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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
    • teedy23
    • By teedy23 19th Jan 19, 10:29 PM
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    your doing great sugarbaby! I'm not good enough to do a diary but popped in tonight to see you were getting on, and tell you about my savings just for tonight. I walked down to Asda and was lucky enough to catch the reduced cage coming out so here's what I managed to get my hands on.
    fresh lasagne was £3:00 reduced to 10p saving £2:90
    fresh cottage pie was £5:00 reduced to 10p saving £4:90
    beef mince was £5:50 reduced to 10p saving £5:40
    pate was £1:00 reduced to yes 10p saving 90p
    fresh meatballsx24 was £3.67 reduced to 10p saving £3:57
    beef sausage was £1:88 reduced to 10p saving £1:78
    Roasting chicken x3 was £5:50 reduced to 10p saving £16:20
    Haggis truffles was £3:00 reduced to yes you guessed it 10p saving £2:90
    Found 5p on floor.
    I make it £28:26 but could be wrong
    I get free bus travel all over Scotland because I'm over 60, I get free rail travel all over Britain because I retired from Railway. I also get International travel either free or greatly reduced but never use it. Not too bad eh.
    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 21st Jan 19, 11:31 AM
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    Wow Teedy23 what an amazing haul you managed to get. I wish that here in London we could get such great yellow sticker reductions.

    You actually saved £38.55
    Last edited by sugarbaby125; 21-01-2019 at 11:33 AM.
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 21st Jan 19, 11:43 AM
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    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £15.77 this week (17th Jan)

    Morrison's Bargains:

    East End Ground Coriander 100g 64p which saved me 51p compared to buying it from Tesco

    East End Ground Cumin 100g 64p which saved me £1.06 compared to buying 2 X Tesco Ground Cumin 43g (17th Jan)

    My daughter gave me £20 for washing, deep conditioning, drying and corn rowing her hair (19th Jan)

    Lift home from my friend A in her car saved me the 75p bus fare (20th Jan)

    4 hopper bus journeys £3 (20th Jan)

    Current Total = £1140.10
    Last edited by sugarbaby125; 22-01-2019 at 11:44 AM.
    • teedy23
    • By teedy23 21st Jan 19, 5:37 PM
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    No spending at all today. Mostly because I haven't been very well, nothing desperate just stopped me going out. Same yesterday now I think about it. I've been busy batch cooking and freezing lol. Good for you Sugar getting your daughter to pay for her hair. It must take a lot of work and time. I'm sure it saved a her quite a few quid too. I've done well in Asda a couple of times, was lucky enough to be on the scene when a 2p haul was on. Fresh fish and a fair bit of meat came my way then, happy days.
    Keep going I like reading what you get up to, your always on the go.
    Dabbler in all things moneysaving.Master of none

    Well except mastered my mortgage 5 yrs early
    Street finds for 2018 £26:49.
    • kangoora
    • By kangoora 21st Jan 19, 9:36 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.
    Originally posted by sugarbaby125
    When I first saw roadkill I thought you'd managed to hit a pheasant or rabbit and dived out and put it in the pot, hence saving money

    Round me they are positively suicidal, especially early in the morning, I rarely go a morning drive without having to swerve or brake to miss one.
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 22nd Jan 19, 11:45 AM
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    When I first saw roadkill I thought you'd managed to hit a pheasant or rabbit and dived out and put it in the pot, hence saving money

    Round me they are positively suicidal, especially early in the morning, I rarely go a morning drive without having to swerve or brake to miss one.
    Originally posted by kangoora
    Kangoora you had me laughing out loud. I am a non driver.
    • frizz2
    • By frizz2 22nd Jan 19, 5:29 PM
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    Sugarbaby 125, you are an inspiration!
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 23rd Jan 19, 3:00 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.
    Originally posted by sugarbaby125
    I still think of it as roadkill as well, picked up 2p today. People use less cash than before, so I find my annual haul has gone down.
    • teedy23
    • By teedy23 24th Jan 19, 12:07 AM
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    I haven't been out as much as usual, so that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it lol.
    Dabbler in all things moneysaving.Master of none

    Well except mastered my mortgage 5 yrs early
    Street finds for 2018 £26:49.
    • teedy23
    • By teedy23 24th Jan 19, 12:11 AM
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    Feeling much better now but sleep is all over the place. Hoping to gatecrash the college tomorrow, they were looking for models for blow dries, didn't think I would be well enough but feeling fitish so will just turn up hopefully and get gorgioused lol
    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 29th Jan 19, 10:16 AM
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    I bought a M & S Total Support Bra from eBay for £7.99 including P & P which saved me £10.01 compared to buying it from M & S online (21st Jan)

    3 hopper bus journeys £2.25 (21st Jan)

    Free Metro newspaper 60p (23rd Jan)

    2 hopper bus journeys £1.50 (23rd Jan)

    2 punnets of grapes from East Street Market for £1.30 which saved me £1.70 compared to buying them on offer 2 for £3 in my local Morrisons

    Free Metro newspaper 60p (25th Jan)

    2 hopper bus journeys £1.50 (24th Jan)

    6 hopper bus journeys £4.50 (25th Jan)

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £14.60 this week (24th Jan)

    I got 3 giant cheese straws and 1 giant cookie for free from my monthly open mic poetry evening worth at least £4 (25th Jan)

    A small bottle of Canei was bought for me in the pub by a male admirer which saved me £6

    My sister H paid for the Uber car to and from the pub on Saturday 26th Jan and Sunday 27th Jan on her Uber Account which was £28 in total for the 4 journeys

    My sister H bought me 2 bottles of water in the pub £3 (27th Jan)

    2 X Groupon vouchers used at Leilani restaurant for £44.40 which saved me £67.60 (27th Jan)

    Free Metro newspaper 60p (28th Jan)

    Poundland Bargains: (28th Jan)

    4 X Neutradol Gel £4 I saved £2 compared to buying these from Tesco

    A Pack of 8 X small bubble envelopes £1 compared to buying them from the local stationers for 65p each which saved me £4.20

    A Pack of 6 X Large bubble envelopes £1 compared to buying them from my local stationers for 85p each which saved me £4.10

    2 X L'oreal Color Riche Nail Polish which saved me £1.68 compared to the cheapest available price on eBay

    Lotus Biscoff Snack Pack £1 which saved me 49p compared to buying them from Tesco

    2 X 10 McVities Jaffa Cakes £1 which saved me £1 compared to buying them from Tesco

    5pk Cadbury's Caramel Cake Bars reduced to 50p which saved me 50p

    Cadbury's Triple Choc Roll reduced to 50p which saved me £1.50

    Cadbury's Twirl Bites reduced to 50p which saved me 50p

    2 X 130g Smaties Tubes reduced to 50p each which saved me £1

    1 hopper bus journey 75p (28th Jan)

    Current Total = £1304.28
    • chanie
    • By chanie 29th Jan 19, 8:05 PM
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    Well done, sugar.

    I really like buying my fruit and veg from the market as it is so much cheaper. The only problem is that the market isn’t convenient to get to, so I don’t get to go very often.
    2019 savings on purchases £2464.03
    My spending diary - Spend Less, Live More - a spending diary
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5576179
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 1st Feb 19, 12:52 PM
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    Well done, sugar.

    I really like buying my fruit and veg from the market as it is so much cheaper. The only problem is that the market isnít convenient to get to, so I donít get to go very often.
    Originally posted by chanie
    Chanie, I hardly ever buy fruit from East Street Market because the quality is usually too poor. I went through the punnets of grapes and I was able to find 2 punnets of grapes that were in very good condition.
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