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    • Tesco points addict
    • By Tesco points addict 15th Jul 08, 8:58 PM
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    Tesco points addict
    Whats the best thing you have bought that has actually SAVED you money?
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    • 15th Jul 08, 8:58 PM
    Whats the best thing you have bought that has actually SAVED you money? 15th Jul 08 at 8:58 PM
    Mine is my beloved Rice Cooker (Argos half price £9.99) about a year ago

    We eat a lot of rice (nice n cheap!!), but my cooking is 'pants!' so would always buy bags of ready cooked rice @£1.25.

    The rice cooker is so simple and quick and easy to clean!

    Whats the best thing you've bought as a money saver?

    TPA x

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    Last edited by MSE Deborah; 22-07-2008 at 4:35 PM.
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  • LilacPixie
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    • 15th Jul 08, 9:03 PM
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    slow cooker. even the cheapest cuts of meat come out really tender. Plus of course you prepare it all hours before and leave to cook so no more coming in starving and calling a take away or stopping off at a shop of a micro ready meal thus saving pennies
    MF aim 10th December 2020
    MFW 2012 no86 OP 0/2000
    • Tesco points addict
    • By Tesco points addict 15th Jul 08, 9:08 PM
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    • 15th Jul 08, 9:08 PM
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    • 15th Jul 08, 9:08 PM
    slow cooker. even the cheapest cuts of meat come out really tender. Plus of course you prepare it all hours before and leave to cook so no more coming in starving and calling a take away or stopping off at a shop of a micro ready meal thus saving pennies
    Originally posted by LilacPixie

    Have been thinking about buying of these for a while, do they cost a lot to run? Will I be ok with it considering my 'pants' cooking ability?

    How do I use it?
    Just looked on Argos website and they have a 3.5 litre one on offer for 19.99 and I have a voucher for 15.99

    TPAx
    MFW - We've only gone and blooming done it!
    May 2013
  • sammy115
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    • 15th Jul 08, 9:18 PM
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    • 15th Jul 08, 9:18 PM
    Has to be my laptop. Without it I wouldn't find all the bargains/freebies/tips and advice
    Quality is doing something right when no one is looking - Henry Ford
    • moneymabel
    • By moneymabel 15th Jul 08, 9:18 PM
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    • 15th Jul 08, 9:18 PM
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    • 15th Jul 08, 9:18 PM
    weirdly my best moneysaving purchase was also my biggest and most stupid purchase! I bought an iphone last year, i was nearly 9 grand in debt,but decided it was a really good idea to pay 269 quid for a phone and sign up for a 45 quid a month contract, that was my light bulb moment, got home from the shop and thought what the hell have i done. But if it wasnt for that phone i think i would still be spending like a pillock, i spend hours on the internet on it (all inclusive internet minutes) and found this site, which has been my saving grace in paying off my debt, now i hope to be debt free by this october.

    • kika
    • By kika 15th Jul 08, 9:19 PM
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    kika
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    • 15th Jul 08, 9:19 PM
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    • 15th Jul 08, 9:19 PM
    My slow cooker was good buy as I always use it and with kids you can eat at different times and keeps ok for a while. Check out recipe thread on old style
    long haul no 65
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    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 15th Jul 08, 9:24 PM
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    McKneff
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    • 15th Jul 08, 9:24 PM
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    • 15th Jul 08, 9:24 PM
    my best buy was my three tier steamer. i used to have all four rings going
    with4 different pans of vegetables. But with the steamer the meal
    can all be cooked in one go. meat on the bottom, potatoes on the next and
    all the veg in the top layer. The saving on electric mujst be major.
    • Tesco points addict
    • By Tesco points addict 15th Jul 08, 9:24 PM
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    • 15th Jul 08, 9:24 PM
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    moneymabel
    It's strange isn't it, what finally makes us realise theres more to life than spending ££££££££££ on carp!

    TPAx
    MFW - We've only gone and blooming done it!
    May 2013
    • Barneysmom
    • By Barneysmom 15th Jul 08, 9:27 PM
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    • 15th Jul 08, 9:27 PM
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    • 15th Jul 08, 9:27 PM
    Have been thinking about buying of these for a while, do they cost a lot to run? Will I be ok with it considering my 'pants' cooking ability?

