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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 14th Jun 18, 12:24 PM
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    I bought myself a new printer cartridge and used a 15% discount code saved me 1.80

    Free Metro newspaper 60p (12th June)

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me 25.33

    I bought myself 6 X Derma Spa Uplifted Body Oil 150ml from eBay for 14.99 including P & P costs and saved myself 50.95 compared to buying this product from Boots

    I bought myself a SanDisk Ultra 32GB SDHC Memory Card from eBay for 9.99 including P & P costs which saved me 10 compared to buying this product from W H Smith

    Current Total = 5368.21
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 19th Jun 18, 10:44 PM
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    Free School Meal for my son last week (11th-15th June) saved me 11.50

    I saved 2.80 buying two main meals and two sides in Morrisons (13th June)

    Wayne gave me a lift to the pub and a lift home which saved me the 1.50 bus fares (14th June)

    Free Metro 60p (15th June)

    Wayne bought me a bottle of water and a packet of peanuts 2.50 and gave me a lift home in his car which saved me the 75p bus fare

    2 hopper bus journeys 1.50 (15th June)

    1 hopper bus journey 75p (17th June)

    Current Total = 5390.11
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 21st Jun 18, 11:49 AM
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    4 X Epsom Salts with Lavender from Poundland which saved me 6

    7 X Haribo Supermix sharing bags from Poundland half price saved me 3.50

    Free Metro Newspaper 60p (20th June)

    Wayne bought me a meal and a small bottle of sparkling water from Nando's which cost him 11.85

    I bought 6 X Dove Nourishing Care In Shower Argan Oil from Superdrug online for 12.40 (they are currently on offer, was 4.99 each now 2.48 each) which saved me 12.55 and I also qualified for free delivery worth 3

    My Weekly Online Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me 16.69 this week

    Free School Meal for my son on Monday 18th June saved me 2.30 His last ever as he has now finished 6th Form and his A Level exams

    2 X Big Macs and Medium Fries with vouchers for 3.98 which saved me 3.98

    Current Total = 5448.28
    • lessonlearned
    • By lessonlearned 21st Jun 18, 11:59 AM
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    lessonlearned
    I do like reading your diary. You are doing so well. Over 5k saved in just 6 months. ......just goes to show.

    Well done you
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 22nd Jun 18, 12:23 AM
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    Thanks LL, I do try to find my shopping and other spending at the least expensive prices possible.

    I keep my spending diary because it shows me just how much I can save if I make considered decisions when I am spending rather than impulse buys.
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 25th Jun 18, 6:55 AM
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    I got a free 400g tub of Muller butter with my weekly online shopping worth 3

    1 hopper bus journey 75p (20th June)

    Credit from Tesco after I made a complaint about a product 4.50

    Morrison's Bargains:

    Large Pizza Express American Pizza half price saved myself 3

    3 X Chilli Heatwave 180g packets of Doritos on offer for 3 for 2 saved me 1

    Cadbury's Fruit and Nut 200g on offer for 1.50 saved me 50p

    Poundland Bargains:

    2 X Areo Peppermint Bubbles Pouches half price saved me 1

    12 X Haribo Supermix Sharing Bags half price saved me 6

    Free Evening Standard newspaper 60p (22nd June)

    3 hopper bus journeys 2.25 (22nd June)

    Wayne bought me 3 bottles of water at Karaoke 4.50 and drove me home which saved me the 75p bus fare

    5p roadkill on my way to Karaoke

    1 hopper bus journey 75p (24th June)


    Current Total = 5475.93
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 28th Jun 18, 10:36 AM
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    The Body Shop Bargains:

    1. Glitter Dust was 7 now 3

    2. Frosted Berries Body Butter 50ml was 6 now 2

    3. 4 X Frosted Berries Bath Foam 300ml was 10 each now 4 each

    4. 2 X Frosted Berries Sugar Scrub was 15 each now 6 each

    I used a 35% code for this order which reduced the total by 11.55

    I got free delivery worth 2.49 as I had spent over 20

    Total Order Price was 21.45 which saved me a total of 64.04

    5 deposit on a textbook returned to me by my son's 6th Form also received the 8.35 that was in my son's Parent Pay dinner money account

