 75p each which saved me 50p compare to buying them from Poundland

    2 x 16 caplets of Paracetamol at 19p each compared to 33p each in Poundland saved me 28p

    6 hopper bus journeys 4.50 (4th Jan)

    My Tesco Mid-Week Delivery Saver Plan from January 2018 to December 2018 cost me 41.88 whereas the actual cost of the year's deliveries without the plan would have cost me 335.50 so I saved myself 293.62

    eBay Bargains: (4th & 5th Jan)

    BNWT Playboy Black Satin and silver sequins Evening Clutch Bag 5 including P & P next cheapest on eBay was 25.99 which saved me 20.99

    New Golunsski Black Leather Purse for 14.09 reduced from 14.99 which saved me 90p

    New in Box RCR Crystal Provenza 1.2 Litre Jug 11.69 compared to the next cheapest price of this jug on eBay for 13.99 I saved myself 2.30

    Used Navy Leather Medium Osprey Handbag in excellent condition. The buy it now price was 12 but my offer of 10 was accepted so I saved myself 2

    BNWT M & S Collection Fine Black Leather Ladies Gloves 13.99 which saved me 3.51 compared to buying the same gloves in a M & S store

    I bought my Virgin standard return train tickets for London to Birmingham in February for 17 which saved me 19 on my Advance tickets

    Current Total = 527.48
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 9th Jan 19, 8:58 PM
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    2 hopper bus journeys 1.50 (5th Jan)

    2 X small bottles of Prosecco bought for me at Karaoke by friends saved me 12 (6th Jan)

    1 hopper bus journey 75p (6th Jan)

    Quidco Cashback 5.81 (8th Jan)

    I bought a sandwich meal deal from Sainsbury's for 3 which saved me 1.15

    Free Metro newspaper 60p (8th Jan)

    Smokey bought me a bottle of water at Karaoke which saved me 1 (8th Jan)

    4 hopper bus journeys 3 (8th Jan)

    Free cup of tea at the cinema worth 1.90 (9th Jan)

    I bought a Canon Pixma Printer from Currys/PC World via eBay for 29.99 which saved me 15.01 compared to the next cheapest price on eBay of 45 (9th Jan)

    Current Total = 570.20
    Last edited by sugarbaby125; 10-01-2019 at 11:34 AM.
    • teedy23
    • By teedy23 10th Jan 19, 5:59 PM
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    Roadkill lol
    A great name for it, I just call them findies but might just change this in your honour. I keep all my roadkill in a savings bottle, never to be mixed up with any other money, and count at the end of the year. This year was just over 29, last year 39 odd, that paid for the 10 Baillies offer 4 times lol.. This year I will pay for an upcycling class, with last years money, great stuff.
    BTW I thought from the beginning of this site the point was to live the way you want just do it cheaper, or at least get the best value you can. So if you want to drink champagne instead of tea, get your best deal.
    My particular foible is facials, massages and all things pamper..l get these things that are absolutely not essential but spend as little as I can get away with. I also know that, as when I first started here, its to help those in trouble to get back on their feet and conquer debts, fabulous but be kind to all wether you think its frivolous or not, they are doing the same as you, getting what they want for the best price. Good health and wealth to all in 2019 xx
    Last edited by teedy23; 10-01-2019 at 11:30 PM. Reason: adding
    Dabbler in all things moneysaving.Master of none

    Well except mastered my mortgage 5 yrs early
    Street finds for 2018 26:49.
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 14th Jan 19, 1:32 PM
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    Hello Teddy 23,

    I am afraid that I cannot take credit for the name roadkill, I first saw it on the Wombling thread 2 years ago.
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 14th Jan 19, 1:45 PM
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    2 hopper bus journeys 1.50 (9th Jan)

    Free Metro Newspaper 60p (11th Jan)

    1p Roadkill on my Estate (11th Jan)

    5 hopper bus Journeys 3.75 (11th Jan)

    I used the remaining 4 credit on my Odeon E-Gift Card (11th Jan)

    3 hopper bus journeys 2.25 (13th Jan)

    I bought Equazen Fish Oils X 3 from Boots on 3 for 2 offer and saved myself 11.99 (13th Jan)

    My older son bought me a cooked rack of ribs 10 (13th Jan)

    1p Roadkill on my Estate (14th Jan)

    Free Metro Newspaper 60p (14th Jan

    Current Total = 604.91
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 16th Jan 19, 1:56 PM
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    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me 17.78 (5th Jan) and 11.08 (12th Jan)

    1 hopper bus journey 75p (14th Jan)

    I bought 2 X 110 washes Ariel Colour Professional from Groupon for 35.97 including P & P. I saved 4.03 compared to buying 10 X 22 washes boxes of Ariel Colour & Style from Tesco. On arrival, I got 7 Groupon credit after making a complaint about both boxes of Ariel Colour Professional were damaged. (15th Jan)

    I bought 2 X Epsom Salts with Lavender from Poundland for 2 which saved me 1.98 compared to the next cheapest price in a local chemist (15th Jan)

    1.50 refund from Tesco after I made a telephone call to Customer Services about a item missing from my grocery shopping delivery (15th Jan)

    I bought myself a Shaker style single bed with a matching trundle from Groupon Clearance for 150 which saved me 449.98

    Current Total = 1099.01
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