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    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 4th Jan 18, 9:45 AM
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    My Over 50's Spending Diary
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    • 4th Jan 18, 9:45 AM
    My Over 50's Spending Diary 4th Jan 18 at 9:45 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 10:02 AM.
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    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 12th Sep 19, 12:02 PM
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    I found £10 Roadkill on my way to a party (7th Sept)

    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)

    Current Total = £7205.64
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 17th Sep 19, 11:48 AM
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    Lidl Bargains: (11th & 13th Sept)

    2 X Cien antibacterial hand wash 500ml 59p each = £1.18 compared to a similar product from Poundland, I saved myself 82p

    2 X Snacktastic multipack of 6 crisps 65p each = £1.30 compared to Tesco own brand 77p each I saved 24p

    Fin Carre 100g MIlk chocolate and hazelnut 59p compared to Cadbury's from Poundland I saved 41p

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

    2 X 500g Red seedless grapes 95p each compared to Tesco own brand at £2 each I saved £2.10

    2 X Sweet & Crunchy salad on offer for 49p each compared to Tesco for £1 each I saved £1.02

    2 X Fin Carre 100g Dark Chocolate at 39p compared to Galaxy Dark from Tesco at £1 each I saved myself £1.22

    2 X multipack 6 Snaktastic crisps at 65p each compare to Tesco own brand at 77p each I saved 24p

    6 Jazz apples £1.95 compared to Tesco at £2.25 I saved 30p

    2 X Tower Gate Bourbons 400g 22p each = 44p compared to Tesco own brand 400g I saved 16p

    2 X 30M Strong Kitchen Foil at £1.99 each = £3.98 compared to Tesco own brand at £3.40 each I saved £2.82

    4 Fresh Peaches 79p compared to Tesco at £1.25 I saved 46p


    2 hopper bus journeys (13th Sept) £1.50

    I got a free ticket in Row B from the stage to watch Heartbeat of Home that saved me £71 (14th Sept)

    3 hopper bus journeys (14th Sept) £2.25

    I got a free ticket for the live podcast Trolled that saved me £14.50 (15th Sept)

    6 hopper bus journeys (15th Sept) £4.50

    3 X M & S jacquard high leg briefs from eBay for £6.97 including P & P compared to the tagged price of £6 each I saved £11.03 (16th Sept)

    I bought 1 Hardback £20 and 1 Paperback book £7.99 from Poundland for myself and I saved £25.99 (16th Sept)

    2 X Nando's Hot Marinade from Poundland for £2 compared to the price on the bottle of £2.19 each I saved £2.38 (16th Sept)

    1 hopper bus journey (16th Sept) 75p

    Free Metro newspaper (16th Sept) 60p

    Current Total = £7277
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 25th Sep 19, 7:00 PM
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    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers & price reductions saved me £17.77 this week (19th Sept)

    1 hopper bus journey (18th Sept) 75p

    1 hopper bus journey (20th Sept) 75p

    2 hopper bus journeys (21st Sept) £1.50

    My older daughter gave me 2 X 1kg of Westlab Mineral Bath Salts which saved me £7.98 (21st Sept)

    A friend bought me a bottle of water in the pub £2 and gave me a lift home in his car saving me my bus fare 75p (20th Sept)

    Free Metro newspaper (23rd Sept) 60p

    2 X Sure Motion Sense Antiperspirant 250ml on offer in Morrisons reduced from £2 each to £1.40 each which saved me £1.20 (23rd Sept)

    10% discount on my £15.20 shopping in Morrisons which saved me £1.52 (23rd Sept)

    I saved £12.50 on my Talk Talk Landline, Fibre Broadband and TV package this month (24th Sept)

    Quidco Cashback £2.38

    Free Metro and Evening Standard newspapers (25th Sept) £1.20

    1 hopper bus journey (23rd Sept) 75p

    Current Total = £7328.65
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 3rd Oct 19, 9:36 AM
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    Morrisons Bargains: (25th Sept)

    2 X Sure Clear Antiperspirant was £2 each now on offer today for £1.40 each which saved me £1.20

    2 X 150g packets of Sensations crisps was £1.98 each on offer today for 90p each I saved £2.16

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping saved me £25.23 this week (26th Sept)

    2 hopper bus Journeys (25th Sept) £1.50

    2 hopper bus Journeys (26th Sept) £1.50

    I got a free ticket to see SHIDA at The Vaults Theatre which was worth £25 (26th Sept)

    I got 2 complete meals, 4 sweet rolls and 3 small triple chocolate cakes fro free from my Open Mic Poetry evening for which I will claim £6 (27th Sept)