    How do I use it?
    Just looked on Argos website and they have a 3.5 litre one on offer for 19.99 and I have a voucher for 15.99

    TPAx
    Originally posted by Tesco points addict
    I bought this on Saturday - get one - it's fab!
    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4225173/Trail/searchtext%3ESLOW+COOKER.htm
    Barney is my border collie.
    • Tesco points addict
    • By Tesco points addict 15th Jul 08, 9:29 PM
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    Originally posted by Barneysmom

    And my voucher would cover the price so 'free'!!

    Now what do i do with it?

    TPAx
    MFW - We've only gone and blooming done it!
    May 2013
    • ald65
    • By ald65 15th Jul 08, 9:31 PM
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    ald65
    Has to be the Breadmaker
  • sallyx
    Definately my slow cooker too...however I didn't buy it I put a wanted out on Freecycle and got myself a brand new never used one...
    I'll make a wish, take a chance, make a change And breakaway. I'll take a risk, take a chance, make a change and breakaway ....
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    • SuzySu
    • By SuzySu 15th Jul 08, 9:32 PM
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    Like others, my computer would have to be my "best buy", otherwise I would never have discovered this site. It has been an absolute lifesaver and I don't mean that lightly.
    YOUR = belonging to you (your coat); YOU'RE = you are (I hope you're ok)

    really....it's not hard to understand
    • Tesco points addict
    • By Tesco points addict 15th Jul 08, 9:32 PM
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    Has to be the Breadmaker
    Originally posted by ald65
    Yummmmmmmm bread maker

    Anyone else noticed how most of us are going for food related items!!

    TPAx
    Last edited by Tesco points addict; 15-07-2008 at 9:34 PM.
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    • Tesco points addict
    • By Tesco points addict 15th Jul 08, 9:34 PM
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    Like others, my computer would have to be my "best buy", otherwise I would never have discovered this site. It has been an absolute lifesaver and I don't mean that lightly.
    Originally posted by SuzySu

    I know what you mean about this site being a life saver, I tell everyone I come accross to sign up!!

    Got slighty hysterical early as 'Martin' was on the radio whilst I was shopping!!

    TPAx
    MFW - We've only gone and blooming done it!
    May 2013
    • moneymabel
    • By moneymabel 15th Jul 08, 9:39 PM
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    I know what you mean about this site being a life saver, I tell everyone I come accross to sign up!!

    Got slighty hysterical early as 'Martin' was on the radio whilst I was shopping!!

    TPAx
    Originally posted by Tesco points addict
    lol-me too, i was driving out my mums and was annoyed that i got there just before martin was on, was tempted to stay in the car and listen but thought mum might be offended !!

    • Tesco points addict
    • By Tesco points addict 15th Jul 08, 9:41 PM
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    The thing is I always refer to him as just 'Martin' i'm sure soe of work mates think hes my neighbour or a personal friend (which of course he is!!)
    TPAx
    MFW - We've only gone and blooming done it!
    May 2013
  • tsharp
    The British Gas guy who tried to convince me to sign up to his gas tariff even mentioned him the other day, before I was about to use him myself as a reason to do it via cashback and not by a commission chasing door to door salesman!
    "I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something."
  • hypno06
    our best buy ever has to be the pair of hair clippers that OH bought for 9.99 from Argos 15 years ago........he has only had to pay for a barber once in all that time.......and DS who is now 12 has had many a home hair cut too.....these clippers have paid for themselves many many times over.....


    ....DD who is 14, thankfully has escaped them though......and I am not so extreme with my moneysaving ways to go for the GI Jane look myself
    Successful women can still have their feet on the ground. They just wear better shoes. (Maud Van de Venne)
    Life begins at the end of your comfort zone (Neale Donald Walsch)
  • mouseymousey99
    Interesting thread.....mines the clothes pulley we bought earlier this year, it hangs above the staircase. Its been a godsend, we must have saved pounds by not having to run the dryer anymore.
    Then the magimix, and the yogurt maker!!
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