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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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    • lessonlearned
    • By lessonlearned 4th Jan 18, 10:50 AM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 10:50 AM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 10:50 AM
    Ha ha......I have found you.

    Great start. I shall be following you, you are such an inspiration with your money saving.

    I need to make some serious savings this year so I shamelessly pinch all your ideas.
    • chanie
    • By chanie 4th Jan 18, 10:57 AM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 10:57 AM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 10:57 AM
    Yay, I've subscribed.
    2018 challenge to save £1000
    Spend less - £516.13
    Live more - £1712.05
    My spending diary - Spend Less, Live More - a spending diary
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5576179
    • mrs motivated
    • By mrs motivated 4th Jan 18, 12:16 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 12:16 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 12:16 PM
    Found you Sugarbaby shall subscribe and look forward to reading
    Well Behaved women seldom make history

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    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 4th Jan 18, 12:30 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 12:30 PM
    Welcome one and all
    • #5
    • 4th Jan 18, 12:30 PM
    Hello Chanie, LL and Mrs Motivated and welcome to my thread.

    Any MSE ideas on my thread have not been patented by me so feel free to steal any or all that are useful to you
    • maddiemay
    • By maddiemay 4th Jan 18, 1:37 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 1:37 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 1:37 PM
    Great to have found you here, I will subscribe too
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 4th Jan 18, 2:53 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 2:53 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 2:53 PM
    Hey Sugarbaby, have found you and will subscribe
    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 4th Jan 18, 4:02 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 4:02 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 4:02 PM
    Me too Sugarbaby
    • mrs motivated
    • By mrs motivated 5th Jan 18, 1:19 PM
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    • #9
    • 5th Jan 18, 1:19 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 1:19 PM
    Hello Chanie, LL and Mrs Motivated and welcome to my thread.

    Any MSE ideas on my thread have not been patented by me so feel free to steal any or all that are useful to you
    Originally posted by sugarbaby125

    Don't worry Sugarbaby, I'm a professional idea thief
    Well Behaved women seldom make history

    Accessible EF #152 £1000/£1000


    Vets EF £2000/£2000
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 5th Jan 18, 6:09 PM
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    I got a £16.45 refund from Virgin Trains for the Family ticket I had bought and was no longer going to use for my trip from Brimingham ( the 1st £10 is kept for administrative purposes of a refund)

    My weekly online grocery shop special offers and price reductions saved me £11.89 and I got a free pot of Naked Noodles with my shopping worth 80p

    My Buy It Now offer was accepted on eBay which saved me £5 on the price of a 14ct gold and Diamonique ring

    Current total = £1376.66
    • chanie
    • By chanie 5th Jan 18, 10:19 PM
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    My weekly online grocery shop special offers and price reductions saved me £11.89 and I got a free pot of Naked Noodles with my shopping worth 80p


    Current total = £1376.66
    Originally posted by sugarbaby125
    Do you have to eat the noodles naked?
    2018 challenge to save £1000
    Spend less - £516.13
    Live more - £1712.05
    My spending diary - Spend Less, Live More - a spending diary
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5576179
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 6th Jan 18, 1:57 PM
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    Do you have to eat the noodles naked?
    Originally posted by chanie
    I do not eat processed noodles, but one of my children should eat them at some point clothed
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 6th Jan 18, 2:13 PM
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    Poundland Bargains:

    6 packets of Walkers Salt & Shake crisps I saved 50p

    6 packets of Walkers Chicken crisps I saved 50p

    4 X teenage paperback books I saved £19.96

    8 X Maltesers & Friends half price selection packs I saved £4


    Morrisons In Store Bargains:


    6 packets of McCoys Flame Grilled Steak crisps reduced from £1.70 to £1 I saved 70p

    4 X packets of Haribo Supermix reduced from 72p to 50p each, I saved 88p

    2 X packets of Jacobs Cheddars reduced from £1 to 50p each, I saved £1


    This week's free school meals for my son from Tuesday to Friday saved me £9.20

    1 hopper bus journey today saved me 75p

    Free Evening Standard newspaper for which I claim 20p

    Current total = £1,414.35
    • chanie
    • By chanie 6th Jan 18, 7:53 PM
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    I do not eat processed noodles, but one of my children should eat them at some point clothed
    Originally posted by sugarbaby125
    My 7 year old son likes to hang around in his undies and he loves noodles. If I bought him naked noodles, Iíd donít think Iíll get him back in clothes.
    2018 challenge to save £1000
    Spend less - £516.13
    Live more - £1712.05
    My spending diary - Spend Less, Live More - a spending diary
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5576179
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 8th Jan 18, 8:25 AM
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    Culinary delight
    I went for a meal in a Nigerian/Caribbean meal with my daughter. It was incredible value, as I had used a Groupon I bought late in 2017. My daughter gave me £5 to tip the waitress with.

    We had such a feast of extraordinary tastes for our starters, our main meals and our cocktails, that as soon as I got home I bought another Groupon for the same restaurant.

    The Groupon cost £17.85 for 2 starters, 2 mains with a side and 2 cocktails (It is usually £21 but I had a 15% off code). I saved a total of £50.56

    Current total = £1,470
    • chanie
    • By chanie 9th Jan 18, 9:18 AM
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    What was the name of the restaurant if you don!!!8217;t mind me asking.
    2018 challenge to save £1000
    Spend less - £516.13
    Live more - £1712.05
    My spending diary - Spend Less, Live More - a spending diary
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5576179
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 10th Jan 18, 12:53 PM
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    Hello Chanie,

    It is Leilani Restaurant and Ashanti Lounge Bar on Lavender Hill. I highly recommend the food, the decor and it has a lovely ambience.
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 10th Jan 18, 1:03 PM
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    Free Dolmio Chicken Tray Bake worth £1.50 with my online grocery shop last week

    8p roadkill

    I saved £1.70 in M & S buying 2 bags of easy peelers on 2 for £4 offer

    Poundland Bargains:

    4 X Haribo Supermix Sharing Bags half price, I saved £2

    4 X tubes of Minstrels half price, I saved £2


    Free Metro newspaper 20p

    A friend bought me a bottle of water at Karaoke £1

    Lift home from my friend from Karaoke saved me the 75p bus fare

    Current total = £1,479.23
    • chanie
    • By chanie 10th Jan 18, 4:13 PM
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    chanie
    Hello Chanie,

    It is Leilani Restaurant and Ashanti Lounge Bar on Lavender Hill. I highly recommend the food, the decor and it has a lovely ambience.
    Originally posted by sugarbaby125


    Thanks for the recommendation.


    One of things I really want to do this year is broaden my horizons and try new experiences.
    2018 challenge to save £1000
    Spend less - £516.13
    Live more - £1712.05
    My spending diary - Spend Less, Live More - a spending diary
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5576179
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 12th Jan 18, 12:23 AM
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    2 hopper bus journeys worth £1.50 (9th January)

    My weekly online grocery shopping special offers and price reductions saved me £20.73

    Current total = £1,501.46
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