    Free Metro and Evening Standard newspapers 1.20 (27th June)

    I saved 44p on 2 punnets of seedless grapes in Morrisons

    Wayne bought me a Caribbean take away 6 and he gave me 20

    My elder son gave me 50

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me 43.07

    2 hopper bus journeys 1.50 (27th June)

    Current Total = 5692.34
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 2nd Jul 18, 1:00 PM
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    I went to celebrate my son's 18th with him, his sister and my grandson at a Caribbean/Nigerian restaurant. I used the Groupon I had bought earlier in the year for steak, chips and cocktails for the 4 of us for 35.70 after a 15% discount code which saved me a total of 42.10

    I bought 4 re-manufactured cartridges for my Lexmark printer from eBay for 12.78 which saved me 27.18 compared to buying them from Cartridge Discount at 9.99 each

    Wayne gave me 20 and paid for my shopping in Lidl which cost 21.26 (our 1st shopping trip together on 29th June)

    Wayne bought me a bottle of water 1.50 and he gave me 20 (30th June)

    Wayne bought me a bottle of water at Karaoke 1.50 (1st July)

    I used my Clubcard Pizza Express vouchers 230

    I bought 3 X Bassetts Adult multivitamins on 3 for 2 offer from Superdrug online and saved 5.29 and I also got free delivery worth 3 as I had spent over 10

    Current total = 6022.91
    • chanie
    • By chanie 2nd Jul 18, 7:09 PM
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    chanie
    Pleased you all had a nice time for your sons 18th and that you managed to save money on your meals.
    2018 challenge to save 1000
    Spend less - 1482.75
    Live more - 2032.75
    My spending diary - Spend Less, Live More - a spending diary
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5576179
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 3rd Jul 18, 7:23 PM
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    Thanks Chanie, it was really a great time for everyone.

    I bought Equazen Liquid Fish Oils from Boots on 3 for 2 offer which saved me 11.99 and I also got the Boots Health and Beauty magazine for free because I have a Boots Advantage card which saved me 1

    1 hopper bus journey 75p (30th June)

    5 hopper bus journeys 3.75 (1st July)

    I used one of my Groupon Odeon vouchers which saved me 5 on the price of my cinema ticket today to see the film Book Club

    I bought a sandwich meal deal for my lunch today in Sainsbury's which saved me 1.40

    Lidl Bargains:

    4 X Cien Handwash 500ml for 2.60 which saved me 1.40 compared to buy a similar product in Poundland

    Sweet and Crunch Salad bag 87p saved me 13p compared to buying it from Morrisons

    2 X Cien Sensitive 25 Facial Wipes 45p each which saved me 2 compared to buying a double pack of Simple facial wipes from Savers


    Savers Bargains:


    2 X Shower caps 99p each saving me 1.40 compared to buying my usual Superdrug brand shower caps

    3 X Colgate Gel 100ml Toothpast 75p each saved me 75p compared to buying a similar Colgate toothpaste in Poundland

    2 X Febreeze Air Freshener 2.79 saving me 1.21 compared to buying this product in Poundland

    6 X Oral B Pulsar Toothbrushes at 5.99 for 2 saved me 9.06 compared to buying them on offer in Tesco 2 for 9

    2 X Dove Antiperspirant 250ml 1.69 each which saved me 62p compared to buying them on offer for 2 each from Tesco

    2 X Box of Paracetamol 19p each compared to buying them in Poundland for 33p each saved me 28p


    I bought my son a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge mobile phone from eBay for 275 after researching online major retailers and finding them all selling this model for 399.99 which saved me 124.99

    Free Metro newspaper 60p (3rd July)

    Current Total = 6193.69
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 6th Jul 18, 1:54 PM
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    4 hopper bus journeys 3 (3rd July)

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me 22.46

    I bought a Marks & Spencer Autograph shirt for Wayne's birthday from eBay for 13 which saved me 22 compared to buying it from Marks & Spencer