    3 hopper bus Journeys (27th Sept) £2.25

    1 hopper bus Journey (28th Sept) 75p

    I used 2 X Groupon Odeon vouchers £4 each. I had to pay an online booking fee of 75p each for each ticket. The cinema tickets were £10 each so I saved £10.50 using my Groupon vouchers today (30th Sept)

    2 hopper bus Journeys (30th Sept) £1.50

    Free Evening Standard newspaper (30th Sept) 60p

    I used my Groupon for a 2 course meal with cocktails for 4 people at Leilani which cost me £37.40 which saved me £98.20 compared to paying the menu prices (1st Oct)

    Free Evening Standard newspaper (2nd Oct) 60p

    Quidco Cashback £1.20

    Current Total = £7511.59
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 11th Oct 19, 2:15 PM
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    4 hopper bus journeys (2nd Oct) £3

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £19.59 this week (3rd Oct)

    Morissons Bargains: 3rd Oct

    Morrisons 200g Milk chocolate and whole hazel nuts was £1 on offer for 85p saved me 15p

    Island Deligh curry goat and rice meal was £3.50 on offer for £2.80 saved me 70p

    Poundland Bargains: 3rd Oct

    5 X Half price mini Toblerones was £2 each on offer this week for £1 each, I saved myself £5

    6 X half price Milky Bar Mix Ups was £1 each on offer for 50p each, I saved myself £3

    I got a free ticket to see SHIDA at The Vaults Theatre in Waterloo worth £25 (3rd Oct)

    2 hopper bus journeys (3rd Oct) £1.50

    Free Evening Standard newspaper (3rd Oct) 60p

    2 hopper bus journeys (5th Oct) £1.50

    I watched 6 films in September at Odeon cinemas with a total ticket price of £60.50 bought with my Odeon Limitless card, minus my monthly subscription of £19.99 I saved myself £40.51 (5th Oct)

    4 hopper bus journeys (8th Oct) £3

    6 X Dove Intensive Body Lotion 400ml from Savers for £1.99 each = £11.94 compared to buying them from Tesco online on offer for £3 each (was £6 each) I saved myself £6.06 (8th Oct)

    Free Metro newspaper (8th Oct) 60p

    Free Metro and Evening Standard newspapers (9th Oct) £1.20

    Morrisons Bargains:
    9th Oct

    2 X 550g Boxes of Victoria biscuits on offer for £2.50 each (was £5 each) saved me £5

    I used my £5 Morrisons More voucher to pay for the 2 boxes of Victoria biscuits which saved me £5

    I bought 4 X Milky Bar Mix Ups from Poundland was £1 each on offer for 50p which saved me £2 (9th Oct)

    5 hopper bus journeys (9th Oct) £3.75

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £21.21 this week (10th Oct)

    Current Total = £7659.96
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 17th Oct 19, 9:27 PM
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    7p Roadkill found on my Estate (12th Oct)

    A friend bought me a bottle of water in the pub £2 and gave me a lift home saving me the 75p bus fare (13th Oct)

    1 hopper bus journey (12th Oct) 75p

    1 hopper bus journey (13th Oct) 75p

    I bought 6 X Dove Intensive Body Lotion 400ml from Savers for £1.99 each = £11.94 compared to buying them on offer from Tesco for £3 each I saved myself £6.06 (16th Oct)

    Free Metro newspaper (15th Oct) 60p

    2 hopper bus journeys (15th Oct) £1.50

    I bought 4 X Sarah J. Maas paperback books from eBay for £25.74 including P & P costs which saved me £7.22 (16th Oct)

    I bought 1 Sarah J. Maas paperback book from eBay for£6.60 including P & P which saved me £1.39 (16th Oct)

    I bought a Mates, Dates & Diamond Destiny paperback from eBay for £2.95 including P & P which saved me £3.04 (16th Oct)

    I bought a Midsummer Meltdown paperback from Amazon.co.uk for £2.80 including P & P which saved me £3.19 (16th Oct)

    I bought 5 X Truth, Dare, Kiss, Promise paperbacks from Amazon.co.uk for £11.99 saving me £22.96 (16th Oct)

    I bought a Mates, Dates & Chocolate Cheats paperback from eBay for £2.09 including P & P which saved me £3.90 (17th Oct)

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £39.62 this week (17th Oct)

    I bought a Hardback copy of the book Head Kid from Amazon.co.uk for £4 including P & P which saved me £8.99 (17th Oct)

    Current Total = £7762.75
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