Friday, 15 January 2016

Day 15 - Shopping


Money Spent Today - £3.52   Vouchers/Coupons/Points Spent - £5
Money Spent in Total - £5.41
Vouchers/Coupons/Points Spent in Total - £5
Money left in Housekeeping Fund - £323.30

We needed a few few fresh things for the weekend, so I decided to go to Tesco where I could make use of one of my vouchers and stock up on Sparkling Water.  I bought ten bottles, only four of which are in this photo.  I also did something I don't usually do and I picked up a copy of their free magazine, if I'm not buying books or magazines this year I might as well make good use of freebies ;-)

I also decided to try Tescos own version of my usual Warburtons loaf, at 85p it was 65p cheaper, well worth a try.


Spent Today  £3.52 Cash and £5 in Tesco Coupons

20 comments:

  1. i often buy their value water its very good with ice and lemon, the bread is good to i got one reduced this week and taste very similar, i had also bought those peppers they were cheaper than the value peppers! xx

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  2. Don't know if Tescos do this, as we tend to shop at ASDA (other supermarkets are available!!) by a certain time of evening they reduce their fresh fruit and veg and their breads. Sometimes we can pick up a decent bargain - not always but it beggers me how much they reduce the item - shows how much profit they are making. I agree with picking up the free magazine as can have good recipes or tips :)

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    1. Oh yes they do this .... there were lots of bargains to be had when I shopped but I really didn't need anything of what was on offer, so I kept my money in my purse and let others have the yellow stickered items.

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    2. Each section manager has a budget for what they call "waste". If an item doesn't sell, the section gets charged the original retail price of the item. If they manage to sell it even at a reduced price, they don't get that " fine" against them. So they would rather reduce than it not sell.

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    3. I didn't know about the budget for each section - I don't know how I feel about that, but it doesn't surprise me - making department managers responsible for anything left on the shelf.

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  3. Well done on your lack of spending this week, you are going great guns with your year without spending. I'm not doing this but I am trying to use up what's in my fridge freezer and to some extent my cupboards ready for our house move in just over 2 weeks time and therefore I'm trying to not spend much this month. Had to do a bit of shopping yesterday but only spent £10. So far this month I have spent about 1/4 of my normal monthly grocery budget
    Jackie

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  4. I'm not looking forward to my grocery shopping today, where I will most likely spend one quarter of your year's budget.
    Now, I do my main shopping in Lidl and am not a fan of brands, so it suits me fine. For the few things they don't stock, I go across the road to SuperValue (which isn't value or super, by the way)
    Luckily I don't have to buy meat, as our freezer is chocabloc full.
    The last time I did a big shop was on the 22 nd December. Oh man, I hate it.
    The supermarkets' free magazines are often full of great recipes.
    You're doing great with your budget ! xxx...x

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  5. The freebie magazines often have a lot o good reading in them - recipes, etc, and quite often some competitions too. Big fan of free here :)

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  6. I always pick up the free magazines from shops, whether supermarkets or Boots, Debenhams etc - I no longer buy magazines, so relish the chance to read them - there can be interesting articles and many have competitions. The supermarket ones also often have coupons in - Tesco has money off ones (I rarely use any, but you never know!) and competition coupons to win clubcard points - got to be worth scanning the coupon for a chance! :) x

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  7. Hi Sue. Loving your new blog although I haven't commented much. I like your books read this year list - I'm doing the same as I watch less and less TV and have a stockpile of books to get through this year!

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  8. do you have a coop near you ? ours has very good reductions on bread and rolls might be worth a look in if you can.I enjoy the free mags you seem to be doing really well good on you

    tess

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  9. Well done Sue o your lack of spending thus far. If it was just me I'm sure I can live on far far less than with hubby. I don't always feel like a full blown dinner but I do one because I feel guilty that I he needs a good meal. I'm still managing to stash money for my retirement.

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  10. I've had four no spend days this week, I'm borrowing your idea to keep track of them!

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  11. I'm in America and it is interesting to see your Tesco receipt. Even on sale (offer) and accounting for the currency exchange rate, I believe that our food prices are higher here. It really makes me wonder why since we have many produce growing areas, particularly California and Florida. You did great to spend such a small amount for the week.

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    2. Hi Barbara and Sue,

      I live in CA. and we have had a very serious drought the last four years. Even with El Nino this winter we will still continue on with the drought. We have many farmstands within a 5 mile radius but we have notice many are using less of the land probably due to forced water reduction. Plus the fires have burned over 800,000 acres just in the last two years. California still produces much of food production for the US so this drought and fires will continue to affect all of the US for years to come I am sure.

      blessings, jill

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  12. Gosh I'm so depressed :( As a brit living in the USA, I just spent almost $200 alone this week on shopping for the family. I would really like to shoot for a 'stretch goal' of $100 a week on food but my family are never on board with my efforts. They are all in excess of 6' tall so you can imagine. I wish you all the luck with your Year Without .... I am following along and living vicariously through you!

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  13. One word Sue, INSPIRATIONAL! I love both of your blogs! Keep on keeping on!

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  14. I stopped buying magazines a couple of years ago. My favourite one was "Country Living" but the items featured were simply way out of our price range. I think the nail in the coffin was one November when I was flicking through the current issue before realising it was from the previous year, but nothing had changed - same old same old. I took my entire collection to a charity shop, keeping one from each month.

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  15. I used to have a big magazine addiction. Now I get all my favourites for free online from my local library using Zinio for libraries. It is fabulous!

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