    Poundland Bargains:

    6 X 100ml Colgate Sensitive Sensifoam Toothpaste for 6 which saved me 6 compared to buying them on offer in Asda

    2 books for myself for 2 which saved me 19.98

    Morrisons Bargains:

    4 X ready cooked chicken breast quarters from the hot counter for 8 on offer which saved me 3 as normally they are 2.75 each

    2 X Florette Sweet & Crunchy Salad Bowls on offer for 1.20 each (normally 1.30 each) saved me 20p

    Free Metro and Evening Standard newspapers 1.20

    Current Total = 6271.53
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 12th Jul 18, 10:29 AM
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    Wayne gave me 20 to buy drinks for my sister R, my friend A and myself and a takeaway meal for myself from the pub (7th July)

    Wayne bought me a bottle of water and my sister a small bottle of Prosecco 6 (7th July)

    Alan bought me a bottle of water in the pub 1.50 (7th July)

    Wayne picked my sister and I up and drove us to the pub and home again at the end of the night which saved me 1.50 in bus fares (7th July)

    Wayne paid for my shopping in Lidl 18.27 (9th July)

    Wayne gave me 10 (9th July)

    Wayne picked me up in his car and drove me home which saved me 1.50 in bus fares (9th July)

    I used 2 of my Groupon Odeon cinema vouchers to see the films Ocean's 8 and Whitney which saved me 10 (11th July)

    My son and daughter used the other 2 Groupon Odeon cinema vouchers to see a film of their choice as the vouchers expired today which saved me 15 as they were peak tickets (11th July)

    I bought 4 X Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Night Gel with my Boots Advantage card points yesterday which saved me 13.16

    Lidl Bargains:

    200g bag of sweet and salted popcorn 79p compared to buying 2 X 100g bags of Butterkist popcorn for 2 which saved me 1.21

    200 Cien cotton buds 35p compared to buying my usual 200 Johnson's cotton buds from Poundland for 1 which saved me 65p

    2 X Box of 16 Paracetamol 19p each compared to buying them form Poundland at 33p each which saved me 28p

    2 X 500ml Cien Hand wash 1.30 compared to buying a similar hand wash in Poundland saved me 70p

    2 hopper bus journeys 1.50 (11th July)

    Free Metro newspaper 60p (11th July)

    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me 25.83

    Current Total = 6399.23
    • chanie
    • By chanie 14th Jul 18, 7:53 PM
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    chanie
    Well done on your bargains.
    2018 challenge to save 1000
    Spend less - 1482.75
    Live more - 2032.75
    My spending diary - Spend Less, Live More - a spending diary
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5576179
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 15th Jul 18, 4:39 PM
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    Free Evening Standard newspaper 60p (12th July)

    I was paid 50 for my participation in a 1 hour 30 minute Focus Group

    I bought 2 X 2 Rolls of Regina Blitz from Morrisons for 3.50 which saved me 50p compared to me buying them on offer in Tesco

    3 X Neutradol Gel in Poundland saved me 1.50 compared to buying them from Tesco

    1 hopper bus journey 75p (13th July)

    2 hopper bus journeys 1.50 (14th July)

    Free Metro newspaper 60p (14th July)

    Pound World Bargains:

    2 X Fruit Knives 1.40 saved me 60p

    2 X Double Pack of McVities Jaffa Cakes 1.60 saved me 40p

    2 X 100g Chilli Crisps 1.60 saved me 40p

    Wayne paid for my Lidl shopping 10.86

    Current Total = 6466.94
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 19th Jul 18, 1:50 PM
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    I bought 2 X Christy 100% Cotton Bath Mats from eBay for only 11.98 including P & P which saved me 18.02 as they retail for 15 each

    Free Metro newspaper 60p (17th July)

    Poundland Bargains:

    Large Glass Worktop Saver from which saved me 3.99 as I had been looking around for one and the cheapest I had seen on sale of a similar size had been 4.99

    2 X Epsom Salts with Lavender saved me 2.99

    2 Hardback books for myself saved me 17.98


    I bought a Sanctuary Summer sun Gift Set with a Bag from Boots for 22 which saved me 23


    Lidl Bargains:

    2 X Cien Handwash 500ml for 1.30 saved me 70p compared to buying my usual branded product in Poundland

    Sweet & Crunchy Salad Bag for 87p saved me 13p compared to buying it in Morrisons

    2 X Boxes of Paracetamol for 38p which saved me 28p compared to buying them in Poundland at 33p each


    4 hopper bus journeys 3 (17th July)

    I went to my local Odeon cinema for the Silver Screen showing of the film The Mercy 3 which saved me 7 on the price of an off-peak adult ticket

    I got a free cup of tea at the cinema worth 1.90

    My Weekly Online Shopping special offers and price reductions saved me 16.93 this week

    Free Metro newspaper 60p (18th July)

    3 hopper bus journeys 2.25 (18th July)

    Current Total = 6566.31
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 22nd Jul 18, 2:48 PM
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    Free Metro newspaper 60p (20th July)

    Wayne gave me 20 (20th July)

    I bought myself a new pair of Van Dal Black Patent Leather Sling backs from eBay for 7.95 including P & P costs which saved me 67.05 compared to buying them from Van Dal

    3 hopper bus journeys 2.25 (20th July)

    Current Total = 6656.21
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 25th Jul 18, 9:51 AM
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    Wayne bought me a bottle of water 1.50 and gave me a lift home in his car which saved me the 75p bus fare (22nd July)

    1 hopper bus journey 75p (22nd July)

    2 X Big Macs and Medium Fries with vouchers 3.98 which saved me 3.98

    13.62 Quidco Cashback

    I bought 3 chilled ready meals in Morrisons on 3 for 6 offer which saved me 1.20

    Poundland Bargains:

    2 X Epsom Salts with Lavender 2 which saved me 2.99

    3 X Hardback books 3 which saved me 47.97


    Free Metro and Evening Standard newspapers 1.20 (24th July)

    I bought the Hardback book from Amazon for 11.41 which saved me 5.58 and I also got free shipping worth 2.99

    My friend A bought me a bottle of water 1 and gave me a lift home from Karaoke which saved me the 75p bus fare

    1 hopper bus journey 75p (24th July)

    Current Total = 6741.24
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 30th Jul 18, 12:29 PM
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    My Weekly Online Grocery Shopping Online saved me 43.07 this week

    My daughter treated me to a Nando's meal and bottle of sparkling water 13.40 (26th July)

    4 X Haribo Supermix share bags from Morrisons reduced from 77p each to 50p each which saved me 88p

    Free Evening Standard newspaper 60p (24th July)

    Poundland Bargains:

    2 X Epsom Salts with Lavender 2 which saved me 2.99

    2 X Hardback books for myself 2 which saved me 27.98


    My friend A picked me up in her car to go to a nightclub and took me back home again at the end of the night out which saved me 1.50 in bus fares (27th July)

    Her man T bought me a bottle of water in the nightclub 2 (27th July)

    My sister H bought me a Chinese meal and a bottle of water 6.99 (28th July)

    1 hopper bus journey 75p (27th July)

    7 X Groupon vouchers for Rodizio Rico at The 02 cot me 143.85 which saved me 106.75

    Free Metro newspaper 60p (30th July)

    I bought a Nike Season Colourblock Poly Track Pants for 30 which saved me 10 and the matching track top for 35 which saved me 20 from Sports Direct online sale for my Grandson's birthday present

    Current Total = 6978.75
    • chanie
    • By chanie 30th Jul 18, 9:55 PM
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    chanie
    You are very generous to your family. Am pleased that your GS appreciated all of your efforts for his birthday.
    2018 challenge to save 1000
    Spend less - 1482.75
    Live more - 2032.75
    My spending diary - Spend Less, Live More - a spending diary
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5576179
    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 31st Jul 18, 11:44 AM
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    Chanie my Grandson is very lucky that I have some savings that I have instant access to.

    He was very appreciative and he was so happy both on Sunday and yesterday on his actual birthday.
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